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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Scoop Images: Liv Meets Some Smokin' Ringwraiths

The following pictures - supplied to Scoop anonymously - show actress Liv Tyler in action during the shooting of some scenes for the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. The pictures were taken in the South Island near Wanaka.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00027.htm


2: Keith Rankin Column - Don Brash has no Plan B

Yesterday we were subject to the embarrassing experience of the Reserve Bank tightening monetary policy just two hours before the public announcement of a December quarter inflation rate of just 0.2 percent. The Bank had forecast that the inflation rate ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00058.htm


3: WATERFRONT WAR: Editorial - Waterfront Farce

THE debate over the future of Wellington's waterfront is now more and 14 years old. And - with respect to those involved - it has now reached the level of farce in both the political and design spheres.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00057.htm


4: Scoop Opinion: Titewhai Harawira Educates A Nation

Scoop's Alastair Thompson discusses the ongoing debate over Maori Activist Titewhai Harawira's stand against Prime Minister Helen Clark speaking out of turn on the Waitangi Marae and concludes that some good is coming of all the hot air .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00045.htm


5: WATERFRONT WAR: Tidal wave against plans

THE city council-funded Our City Our Future strategic advisory group has come out against the council's proposed development of Lambton Harbour.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00053.htm


6: Scoop Archive: Photo Essay - The Wellington Waterfront Plans

In the interests of informing the public Scoop has taken a number of photographs which show plans for massive building development on the Wellington Waterfront.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/72/e4/199912221533.8d9a53cf.html


7: Public Broadcasting In Spotlight

A programme of action for public broadcasting is contained in briefing papers released today by the Minister of Broadcasting, Marian Hobbs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0001/S00062.htm


8: WATERFRONT WAR: Herd St For Art Gallery

THE Herd St Post Office building could be transformed into a gallery showcasing NZ artworks and collections and ground floor retail and an apartment complex, says art curator Luit Bieringa.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00055.htm


9: PM Wont Go To Waitangi Marae She'll Go To Akaroa

Prime Minister Helen Clark has said she will not attend the Waitangi Marae on Waitangi Day because of an "underlying mood of tension and uneasiness" when she attended previously in 1998. Instead she will attend Ngai Tahu Celebrations in Akaroa.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0001/S00066.htm


10: Government Neglect Killing West Coast - New Group

Another rural lobby group has been formed on the West Coast to fight the government's policy to stop beech tree logging. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00060.htm


11: US Double Standard in Trade - Anderton

The US Government's stance of encouraging free trade in foreign markets while putting in place protectionist measures at home, is hypocritical and opens the way for similar moves in New Zealand says Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00047.htm


12: Property Market Activity Low and House Prices Fall

Both the national median sale price and the national median sales volume for residential property have fallen on a month to month and a year to year basis, according to figures released today from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0001/S00034.htm


13: Labour Backdown On Rent Cut Imminent

Labour is preparing a full-scale back down on it's pledge card promise to restore income related rents for state housing tenants, according to the President of a national student group.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0001/S00015.htm


14: US Missile Tests Raise Chinese And Russian Ire

Russia and China are flexing their military muscles by warning the US that it would trigger a new arms race and undermine global security if it funds research into an anti-ballistic missile shield, meanwhile at the UN the debate over who should keep ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00048.htm


15: Al Gore The Prospector?

One of America's most supportive environmentalists, United States Vice-President Al Gore, is being accused of hypocrisy by conservationists following discoveries that he owns shares in an oil company prospecting in a Columbian rainforest. John ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00059.htm


16: Hobbs Supports Free-to-air Sport

The new Minister of Broadcasting Marian Hobbs says that while she supports legislation to ensure sports were free to air, it will be necessary to consult with television broadcasters first.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00049.htm


17: Drug Billionaire’s Lawyer Stalls For Time

The trial challenging the name suppression case of the drug importing billionaire caught bringing in cannabis into Auckland airport will not be heard until Thursday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00043.htm


18: FlyingPig.co.nz Spreads its Wings

Auckland – 19 January 2000 – Leading Internet retailer FlyingPig.co.nz today announced it is entering an exclusive etailing partnership with Australasia’s largest online travel provider to offer travel sales and services to the New Zealand public.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0001/S00037.htm

19: Public Asked to Leave Sea Snakes Alone

The Department of Conservation is warning members of the public to leave any sea snakes they might find washed up on the region's beaches alone, following a recent discovery of one in the Far North.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0001/S00053.htm


20: National Radio Midday Bulletin

Waitangi Visit – Lombok Violence – Airport Drive – Westport Protest - Samoan Trial – Standards Reviewed - Irish Police –Kohl Scandal - Waiting Lists – Ozone Layer – Euro Reform – Ignorance Is..

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM0001/S00066.htm

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