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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

Today's top 20 rating items on Scoop are...

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: 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


3: 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


4: 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


5: 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


6: 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


7: 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


8: Opinion - Senator Helms Shows Arrogance

One of the United Nations most outspoken critics, Senator Jesse Helms Chairman, addressed the UN Security Council yesterday. He found many faults with the UN but John Howard writes "don't find faults - find a remedy."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00064.htm


9: 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


10: Clark Waitangi Day Decision A Cop-Out

Prime Minister Helen Clark’s decision not to go to Waitangi is a cop-out, letting down New Zealanders who are desperate for real leadership on Treaty issues, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0001/S00071.htm


11: 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


12: Dover Samuels supports the Prime Minister's plans

Dover Samuels MP for Te Tai Tokerau Minister of Maori Affairs Associate Minister of Fisheries Associate Minister of Tourism

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0001/S00069.htm


13: Chechens Claim 1500 Russian's Killed In 4 Days

Note: NEWS RELEASES: from http://www.kavkaz.org/ - the official web-site of the Chechen rebels. The website has recently been upgraded and deserves a look. Further transcripts from the site will be carried in the General Wire.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00063.htm


14: 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


15: 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


16: Scoop Today - Wellington's Waterfront Wars Special

Lots of news including a special report on Wellington's waterfront in association with City Voice Newspaper.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00061.htm


17: Scoop Archive: 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/archive/scoop/stories/c9/0f/200001131642.34564fdb.html


18: Greens Welcome Industrial Hemp Initiative

Green co-leader Rod Donald today welcomed the Customs Minister Phillida Bunkle's call for the Minister of Health to establish a working party on industrial hemp.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0001/S00063.htm


19: Dairy Board Fails Local Farmers

A Dairy Board decision to market organic butter produced in Austria under the Anchor brand is a blow to local organic dairy farmers, Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0001/S00065.htm


20: 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


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