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Scoop Ratings - This Weeks Top 20

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.

2: 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 .

3: Howling At The Moon Publishing Ltd - ADVISORY

On Monday 24 January a new magazine is launching in New Zealand, but its main story will affect residents in Australia, Canada and the United States as well.

4: 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.

5: Vatican 'Inquisition' Orders Burning Of Nuns Book

In a Millennium move back to the dark ages which will likely outrage Christians, Jews and Moslems, a Vatican body formerly known as the Inquisition, has ordered copies of a book entitled Women At The Alter to be warehoused or burned.

6: 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 ...

7: Unions Start Intrusion Into People’s Lives

Trade unions are starting the unwelcome intrusion into ordinary New Zealanders lives – ahead of legislation giving unions preferential treatment in the workplace.

8: 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.

9: Labour's Inquiries, Reviews and Investigations

Inquiries: 26 Reviews: 126 Investigations: 58 Exploration: 13 Summit: 1 Reassess: 6 Discuss: 1 Examine: 16 Revise: 1 Study: 2 Consider: 15 Evaluate: 10 Audit: 1

10: Open Letter To Pope Jean Paul II

To his Holiness the Pope Jean-Paul II He is so beautiful the path that was drawn by God! Why do we wander in the desert since two thousand years?

11: 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.

12: 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.

13: 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.

14: One Very Lucky Billionaire

Just how much did the drug importing billionaire pay for his freedom? Not a lot according to Scoop sources.

15: Russia Adopts New Nuclear Doctrine – West A Threat

The dreams for a new Millennium of peace and goodwill so amply demonstrated around the world on New Years Eve, seems dashed within days as Russia publishes a revised security policy document broadening the terms for use of nuclear weapons. John Howard ...

16: Clark's Waitangi Visit Announced Today

Prime Minister Helen Clark said she would decide today whether she would attend Treaty of Waitangi commemorations at the Waitangi marae in Northland after a hui at the weekend failed to sort out a row over women’s speaking rights.

17: 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.

18: Australian Sexual Harassment In East Timor

Australian soldiers have been accused of sexually harassing and terrorising young East Timorese girls the commanding officer of the Australian-led peacekeeping force has admitted today. John Howard reports.

19: Free'd billioniare reveals arbitrary injustice

Cannabis law reformers have mixed feelings over the recent "non-criminal" importation of marijuana and hashish by an American billioniare.

20: Police May Appeal Billionaire's Drug Sentence

The police say they plan to review the case of the billionaire caught importing drugs into the country next week to see whether they can mount a legal appeal to the sentence.

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