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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

Wellington anniversary day'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: Scoop Images: Campbell Back With Perks

At the beginning the final day of the Crown Lager New Zealand Golf Open today only one Kiwi was in the top nine. By the end, with Kiwis Michael Campbell and Craig Perks on the winners dias, New Zealand Golf had received a much needed "perk" ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00072.htm


3: 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


4: 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


5: The Information Age - Cook Islands Style

AVARUA: Government embracing modern technology should be an occasion for rejoicing but the launch of the Cook Islands government website is proving to be anything but.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00073.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: Big Day Out A Sell Out

Auckland's Big Day Out concert begins today with over 45,000 revellers are expected at the sold out event held at the Ericsson Stadium.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00068.htm


8: Opinion - US Hypocrisy In Trade Laws

A United States appeal to the WTO has seen an Australian company ordered to repay A$22 million it received in export assistance grants to the Australian government because it contravened global trade rules. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00066.htm


9: 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


10: Scoop Images: And Not A Hobbit Was Stirring

The following pictures show the inside of the set for the town of Bree from the Lord of The Rings Trilogy which began shooting in New Zealand yesterday under the direction of Peter Jackson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00053.htm


11: 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


12: Losing With Winz

Student leaders at Auckland University are being inundated with students’ suffering severe financial hardship as problems with WINZ Student Services continue.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0001/S00025.htm


13: 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


14: Public Watchdogs Barking Up The Wrong Tree ???

Metrowater Ltd has been issuing media statements blaming the Water Pressure Group for exposing the public to health risk when reconnecting water supplies. Today, we learn from reporters that the Health Department has taken up the same mantra. The ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0001/S00022.htm


15: Opinion - Housing Prices Are Down - Hurrah!

House prices fell sharply last week amid much concern and media hooplah. But is the fall necessarily a bad thing? Scoop's Jordan Carter looks into the matter in his weekly 'On the Left' column.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00074.htm


16: 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


17: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0001/S00002.htm


18: Hemp Senseless While Cannabis "Criminal" say ALCP

Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party members have welcomed this week's industrial hemp initiative from Customs Minister, Phillida Bunkle. However the Christchurch Branch of the ALCP (also known as the "Mild Greens") emphasised tonight that consideration ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0001/S00024.htm


19: 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


20: CLEAR Makes Internet Merger

CLEAR Net has enlisted one of the world’s biggest Internet directory companies, LookSmart, to bring its users the best of New Zealand web sites.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0001/S00045.htm

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