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Scoop Today - The Weekend's top 20

The top 20 rating items on Scoop at the weekend 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: Act Foolishly Reveals Link With Timberlands -NFA

The Act Party have made fools of themselves by publicising a Native Forest Action email and claiming it embarrasses the government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0001/S00044.htm


3: THEONERING.NET: Tehanu Visits Hobbitton Set

NOTE: In association with our content partner http://www.theonering.net/ Scoop is delighted to bring you an account of Lord of the Rings reporter Tehanu’s visit to Hobbitton. The story is fairly remarkable as Tehanu’s invitation from Peter Jackson ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00095.htm


4: Labour Funding Anti-Logging 'Guerrilla' Warfare

The Labour Government's outrage over an e-mail from Timberland's Kit Richards turned to embarrassment today when an e-mail from the head of the Native Forest Action Network revealed the Labour Party funding the group's "guerrilla warfare" campaign ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0001/S00130.htm


5: Rankin On Thursday

A few days ago I watched a programme made by Nicholas Booth in 1997 for the BBC Counterblast series, called "The End of the World?". As with John Pilger's documentaries, viewers were warned that this programme represented a critical "personal view" ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00093.htm


6: Timberlands Guerilla Warfare - Original Email

Following Is the Original Letter from the Royal Forest And Bird Society along with the Timberlands Employee's Email which started the controversy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0001/S00042.htm


7: The "Thud" Of Jackboots Is Growing Louder- Dunne

United New Zealand Party leader, Hon Peter Dunne, describes the Prime Minister’s reaction to private e-mail comments by a Timberlands executive as a “chilling and eerie over-reaction.”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0001/S00138.htm


8: Stop Ya Whinging !

A Nelson women's group, the LUNA Collective for Women's Wellness, believe all the fuss about paying more for sanitary products in Australia once GST is introduced is completely unnecessary. That's because the Collective peddles a far better idea ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0001/S00072.htm


9: Hawaiian Treaty Case Sent International Court

The US Federal Court in Hawaii has given a citizen leave to appeal to the International Court of Arbitration in the Hague over a claim that the US violated an 1849 Treaty of Commerce, Friendship and Navigation it had with the Hawaiian Kingdom. John Howard ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00096.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: Timberlands, Emails & Beech Trees

The government's decision to axe beech logging on the West Coast has been criticised yet again, with a foreign forestry expert saying the move was shortsighted. Scoop's West Coast correspondent John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00101.htm


12: A Giant Step Away From Poverty For Retired Kiwis

The long awaited restoration of New Zealand Superannuation to a living wage has signalled yet again that this coalition government means what it says and gets on with the job.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0001/S00043.htm


13: 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/stories/HL9912/S00104.htm


14: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: WORLD EXCLUSIVE: BAG END!

Scoop is delighted to present to Frodo and Bilbo Baggin's house in the Waikato - Bag End. Now we are getting magical....

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/28/6e/199911110000.7a432980.html


15: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Where Bilbo And Frodo Live - Really!

Warning Lord Of The Rings Spoiler photos.... courtesy of Scoop's content partner http://www.theonering.net/ Scoop brings the first published pictures of Froddo and Bilbo Baggins house, in the Waikato.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/84/9c/199911090005.a72e4dd5.html


16: Trade Deficit Blowout a Ticking Bomb - Greens

The Green Party has described today's $3.6B trade deficit as a ticking bomb and is calling on the Government to take urgent action to address the crisis.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0001/S00133.htm


17: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: A Hobbit Summer House?

Scoop is proud to present another image of Hobbitton... this time of what appears to be a fairly grand Hobbit summer house ...enjoy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/a2/7a/199911121451.844dfbc4.html


18: Scoop Images: Christmas Weather In The Holy Land

SCOOP MILLENNIUM SPECIAL: Scoop's Alastair Thompson asks the ARL Weather Supercomputer about the Christmas forecast in the Holy Land - Only On Scoop....

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00064.htm


19: Select Committee Business

There were five committee meetings, all held in Parliament House.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0001/S00135.htm


20: 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


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