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Scoop Ratings - Last Week's Top 20

The top 20 rating items over the past week 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: 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


3: 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


4: 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


5: 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


6: Govts Unconstitutional Says Investigate Magazine

New Zealand, Australia and Canada appear to have unconstitutional governments as a result of a bureaucratic bungle eighty years ago when all three nations gained independence from Britain.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0001/S00065.htm


7: 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


8: Scoop Images: Fat Day Fat Cars

On the way home from the golf Scoop ran into some fat cars in a traffic jam...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00091.htm


9: Opinion - The Shier Family Revisted

Remember the Schier family who were deported to Germany last year because the father, Gunther, failed to declare a previous marijuana conviction when he arrived in New Zealand? Young daughter, Bianca, had a birthday and Christmas wish - to come back ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00088.htm


10: 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


11: Polls Show Rebels Don't Have A Clue

A recent press release from Prebble's rebels claims that a self selecting internet poll of 181 voters shows that New Zealanders who have left New Zealand will not return following the election of a Labour/Alliance government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0001/S00039.htm


12: 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


13: 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


14: Doone To Retire Early

Beleaguered Police Commissioner Peter Doone has agreed to retire early, although he will continue to be involved with the police in the short term, the Prime Minister has announced.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00085.htm


15: Poll Shows Kiwis Won't Come Home - Preb's Rebs

An internet poll has shown that New Zealanders who have left New Zealand will not return following the election of a Labour/Alliance government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0001/S00035.htm


16: 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


17: 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


18: Te Papa Must Try Harder - PM

Prime Minister Helen Clark yesterday hit out at the National Museum’s Te Papa which she said would not get government funding unless it improved its jumbled and incoherent exhibitions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00080.htm


19: WTO Leather Decision Rings Alarm Bells Worldwide

The WTO ruling that Australian leather company, Howe & Co, must fully repay a further $22 million it received in export assistance because it contravened global trade rules is sending a tidal wave of concern around the world. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00082.htm


20: 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


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