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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...

1: The Grey Beard of Gandalf

"Peter Jackson suggested a droopier moustache. I suddenly looked like a double for the Beatles' Maharishi", actor Ian McKellen on his transformation into the mage Gandolf - a Lord Of The Rings snapshot.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0001/S00082.htm


2: Email 4 : Kit's Persecution, The Backstory

I began this e-mail last night because I found it hard to sleep. I want to put Kit's persecution into a context for the record. Please excuse the length. Henrik is right. There is a book in this.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00104.htm


3: Opinion: On The Meaning Of Freedom

Ironically enough, the spur to think again about the nature of `freedom' was provided by a phrase in a Young Nationals column - Jordan Carter in his From The Left Column.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00102.htm


4: 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


5: 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


6: 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


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: Government Meetings Finally Put Banks Under Fire

Banks are charging too much in fees and are misleading the Banking Ombudsman say a group to meet with the Minister of Consumer Affairs Phillida Bunkle, on Tuesday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0001/S00049.htm


9: Campbell Beats the Aussies

Kiwi golfer Michael Campbell made it second-time lucky beating 1998 winner Thomas Bjorn in the NZ$2.1 million (A$1.6 million) Heinekin Classic, as thunder and lightening crackled ominously overhead.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00105.htm


10: 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


11: Select Committee Business

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

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


12: Gender Crime Laws In For A Revamp - Minister

"Parts of the Crimes Act are still based on a Nineteenth Century assumption that woman are incapable of committing a range of sexual offences", Justice Minister, Phil Goff, said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0001/S00150.htm


13: 10,000 Human-Gene Sheep Not a Trial - Greens

Green Party Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley said today that a commercial herd of 10,000 genetically modified sheep in the Waikato made a mockery of "field trial" approvals granted by the environmental risk management authority.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0001/S00151.htm


14: Prebs Rebs - following Mad Dog - Young Labour

CONTENTS: Editorial: Mad Right-Wingers, and "We Won The War" A response to last week's column Rebels misfire again!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0001/S00048.htm


15: TVNZ Defends Hawkesby Contract

TVNZ have come out strongly in defence of their termination of John Hawkesby’s news presenter company contract a year ago.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0001/S00047.htm


16: 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


17: 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


18: AmericaOne Robbed of Victory

A foul at the finish line, robbed AmericaOne of a second victory against Prada, in the fourth race of the Louie Vuitton finals on Sunday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0001/S00084.htm


19: 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


20: The Trade Negotiations Minister On the WTO

International cooperation and the rule of law are fundamental to ensuring global peace and prosperity. It concerns me deeply when commentators begin to portray these as a some kind of evil - opinion by Jim Sutton.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0001/S00158.htm


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