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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

Today's top 20 rating items on Scoop are...

1: Scoop Images: Wellington’s Civic Revolution

A meeting held last night by Waterfront Watch in the Old Town Hall to oppose the council’s plans for the Wellington Waterfront was attended by an unusually large crowd. The hall quickly filled to capacity and again – as happened last Thursday ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00006.htm


2: 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


3: Act "Not Fools"

Native Forest Action (NFA) yesterday admitted making a blunder by accusing ACT leader Ken Shirley of making a fool of himself by publicising a leaked email, says a West-Coast newspaper.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00002.htm


4: MAYDAY2K: Carnival Against Capitalism

(NOTE: Scoop will be posting a series of materials and reports on Mayday2K over the coming months - either in the Headlines Wire or the General wire. The Mayday 2000 global action is being organised on the internet in a decentralised fashion and follows ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00106.htm


5: 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


6: 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


7: Bogus Jeanette Fitsimmons PR Attacking Scientists

Ms Fitsimmons and the Green party of New Zealand are happy to know that we will now be able to force through new legislation in Parliment that will exile all Scientists to a small uninhabited island in the Pacific following the Montreal commisson findings.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00007.htm


8: Media Biased On East Timor Coverage

PERTH, West Australia (JP): How well did the Australian media cover the East Timor debacle in recent months?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0002/S00002.htm


9: Two Kiwis In Cocaine Haul

Two New Zealanders who helped sail a yacht full of Colombian cocaine from New Zealand to Australia were caught by Sydney Customs police, in Australia's largest cocaine haul.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00005.htm


10: Montreal GM Protocol - The Devil Is In The Detail

Saturday's landmark Montreal Biosafety Protocol which regulates trade in genetically modified organisms establishes a framework for countries to use when making decisions about genetically modified crops. But there are a couple of fish-hooks in it. John ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00001.htm


11: Government should sell TVNZ

New Zealand Young National’s Policy Chair Grant Tyrrell commented, yesterday, on the ineptitude of the new government in dealing with state owned enterprises.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00006.htm


12: Board goes as Maharey sets new direction for WINZ

The Minister of Social Services and Employment, Steve Maharey, announced today that an external WINZ Advisory Board was being disestablished as he moved to effect a culture change within the department.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00017.htm


13: Scientists Refute Government Spin-Campaign

“We’re interested in getting the truth out- not political gain.” said Dr Brendan Moyle, a senior lecturer with experience in conservation and sustainable use. “Opposition to the new Government is coming from conservation ecologists and professional scientists."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0002/S00001.htm


14: More West Coast Wars

"Stop the War on the West," is the battle cry, not just on the West Coast of New Zealand, but now on the West Coast of the US. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00007.htm


15: Scoop Editorial: Setting A Good Example

Today we have news that Indonesian Armed Forces Chief and Cabinet Minister General Wiranto has been asked to resign by the new democratically elected Indonesian President Abdurrachman Wahid.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00003.htm


16: A Useful Analysis Of Electricity Line Companies

The Ernst and Young analysis of electricity distribution companies released today underscores both the failure of the previous Government's electricity reforms and the need for an inquiry into the electricity sector, says Minister of Energy Pete ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00011.htm


17: NEWSFLASH: Prada Beaten - 3 All In Louis Vuitton

AmeicaOne has caught up with Prada in the finals series of the Louis Vuitton Cup challenger series.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00008.htm


18: New RMA Powers Will Lead To Discontent - ACT

ACT local government spokesman Owen Jennings says new powers given to local authorities today are worrying.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00012.htm


19: Phil Goff: The Peter Ellis Case

"The Governor General sought my formal advice last year on an application for a pardon and a Royal Commission of Inquiry on behalf of Mr Ellis.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00016.htm


20: Go Slower on ACC Reform - Manufacturers

The Employers and Manufacturers Association (Northern) is making a plea to Government to take more time to study the implications of the change proposed for ACC.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00004.htm

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