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Scoop Ratings - This Week's Top 30

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: 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


3: 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


4: Rankin: John Hawkesby: World Famous in New Zealand

By what criteria does television pay its newsreaders? One criterion is star quality. Stars are persons who - by dint of their personalities, talents and profiles - can generate revenues for their employers sufficient to justify huge fees or salary packages. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00015.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: 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


7: 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


8: 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


9: 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


10: 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


11: 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


12: 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


13: 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


14: 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


15: 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


16: UN Bills Not Paid

Scoop's UN sources say only 43 of the 188 member states had paid their bills to the UN in full for 2000 by the 31 January deadline. 45 have lost their voting rights in the General Assembly. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00016.htm


17: Government to develop new charter for TVNZ

Prime Minister Helen Clark and Minister of Broadcasting and Minister in Charge of Television New Zealand Marian Hobbs, said today that the Government had decided not to approve the joint venture proposal for Television New Zealand to set up a digital ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0001/S00163.htm


18: 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


19: 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


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


21: 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


22: 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


23: 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


24: 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


25: Union Delighted At Maharey Move To Axe Ideologues

Today's move by Social Services Minister Hon Steve Maharey to axe the external WINZ Advisory Board has been welcomed by UNITE!, the community based union representing unemployed, casual and low paid workers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00010.htm


26: 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


27: A well-meaning step backwards for conservation?

The resignation of a top Timberlands West Coast manager yesterday after the Prime Minister's call for him to be sacked has rocketted the issue into the public consciousness again. Next week (Wednesday) court action will start against the government for breach ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0002/S00004.htm


28: 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


29: 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


30: 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

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