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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

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

1: Scoop Opinion: Who Stole Waitangi Day?

New Zealand’s national holiday has proved something of a disappointment to Scoop. Upstaged by Prada, scuffles and confrontation at Waitangi, a beaming Titewhai. Meanwhile the Prime Minister dressed in black is talking about dumping the Queen in Akaroa ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00028.htm


2: Opinion: On The Left - It's Growing, So Kill It!

I was reading the `Business Herald' on Saturday. There was a long article on the Reserve Bank's tightening of monetary policy, and it was a delicious read because it was deeply ironic without the author even apparently being aware of his own irony.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00030.htm


3: HARD NEWS 3/2/00 - Eh oh! Tellytrubbies!

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... and now is the summer of our discontent. No, it's not that we're really feeling dark in out hearts - give or take a Titewhai or two, we seem fairly happy in ourselves. But - as the organic butcher said to me yesterday - what ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00024.htm


4: Scoop Images: Not A Waterfront Compromise

Wellington Mayor Mark Blumsky this morning made a statement to the people of Wellington on the controversial issue of “Variation 17” and on development on the waterfront. He said he wanted to find the middle ground between a paddock and a wall.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00031.htm


5: 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


6: Mayor Seeks Middle Ground No Wall; No Paddock

“The council I have been elected to lead will find the middle way between those who would build a wall and those who would leave the waterfront empty and lifeless,” Wellington Mayor Mark Blumsky said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0002/S00038.htm


7: Mayor Blumsky: Statement To The People Of Wgtn

I’ve asked you here today because I have a very important message for the People of Wellington.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0002/S00039.htm


8: 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


9: Scoop Images: Viaduct Basin In The Sun

Photo montage of a day at Viaduct Basin in Auckland, the Americas Cup Village, from Geoff Beynon...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00027.htm


10: Draft People's Waterfront Charter

The Wellington Waterfront belongs to the People of Wellington, is treasured by them and is part of their heritage. It is a place where people participate in the full range of activities that Wellington has to offer. In this diversity lies the value ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0002/S00040.htm


11: Sustainable Logging In Indonesia And Pres. Clinton

Indonesia is the world's leading exporter of rainforest timber according to a White House paper supporting President Clinton's $150 million overseas conservation-aid proposal to Congress. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00029.htm


12: Future Lefts - `Waitangi and Dentists'

- Editorial: Waitangi today and in the future. - Dentistry fees cut in half - Some thoughts on the Labour-Green relationship - The News - the good weeks keep on rolling - Web site of the week

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00020.htm


13: 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/stories/HL9911/S00099.htm


14: Minister declines request for integrated school

Education Minister Trevor Mallard has declined an application for integration for a new girls’ school on the Kapiti Coast.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00059.htm


15: Cabinet Paper on Health Sector Redesign

A Cabinet paper released today makes it clear all key Government agencies support the Government's direction for the public health sector, Health Minister Annette King says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00050.htm


16: Cyber-smearing Outlawed In Californian Decision

In what is believed to be a world first, a California judge has granted a restraining order in a cyber-smearing case which could have a major impact on this practice on the Internet. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00019.htm


17: Scoop Today - With Hard News

"Someone please tell the govt' that nobody with a snout for the future cares about TV anymore, let alone John Hawkesby." Get The Guz from http://spungo.com

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00025.htm


18: 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


19: National Radio Midday Report

Waterfront Charter – Manager Drowns – Afghan Hijack – Not Guilty – Homicide Inquiry – Thomas Murders – Drug Study – IRA Crisis – Clinton Candidacy – Freedom Party – Smoking Laws – Ernest Adams – Fake Pole

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM0002/S00046.htm


20: History of Waitangi Day On NZHistory.net.nz

The story of Waitangi Day, which was first officially commemorated in 1934, mirrors the development of a more politically sensitive New Zealand society in the twentieth century, according to Dr Claudia Orange , author of an online history of the event ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0002/S00027.htm

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