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Scoop Today - The Weekend Top 20

The weekend's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...

1: HARD NEWS 11/2/00 - Soft Soap and Low Drama

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... if we needed a reminder that Parliament is a different place than it used to be, it came in some of the new MPs' maiden speeches this week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00064.htm


2: Scoop Images: You Better Be Old Enough To Look

The following is a promotional still from the new New Zealand "family" film Savage Honeymoon which has just received an R18 rating as a result of the allegedly irresponsible way it deals with alcohol use. The Film Commission and film's makers ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00061.htm


3: Opinion: From The Right - Return Of The Luddites

There are many issues on which I can sympathise with the left, and understand their point of view. The topic of free trade is not one such issue.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00035.htm


4: Left Gaining Ground In Latest Poll

A Labour/Alliance government would have enough vote to govern on its own if an election had been held this week according to the first poll of the New Year published today in NBR newspaper.


http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00066.htm


5: Keith Rankin's Thursday Column - Boy Joerg

Rather than over-reacting to Haider's innocent praising of Hitler's full-employment policies, we should be concerned about: (i) why increasing numbers of European voters are voting for racist parties, (ii) why parties to the left of the mildly-right-wing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00052.htm


6: 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


7: Greens take third spot: NBR ignore own poll

The Green Party is leading the smaller parties in the latest National Business Review - Compaq poll.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00138.htm


8: Maiden Speech - Nandor Tanczos

I give greetings to the earth that sustains all life and to the sea that surrounds us I greet this house, that has watched over so many important decisions I greet the spirits that guide and protect I&I and I greet the guardians of this area ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00143.htm


9: Rasta MP All Style, Little Substance -Mild Greens

Christchurch legalisers are mildly critical of Green M.P. Nandor Tanzcos, saying his restrained coverage of New Zealand's perverse marijuana laws suggests constituents may have been beguiled into voting Green, rather than the ALCP.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00040.htm


10: 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


11: Scoop Images: Making Friends And Working Out

More images from Timor courtesy of the New Zealand Defence Force this time of service personnel working out and making friends at their base in Suai, East Timor.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00051.htm


12: Scoop Today - Rounding Off The News Week

Hard News With Russell Brown - Left Jump Ahead In Latest Poll - CITY VOICE: Support Grows For Waterfront Reserve - Search For Killer Continues - Police Budget Blowout - Nat's Fault - Opinion: Return Of The Luddites - Nandor Not Strong On Pot - F16 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00067.htm


13: John Tamihere - Labour - Maiden Speech

I am privileged, honoured and humbled to make my first address as a Member of Parliament in a Chamber, which reverberates with the history of our ancestors.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00128.htm


14: Sue Kedgley Maiden Speech

Mr Speaker, it is an auspicious time to enter Parliament -at the start of a new century and a new millennium, as a member of a new party in Parliament, working with a new government with a bold new agenda for change. I detect a more optimistic mood in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00096.htm


15: Maiden Speech, Gerrard Eckhoff MP

It has been said that it is a foolish thing to make a long prologue and be short in the story itself.A sentiment I shall endeavour to follow. Mr Speaker - may I congratulate you on your elevation to this high office that I am sure you will serve with distinction. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00129.htm


16: FBI To Find Cybervandals

The United States Government has called in the FBI after cyber vandals disrupted several high profile internet sites, shutting out millions of users.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00060.htm


17: Scoop Archive: Evening Post

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/ac/e1/199812221629.124c26.html


18: Public Service Corruption Not Endemic - Police

Detective Superintendent Bill Bishop, Police National Crime Manager, said a survey undertaken as part of work on an organised crime strategy showed the incidence of corruption was low.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0002/S00060.htm


19: New Battery Breaks Barrier For Electric Cars

Development of alternative fuelled cars is continuing to make steady progress, with many manufacturers focussing on electric powered cars as a medium term option.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0002/S00017.htm


20: Kevin Campbell's Maiden Speech

Addington, Mr Speaker, is a small suburb in the Wigram Electorate within that great city of Christchurch, and Addington is where my story begins.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00120.htm


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