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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

Yesterday's top 20 rating items were...

1: Scoop Images: Castles & Tents In A Quarry

Scoop’s anonymous Hobbit photographer has been busy again snapping away at Lord of The Rings sets, this time at the most photographed set of them all, the Haywards Hill (Dry Creek) quarry. Filming at the site is now fully underway with scenes of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00081.htm


2: SCP HOUSE: First Private Members Day Today

Today is the first Private Members Day of the new Parliament, and with the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Bill seemingly having struck a shoal there now appears to be little chance the house will go into urgency this week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00083.htm


3: Stop Crying Crocodile Tears Over Public Television

APPOINTMENT OF NEW TVNZ CHAIR A CHANCE FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO STOP CRYING CROCODILE TEARS OVER PUBLIC TELEVISION

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00185.htm


4: Please substantiate --- Penny Webster

I write to ask whether you have any facts to substantiate your very serious allegation that Richard Long and Judy Bailey were being "wheeled out as part of a public relations campaign - just as Paul Holmes was".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00167.htm


5: 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


6: Questions Of The Day 15 Feb 2000

Today's questions concern: ACC Work Capacity Test - WINZ and Student Loans - Farmers And ACC - TIE Education Scheme - TVNZ Board - Days Of Our Lives - WINZ Inquiry - Student Loans Admin - Women's Refuges ACC Premiums - Power Prices - HFA Redundancies ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00078.htm


7: Personal Statement From Rosanne Meo, Chairman TVNZ

I have decided to resign forthwith from the Chair of TVNZ. It is earlier than my planned date of departure in March, which was announced before Christmas.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00050.htm


8: Billionaire Appeal To High Court

The Herald newspaper said today it would appeal the name suppression of the American billionaire caught importing over 100 grams of cannabis into the country.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00082.htm


9: The Russian Bear Begins To Growl

If strategic analyst's in the West are not concerned about Russia's new direction, they should be. Vladimir Putin has signalled the West will be a rival rather than a partner. The Russian Bear begins to growl. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00075.htm


10: Irish Eyes: Weather From The Stars

Pisces: This weeks weather will be damp for pisceans with a rising eye moisture level in the air meaning sorrow will be boundless in the mornings, particularly for those who work. Embrace the sadness, for it is real.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00079.htm


11: [ACT] Roseanne Meo Driven Out --- Richard Prebble

TVNZ chair Roseanne Meo has been forced to resign by an orchestrated programme of vilification and character assassination by Labour Ministers, says ACT Leader Richard Prebble

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00178.htm


12: Logging Legal Challenge Gets Ratepayer Mandate

Problems will not go away for the coalition Government over its West Coast indigenous forest policy, with 1518 ratepayers voting to support the Westland District Council's resolution for a challenge over the axing of the harvesting of beech timber. John ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00077.htm


13: 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


14: Minister Thanks TVNZ Chair

The Minister of Broadcasting, Marian Hobbs, has thanked the Chair of TVNZ, Roseanne Meo, for her service on the board.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00181.htm


15: NZ "Three Kings" Star - Iraq Sanctions Ineffective

Cliff Curtis, the New Zealand star of the movie "Three Kings" has today publically stated that the sanctions against Iraq are "ineffective" and "hurting the wrong people".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00051.htm


16: Ministers Bike to Work

Government Ministers Trevor Mallard and Steve Maharey will be cycling to work tomorrow as part of the Street Skills National Bike Week 'bike to work day'.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00183.htm


17: Scoop Today - Better Than Anything Except....

Rosanne Says Goodbye - TVNZ Remains In The Dog Box - Irish Eyes: Weather Horoscope - Ministers Answer Questions - Timberlands Legal Stouch Gaining Momentum - The Putin Problem - Strident Trident Protests - Blakie Inquiry Goes Door Knocking

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00080.htm


18: Maiden Speech Of Hon Margaret Wilson

I want to commence by acknowledging you and your office as the peacekeeper of Parliament. In my short time here, I recognise the skill required to exercise order, judgment, fairness and humour to ensure all voices are heard and not only the loudest. I acknowledge, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00186.htm


19: Maiden Speech Notes For Keith Locke

I'd first like to thank all those friends and relations who are with me in this House today, as they have been through my life and through many political battles.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00184.htm


20: Greens Call For Return To Campus Loan Processing

Green education spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street is calling for student loan processing to be returned to tertiary campuses in light of more WINZ blunders at Canterbury University.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00176.htm

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