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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop 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: Sandra Lee's Ministerial Car - Impound It!

By now, most of the country knows that Sandra Lee's ministerial car was impounded on Sunday. But unlike other New Zealanders who've had their cars impounded for 28 days, this one was not. John Howard asks why?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00089.htm


3: Scoop Clarification: How To Get Your Car Back

Lest it appear that Scoop's has implied that a special rule was invoked to allow Conservation Minister Sandra Lee to get her car back, the following item of clarification should be born in mind.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00093.htm


4: Sandra Lee, Her Car & Her Press Secretary

The Press Secretary Of Alliance MP and Conservation Minister Sandra Lee is off work on full pay pending the outcome of charges of assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and driving while forbidden - charges that arose while driving her boss’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00090.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: Nandor Launches Pot Offensive

Normally the House's most quiet MP, Nandor Tanczos caused a stir yesterday when he said in Parliament he had seen fellow members "drunk in charge of the country."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00091.htm


7: Opinion: Rankin On Thursday - Electoral Integrity

Submissions to the Select Committee on the "Electoral Integrity Bill" close soon. It's likely to be a done deal, with opposing submissions being ignored.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00088.htm


8: Personal Explanation from Nandor Tanczos

Mr Speaker, I seek leave to make a personal explanation concerning the motion moved by Rodney Hide this afternoon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00237.htm


9: Cricket Threatened As Rain Continues

The odds of today's scheduled One Day Cricket International against Australia taking place in Wellington's new WestpacTrust stadium appear to be receding as rain sets in again in Wellington.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00092.htm


10: Moana Sinclair's Lawlessness Far From Rare

Alliance Press Secretary Moana Sinclair is one of 800,000 people still do not have their new photo-id licenses and the Land Transport Authority says publicity surrounding her misfortune may assist in getting more people to get their licenses up to date.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00095.htm


11: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day

Today's questions dealt with the following subjects: Victoria University Vice-Chancellor Payout - WINZ Bungle - ACC And The Insurance Council - Regional Development - Accredited Employers Programme - Ngawha Prison - Brian Edwards Salary - International Criminal ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00094.htm


12: 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


13: Opinion: Upton-On-Line - Delicious Delegations

The Prime Minister has released the schedule of responsibilities that has been drawn up for the myriad Associate Ministers that this government has spawned. There are no fewer than 18 different ministers (out of an Executive of 26) running around associating ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00233.htm


14: Retention Of The Title "The Honorable"

His Excellency The Governor-General has advised that Her Majesty The Queen has been pleased to approve the retention of the title "The Honourable" by:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00224.htm


15: 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


16: Stoned In Charge Of A Country?

“Neither drunk, NOR stoned in charge of a country, thank you Nandor,” is the response from Christian Heritage Party’s Health Spokesperson Gael Donoghue, to his statement in the House yesterday. The Green MP charged some members of double standards when ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00060.htm


17: Scoop Images: Black Boat Lifts Skirt

On Monday Team New Zealand lifted the skirts on NZL60 the boat which will be used to defend the Americas Cup in a nine race series starting Saturday. The following pictures show the keel - with its centrally located fins - and the Team New Zealand ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00086.htm


18: 90% Got It Right

In response to this morning's lead story in The Dominion I respond as follows.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00058.htm


19: Dates and places for Nandor's campus tour

Timetable for Nandor Tanzsos's campus tour...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00212.htm


20: Greens, Don’t Promote Drugs - NZ First

New Zealand First MP, Ron Mark, has urged the Greens to concentrate on protecting the environment and the interests of New Zealanders instead of promoting mind-blowing drug use.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00231.htm

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