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The top 20 rating items on Scoop at the weekend were...

1: Scoop Editorial: A Principled Government At Last

Kofi Annan's comments yesterday that the purchase of 28 F16s would not, in his view, assist greatly in NZ's ability to participate in peacekeeping are timely and apposite.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00131.htm


2: 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


3: Scoop Opinion: What’s in an F16 deal?

In regard to the debate on defence procurement, we are at a crucial point-of-choice as a nation. A point in history where we reflect on the past and step into our future.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00133.htm


4: 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


5: Stand off in Mayor’s Office Continues

Last night Adrian Chisholm continued to battle Big Brother (or in this case Big Sister) – sleeping overnight in Christine Fletcher’s office while the stand off between them simmered.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00089.htm


6: Some Thoughts On Foreign Policy Rights And Defence

A new government always creates new expectations. For example, we are apparently on the verge of a cultural renaissance because Helen Clark and Judith Tizard are now running arts policy. However, the reasons why and how are as elusive as ever.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00346.htm


7: Scoop Images: East Timor Honours A Fallen Kiwi

East Timorese leader Xanana Gusmao presenting a specially woven scarf to New Zealand force commander Brigadier Martyn Dunne in recognition of the loss of Warrant Officer Tony Walser, who died in a vehicle accident near Suai late last year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00127.htm


8: More Tall Buildings Predicted

WELLINGTON can expect three or four new "tall buildings" in the next five years, says Mayor Mark Blumsky

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00132.htm


9: Supermodel enjoys visit to AMEX Cup Village

Rachel Hunter had nothing but praise for the American Express New Zealand Cup Village when she visited this morning. Rachel was taken by Village staff out into the marina to see the Team New Zealand boats depart for the racecourse, and surprised the crew ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0002/S00017.htm


10: "Chalice" Resource Consent Granted for 2K Icon

The installation of "Chalice" is set to go ahead. Resource consent, heard on the 2nd and 3rd of February by an independent commissioner, has been granted. The 18m high Neil Dawson sculpture, predicted to be New Zealand's definitive millennium ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0002/S00007.htm


11: Prime Minister Overly Sensitive About Visit - Nats

Opposition Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Simon Upton, says Prime Minister Helen Clark is being unduly sensitive about the timing and purpose of his and Dr Wayne Mapp’s recent visit to Australia.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00337.htm


12: 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


13: Lager Louts Ruin Aussie Thrashing

Cricket hooligans who threw beer cans and invaded the pitch at yesterday's one-day-match between New Zealand and Australia in Dunedin have caused an outcry from both the match organisers and the NZ Captain.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00126.htm


14: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day

Today's questions concern: GE Salmon Trials - F16s - NZ's Peacekeepers - IRD Mailout And Medical Records - WINZ Bonuses - F16s - Telecommunications Monopolies - Judith Tizard's Workload - Doctors And ACC - Hawkesby - Energy Efficiency - ACC And Charities.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00128.htm


15: AUS Tertiary Update Vol3 No2

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0002/S00035.htm


16: Scoop Images: Kiwis Put On Blue Hats Of Peace

NZ Soldiers alongside their Australian, Pakistani, Fijian and Irish counterparts during a parade in Suai to mark the transition of Western Sector of East Timor to United Nations Command. During the parade Kiwi servicemen and women wore blue hats ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00115.htm


17: More Alcohol, Fewer Cigarettes - Statistics NZ

Statistics New Zealand figures released today show the volume of alcoholic beverage available for consumption in the December 1999 year was 2.0 per cent higher than in the December 1998 year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0002/S00154.htm


18: Scoop Archive: Minister Denies Political Blackmail Influenced Him

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/bb/cb/199802171730.c254f5.html


19: Angry Students to Rally outside WINZ

A group of Auckland University students are angry at the mishandling of student loan applications by WINZ that has seen some students still awaiting finalisation of loans that were applied for before Christmas.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00071.htm


20: NORML - Checking In On Nandor

Graham Watson, President of Auckland University NORML and spokesperson for Universities of New Zealand NORML (National Organisation for Reform of Marijuana Laws) is in Christchurch this week to ensure University students and the public are familiar with Nandor Tanczos' ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00069.htm

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