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Yesterdays' top 20 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Lord of the Rings allowed in Tongariro Park

The Minister of Conservation, Hon Sandra Lee, has given approval for the company making the Lord of the Rings to film within the Tongariro National Park.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00432.htm


2: On The Left - Luddite or Realo?

I can see the responses of some to this column now - "this guy's stuck in the past, doesn't know what he's on about - needs to try thinking for a change" and other responses. However, it's not as bad as all that. What I want to look at ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00112.htm


3: HARD NEWS 24/3/00 - The Gossip According to Paul

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... it is surely the issue of the hour for New Zealanders. It has commanded the front pages of both Sunday newspapers and the lead spot on 60 Minutes, taken pride of place Good Morning with Mary Lambie and seized the cover of the Woman's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00097.htm


4: Workers At Hubbbards Protest

Food workers employed by Hubbards, the flagship company of Social Responsibility advocate, Dick Hubbard, will begin protest action today over their pay and conditions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0003/S00067.htm


5: Scoop Opinion: Carparking Tax Mooted

Transport Minister, Mark Gosche, is calling for more government funding for public transport and says he's determined to make it a priority. But why isn't government following the New South Wales example. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00099.htm


6: Computer Thrown Out Of Office Building onto Car

AUCKLAND – Monday, 27 March 2000: We all know the feeling. You push the “download” button on an interesting web site….and you wait. And wait. And wait.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0003/S00138.htm


7: Scoop News Analysis - Sleepless In Moscow

Election results presently coming in from the Russian Presidential elections could not be closer to the line. Alastair Thompson reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00102.htm


8: Latest IT Statistics Show A Booming Industry

The latest statistics about the New Zealand Information Technology market show a booming industry worth billions of dollars to New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00440.htm


9: Report shows work-for-the-dole scheme failing

The Social Services and Employment Minister, Steve Maharey, today released a July 1999 report suppressed by National evaluating the work-for-the-dole scheme.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00441.htm


10: Book Extract: How To Lose Friends &....Chapter 1

Imagine, way up in the sky, a balcony that resembles a viewing platform where you and others stand looking down on Earth. You are but a spirit. From the balcony you can see the marvelous and wondrous things on Earth....

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00096.htm


11: Scrapping F-16s A Good Start

The Greens were pleased but not surprised by the government's decision to cancel our order for 28 F-16 fighter jets from the United States. It was a commonsense decision.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00444.htm


12: Government Answers More Questions on 14,000 Father

Government figures released today answer some questions surrounding the 14,000 fathers escaping financial responsibility for their children under section 70A of the Domestic Purposes Benefit.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00442.htm


13: Scoop Today - Winding Up Week With HARD NEWS....

Hard News Is Here: Shock Horror! Who Erased Terrence O’Rien? - Lords Of... The Native Forests - Papakura Base Wars - Current Account Deficit "A Shocker" - Consider This - Scoop Opinion: Superambulations - Scoop: The World Today - Scoop World: Bouganville ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00098.htm


14: NZ has lots of gas

Suggestions that New Zealand is about to run out of gas are misleading and will panic the market unnecessarily, the country’s largest LPG supplier said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0003/S00135.htm


15: Economy remains buoyant

Economic activity increased in the December quarter by 2.2 per cent, said Government Statistician Len Cook when releasing the latest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures. After the small dip in growth in the June quarter, the economy recovered strongly ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0003/S00136.htm


16: 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


17: Internet Fraud Sites Put on Notice

New Zealand's Ministry of Consumer Affairs has taken part in the largest ever international crackdown on Internet fraud.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00433.htm


18: For once Dr Cullen should be speechless

How is he going to explain away spectacular growth in the economy under the management of the previous National Government, Opposition Associate Finance Spokesperson Lockwood Smith questioned today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00453.htm


19: Scoop Feature: West Coast Mayors Prepare To Talk

West Coast Mayors are to meet Government ministers this Thursday to discuss a development package following decisions to end the harvest of beech timber on the West Coast. Trucker Tom Arnold wants the Mayors to take a message to ministers. Scoop's West ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00101.htm


20: FlyingPig.co.nz launches recipe for online success

In a New Zealand first, FlyingPig.co.nz is giving all Kiwis who have an Internet web site the opportunity to make ‘money for jam’.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0003/S00120.htm

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