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Scoop Weekend - The Week's Top 30

The top 30 rating items on Scoop this past week 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: Fake Police Email

The following message has been received from the Police & authenticated through the Police Education Resources Branch.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0003/S00080.htm


3: 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


4: 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


5: `I Won't Do What You Tell Me To Do

Contents: Editorial: Late, Bored, Blah Etc :) Young Labour SGM Ideology - From Steve Maharey News Is Good, Good News Is Better. Web Site Of The Week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00124.htm


6: 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


7: Anderton unfit for security committee

“The Deputy Prime Minister has shown he is unfit to be a member of the Parliamentary Security Intelligence Committee,” Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00498.htm


8: Email message a hoax

New Zealand Police and Vodaphone say a mobile phone warning currently doing the rounds on email is a hoax.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0003/S00152.htm


9: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day

Today’s questions of the day concerned: John Tamihere apology/speakers ruling – Community Work Scheme x 2 – IRD Funding – Nauseating Treatment Of Children – BIL Selling Fish Overseas – Pesticide On NZ Roads - Maori On Health Boards – Mental Health ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00112.htm


10: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day

Today's questions concerned: NZ Economy - Risks To Economy - Cycling Safety - Defence Policy - Cell Phone Towers - School Bulk Funding - Community Services Card - Doctor's And Nurse's Pay - Primary Health Services - Te Papa's High Priests - Refugee Hostel ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00107.htm


11: 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


12: Petrol cleans your car’s engine as you drive

New Zealand motorists can now fill up with an advanced new petrol that cleans your car engine as you drive.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0003/S00132.htm


13: Keith Rankin: Child Custody and Child Support

Three weeks ago I wrote about Muriel Newman's Shared Parenting Bill ( http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00035.htm ), suggesting that it represents a positive step in the depoliticisation of child custody disputes. I noted that there would remain incentives for about-to-separate ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00114.htm


14: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day

Today's questions concerned: Fast Ferries - West Coast Accord - West Coast Development Negotiations - Waipareira Trust - Fishing Asset Sales Overseas - West Coast Jobs - Student's Message To The Government - Reserve Bank And Employment - Petrol Prices ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00115.htm


15: 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


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: Scoop Newsflash: A Green Surge

The Green Party has become the third most popular political force in the country according to the latest opinion poll.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00119.htm


18: Shipley 'hysterical' over SIS claim

Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton is scornful of National Party suggestions that he should resign from the Intelligence and Security Committee.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00507.htm


19: Editorial: Democracy, Faith And A People Betrayed

Russia has had a terrible century. In fact Russia - and certainly the Russian peasantry - have arguably had a bum deal for as long as anyone can remember.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00018.htm


20: Upton Online: Legislating for Virtue on Venus

The Employment Relations Bill is guaranteed to provide a level of fireworks Parliament hasn't seen since the mother of all budgets. Written by a university lecturer and a unionist of radical middle class extraction it would probably provide a useful ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00554.htm


21: Clean Air Dirty Water Petrol Additive Banned In US

The Clinton Administration has moved to ban the petrol additive MTBE, an octane booster that has helped clean air but has begun to contaminate water supplies around the US. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00106.htm


22: 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


23: Looking At The Fridges In Te Papa

Helen Clark has insulted New Zealanders with her admission that she has launched her tirade against Te Papa without even visiting the place since she became Prime Minister or Minister for Arts Culture and Heritage, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00487.htm


24: Scoop Opinion: $100 million is not enough!

If any New Zealander truly thinks the West Coast is being treated fairly by this Government offering us a $100 million one-off cash offer, then this is a country I no longer want to live in. Scoop's West Coast correspondent John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00118.htm


25: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 28 March

Today's questions for oral answer by Ministers. Paraphrased answers to these questions will be published shortly after 3pm in the Headlines wire.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00481.htm


26: 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


27: JOB ADVERT: Scoop Wants You To Sell For Scoop!!!

Scoop – www.scoop.co.nz - New Zealand’s fastest growing and most innovative new media company is seeking highly motivated, well organised sales persons to join the Scoop team.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00086.htm


28: 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


29: Hunter occupation

Victoria University Vice-Chancellor Professor Roy Sharp confirmed this afternoon that around 50 student protesters had occupied the historic Hunter building at the university’s Kelburn Campus.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0003/S00053.htm


30: Scoop Images: More Urban Safari & Square Swingin'

More scary Animals on "Urban Safari" in Civic Square today, and a bit of swingin' - photos Tori Buttle.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0003/S00065.htm

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