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

1: Scoop Images: Wellywood's Favourite Starlet

Movie star Liv Tyler takes a break from a hectic schedule of filming for the Lord of the Rings trilogy earlier this year for a spot of shopping on Wellington's Willis St - photo Kevin Stent of the Sunday Star Times.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00023.htm


2: Ringswatch: Our Liv Freaks Out In Battle

Liv Tyler, Wellywood’s most talked about starlet, has been acting it up during shooting of the Lord of the Rings, both on and off the set.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00022.htm


3: HARD NEWS 7/4/00 - Sympathy for the Devil

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... sometimes, probably times when you're heavily sedated, you have to love the dear old New Zealand Stock Exchange. As markets the world over slumped on Tuesday, the NZSE boomed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00024.htm


4: National Anthem On The Net

Internet users struck by a bout of patriotism can turn to the Department of Internal Affairs website ( www.dia.govt.nz ) for instant relief.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0004/S00011.htm


5: Scoop Images: Gandalf’s Two Exploding Trees

Responding to the hints of a couple of US Lord of The Rings websites – http://www.lordoftherings.com/ and http://www.onering.net/ - Scoop earlier this week informed its star Hobbit paparazzi of a reported sighting of Gandalf’s exploding trees in Upper Hutt.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00097.htm


6: Scoop Archive: Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/a0/7a/199911040820.fcae63e4.html


7: South Australia Holds Parliamentary GE Inquiry

South Australia will be the first state in Australia to hold a Parliamentary inquiry into the effects of genetic engineering. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00021.htm


8: Scoop Images: And Not A Hobbit Was Stirring

The following pictures show the inside of the set for the town of Bree from the Lord of The Rings Trilogy which began shooting in New Zealand yesterday under the direction of Peter Jackson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00053.htm


9: Craccum Burning Draws Condemnation

A group of about 10 students, including an AUSA executive member and the Editor of Hamilton student magazine Nexus, burnt approximately 100 copies of Craccum in the Student Union complex on Thursday night.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0004/S00007.htm


10: Howling At The Tube

How much longer do we have to put up with this kind of conspiracy of silence from our news media? Given a nightly menu of worthless rubbish in an effort to hide stories such as these.... A letter from publisher Ian Wishart to Paul Cutler TVNZ Director ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0004/S00004.htm


11: 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


12: Republic debate reaches turning point

“The republican debate has reached a turning point at the constitutional conference. We’re moving from a chat over a cup of coffee to a real discussion of the pros and cons and how we might achieve a republic,” said Dave Guerin, Republican Movement ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00034.htm


13: Scoop Images: Rotating Cabinet Ministers

Taking turns at the podium at yesterday's post Cabinet press conference in the Beehive are Prime Minister Helen Clark (with an overview), Energy Minister Pete Hodgson (announcing government support for EECA legislation promoted by Jeanette Fitzsimmons of the Greens), ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00008.htm


14: Improved competition law positive for investment

Bringing New Zealand's competition law into line with Australia and other major world market economies makes sense to encourage investment from offshore, says the Chief Executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association (Northern), Alasdair Thompson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00027.htm


15: Govt To Raise Registration Threshold For GST

"An estimated 25,000 people and businesses will be able to opt out of making GST returns under legislation to be introduced into Parliament next month," Revenue Minister Michael Cullen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00065.htm


16: Scoop Wins Award For Use Of Toilet Humour

Scoop is delighted to report the following from this week's edition of the Listener.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00014.htm


17: Wellington Bureaucrats Face Red Tape Tie Up

While Wellington slept, Libertarianz activists were tying up government buildings with red tape to highlight that the aim of any new constitution should be to tie up government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00032.htm


18: Telecom Inqiury Issues Paper Released

The Ministerial Inquiry into Telecommunications today released its Issues paper. Written submissions on the paper are now invited.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00080.htm


19: Young Nats = old fogeys, miss the point

Young Labour Vice President Jordan Carter has reacted with bemusement (and not a little laughter) to yet another personal attack from the National Party's youth vice president Daniel Gordon on him regarding the discriminatory Under-25 sticker scheme ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00028.htm


20: On The Left - Luddite? No. Definite realo

Last week within the context of the social control of selfishness, I discussed the role of the Church and how it was undermined by the Protestant Reformation, and about Adam Smith as one of the new thinkers of the 18th century who theorised the market ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00002.htm


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