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

1: Margaret Wilson Has a Hidden Constitutional Agenda

ACT is today warning that Government plans to stop appeals to the Privy Council is part of an elite agenda for creeping constitutional change without letting ordinary New Zealanders vote on it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00164.htm


2: HARD NEWS 14/4/00 - No Laughing Matter

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... some weeks the headlines are not kind to news commentators. There are precious few laughs in the likes of the cervical screening inquiry, which seeks to trawl over one man's disastrous misreading of test results over the span ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00043.htm


3: Scoop Images: Lord Of The Rings Preview Highlights

At the weekend the official LOTR website http://lordoftherings.net broadcast a two minute preview from the movie. The preview is attracting unprecedented internet attention.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00027.htm


4: TV3 News

Gisborne Cancer Inquiry - ANZ Bank Fees - Scott Watson Appeal - Salvage Fails - Greenpeace Arrest - Singapore - Lord Of The Rings

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM0004/S00048.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: Scoop Misses Wellington's Fair Trade Protests

Hoping to find protests of Seattle like proportions, Scoop went to the demonstration against global capitalism in Wellington's Manners Mall and found... very little.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00045.htm


7: Greens Urge Gosche Intervenes On Wgtn Motorway

Green Party transport spokesperson Sue Kedgley today said there were a number of measures Transport Minister Mark Goshe should take to stop the building of the Wellington Inner City motorway.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00189.htm


8: 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


9: Scoop Images: Bolivian Consulate Doused

The following pictures show a protest outside the Bolivian Counsulate in Auckland held to object to the privatisation of the Bolvian water industry and to draw attention to the loss of life in riots that followed. Pictures supplied by the Water Pressure ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00041.htm


10: 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


11: Scoop Images: Easter Rain In Ethiopia?

The NOAA Super Computer long range forecast for Ethiopia looks bright for Holy Week. The following image shows significant amounts of rain falling in drought stricken Ethiopia on Easter Sunday and Good Friday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00039.htm


12: ‘E-politics’ Proves Popular, Says ACT

The ACT Party official website has registered over 200,000 hits since the beginning of the month as employers and employees alike seek information and make submissions on the radically dangerous Employment Relations Bill.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00206.htm


13: 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


14: Opinion: A Cashless Or A Cashmore Society?

This week, the ANZ bank announced that it would follow WestpacTrust in charging fees whenever its customers used other banks' automatic teller machines. This is a classic example of the "prisoners' dilemma" in which individualist behaviour leads ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00038.htm


15: Flaws Highlighted in Private Accident Insurance

A report on the impact of the private accident insurance regime on health service providers, prepared for the Department of Labour, reveals some of the pitfalls of the private model, says acting ACC Minister Ruth Dyson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00194.htm


16: Eforce’s viral marketing strategy works a treat

On day three of Eforce’s Imac giveaway promotion – 100 Imacs in 100 days – the new Ecommerce “intermediary” ecommerce portal has nearly doubled its pre-promotion membership base and now has 7500 members.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00044.htm


17: Peace: the most powerful weapon that we possess

A lecture on the challenge of the peaceful resolution of conflict, delivered April 12th by Nelson Mandela, Nobel Prize winner and former South African President, at the Independent Newspapers Annual Lecture in Trinity College, Dublin.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00046.htm


18: Free Speech ‘in the Gun’

A policeman ringing to obtain his file is not what Libertarianz spokesman Daniel Charlton expected to see when he finished presenting the party’s submission to a Parliamentary Select Committee!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00057.htm


19: Scoop Images: Polar Bears Win 13% Vote At BP AGM

GreenPeace protestors dressed as Polar Bears attending yesterdays BP Amoco AGM in London. The protestors won a victory when 13.5% of BP shareholders voted in favour of a resolution calling on the company to abandon its Northstar exploration and exploitation ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00042.htm


20: 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


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