The top 20 rating items on Scoop over the weekend were dominated by Hobbit images...
The following picture of a Hobbit House was supplied to Scoop by a friendly, anonymous, hobbit. Scoop beleives it is the first published picture of Hobbitton, in the Waikato, taken from the ground rather than the air. The Hobbitton set is being used for Peter ...
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.
Scoop is delighted to present to Frodo and Bilbo Baggin’s house in the Waikato – Bag End. Now we are getting magical….
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.
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"Helen Clark is slowly, brick-by-brick, dismantling every aspect of the heritage which still holds a resonance for the majority of New Zealanders," says National's Northland MP John Carter.
As upton-on-line goes to press, the Prime Minister is winging her way to what must be the most exclusive talkfest in the world. On June 2nd and 3rd, Berlin will play host to a galaxy of political leaders gathered to talk earnestly about Modern Governance ...
The East Timor Action Network (ETAN) today called on the U.S. government to cancel plans to conduct a joint military exercise with the Indonesian military (TNI) this summer. This training is part of a proposed program to gradually restore military ...
“It is hardly surprising that student loan figures are rocketing,” said ACT Tertiary Education Spokesman Stephen Franks.
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GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... what didn't happen: democracy hasn't been overthrown by an out-of-town con man and a few hired goons. Not here, anyway.
The Action for Restoration of Democracy in Fiji group yesterday called a meeting in the Mahatma Gandhi Centre in Auckland which was attended by 1400 people.
ADVISORY: Pacific Journalism Online website - the USP Journalism Programme's website - was disconnected late on Monday May 29, after the armed attack on Fiji Television the previous night which cut transmission and trashed the office. PJO and the journalism ...
Fiji Coup Leader George Speight has announced the hostages he is holding could be released as early as Monday.
Another key Labour and Alliance election promise is dead in the water. The so-called “waka jumping” Bill, to prevent Members of Parliament from changing parties, will not see the light of day, ACT leader Richard Prebble said today.
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New Zealand Post has made inquiries and believes the issues raised yesterday in Parliament by Rt Hon Winston Peters in Oral Question No.5 relate to the recovery of unbilled revenue from an Auckland mail house operating as two separate companies that understated ...
Consumers are being misled by food manufacturers over their policy on genetic engineering, says the consumer group GE-Free NZ (RAGE), and Nestle are the worst.
Tame Iti, (Maori and Indigenous political activist) and Anthony Sinclair (Lawyer, Mediator, Indigenous Rights Advocate) leave for Fiji on Air New Zealand flight 35 at 7.30am Thursday.
SUVA: The amnesty offered to Fiji's rebel leader George Speight and his group for the illegal takeover of the Mahendra Chaudhry-led government is tied to conditions laid down by the interim military government.