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Scoop Today - Long Weekend Top 20

The top 20 rating items on Scoop over the weekend were dominated by Hobbit images...

1: Scoop Image: Where The Hobbits Are

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00011.htm


2: 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


3: Scoop Images: WORLD EXCLUSIVE: BAG END!

Scoop is delighted to present to Frodo and Bilbo Baggin’s house in the Waikato – Bag End. Now we are getting magical….

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00092.htm


4: 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


5: Sludge Report #9 - The Truth About INL

IN THIS EDITION: Fiji Crisis Resolution Imminent Again - Here's Hoping - C.D. Sludge Backs Jim's People's Bank - Helen Clark's Slow Down Shows Discipline - More BS From INL And Mike Robson

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00009.htm


6: Helen Clark must not get away with heritage attack

"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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00037.htm


7: Upton-on-line: Die Neue Mitte und die Alte Clark

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00032.htm


8: Scoop Archive: ETAN On Resumption of Military Ties with Indonesia

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/63/b4/200005251001.7ca32a41.html


9: Student Loan Election Bribe Will Haunt Labour

“It is hardly surprising that student loan figures are rocketing,” said ACT Tertiary Education Spokesman Stephen Franks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00050.htm


10: FIJI - A pox on the media

The Foreign Correspondent is a highly skilled journalist and writer who immerses himself or herself in the job.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00008.htm


11: HARD NEWS: Prostitutes, Thieves and Gold-diggers

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00123.htm


12: Scoop Images: 1400 At Auckland Fiji Crisis Meeting

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00137.htm


13: Pacific Journalism Online Website Censored

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00012.htm


14: NEWSFLASH: All Over By Monday Says Speight

Fiji Coup Leader George Speight has announced the hostages he is holding could be released as early as Monday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00007.htm


15: “Waka Jumping” Bill Dead

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00051.htm


16: Scoop Images: New NZ Flag For Discussion

The above flag is submitted by a Scoop reader for discussion. Views on its suitability to replace the present Southern Cross and Union Jack flag should be sent to editor@scoop.co.nz .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00006.htm


17: New Zealand Post Recovery Of Unbilled Revenue

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00008.htm


18: Nestle misleading consumers on Gene-food queries.

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00005.htm


19: Maori going to Fiji

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00012.htm


20: Military impose conditions for amnesty

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00004.htm


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