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Yesterday's top 24 rating items on Scoop are...


FOUR OF THE TOP FIVE ITEMS ARE LORD OF THE RINGS STORIES...

1: Scoop Image: Where The Hobbits Are
2: Scoop Images: WORLD EXCLUSIVE: BAG END!
3: Scoop Images: And Not A Hobbit Was Stirring
5: Scoop Images: Wellywood's Favourite Starlet

THE TOP 20 EXCLUDING LORD OF THE RINGS...

4: Scoop Opinion: Insults Keep Coming For The Coast

Three strikes and you're out! First it was Helen Clark calling West Coaster's feral and in-bred, secondly it was Young Labour vice-president Jordan Carter calling Coaster's feral bastards. Now, Labour Party president, Bob Harvey, has insulted and marginalised ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00013.htm

6: HARD NEWS 5/6/00 - Abort, Retry, Ignore?

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... so the brakes are on. The full-steam progress of the Employment Relations Bill and the second phase of ACC reforms has been slowed down by Prime Ministerial edict.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00015.htm


7: Aretha demanded, David Tua deserves.... RESPECT

The reaction to Tua's 51 second demolition of Obed Sullivan at the weekend was as predictable as it is annoying. Talk of Sullivan being yet another 'noddy' journeyman who one's granny could have put away inside one round abounded. Fight after fight ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00014.htm


8: 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


9: Solomon Islands 10am News Bulletin

PM OK - CAUCUS DECISION GG - DON MCKINNON - HONIARA NORMAL

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00032.htm


10: Army – Your Time Is Running Out Speight

SUVA: Tensions are rising after the Fijian army gave coup leader George Speight until 3 pm today to lay down his weapons and surrender his hostages.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00016.htm


11: 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


12: FIJI: Using the 'SS' sheets

SUVA: Truth is always the first casualty in conflict, aided and abetted by half or part truth plus the blundering hands, heads and pens of the less intellectual revolutionaries.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00029.htm


13: FIJI & Solomons: Coup, Coup & Coup

What we are seeing in an arc from South East Asia to the Pacific is the failure of imported and culturally inappropriate systems of governance. Ross Himona of Te Karere Ipurangi writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00017.htm


14: NZ Condemns Hostage Taking In Solomon Islands

Foreign Minister Phil Goff today condemned the placing of Solomon Islands' Prime Minister Bartholomew Ulufa'alu under house arrest at gunpoint this morning.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00061.htm


15: Third Way Politicians Search For "Good Governance"

Third Way reformist politicians, including Helen Clark, met in Berlin over the weekend agreeing to establish a network of officials to try and get specific about "good governance." John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00012.htm


16: Der Spiegel brands talkfest a 'global coffee club'

Helen Clark's Third Way talkfest in Berlin may be nothing more than a global coffee club, according to the authoritative German weekly, Der Spiegel.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00071.htm


17: The Greens are Growing - Rod Donald Speech

When we met one year ago the election was only six months away. We had selected fewer than 25 candidates, mostly from the South Island; we had no money in the national coffers and very little in electorate kitties; we had under 1,500 members, two not ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00083.htm


18: Webster: Government Must Act Now To Save Lives

The Queens Birthday frustrations experienced by thousands of New Zealand motorists, could be avoided if the Government honoured its word on roading policy, said ACT Transport spokesman Penny Webster.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00063.htm


19: SOLOMON IS: PM detained in military coup

THERE are reports of militant action in Solomon Islands. The reports include militants setting up roadblocks and seizing installations in and near the capital, Honiara.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00019.htm


20: 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


21: ISCR releases Internet Competition study

The Institute for the Study of Competition and Regulation (ISCR) today released a study of Internet access charges in New Zealand and Australia.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00033.htm


22: 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


23: “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


24: 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


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