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

AGAIN THE LOTR STORIES SCOOPED THE POOL...

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

THE NEXT TOP 20 WERE...

5: 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: Thoughts on 3rd Coup by Mere Tuisalalo Samisoni

To date George Speight and the Army have agreed to the following. 1. Ratu Mara and Sitiveni Rabuka step down from their respective Leadership positions. 2. Annul the 1997 constitution. 3. Pardon George Speight and his seven men who were responsible ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00019.htm


7: 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


8: 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


9: Senior rebel officer meets military deadline

SUVA: A senior military officer and two other soldiers backing Fiji rebel leader George Speight today heeded the army ultimatum and returned to barracks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00036.htm


10: 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


11: Bob's Slight On South Islanders Beyond The Pale

"Labour Party President Bob Harvey has already embarrassed his party with everything from his theory that the CIA was involved in the death of Norman Kirk, to his alleged public 'down-trou'. But he has gone way too far with his latest faux pas," says ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00091.htm


12: News Flash Solomon Islands

Conflict in the Solomon Islands has escalated dramatically this morning, with Amnesty International receiving reliable reports that the paramilitary group, the Malaita Eagle Force (MEF), has begun shelling civilian villages east of Honiara airport.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00039.htm


13: Hodgson's Negative Outburst Extraordinary

Science Minister Pete Hodgson's outburst rejecting our request that Government honour its pre election pledge to allow the full tax deductibility of r&d costs was extraordinary, says Employers and Manufacturers Association, chief executive Alasdair ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00016.htm


14: 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


15: 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


16: Indecent Flesh, New At Bats Theatre

A devised panoramic exploration of land, light and skin, 'indecent flesh' brings you a physical exploration of the universal self, expressed through the eyes and skin of three Polynesian actors. With live percussion, it is a show with a uniquely ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0006/S00005.htm


17: Lord Of The Rings Set Report

Super Ringer Spy Xtem sends word on the filming going on in and around Ruapehu the last few weeks. Funny man Bernard Hill, how Hugo Weaving really looks and how it is to work with Viggo Mortensen!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0005/S00040.htm


18: Forest and Bird sends landowners a Wake-Up call

Now that Forest and Bird has State native forests locked up against sustainable forest management, Maori and private forests are next. Action on other private land uses will follow, according to Eugenie Sage, concluding a talk she gave on Friday 2nd, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00015.htm


19: Helen Clark's Auckland Arrogance Rides Again

"The fact the South Island has been virtually ignored in the Budget process is yet another indication of the Government's supreme arrogance," says National MP Katherine Rich..

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00108.htm


20: Will Organic Dope Be OK For Our Kids?

Green Party assurances they will support child protection after cannabis decriminalisation seem hollow, said ACT Justice spokesman Stephen Franks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00089.htm


21: 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


22: 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


23: Air medical team saves Mother and baby

Captain Linda Lampen-Smith with baby Polo after an emergency dash. Photograph taken by NZDF

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00035.htm


24: 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

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