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


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

TOP 20 EXCLUDING HOBBITS...
4: Cullen Insult Final Straw - Aardvark To Depart

According to our Finance Minister, Michael Cullen, I, and the many thousands of other New Zealand entrepreneurs and businessmen, are a bunch of scheming, plotting would-be criminals who, if given half a chance, would enjoy nothing more than to rip off the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00026.htm


5: Scoop Image: Young Journalist Brutally Murdered

http://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/0006/0cd3a7068619946778ad.jpeg Murder Victim - Kylie Sheree JONES

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0006/S00021.htm


7: Scoop Images: Peter Jackson And The Olympic Flame

Courtesy of http://theonering.net and photographer Karen Tucker - Lord of the Rings Director Peter Jackson with the Olympic Flame in Wellington's Civic Square yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00022.htm


8: Keith Rankin: The Business of Government

Business interests in New Zealand have been lobbying hard to make the Labour-led government more "business friendly". The Parliamentary Labour Party seems to be acquiescing to this pressure.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00024.htm


9: Police Narrow Down Murder Time

Auckland City Police investigating the murder of a young woman in Glen lnnes last night believe she was killed in the early evening, sometime after 6pm.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0006/S00020.htm


10: Scoop Opinion: The Origins Of Offence

When Prime Minister, Helen Clark, made her now infamous remarks about West Coaster's, she included a comment that Coaster's had lynch-mob mentalities, like Kentucky. That set me thinking about the origins of the comment. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00025.htm


11: Upton-on-line: Confidence Tricks

Upton-on-line has been hunkered down on the farm this week. Perhaps there really is some truth in the old belief that rural virtue is pitted against city vice. Perhaps it’s just having to rely on the media. But from the depths of the provinces, the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00150.htm


12: The Failure of Electoral Engineering in Fiji

George Speight's seizure of Fiji's parliament may have shocked the world, but it comes as less of a surprise to those familiar with the situation here in Fiji.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00052.htm


13: 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


14: 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


15: 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


16: 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


17: 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


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: Road Safety Package Announced

A $152 million plus road package announced today will see greater emphasis on driver education and a dedicated traffic patrol on New Zealand’s highways.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00126.htm


20: Scoop Link: Judge Orders Microsoft Split in Two

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge ordered the breakup of Microsoft Corp. (NasdaqNM:MSFT - news) on Wednesday, declaring the software giant that spurred an explosion in home computing should be split into two because it ``proved untrustworthy in the past.''

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00053.htm


21: Hawkins toying with police cars

Any moves to continue to reduce the road toll will be welcomed by New Zealanders but we should not be throwing money away on cosmetic changes, says Opposition Police spokesman Brian Neeson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00129.htm


22: Justice Select Committee place for cannabis debate

Green Party justice spokesperson Nandor Tanczos agreed today with the Health Minister that a Select Committee inquiry would be a good way to investigate the options for cannabis law reform, but said it was crucial that the issue be debated in the appropriate ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00092.htm


23: ACT Welcomes “CHiPs” Initiative

ACT Police Spokesman Ken Shirley has today welcomed the Government’s “CHiPs” initiative to reintroduce a dedicated highway patrol for New Zealand roads.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00135.htm


24: Fiji unions hit back at Aussie businessman

SUVA: Suva's deputy mayor and national assistant secretary of the Fiji Trades Union Congress (FTUC), Diwan Shankar, today slammed Australian businessman Mark Halabe for statements he made in The Australian newspaper just five days after the coup.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00051.htm


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