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The top 20 rating items on Scoop yesterday (Hobbits excluded) were...

3: Notice Of Revocation Of Independence

In the light of your failure to elect a President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00122.htm


5: PM Holds Onto Her Sensible Shoes

“High heels that make one’s life a misery are not about to be purchased,” said Prime Minister Helen Clark today, in response to suggestions she should upgrade her wardrobe.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00119.htm


6: On The Right: Confessions Of A Misspent Youth

Okay, a confession: I was once Nelson’s representative at a nationwide Labour Youth conference.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00083.htm


7: On The Left – ACTivists Denied

Generally you know when you read Mike Heine’s writing that you’re in for a laugh. Besides actually being quite a good writer at times, his comic sense is often enhanced by the fact he doesn’t even realise that he’s being funny most of the time. Of course, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00084.htm


8: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 21 November

Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Widening Of Closing The Gaps – Regional Development – Defence Purchasing – Community Work Scheme – Mainland Stevedores – New School Gyms – Kaikohe Parole Office – Fiji Constitution – Auditing Closing The ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00125.htm


9: Chisholm, 1066, And All That Sludge!

After 1066 days of Sludgegate, Adrian Chisholm will tomorrow get his day in court – although not at 10 o’clock as previously announced!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00080.htm


10: Internet Now Available On TV

New Zealanders now have a simple and affordable new way to surf the Internet - on their home TV.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0011/S00079.htm

13: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 21 November

Paraphrased answers to today's questions will be posted in the Scoops wire shortly after 3pm.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00355.htm


16: David Miller: New Zealand and Free Trade

The Closer Economic Partnership agreement between Singapore and New Zealand that was signed earlier this year not only marks the first such pact this country has signed with an Asian trading partner but is also a step forward towards achieving ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00120.htm


17: Howard's End: Open Skies Over A Warming Planet

As New Zealand and the world debates the impact of greenhouse gas emissions in the Hauge this week, the government has signed an open skies agreement liberalising aviation travel - one of the world's worst air polluters. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00124.htm


18: Notice Of Revocation Of Independence - NZ Version

In the light of your failure to elect a President and thus to govern yourselves properly, Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has revoked your independence, effective immediately.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00128.htm


20: Strong line needed over rail route

If ever there was a time to invest in upgrading or buying back our rail network, it is surely now.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00345.htm


23: US Admiral Should Butt Out Of NZ Defence Debate

Green Party Defence spokesperson Keith Locke rejected a visiting US admiral's call for New Zealand to spend more on defence.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00349.htm


24: International Sex Industry Conference

BANGKOK, Thailand -- International prostitutes, union organizers, researchers and others have gathered to try and legalize commercial sex worldwide, but a California stripper said Thailand was too shy to even discuss the issue openly.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00115.htm


26: Reality a bitter pill to swallow for PM

"The Prime Minister's dismissive response to US Admiral Dennis Blair shows how badly out of touch this Government is with our international defence responsibilities," National's Defence spokesman Wayne Mapp said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00347.htm


28: Fun and Sex in the City

A racy new television drama series, set in a red light district, has been given the green light for funding from NZ On Air.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0011/S00048.htm


29: Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington #39

Helen Clark's visionless speech and the choice of a professional election campaigner as party president is a clear indication that Labour's sole objective is to be re-elected. Neither Mike Williams or Clark have stated any vision of how New Zealand can a prosperous ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00342.htm


30: Defence Money Going To Right Places, PM Says

Prime Minister Helen Clark today defended the Government’s defence spending priorities, after a visiting United States Navy admiral reportedly criticised New Zealand for not spending enough on high tech military equipment.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00118.htm

1: Scoop Images: Helms Deep Press Conference (1)
2: Scoop Images: Helms Deep Press Conference (2)
4: Scoop Images: Lake Hobbitton - Another View
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12: Scoop Archive: Ringswatch: Our Liv Freaks Out In Battle
14: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Liv Meets Some Smokin' Ringwraiths
15: Scoop Images: Hobbiton By The Water
19: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Mirror Snaps Bilbo's House
21: Scoop Images: Arwen Catches A Few Digital Snaps
22: Scoop Archive: Scoop Image: Where The Hobbits Are
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27: Scoop Images: A Mountaintop Hobbit Retreat?

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Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

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Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

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