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The top 20 rating items on Scoop over the weekend (Hobbits excluded) were...

1: HARD NEWS 15/12/00 - The Grinch By A Mile

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... so, Closing the Gaps no longer. The Prime Minister is lancing another boil, banning another word or three. She is perfectly correct when she says that the phrase in question was spawned by the previous National government - it ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00088.htm


2: Sludge Report #47 – But He Hasn’t Been Elected Yet

In This edition: But He Hasn’t Been Elected Yet - Pearls Of Wisdom

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00087.htm


3: Hamiltonians pass motion to decriminalise cannabis

A public meeting in Hamilton last night voted unanimously to support the decriminalisation of cannabis for adults.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00282.htm


4: Upton-on-line December 15th

A hectic round of loose end tying brings upton-on-line to the end of 2000 and the last edition from the motherland. 42 years on the same farm (that’s all of them by the way), 17 years in the same house and 19 years of political detritus accumulating ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00271.htm


6: Howard’s End: There’s Water & Then There’s Water

As worldwide concern mounts about water quality, fitness and health, bottled water has grown globally into a $NZ120 billion industry. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00090.htm


7: ACT: Rifle Range Closure Is Socialism By Stealth

The shock closure of the Trentham Rifle Range to live firing signals another step in New Zealand’s march towards a socialist-driven vision of utopia, said ACT MP Dr Muriel Newman.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00264.htm


8: Rosalea Barker: Ada v. Gloria

One particular TV ad in the "got milk?" campaign has been playing rather a lot in the last 36 days. It features a young guy stuffing what looks like a giant Oreo (cameo creme) in his mouth while walking around a zoo.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00085.htm


9: SkyCabs Offer Auckland Transport Solution

The range of possible solutions to Auckland's passenger transportation dilemma has expanded with the introduction of an innovative new system known as SkyCabs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00050.htm


11: Who Are The Hillbillies?

The court discovered today that a young graduate engineer was left to select Waiheke's emergency sludge disposal site almost completely on his own.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00078.htm


12: Who Let The Imperialist Running DOG Out?

The Communist Revolutionary Action Party wishes to comment on the situation of Toot the imperialist running member of the Destruction of Government or DOG Party!!!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00074.htm


13: Yellow Stickers Breach Human Rights

The police-initiated ‘Yellow Sticker’ car theft scheme, operating in seven New Zealand towns, is in breach of the Human Rights Act, the Human Rights Commission has announced.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00086.htm


14: Frank Zappa Xmas Film Nite ~ Friday 15th Dec 2000

To mark the month that would have seen legendary avant-garde rock composer Frank Zappa's 60th birthday, and to commemorate 7 years since he died of prostrate cancer, Auckland's hardcore Zappa fans, in conjunction with the city's best modern music ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0012/S00020.htm


15: PM Statement On Samuels 60 Minutes programme

Prime Minister Helen Clark has responded to publicity by TVNZ about an upcoming 60 Minutes documentary, by releasing the statement she has made to that programme.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00254.htm


16: Future Lefts Newsletter

CONTENTS: Editorial: Labour Future Youth minimum wage increase welcomed National supports Govt on superannuation Yellow Stickers defeated! Website of the Week

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00071.htm


19: Bad News Speedsters, Merry Christmas Crims

Hard criminals will be happy with the Christmas present they get this year - an under-resourced police force and fewer police on the beat, National's Police spokesperson Brian Neeson said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00281.htm


20: Hey George, Slow Drivers Cause Crashes Too

Slow drivers who cause the majority of driving aggravation and rashness appear to be ignored, said ACT Transport spokesman Penny Webster.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00279.htm


21: Government Must Recognise Risks Of Bank

Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley is warning the Prime Minister, the Minister of Finance and the directors of New Zealand Post that they must not risk taxpayers money for the sake of political expediency.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00280.htm


22: Soft Air Guns - Toys Or Trouble

The shooting of a man north of Auckland on Thursday is a warning for parents that the soft air guns their children may own are dangerous weapons in conflict situations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE9907/S00012.htm


23: Scoop Images: Banking Revolution Talked In Hill St

Around 60 people turned up to the inaugural meeting/debate of New Zealand Banking Reform held at Connelly Hall in Hill St, Wellington, yesterday. Pictures from the evening follow...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00067.htm


HOBBIT STORIES...
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10: Scoop Images: Hobbiton By The Water
17: Scoop Archive: Scoop Image: Where The Hobbits Are
18: Scoop Images: And Not A Hobbit Was Stirring
24: Scoop Images: A Hobbit Summer House?
25: Scoop Images: WORLD EXCLUSIVE: BAG END!

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