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1: “Lord Of The Rings” Exclusive Trailer Release

With the countdown to the Boxing Day release of the eagerly-anticipated cinematic production based upon J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings”, Roadshow Film Distributors, has announced that it will unveil the first theatrical teaser trailer for the trilogy ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0101/S00004.htm


2: Helicopter Upside Down On Mt Vic Summit

A pilot is dead and his helicopter lying upside down just metres from the Mt Victoria lookout, after crashing this morning.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00008.htm


3: Acting Prime Minister’s Claim Defamatory

The Hon Richard Prebble said today that he had been read a press statement from Acting Prime Minister Jim Anderton claiming he had filled out an enrolment card for Wellington Central on 15 October this year and was therefore claiming a wrongful allowance for ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00413.htm


4: THEONERING.NET: LOTR Wrap Party Report

Report from the Wrap Party! From: Finarfin First published by Scoop’s content partner http://www.theonering.net

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00016.htm


5: MOTORNET: The Comeback Cat

Only a few short years ago, the rarefied Jaguar brand was looking like it might not survive to see the new millennium. Thanks to a much needed cash injection from new owner Ford the day was saved. Luckily, the latest S-Type shows why it was such ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00017.htm


6: Hon Richard Prebble’s State Of The Nation Address

A state of the nation speech is a time for a politician to reflect on a year past, the successes, the failures and the shared experiences that bond us together as a nation

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00023.htm


7: Howard's End: Millennium Genetic Advances

Just as year 2000 ended there was amazing news reported in the Chinese People's Daily newspaper, that their scientists have successfully genetically altered plants, including wheat, rice and oil crops, so they will grow using saltwater and in saline soil. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00004.htm


8: Greenpeace Images: Colonel Franken-Sanders At KFC

The following are images from a protest held today in Central Wellington by Greenpeace activists highlighting the use of GE soy in chicken feed. The protest was held in Manners Mall outside a KFC outlet. For more information see... Colonel Franken-Sanders ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00014.htm


9: David Miller: Is This the Start of a New Cold War?

Even though the Cold War ended over a decade ago, the issues of ballistic missiles and weapons proliferation have continued to gather momentum. The United States government has frequently expressed its concern at such issues and has made no secret that it ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00015.htm


10: Colonel Franken-Sanders and Chickens call on KFC

Wellington Monday 15 January 2001 – Today Greenpeace chickens and Colonel Franken-Sanders revealed to midday shoppers in central Wellington that Kentucky Fried Chicken (NZ) Limited uses chickens fed on genetically engineered animal feed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0101/S00008.htm


11: Howard's End: Drug Hysteria Misguided

The illicit drugs trade is conservatively estimated to bring in around $700 billion in profits to the global criminal fraternity each year with many of our young adults falling victim to drugs and alcohol. But I lived through the turbulent 60's and we ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00018.htm


12: Scoop Images: Marion’s East Bay Holiday Snaps (1)

On the last day of her Christmas “holiday” last Wednesday (January 10th) Minister for the Environment Marion Hobbs attended a meeting in Te Aroha Bay, Arapawa Island in the Marlborough Sounds between residents and members of the Marlborough District ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00005.htm


13: Keith Rankin: Peasants versus Pedants

I hesitate to bring up the divisive topic about which millennium is the real millennium. But I do so for two reasons. First, I am interested in the sociology of the divide. Why did the issue polarise us to the extent that we lost interest in what should ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00003.htm


14: “Lord Of The Rings” Website Re-Launch

New Line Cinema will formally re-launch its “The Lord of the Rings” website at www.lordoftherings.net tomorrow.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0101/S00002.htm


15: Housing New Zealand Pays Out 'Golden Thank-Yous'

Housing New Zealand is attempting to hide bonuses to its staff by giving holidays rather than cash, National's Housing spokesman Tony Ryall revealed today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00024.htm


16: Scoop Images: Hobbiton Bridge

Scoop's Hobbit strikes yet again. Hobbiton bridge is revealed in all its glory….enjoy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00122.htm


17: Prebble’s State Of The Nation Address - Teaser Two

ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble will be giving a State of the Nation address at 12pm this Tuesday 16 January at the Centra Hotel, Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00017.htm


18: Guest Opinion: Storm of the Zephyr

The time has long gone when we should have stopped for a moment and adjusted our way of thinking.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00010.htm


19: Scoop Images: Marion’s East Bay Holiday Snaps (2)

In this second set of images the meeting Marion Hobbs attended is recorded.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00006.htm


20: Government Report Critical Of Hobbs’ Leadership

A lack of leadership by Environment Minister Marian Hobbs has been criticised in the final report of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Bio-diversity and Private Land, said ACT Conservation spokesman Gerry Eckhoff.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00020.htm

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