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Scoop: Daily Ratings


The top 20 rating items on Scoop over the weekend were...

1: HARD NEWS 16/2/01 - The Weather Turns Wicked

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES .. and what an exciting week it's been and promises to be. The world's fastest fast bowlers have turned up just as the weather has turned wicked for fast bowling, the first secrets of the human genome have been revealed - and ...

2: Shipley not fit for office

Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton says National Leader Jenny Shipley is unfit for leadership after her release of elements of the NZ Post business case for the proposed kiwi bank today.

3: Anti-Bases Campaign Webpage

The Anti-Bases Campaign is pleased to announce that we (at long last) have our own Webpage.

4: Lindsay Perigo: Stuff the Census Stickybeaks

Nanny State's soft-soap advertising campaign for her forthcoming exercise in coercion, the Census, is in full swing. The brutal reality of this exercise belies the saccherine advertising - a $500 fine if you don't supply Nanny with the information she's demanding, ...

5: Kiwi Web Directory Adds 10,000 Listings

Kiwi web directory NZSearch has reached a major milestone in providing over 10,000 free website listings in just over six months.

6: Scoop: Just Politics

MAF Release Details Of Pay Offer To Vets - The Week In Select Committee - Police Minister Finds His Opposite A Dithering Lightweight - National Announce Rural Policy - Catchy Gaps Slogan Gone, Policy Remains “Clear And Unambiguous” - Dalziel Fudging ...

7: Scoop Images: Hobbiton Bridge

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

8: A Fern With A Fondness For Gobbling Up Poison

With dioxins and other poison wastes recently highlighted in New Zealand US scientists report they have come across a fern that sucks up arsenic from contaminated soil. John Howard reports.

9: New Book Shatters Myths Of Waterfront History

Fifty years ago in New Zealand the waterfront dispute of 1951 had just begun. Echoes of this event resound today in the current conflicts in South Island ports. A timely new book takes the long view, looking at the history of the waterfront from early ...

10: Government kicks for touch with latest rail shunt

The Government's constant pushing out of the timetable on the Auckland rail deal is testing the patience of Aucklanders. Auckland's been given deadlines before, this time the Government's got to deliver, National's Transport spokesperson Belinda Vernon ...

11: Scoop Images: Lake Hobbitton - Another View

Scoop's Hobbit strikes again. Yet another - never seen before - shot of Hobbiton in the the Waikato. Showing the other side of the millhouse pictured in an earlier shot, in the sun, before it was burned down. Hobbit houses can be seen across the ...

12: Waterfront Dispute Is Potentially More Serious

“The breakdown in the mediation talks is both alarming and predictable,” said ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble.

13: SHARP ADVICE: How To Appear Hardworking

Some sharp tips for 'working hard' from George Costanza....

14: ACT Seeks Assurances From Minister Over Hero Parad

ACT Deputy Leader and Police Spokesman Ken Shirley is seeking the assurance of the Minister of Police that he will not condone gay police marching in uniform as an exhibit in the Hero Parade this weekend.

15: Animal rights activists smash 50 windows in Auck.

The meat trade is under attack in Auckland. Animal rights activists have smashed dozens of windows at butcher shops and other meat related businesses recently.

16: Scoop Images: CatchingThe Knowledge Wave

CREATING KIWI PROSPERITY: The Prime Minister, Helen Clark, and the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Auckland, Dr John Hood, at tonight's launch of the "Catching the Knowledge Wave" project, a major collaboration between the government, the ...

17: 'MyBank' is huge Anderton ego trip

"The proposed MyBank branding demonstrates the extent to which Jim Anderton will use $80 of taxpayer money to promote his own political interest. New Zealanders will be appalled to know that $4 million will be spent on spin as the MyBank concept ...

18: Greens reject Shipley's cheap shots at 'Kiwi Bank'

Green Party co-leader Rod Donald said he is still waiting to see a letter from Jenny Shipley which is rumoured to outline her revelations over the 'Kiwi Bank'.


Scoop is delighted to present to Frodo and Bilbo Baggin’s house in the Waikato – Bag End. Now we are getting magical….

20: Sue Bradford Speech - PM's Statement Debate

On Tuesday the Prime Minister gave us a speech full of hopeful messages and promises, many of which I'd love to see fulfilled over the coming year. However, as we all know, fine words are never enough.

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