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Scoop: Weekend Ratings


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

1: Scoop Images: Who Was That Tall Girl!

Kiwi-born and Amsterdam based stilt walker Emily Buttle wowing crowds last weekend at the Cuba St Festival. Buttle has been on a flying visit to the capital.

2: 900 Mountain Bikers Ride Giant Karapoti Classic

Nine hundred riders will compete in the 16th annual Giant Karapoti Classic mountain bike race on Sunday, north of Upper Hutt.

3: HARD NEWS 2/3/01 - From Dubious to Dangerous

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... anybody else found themselves saying a quiet thanks they don't live in Europe right now? As foot and mouth disease courses around the British Isles, putting paid to the ebb and flow of national life, living in the world's most ...

4: Lindsay Perigo: Go Away, Mr Hawkins!

Today's editorial was a cinch. All I had to do was copy & paste a magnificent letter written to the Minister of Police. Its writer forwarded it to me & said I could use it as I saw fit. It is self-contained & self-explanatory. I commend ...

5: Howard's End: Britain's Awful Luck

Britons and Europeans are starting to ask that they've done to offend the heavens as a catalogue of dire warnings and a plague of Biblical proportions seems to have descended upon them. I'm glad I live in paradise. John Howard writes.

6: Scoop Rugby Images: Oo! Ah! Jonah!

Hurricane winger Jonah Lomu walks through a few Bulls on his way to score during tonight's victory for the home side at Wellington's WestpacTrust stadium. Photographs by Mark Graham - .

7: Animal Liberation Front Press Release

In breaking with the normal way the Animal Liberation Front operates, we are making the following public statement in the form of this Press Release.

8: Scoop Images: Trevor Mallard & Colleagues

Education Minister Trevor Mallard with, clockwise from top left, George Hawkins, Lianne Dalziel, Parekura Horomia and Phil Goff. Photographs by Mark Graham -

9: SHARP PRANK: Fighter Aircraft Warranty Card

Thank you for purchasing a McDonnell Douglas military aircraft. In order to protect your new investment, please take a few moments to fill out the warranty registration card below.

10: CRUSAFIED: Blues beat champion Crusaders.

SUPER 12 rugby spluttered into the second round with a dour battle at Eden Park that saw the reigning champions - the Crusaders - toppled 17-12 by the hometown Blues.

11: Max's Memory loss

The National Party's spokesperson on Defence cannot be taken seriously when he talks of boosting Defence spending, the Minister of Defence Mark Burton said.

12: Feedback To Sludge #51: Airways Treason

The Sludge Story on Airways, obviously written by another of the hundreds of "consultants" paid for with taxpayers' money by the increasingly desperate outgoing management and board of Airways, perpertuates a few myths. We would like to contribute to their ...

14: BULLS No Breeze for Hurricanes

SUPER 12 supporters were saved from sleep at WestpacTrust Stadium tonight when what had been a pedestrian game roared to life in the final 15 minutes with a stampeding Jonah Lomu try and a stirring comeback by the Bulls, who in the end were only edged ...

15: Scoop Images: Cuba St. Carnival (2)

More images from Saturday's Cuba Street Carnival parade in Wellington.

18: Sludge Report #51 – Whose Treason?

In this edition: Whose Treason? – Shooting The Messenger

19: Insuring Against An IT Computer Crisis

A new insurance product from The St. Paul, which is aimed at the IT industry, is likely to have huge potential benefits for software and hardware providers alike.

20: Consultation At A Standstill

Today the bank balances of every tertiary institution have increased to the advantage of Maori students. The Government has given every TEI a lump sum of money to develop support systems for Maori and Pacific students. Te Mana Akonga; the National Maori ...

21: Law Society Response To Mick Brown's CYFS Review


22: Keith Rankin: Family Politics and Gender Roles

As I intimated in this column (9 March), Muriel Newman's "Shared-Parenting" Bill has met with a political response. The government, in the form of Laila Harre (Minister of Women's Affairs), and the New Zealand Law Society, have used standard ...

23: Massey University Business Enterprise Centre - PM

I am familiar with what the Enterprise Centre is being set up to achieve, and I am very enthusiastic about it.

13: Scoop Images: Lake Hobbitton - Another View
16: Scoop Images: And Not A Hobbit Was Stirring
17: Scoop Images: Hobbiton By The Water

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