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The weekend’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were…


1: Robson In Land Of Noddy

Disarmament Minister Matt Robson is living in the land of Noddy if he believes sweet-talking other nations instead of committing to defence will be enough to keep New Zealand secure, National's Defence spokesman Max Bradford said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00390.htm


2: Shipley Needs To Get Bradford Under Control

Disarmament Minister Matt Robson is asking the Opposition leader Jenny Shipley to reign in her defence spokesperson, after Mr Bradford today appeared to denounce international diplomacy and conciliation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00402.htm


3: Upton-On-Line - Diaspora Edition

In this issue: We consider the completely different way in which political drama is played out in France, the way in which bi-lateral relations are nurtured by countries with a serious approach to foreign relations, and agriculture as culture – the ingenious ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00134.htm


4: National Radio Midday Report

Diabetes Funding – Wharf Accident – Qantas Collapse – Engine Incident – Home Detention – Cancer Drugs – Rail Death – Ethiopian Hijacking – Maj McNutt – Ox Employment – Taiwan Delegation – Industrial Hemp

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0104/S00103.htm


5: Majority Of New Zealanders 'Non-Citizens'

New Zealanders who are non-Maori, non-Pacific Islander or non-ethnic are being treated as non-citizens by the Government in its public consultation over the Gaming Review, National MP Murray McCully said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00399.htm


6: Margaret Wilson on the death of Trevor de Cleene

"I feel very sad to learn of the death of Trevor de Cleene. Although not unexpected, his death will still be a shock to the family, to whom I extend my sympathy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00337.htm


7: Stateside With Rosalea: Cartoon Network

Holy Batballs, Wonder Boy! Doesn't that VQ1 squadron have a lightning bolt and a bat on its insignia along with the words "World Watchers"? And doesn't it surveill not only China but the West Coast of America and the Arabian Gulf? Has the Batmobile ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00113.htm


8: Trevor de Cleene

"It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Trevor de Cleene," Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00335.htm


9: Scoop Images: Hobbiton By The Water

Scoop's Hobbit strikes again. This time the furry fellow with a flair for photography has produced another - never seen before - shot of Hobbiton in the the Waikato. Showing it in the sun, before it was burned down. It looks like it was a tranquil and magical ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00007.htm


10: 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


11: Auckland Anarchists - May Day Banner And Song

In 1886, two anarchists, Lucy and Albert Parsons, walked arm in arm with their children down Chicago's Michigan Avenue. They walked at the head of 80,000 workers in the world's first ever May Day parade. At that moment, over 340,000 workers across the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00090.htm


12: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00068.htm


13: HARD NEWS FROM EUROPE: The Stolen Edition

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... and greetings from Amsterdam, home of meat, bread, cheese and chocolate; of buds and beer, of tolerance and the apparently compulsory smoking of tobacco.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00144.htm


14: HARD NEWS 27/4/01 - A Shambles in Paradise

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... yes, it's me down the phone line again, but from parts no more distant or exotic than Pt Chevalier. Where, I am happy to report, the weather is pleasant and the vista a delight.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00143.htm


15: Subaru's WRX Tries On A Suit For Size

It's been years since Subaru launched the WRX and the latest all-new version has been eagerly anticipated. But all would agree, it is a very different car from its predecessor. The big question is - will the punters buy it?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00031.htm


16: Prebbo Seeking Royal Corgi Vacancy- Denounced!!!

"It was with horror, loathing and appalled disgust that we learnt about the career prospects of Prebbo if ARF loses its kennels in Parliament!!!" exclaimed Sister Raptophilia SM at news of a breaking political scandal.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00091.htm


17: Rachel, Forget Rod, have a cream bun instead!

Women from the Tertiary Women's Focus Group, (the women's network of the New Zealand University Students Association) are pleading with supermodel and actor Rachel Hunter not to lose any more weight to please modelling agencies.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0104/S00066.htm


18: Reverend Jeremiah Lovebucks Is Coming To Town!

Christchurch anarchist group the Anarchist Round Table (ART) is delighted to announce that Reverend Jeremiah Lovebucks, head of the International Church of the Almighty Dollar, will be in Christchurch to lead a special May Day service starting at 12 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00088.htm


19: 'CANES stake finals with Warratah thrashing

A FULL eighty minute effort highlighted by a sensational last fifteen saw the Hurricanes wow a packed Rugby Park with four exhillarating tries Friday to earn a valuable bonus point which capped off an extremely impressive 41-17 thrashing of a strong Warratah ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0104/S00147.htm


20: Scoop Images: WORLD EXCLUSIVE: BAG END!

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL9911/S00092.htm


21: Ministers Direct Dialogue With Indigenous Women

27 April 2001 Media Statement WOMEN’S MINISTERS COMMIT TO DIRECT DIALOGUE WITH INDIGENOUS WOMEN

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00446.htm


22: Scoop Images: Priceless

Scoop Subversive Art #1 George W. Bush Priceless, sent from Washington D.C.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00017.htm


23: Scoop Images: And Not A Hobbit Was Stirring

The following pictures show the inside of the set for the town of Bree from the Lord of The Rings Trilogy which began shooting in New Zealand yesterday under the direction of Peter Jackson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL9910/S00053.htm


24: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Fox News Broadcasts Message From God

A series of images from last night's broadcast on TV2 of an truly extraordinary documentary... See Scoop's review of the show... Jesus Christ Tells FOXNews He Wants To Hug World .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/22/3c/199910150026.bd375fc5.html


25: Community Card --- Richard Prebble

ACT has slammed the Government’s proposal to scrap the community services card and wants a Parliamentary vote on the issue.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0104/S00443.htm


26: First Biotechnology Statistics Released

Statistics New Zealand today released the report Modern Biotechnology Activity in New Zealand. This is the first set of New Zealand statistics on modern biotechnology activity. The report analyses the results of a survey of 180 businesses and research ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0104/S00058.htm


27: CHP Defends The Human Rights Of Prostitutes

Party Leader Graham Capill told the Justice and Electoral Select Committee that the Prostitution Reform Bill was unlikely to promote the human rights of prostitutes in the way suggested by its proponents.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0104/S00092.htm


28: Media Flash - Mar. 5, 2001 - Mail Batch No. 057

Media Flash and Australian Media Job Directory Australia's Media Independent Weekly E-Newspaper Monday, March 5, 2001

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0103/S00019.htm


29: Quotable Value Annual Report

Quotable Value New Zealand has reported a net operating surplus of $0.670 million after current year tax expense, Quotable Value Chairman, Richard Westlake, announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0011/S00045.htm


30: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Mirror Snaps Bilbo's House

Scoop wouldn't normally so shamelessly lift a photo from a newspaper but in this instance the claim in the Mirror/Daily Record that this is the "first" picture of the Lord of the Rings secret Kingdom, is, respectfully disputed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/10/ae/199910181355.2d1ec1f3.html

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