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

1: “Harry Potter” Trailer Cinema Premiere

The theatrical trailer for the year’s most-anticipated family film - “Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone” will make its cinema screen debut in New Zealand for the first time on Thursday, April 5.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0104/S00006.htm


2: 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


3: An important ethics decision - Nicky Hager

Reaction to the Public Relations Institute decision on the professional conduct of Klaus Sorensen and Rob McGregor of Shandwick New Zealand Ltd in the Timberlands PR campaign

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00067.htm


4: PM caught red handed over backroom deal

Margaret Wilson's admission that Prime Minister Helen Clark used taxpayers money to make an out-of-court settlement will anger many New Zealanders, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00274.htm


5: Police Accused Of Economic Sabotage

"Deliberate police action to choke the supply of a popular consumer item has only served to make it more scarce and drive prices up," said Libertarianz spokesman Richard McGrath, noting a recent incident where Lower Hutt police stole hydroponic ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00058.htm


6: British Oil The Main Beneficiary Of Timor Crisis

SCOOP NEWS ANALYSIS - British Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook's, arrival in New Zealand prior to September's APEC forum caused Thailand Foreign Ministry official, Kobsak Chitikul, to ask, "Why is Mr Robin Cook here?" Britain is not a member ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL9910/S00056.htm


7: 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


8: SCREENING OF THE “STEVEN WALLACE” DOCUMENTARY

Was this a simple open and shut case of good guy wiping out bad guy? Is there more to the death of Steven Wallace? Watch the documentary and you decide.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0101/S00051.htm


9: Launch of Windows XP - NZ Countdown Begins

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Thursday, May 10, 2001 - Microsoft today announced that Windows® XP, the highly anticipated next release of Windows, will be available in New Zealand on Thursday, October 25, 2001. Windows XP will be available for purchase on new PCs, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0105/S00034.htm


10: 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


11: PM a Risk to Taxpayers, Prebble says

Attorney General Margaret Wilson’s attempt to justify the expenditure of more than $100,000 of taxpayers’ money to indemnify the Prime Minister for her reckless defamation, doesn’t stack up, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00273.htm


12: Scoop: Just Politics

Cabinet Manual Guided PM’s Defamation Payout - Wilson - New National Park On Stewart Island - Public Consultation On Insolvency Law - RMA Committee’s Work Welcomed - My Motion Was Not Trivial, Says Mark - Takeovers Bill Code Passed - Govt Services ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00072.htm


13: GT Turbo Expands Skyline Range

Godzilla, the awesome Nissan Skyline GT-R that has been available on special order in New Zealand for the last twelve months, now has a stablemate, the Skyline GT Turbo.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0103/S00056.htm


14: NZ Web-Site Dedicated To Classical Music

Finally a NZ web-site dedicated to classical music on CD opens in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0105/S00043.htm


15: Statement re Underage Prostitution

Child, Youth and Family, the Police and community agencies have resolved to continue working to address the issue of underage prostitution and children at risk on the street.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00069.htm


16: Weber Shandwick satisfied with vindication

Weber Shandwick Worldwide, New Zealand, is pleased to have been vindicated for the communications work carried out on behalf of State Owned Enterprise, Timberlands West Coast Ltd. This comes some 18 months after ethics complaints were laid against ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00065.htm


17: Hobbs Must Go Further

ACT Broadcasting Spokesman Penny Webster said today that she was pleased that the Minister of Broadcasting took her advice to express faith in TVNZ staff, but said Ms Hobbs had not gone far enough.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00272.htm


18: Resources Act imposing intolerable costs, delays

The administration of the Resource Management Act, and political interference in its procedures, is imposing intolerable costs on society and restraining economic growth, the Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern) says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00066.htm


19: The LOOP Music Emailer

A weekly mailout in which LOOP lets you know what's up in the world of music.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0103/S00051.htm


20: Mates rates for road to nowhere

"Using $330,000 of Conservation funds to rebuild the road to nowhere is a mates-rates deal for Tama Iti and an abuse of powers by the Minister of Conservation," National's Conservation Spokesperson Nick Smith said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00251.htm


21: TV3 News

Miracle Cancer Drug Announcement – Bob McNeil – Naenae Hit And Run – Kidnapping – Fishing Sinking – Auckland Bus Driver Sentencing – Colin McLean Sentencing – Nelson Water – Tomatoes - Telecom

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0105/S00057.htm


22: LOOP Screen Emailer 22-03-01

Mere hours away from this year's Oscars, and it's still anybody's game, a crap-shoot between some of the most underwhelming choices the Academy has offered the bookies in years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0103/S00060.htm


23: Scoop Images: A Hobbit Summer House?

Scoop is proud to present another image of Hobbitton… this time of what appears to be a fairly grand Hobbit summer house …enjoy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL9911/S00099.htm


24: Sludge #62: Tino-Rangitiratanga = Maori Rates

Sludge has long been a critic of the Treaty Settlement programme. Not because it is “separatist” or “racist” as critics from the right currently damning moves in the Bay of Plenty to establish Maori council seats would assert, but because it is ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00065.htm


25: Greens criticise police report on Waitara shooting

Green MP Keith Locke today criticised the police report claiming that a policeman acted lawfully in shooting Waitara man Steven Wallace.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0008/S00310.htm


26: Sludge Report #60 – Free Tiger Woods

NOTE: Authors of this report will be anonymous and wide ranging, and occasionally finely balanced. Indeed you are invited to contribute: The format is as a reporters notebook. It will be published as and when material is available. C.D. Sludge can ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00031.htm


27: MPs “Chicken” Over Cannabis Law Review

The Mild Green faction of the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party is losing patience with unaccounted delays in NZ’s promised cannabis law review. They say the Labour-led government is courting punishment in the polls for chickening out on the marijuana ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00040.htm


28: More Racist Seats - More Pain For NZers

The move by the BOP regional counsel to establish guaranteed Maori seats is "a great leap into apartheid," says Libertarian Tim Wikiriwhi, who calls on those concerned to join him and do all they can to stop it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0105/S00061.htm


29: 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


30: Ngati Ruanui - Background - History - Map - Q&A

Ngati Ruanui (including Pakakohi and Tangahoe) is an iwi of Taranaki. Ngati Ruanui takes its name from the tupuna Ruanui o Pookiwa and Ruanui o Taaneroroa, the latter being the grandson of Turi Ariki, leader of the Aotea waka. Ngati Ruanui are located ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0105/S00278.htm


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