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Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Internet Interest In Hobbits Is Colossal

A 22 year old Canadian who acknowledges he's a Lord of the Rings nerd, says global on-line interest in the imaginary world of Hobbits, Orcs, Wizards and Elfs is colossal, with the New Zealand made movie production of J R R Tolkien’s epic adventure trilogies, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00022.htm


2: Sludge Report #80 – Super Crisis!!!

In This Edition: Super Crisis!!! - Sludge Meets Industry Captains - So Many Ears To Bend, So Little Time

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00021.htm


3: HARD NEWS 01/06/01 - All About Me

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... my story will shock and horrify New Zealand. When I get my day in court the public will finally hear the terrible truth about the cruel things that have been said about me and done to me by people who can't handle the way I ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00005.htm


4: Why The Greens Are Wrong On Superannuation

United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says the Greens have got it wrong in deciding to oppose the Government's plans to pre-fund a portion of future superannuation costs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00034.htm


5: Guest Opinion: Anti-Smoking Hysteria

Enough is enough. When are you all going to stand up to the government and reclaim your property rights? Why do you, in effect, let the government run your business? Worse still, just think of all the imposed compliance costs, red tape, unpaid tax ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00020.htm


6: Adult “Sexpo” Anti-Family

An unashamedly erotic ‘Sexpo’ opening in Auckland this weekend is likely to increase the already appalling level of sexual abuse in this country. The first of its kind in New Zealand, the R18 ‘Sexpo’ is attempting to change the sex ‘industry’ image ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0008/S00035.htm


7: Image: Goff Raises Human Rights Concerns in Tibet

Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff has completed his four-day visit to the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) having raise long-standing concerns held by New Zealand and much of the international community regarding human rights issues.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00023.htm


8: The Words Big Brother Longs To Hear...

This list of alleged Echelon 'filter' words has been circulating on the Internet.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00019.htm


9: Stateside With Rosalea: North Of The Border

It is an astonishing season for azaleas and rhododendrons. Peach and pink, mauve and red, they are everywhere in total bloom. And by everywhere I mean from the Bay Area, where I live, to Vancouver, where I’m visiting for my annual vacation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00017.htm


10: 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


11: Scoop Images: Lightning Strike On Wellington CBD

The following picture was forwarded to Scoop by a reader with the caption. ”Ya can't beat wellington on a good day...!”. You sure can’t!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00003.htm


12: New Book On The Land Girls

Shearing, fencing, and even biting off lambs' testicles were among the many tasks performed on New Zealand farms by the 'land girls' of the Second World War. Who were these brave and hardy women? What were they doing on our farms?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0011/S00071.htm


13: The New Zealand Queen's Birthday Honours 2001

The Queen has been pleased, on the occasion of the New Zealand celebration of Her Majesty's Birthday, to approve the following appointments to The New Zealand Order of Merit:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00037.htm


14: Leadership change for Mana Motuhake

Cabinet Minister Sandra Lee has confirmed that Willie Jackson MP has been elected today as leader of Mana Motuhake after he contested the leadership.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00029.htm


15: Fitzsimmons: Greening Government - The Scorecard

We have just passed the mid-point of this parliamentary term, and it's close to mid-winter. Both are appropriate times for reflection - looking back and looking forward, both on a government with a new agenda after years of right wing ideology, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00036.htm


16: ANZFA Row - Symptom Of Deteriorating Relationship

The Australian Federal Government's complete disregard for New Zealand in the stand-off over ANZFA is another indication of the extent to which the Trans-Tasman relationship has deteriorated in recent months, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00042.htm


17: Sludge Report #79 : Why Does It Rain On GW Bush?

The following are two images of the latest display of apparent heavenly disapproval of US President George W. Bush’s energy policy. They show weather as it actually happened after George returned home from a trip to energy crisis torn California.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00012.htm


18: 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


19: 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


20: National Radio Midday Report

Dodgy Landlords – Food Standards – Nepal Curfew – Dyson Sworn In – Loading Protest – Copter Crash – Investigation – Drink Driving Case – East Timor Peacekeeping – Cease-fire – Speight Trial – Dairy Merger – Timothy McVeigh

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0106/S00011.htm


21: A Better Dairy Deal - Farmers Hand Book

Very shortly, we will decide our future - for at least the next 10 years. It certainly is a major decision.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00021.htm


22: 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


23: David Miller Online: The War Israel Cannot Win

The decision by Israel to refrain from any retaliatory action in the wake of the weekend’s suicide bombing is welcome news to the peace process. Although it is unclear how long Israel plans to hold off its military action against the Palestinian forces, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00016.htm


24: Eco-Economy: Super Scheme is Political Suicide

Labour’s Super Fund is quickly becoming a financial and political disaster. Moreover, the scheme is insulting to young New Zealanders. It would be better for the Labour government to quietly let it drop.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00006.htm


25: 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


26: Angela D'Audney Returns Home

TVNZ's Managing Editor Paul Cutler said the broadcaster would now begin a three-week period of convalescence.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0106/S00005.htm


27: NZ must keep sovereignty over food standards

"The New Zealand Government should take a strong stand and refuse to accept any changes to our food standards system, that have been voted by the Australian Senate, until our own parliament has debated and voted on the proposed amendments," ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00040.htm


28: Damage to UK Economy Is A Warning For New Zealand

The damage to the British economy should be a salient lesson to New Zealand not to relax for a moment in its vigil against foot and mouth disease entering this country said ACT Rural Affairs Spokesman Owen Jennings

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00039.htm


29: 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


30: Lady Thatchula Comes Out Of The Coffin!!!

"The Selfservative Party is to be applauded for giving the undead a place in politics!!!" enthused Sister Pontificata of the Stupendous Genuflection today when the Correctives noted the appearance of Lady Thatchula at a fund-raiser for ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00008.htm

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