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1: Guy’s World: Premiere Night In Middle Earth

It’s 12.01am, I’m in geek heaven and I’m loving it. It’s the first Australasian public screening of the Fellowship of the Ring. The hardcore fans are kitted out in their pointy ears and armour. All in the theatre sense several years of anticipation about ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00112.htm


2: Scoop Images: LOTR Opens In New York

The scene in downtown Manhattan as the Fellowship of the Ring opens - Image from Miles Thompson

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00114.htm


3: Scoop Satire: Brian-Drain Figures Continue To Rise

Latest figures released by the government show that the so-called ‘Brian-drain’ continues unabated with a further 412 Brians leaving for overseas in the last 6 months.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00108.htm


4: Scoop Update #9 – Good Tidings Of Great Joy

In This Edition: Good Tidings Of Great Joy – To The Barricades - Calling all Cultural Patriots (With The Ultimate LOTR Christmas Present!) – The Plan - And.... The Secret of Scoop’s Success

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00107.htm


5: Big News: Spelling Christmas with an X

Well it’s that silly money-making season again – Wellington is renamed Middle Earth, Christmas parades turn into Santa parades, we eat, drink and be merry until we’re overflowing wrecks and when writing out our Christmas cards spell Christmas with ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00113.htm


6: Scoop: Top Scoops From Middle Earth

Scoop Update: Season’s Greetings - Satire: Brian Drain Figures Worst Yet - Scoop Is In The House - Under Urgency!- Government Is Seizing the Power To Sack MPs - With Bill of Rights Breaching Bill! - Petitioning Rages On As SAS May Or May Not Get A ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00109.htm


7: Keith Rankin: Rankinomics

I have a website called the Rankin File. The "brand" has now worn thin, however. There are too many Rankin files, as any internet search engine will reveal.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00111.htm


8: The Business Of Space Imaging And The War

War normally stimulates technological development - but there are signs that the conflict in Afghanistan may be having the opposite effect.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00116.htm


9: Christmas & New Years Weather Here & There

The following are long range forecasts from the NOAA Supercomputer for Christmas and New Year’s weather, here in NZ, in the US, Europe and Middle East. For Christmas/New Year's weather forecasts for other parts of the globe please make a request to editor@scoop.co.nz ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00117.htm


10: Mallard Toppled As Parliament's Worst Behaved MP

Trevor Mallard is no longer Parliament's worst behaved MP according to the 2001 list of Parliament's 10 worst behaved MPs, prepared by United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00400.htm


11: Gandalf Enchants NZ Ambassador And Guests

Nowdays it seems it is not only hobbits that can appear out of thin air. Ian McKellen, the wizard star of The Lord of the Rings, was the surprise special guest at a private screening of The Fellowship of the Rings in New York on December 17 hosted by New ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0112/S00036.htm


12: Top PC Tips For The Holidays……

AUCKLAND, December 18, 2001 – With holidays looming there a number of ‘quick and simple’ things you can do before you leave for the break.....which will make life easier on your return.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0112/S00021.htm


13: Howard's End: Count The Blessings

What really matters at this time, as you and I know, has little to do with politics, war or strife, and lots to do with little boys and girls and Christmas gifts. Family, friendship, a little hope, a little peace, these are my Christmas wishes for you, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00115.htm


14: Legislative botch-up 'reintroduces' prohibition

National last night exposed a serious error in a new law proposed by Winston Peters to control alcohol abuse in designated public places, which would inadvertently ban alcohol from every public place - effectively reintroducing prohibition.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00389.htm


15: Baise-Moi An Invitation To Murder And Mayhem

Christmastime – the season of peace and goodwill – has already been marred by murder and mayhem here in New Zealand. Yet our film censor has given an R18 rating to a violent French movie featuring rape, torture and murder of the most brutal kind and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00096.htm


16: Parliament vehicle checks cost $31,000 a week

Taxpayers are being 'ripped off' by additional police and security costs of over $31,000 per week at Parliament following the September 11 terrorist attacks, according to National MP Murray McCully.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00378.htm


17: Minister Becomes Baby-Maker

Green party Co-Leader, Jeanette Fitzsimons has warned of the considerable dangers contained in late additions to the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Genetically Modified Organisms) Amendment Bill.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00418.htm


18: Huge Interest In Web-Based Audio-Visual On LOTR

As excitement builds about the first feature in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, which is receiving rave reviews in London and has its Australasian premiere in Wellington tomorrow, a web-based audio visual that lets people journey through the New Zealand ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0112/S00020.htm


19: Parliamentary Service report

Alliance whip Grant Gillon says the findings of the Parliamentary service report on the use of Alliance parliamentary resources are broadly in line with his expectations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00405.htm


20: Scoop Archive: Lords Of The Rings Six Minutes @ ShoWEST

Peter Jackson's latest movie in progress The Lord Of The Rings was recently given a sneak preview at the 'ShoWEST' Trade Fair in Paris.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/7b/b7/200007011532.3f5ce8e5.html


21: Greenpeace Images: Japanese Whale Tissue Sampling

Latest images from the Southern Ocean show the fate of the Minke Whale caught yesterday. It was sampled....

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0112/S00157.htm


22: “Flightless Kiwi” Bikes The Globe

Edwin Tucker, of Papatoetoe, leaves New Zealand December 27th to begin an expedition to circumnavigate the world by bicycle.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0112/S00035.htm


23: Apartheid Justice

The idea of separate jails for Maori, is turning the Treaty of Waitangi on its head, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0112/S00369.htm


24: Labour Threatens The RMA For Christmas

The Labour Government is threatening the fundamental tenets of the Resource Management Act, says Forest and Bird.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00092.htm


25: Dating website signs up Ten Thousand members

Internet dating site findsomeone.co.nz recently reached a milestone, signing up it's 10,000th member.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0112/S00023.htm


26: 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


27: Global Reunion Site Launches: Kiwis Wanted

A website aimed at reuniting people world wide with old school and workmates - www.worldfriends.info - has gone live in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0112/S00022.htm


28: 'NGO Support For Hercules'?

Earlier today we received the media release below which came as an email message with the subject heading 'NGO support for Hercules'.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0112/S00095.htm


29: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Liv Meets Some Smokin' Ringwraiths

The following pictures - supplied to Scoop anonymously - show actress Liv Tyler in action during the shooting of some scenes for the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. The pictures were taken in the South Island near Wanaka.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/c9/0f/200001131642.34564fdb.html


30: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 18 December

Today's questions of the day concerned: Peace-Keepers To Afghanistan – SAS In Afghanistan – Tania Furlan Murder Witness Payment – Murders And Police Resources – University Entrance / NCEA- Budget Cap/ DEFU – Business Compliance Costs - Dodson Report – Pacific ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0112/S00104.htm

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