Scoop: Weekend Ratings
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The following pictures show film director Peter Jackson with members of the cast and crew of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films, the filming of which is now drawing to a close in the Wellington region.
Well, that's it. We can all breathe a sigh of relief because Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan feels the recession is over and Amazon.com has finally made a profit. But look, there's a pig flying past the window. Maree Howard writes.
The Maori Made Mark, which was conceived and designed by a team of senior Mäori artists led by master carver Dr Pakariki Harrison, will be launched at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tämaki on Friday, 8 February. Attached is a preview of the design in black ...
“The Canterbury nurses planned 15-day strike is doomed to fail for four main reasons,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today.
The following images show a New Year bonfire built, ignited and enjoyed by the Scoop Editor and family on December 31st 2001.
New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, is wonder exactly where $1million went to in the design of the Maori-made logo, and what right Creative New Zealand think they have to attempt to register living organisms and an entire culture.
... found circulating on the Internet and forwarded to Scoop by a reader...
The cost of developing the Maori Made Mark is $831,000 - not $1 million as claimed by Rt Hon Winston Peters in the press release issued by New Zealand First today. The design of the actual Maori Made Mark symbol was $10,900, which is included in ...
Over Christmas I turned 40 - that means I have the option of settling down to life as it is, middle-age spread, and being happy about it, or, like everyone else who has turned 40, I can evaluate the future and look forward to another 20 or 25 years ...
The last time Jane Abbott rode at Puhinui, it was to take third prize in her first novice three day event in 1997.
With $300,000 worth of prizes on offer, the inaugural WestpacTrust NZMP Farmer of the Year competition is open to 95 per cent of New Zealand dairy farmers and introduces a fresh new approach to judging criteria.
So there was this road with heaps of traffic on it that infested its way around the city. Then someone had this idea that they could make a wad if they made it bigger. Big deal, right? I decided to not be bothered by all the quarrelling, considering ...
I am delighted to be here again for my ninth annual address to the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce. Last year I spoke to this audience about what goes on “behind the scenes” in formulating monetary policy at the Reserve Bank, and over the years ...
Predictions of calamitous events have always been around. Some of the most famous were those of Nostradamus, written in the 16th century, which continue to be re-interpreted to this very day.
"The Corrective Party is shocked at the lionisation of Peter Jackson, whose "Braindead" movie is nothing but a paean of discrimination against the undead!!!" said Sister Palpitatia today.
Following the Green Party’s alert yesterday that children eating foods high in sugar results in a high sugar intake, ACTivists Auckland President and spokesperson on alcohol, Stuart Wilson, is alarmed that people could be consuming up to six cans ...
Twas the night before Christmas... (please read and pass on - you will see why at the bottom.)
On the morning of September 11, the present Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Richard B. Myers, was having a routine meeting on Capitol Hill with Senator Max Cleland. Just before the meeting began, "While in an outer office, he said, he ...
At the weekend the official LOTR website http://lordoftherings.net broadcast a two minute preview from the movie. The preview is attracting unprecedented internet attention.
FAQ #2: "You charge that the military was made to stand down on 9-11. But planes did scramble. They just arrived late."
An article in the Washington Post today stated that Saudi Arabia is becoming increasingly uncomfortable with the US's long 12 year presence in the Eastern Province. We laud Prince Abdullah for his role in speaking for the public and kudos to him!
1.1 This submission on the New Zealand Climate Change Programme's Consultation Paper Kyoto Protocol: Ensuring our Future (the Consultation Paper) is made by the New Zealand Business Roundtable (NZBR), an organisation comprising primarily chief executives ...
National's Commerce spokesman Tony Ryall has reinforced calls today made by a number of the country's top business leaders questioning Helen Clark's flippant remarks over the resignation of Fonterra director Mike Smith "The Prime Minister's loose ...
Wellington: A married couple were said to be in a stable condition after a horrific attack in their Kelburn home last night when a lone poet surprised the two as they were having dinner and then proceeded to recite a selection of his poems at them.
Scoop is delighted to present to Frodo and Bilbo Baggin’s house in the Waikato – Bag End. Now we are getting magical….
FINALISTS NAMED FOR THE ROGER AWARD FOR THE WORST TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATION IN NEW ZEALAND IN 2001
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.
ELIJAH WOOD IS FIRST TO JOIN CAST OF J.R.R. TOLKIEN'S "THE LORD OF THE RINGS" FOR NEW LINE CINEMA AND DIRECTOR PETER JACKSON
Scoop is pleased to present a series of images of Lord of The Rings Filming from its content partner http://theonering.net . They show filming underway in Happy Valley at Whakapapa skifield on Mt Ruapehu.
Scoop is proud to present another image of Hobbitton… this time of what appears to be a fairly grand Hobbit summer house …enjoy.