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1: Scoop Images: Helms Deep Press Conference (1)

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00121.htm


2: Howard's End: And Now For The Discouraging Signs

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00036.htm


3: Maori Made Mark: Much more than a logo

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0201/S00016.htm


4: “Nurses Strike Doomed To Fail”

“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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00035.htm


5: Scoop Images: Burn Baby Burn

The following images show a New Year bonfire built, ignited and enjoyed by the Scoop Editor and family on December 31st 2001.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00026.htm


6: $1 Million For Six Bendy Lines. Is That It?

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00147.htm


7: Scoop Satirical Image: Harry Pothead

... found circulating on the Internet and forwarded to Scoop by a reader...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00022.htm


8: Maori Made Mark: Response To New Zealand First

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00036.htm


9: Plain English 24 Jan 2001

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00160.htm


10: Images: Lord Of The Rings Equine Star Stars Again

The last time Jane Abbott rode at Puhinui, it was to take third prize in her first novice three day event in 1997.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0111/S00075.htm


11: One week to enter NZ's biggest farming competition

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0201/S00074.htm


12: Guest Opinion: Big Deal…Right…?

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00029.htm


13: An Indebted People - Dr Don Brash Speech

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0201/S00075.htm


14: Newman: Signing To Kyoto Protocol Will Be Madness

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00161.htm


15: Stop Cinematic Violence Against the Undead!!!

"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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00037.htm


16: Breakfast “pick-me-up” is over 4% alcohol

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00030.htm


17: Scoop Feedback: A Peacekeeper’s Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas... (please read and pass on - you will see why at the bottom.)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00037.htm


18: TENC.NET: 9-ll: Ho-hum, Nothing Urgent

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00035.htm


19: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Lord Of The Rings Preview Highlights

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/a9/99/200004100055.8b5d43fa.html


20: TENC.NET: Planes DID scramble on 9-11 FAQ

FAQ #2: "You charge that the military was made to stand down on 9-11. But planes did scramble. They just arrived late."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00033.htm


21: Scoop Feedback: US In Saudi Arabia & Kiwibank

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!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00028.htm


22: Submission On Kyoto Protocol: Ensuring Our Future

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0201/S00070.htm


23: Clark's Loose Lips At It Again

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00155.htm


24: Scoop Satire: Traumatised By Home Poetry Invasion

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00027.htm


25: 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


26: Finalists Named For 2001 Roger Award

FINALISTS NAMED FOR THE ROGER AWARD FOR THE WORST TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATION IN NEW ZEALAND IN 2001

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00034.htm


27: 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


28: Scoop Archive: Elijah Wood Is First To Join Lord Of Rings Cast

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/7e/1a/199908101311.b16625fa.html


29: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: More LOTR Pics From Ruapehu

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/1d/fc/200005030943.ff7b2567.html


30: 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


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