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Scoop: Weekend Ratings

The top 30 rating items on Scoop over the weekend were...

1: Scoop Images: Look Who Scoop Met At The Airport!

Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson and friends were spotted by chance today at Wellington Airport on their way to Los Angeles for the Oscars.

2: Keith Rankin: Autism A 21st Century Pandemic?

If more than 1 in 50 children in the developed world are being diagnosed as autistic, then this is a global public health time-bomb that must be addressed immediately.

3: First NZ Friend Find Service Launches Tomorrow

New Zealanders around the globe will be able to locate old schoolmates and work colleagues, thanks to a new website being officially launched tomorrow.

4: Finalists Named For The Roger Award

What do Tranz Rail; Monsanto; Carter Holt Harvey; Mobil; United Water and British American Tobacco (BAT) have in common? Apart from being TransNational Corporations (TNC) with significant interests in New Zealand, these companies have all been nominated ...

5: Free Train Rides Across Auckland To See The Blues!

Fans of The Blues will be able to zip past the regular pre-match traffic congestion for the first home game of the season, with a free trip on ANY train in the Auckland region to and from Eden Park!

6: 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.

7: INVESTIGATION: Sept 11th - Unanswered Questions

Within a few months, the events of Sept. 11th, 2001 became but an echo of the events that followed. War in Afghanistan, anthrax, unprecedented powers of detention: the public mind moves from one shock to another, appearing to accept the government’s ...

8: Peace And Justice In Palestine, Wellington Meeting

Press release by Students for Justice in Palestine & the Socialist Workers Organisation, 19 March, 2002

9: Streets Of London: Sure To Rise

Viagra is being sold over the Internet in Britain with very few questions asked. The authorities are clearly preparing for a fight. They need to curtail dubious on-line vendors of this much-vaunted mitigator of impotence.

10: Auckland Doctor Found Guilty Of Fraud

A guilty verdict for an Auckland doctor charged with fraud and wilfully attempting to obstruct the course of justice is a warning to health practitioners the Ministry of Health is vigilant when it comes to protecting tax payer's money.

11: Transcript: “Earth Shattering” World Bank Scoop

Transcript of Interview of Greg Palast, Journalist for BBC and Observer, London, by Alex Jones

12: Scoop Images: Doomed Ice Shelf Makes A Break

Satellite images have revealed the collapse of Larsen B ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula fulfilling predictions made by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) scientists. The collapse of the 3250 km² ice shelf is the latest drama in a region of Antarctica ...

13: Sludge Report #127 - The Hunt For Flight 77

In This Edition: The Hunt For Flight 77 - A Truly Remarkable French Website - Disinformation Warning! - Not Everyone Is Convinced - Eyewitness Reports Of The Crash….

14: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –21 March

Today’s questions concerned: Alliance Break-Up - School Principals' Leadership - Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Act – Protecting Native Birds – GDP Growth – Labelling GE Foods – Privy Council Ruling On Court Of Appeal – Housing And The Treaty - Health ...

15: Small Rate Increase For Auckland City Ratepayers

The only increase will be a uniform annual charge for waste collection on each property of less than one dollar a week.

16: Jesus Christ Tells FOXNews He Wants To Hug World

One of the most extraordinary documentaries this Scoop has ever seen was broadcast on TV2 last night. The documentary "Signs Of God - Science Tests Faith", from Fox News was broadcast live on October 13 in Los Angeles (yesterday NZT).

17: Scoop Images: Lord Of The Rings Poster

This Lord of The Rings movie poster was recently posted by Scoop’s content partner .

18: Stinging Rebuke to Govt and NZ Court of Appeal

"We are lucky Hon Margaret Wilson has not yet abolished our access to the Privy Council and that we have dedicated counsel like Tony Ellis to keep our criminal justice system honest," says ACT's Justice spokesman Stephen Franks.

19: 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.

20: 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 ...

21: NZ's Frances Howie Wins Smirnoff Fashion Award

Frances Howie of New Zealand was awarded the prestigious title of Smirnoff Designer of The Year at the 17th annual Smirnoff International Fashion Awards. This spellbinding multimedia Smirnoff Urban Fusion experience showcased eleven young designers from ...

22: Scoop Images: Hobbiton Bridge

Scoop's Hobbit strikes yet again. Hobbiton bridge is revealed in all its glory….enjoy.

23: Antarctic Knowledge-Gap Needs To Be Filled - Scien

This week's report of the latest collapse of Larsen B ice shelf in Antarctica is a timely reminder that little is known about the behaviour of the Antarctic ice sheets and ice shelves and their role in global climate change, a New Zealand scientist ...

24: Michael Rowbotham: Written In Belief

In this short book, I argue that there is strong evidence that the events of 11th September represent a terrorism of a kind not currently being discussed, and include the involvement of agents and agencies not publicly imagined as being associated ...

25: 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.

26: Scoop Satirical Image: Harry Pothead

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

27: Newman Column - Defence: An Australian View

It is not often that New Zealanders get to hear first hand what neighbouring governments think of us. Last weekend we had the opportunity to hear exactly what the Howard Government thought of New Zealand's current stance on an issue of national importance ...

28: In The Realm Of The Censors

In 2002 you won't find a more challenging array of cinema in one single film festival anywhere in the world. That's not just hyperbole that's a fact.

29: The GW Bush - Osama Bin Laden Connection

EDITORS NOTE: The following is a transcript of a link submitted to Scoop by a Scoop reader. Clearly questions are raised in this material about the nature of the relationship between the Bush family and the family of Osama Bin Laden.

30: Catherine Austin Fitts: Hold the Line

In the movie THE PATRIOT, farmer-turned-soldier Benjamin Martin, played by Mel Gibson, develops the battle plan that wins the day. Because it is widely believed that the militia can never hold the line, Martin promises that he and his men can. The British ...

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