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

1: Howard's End: Architeuthis

Film Director, Peter Jackson, might describe it as the stuff of nightmares. Boats have simply disappeared, people torn to shreds. Scientists had been searching for it, unsuccessfully, for more than a century. Of all the living things left on earth ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00159.htm


2: The Real Deal: Sensuality vs. Puritanism

I am thinking tonight about the things that each one of us can do in our lives day to day that will make a small but concrete difference in transforming us to a civilization which enjoys free markets and real democratic process in a republic.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00160.htm


3: Regional Shifts Leave Nats High and Dry

In the days of first-past-the-post, regional New Zealand was the bastion of the National Party. But in more recent times National, seeking large pockets of votes, tended to overlook the regions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00161.htm


4: Oscars: Best Make-up Acceptance Speech

SPEECH Richard Taylor We have been on the most amazing journey together due in part to the vision of Peter Jackson, the camaraderie of Barrie, the incredible support of Mark Ordesky. Those who went through hours of makeup. My journey has been made ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0203/S00067.htm


5: Scoop Images: Palm Sunday San Pietro

Images of the celebrations of Palm Sunday taken today in the Piazza San Pietro, Roma.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00158.htm


6: Oscars: Andrew Lesnie Wins Best Cinematography

SPEECH I'd like to thank the Academy and New Line, Mark Ordesky and Carla Fry. Peter Jackson who is a sensational person to work with, Fran Walsh and Barrie Osborne for giving me the opportunity to work on an amazing project. I had the privilege of working ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0203/S00069.htm


7: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00149.htm


8: Alliance Collapse Threatens Legality Of Government

Helen Clark must answer questions about the legality of her Government under the Electoral Integrity Act, says National Leader Bill English.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00443.htm


9: Contemporary Turkish Art To Show In New Plymouth

A rare and unique insight into contemporary Turkish art and society will be afforded to New Zealand audiences from 13 April.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0203/S00062.htm


10: 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


11: New Yorker Interview With President Clinton

Aboard Air Force One From Monroe, Michigan to Andrews Air Force Base August 15, 2000

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00083.htm


12: Questions About Gregory Fortuin Alliance Meetings

The Prime Minister is dreaming if she thinks more questions are not going to be asked about Race Relations Conciliator Gregory Fortuin's involvement with the current warring factions within the Alliance, says National Party Leader Bill English.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00451.htm


13: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington 25/3/2002

As Ministers hail Lord of the Rings as the start of a new era for NZ films, the IRD has killed the Kiwi film industry. The Commissioner of Inland Revenue has ruled that Alan Duff's film, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, was not a legitimate business ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00462.htm


14: Stateside With Rosalea: Hanging Together

Sorry I'm late. Just got in from church. Don't usually go there, but a fellow Oceanic who recently moved into the neighbourhood wanted to check out St Joseph the Worker, which is just around the corner from me.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00162.htm


15: The Greens: Here Come the Dark Ages

Greens co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons is aiming to take New Zealand back into the Dark Ages with her suggestion that Possum ashes be used as a means of controlling the pest, ACT Environment Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00461.htm


16: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00153.htm


17: Only Four Kiwi Punters Back Perks At 150-1

Four TAB punters have joined the New Zealand sporting public in celebrating Kiwi golfer Craig Perks’ dramatic win in The Players Championship in Florida – they backed Perks to win at odds of 150-1.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0203/S00065.htm


18: LOTR: The Two Towers Exclusive Footage Release

Fans of Peter Jackson’s acclaimed film “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” are soon to be treated to a special sneak preview of the second instalment in the trilogy, THE TWO TOWERS.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0203/S00061.htm


19: Illegitimacy A Major Factor In Violent Crime

"Figures released last week showing a six percent increase in violent crime were inevitable. We should only expect violent crime to continue to increase steadily, " warns DPB abolitionist Lindsay Mitchell.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00127.htm


20: Transcript: “Earth Shattering” World Bank Scoop

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00044.htm


21: 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!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0203/S00066.htm


22: Kiwibank Raises Interest Rates

Kiwibank today raised its variable home loan interest rate reflecting recent market movement and still remains significantly lower than other main banks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0203/S00204.htm


23: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00118.htm


24: Update! Terrorism Suppression Bill

how very appropriate that on the day the US government announces 'rules' for conducting military tribunals for the prisoners from their war against the people of Afghanistan, here the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee reports back to parliament ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00126.htm


25: Scoop Images: Lord Of The Rings Poster

This Lord of The Rings movie poster was recently posted by Scoop’s content partner http://theonering.net .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00170.htm


26: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00108.htm


27: Big Brother! Hey Sister! – Too Good To Take Off!

Hey Sister! today announced it has signed Big Brother star Jemma Gawned to be the face of its brand. Jemma, too modest to shower without lingerie on the “real-time” television programme, was featured wearing a Hey Sister! Polka Dot lingerie set on ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0107/S00049.htm


28: ACTivists Appoint Campaign Manager

Political youth group ACTivists has appointed a campaign manager in the leadup to this year’s election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00122.htm


29: Race Conciliator Playing Politics

The reported attempt at mediation in the internal disputes of the Alliance Party by Race Relations Conciliator Gregory Fortuin is disturbing, says National MP Marie Hasler.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00442.htm


30: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00154.htm


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