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Scoop: Easter Ratings

The top 30 rating items on Scoop over Easter were...

1: Israel's "Disproportionate Lethal Force" - Annan

Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has defied a United Nations call for a complete withdrawl from occupied Palestinian territory - continuing an illegal occupation of Palestinian territory and an armed siege surrounding Yasser Arafat's compound.

2: Oscars: Howard Shore Acceptance Speech

SPEECH This is incredible. Thank you to the members of the Academy. I had the good fortune of having such fantastic collaborators on this project. Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens who guided me on an amazing journey through middle earth. ...

3: Hard News 28/03/02 - Harder Than Steel

The story, 'Dunedin's curse' is a revisionist history that holds that Flying Nun was a vehicle for a group of dowdy South Island killjoys who hated pop music, never sold any records and ended "in tears" by selling out to Mushroom Records.

4: Aussie Rules Penalize New Zealand Exporters

Any perception that the Australian market is growing closer to New Zealand's is an illusion exporters should be very wary of, says the Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern).

5: Images: NIWA’s Giant Glatinous Octopus Find

This blob is the giant glatinous octopus ( Haliphron atlanticus ), found by National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Scientists off the Chatham Rise, south-east of the Chatham Islands.

6: Oscars: Visual Effects Acceptance Speech

Rygiel: I just want to say thank you to J.R.R. Tolkien who wrote it, Peter Jackson who directed it. New Line who supported it. My wife and family, Teresa, Sarah and Jackson, who supported me and the amazing artists at Weta Digital in New Zealand. ...

7: 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 ...

8: 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 ...

9: 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.

10: Mayor Welcomes Police Funds For Auckland

Auckland City Mayor John Banks has welcomed the announcement today of a $2.5 million funding deal for policing Auckland.

11: Transcript: “Earth Shattering” World Bank Scoop

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

12: POV: The Love That Dare Not Bark Its Name

Are dogs are the new humans? Just ask Philip Buble, the 42 year-old writer of the Zoophilia Manifesto and the poster boy for zoosexuals all around the world.

13: Streets Of London: Fat-Free, Prescription Free

Britain has been getting fatter for years, statistically. The decision to prescribe the essentially safe and effective ‘fat-busting’ drug Xenical on the NHS last year, therefore, was welcome news, particularly for obese Brits.

14: Warning To Dog And Cat Owners

Today's announcement by Conservation Minister and deputy Alliance leader Sandra Lee that pet ferrets are to be banned should 'send shivers up the spines of the nations cat and dog owners' according to National MP Murray McCully. "They could be ...

15: Big News: Paying For The Sins Of The Fathers

It’s Easter already and that must mean the Church is in the news again. Usually at Easter the media report on some Church leader denying the virgin birth of Jesus or his resurrection, but that is so common now it’s not even news. This year’s news ...

16: Keith Rankin: Fiscal Awards

Congratulations to Peter Jackson and his crew for both the critical and commercial success of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring . Should The Lord of the Rings have received a tax break from the New Zealand government? And should future ...

17: 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 ...

18: Still Images: "The Bank" Movie

Four still images from "The Bank", a new movie thriller set in the world of high finance, a modern day story of alchemy.

19: Shell Sells Stake In Mangakahia Forest To UBS

Shell and UBS announced today that Shell's 50% interest in the Mangakahia Forest joint venture, a 27,000 hectares Radiata plantation estate in Northland, has been sold to an investment fund advised by UBS Timber Investors for an undisclosed sum. ...

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: Enron: The Anatomy of a Cover-Up

Fitts believes that the most damning evidence in the Enron case was allowed to slip away so that political damage to the current administration could be minimized and money stolen protected from recapture.

22: TVNZ Result "Pathetic"

"The surplus of $14.5 million for the half year is $9.9 million less than the previous half-year result. And it's unlikely things will improve much as the Charter begins to bite.

23: Data Flash (New Zealand) GDP (Q4 2001)

Result: GDP rose 0.6% qoq in Q4. GDP in Q4 was 2.9% higher than the same quarter a year earlier. Implication for markets: The Q4 outcome was weaker than the RBNZ's forecast of 1.0% qoq (March MPS projection). Although we expect Q1 GDP to exceed ...

24: 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.

25: 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.

26: Transcript: VisionTV - The Great Deception Part 2

As you’ve heard in the panel discussion, a common explanation as to why no U.S. military interceptors took to the skies on September 11th until it was too late, is that it was “simple incompetence.”

27: Scoop Images: Hobbiton Bridge

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

28: Regional Mental Health Crisis Continues

At today’s meeting of Auckland Mental Health stakeholders, PSA delegates spoke of the urgent need to find both long and short term solutions to the crisis facing the Auckland mental health service.

29: Appeal Over Controversial French Sex-Violence Film

Appeal To The High Court Re Classification Of Controversial French Sex-Violence Film Baise-Moi

30: 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).

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