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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

Today's top 20 rating items on Scoop are...

1: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00053.htm


2: Scoop Images: Welcome To Camperdown Studios

Scoop visits Peter Jackson's Camperdown studios: Welcome To Camperdown - Camperdown Carpark - The Gates Of Camperdown - Camperdown Barracks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00046.htm


3: “The Lord Of The Rings” To Begin Photography In NZ

(Los Angeles, October 7, 1999) – The Lord of the Rings film trilogy begins principal photography in Wellington, New Zealand, on October 11, 1999, under the direction of Peter Jackson, it was jointly announced today by Robert Shaye, Chairman and Chief ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9910/S00038.htm


4: “Banksie” Discusses Bigotry With Kim Hill

This morning Radio New Zealand’s Kim Hill interviewed a fellow radio personality – Radio Pacific’s “Banksie”, retiring National MP for Whangarei and former Police Minister Hon. John Banks. As usual Kim did not take too long to cut to the chase.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00047.htm


5: Aussie Troops In Provocative Covert Moves

Australian special forces and navy divers have been carrying out covert operations in East Timor since April in a provocative move that prompted warnings from Jakarta. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00050.htm


6: Poll Shows Gap Between Main Parties Closing

Labour has been given a message by the latest TV3 C.M Research Poll. It needs the Green Party in Parliament to become Government. And National is short of gaining a majority as ACT lags in the polls. The gap between the two major parties is closing. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00052.htm


7: No Deal In Coromandel - Labour Candidate

Labour’s Coromandel candidate Margaret Hawkeswood has ruled out any electoral accomodation in the Coromandel, despite the latest poll showing Labour will need the Greens to form a new government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00054.htm


8: Rape Crisis Pleased Levis Complaint Upheld

Today Rape Crisis applauded the decision made by the Advertising Standards Complaints Board to uphold the complaint against the Levis Original Sin commercial widely screened on New Zealand television and cinema screens.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9910/S00045.htm


9: The Road to Timor is Paved With Good Intentions

Soldiers, rifles at the ready, are walking leafy streets and smiling at ragged children. Aid agencies, under heavily armed guard, are distributing food, tents and medicines. Refugees from the hills are trickling back into Dili, but there are not nearly as ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00048.htm


10: Website Will Feature Virtual Election

The Electoral Commission has designed a special “Virtual Election” web page on the Internet that allows people to calculate the number of seats each political party can gain in the coming election based on the range of figures entered by the person ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9910/S00049.htm


11: Scoop Column: The Politics Of Disintegration

Scoop's West Coast correspondent John Howard finds lessons in Bill Clinton's musings on Quebec and East Timor for New Zealand's increasingly embattled West Coasters.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00045.htm


12: Light Relief - Conversation Between Two Mariners

Transcript of actual radio conversation of US Naval Forces operating off the Canadian coast of Newfoundland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00049.htm


13: McGillicuddy Serious to reform Artichoke marketing

McGillicuddy Serious announced plans for a total overhaul of New Zealand’s artichoke marketing bodies today. The announcement is part of the party’s flagship agricultural policy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00052.htm


14: Clark welcomes decision to raise troops' pay

Labour Leader Helen Clark today welcomed the decision to raise the daily allowance payments to New Zealand peace-keepers in East Timor.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00194.htm


15: Americas Cup Feature - Superyachts Line Up In Auck

Get ready to indulge. Today, Scoop Auckland takes a look at the on-water palaces which are fast gathering around the viaduct basin. Here's all you need to know about Superyachts.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9910/S00043.htm


16: Victoria Staff Strike "Unconscionable"

Victoria University of Wellington's academics again went on strike this afternoon, despite expressions of concern from staff and students over the impact their action was having on exam preparations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00043.htm


17: Bunkle: Champion Of The Ugly

"The Alliance forge ahead into a whole new galaxy of politically correct absurdity, boldly going where no man has gone before," said Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath. "Phillida Bunkle is now the self-proclaimed battler for 'ugly ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00041.htm


18: Scoop Today - Check Out New Auckland Front Page!

PROMO BIT: Scoop today launched a new Auckland front page edited by Auckland Scoop Selwyn Manning... Please visit: http://www.scoop.co.nz/frames/_auckland.html

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00051.htm


19: Scoop Column: Never mind the boxer shorts…

Not enough that Ireland’s business elite stands accused of dodging hundreds of millions worth of punts in taxes, the country’s colourful former leader Charles Haughey has been exposed as a wasteful and vain shopaholic. Stefan Wolf reports from Ireland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00055.htm


20: The Next Great Economic Frontier conference

Many people think of New Zealand as finishing at the shoreline. But the truth is, our country extends well beyond the beach, and those areas hold a colossal amount of valuable resources.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00196.htm


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