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Hobbitville is rating through the roof - the pictures of Bree have now been viewed approximately 3000 times - the full list of today's top 20 scoops follow....

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: British Oil The Main Beneficiary Of Timor Crisis

SCOOP NEWS ANALYSIS - British Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook's, arrival in New Zealand prior to September's APEC forum caused Thailand Foreign Ministry official, Kobsak Chitikul, to ask, "Why is Mr Robin Cook here?" Britain is not a member ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00056.htm


4: “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


5: Pakistan’s Commander In Chief Addresses The Nation

The Pakistani military commander General Parvaiz Musharraf has just addressed the Pakistani people via a live television and radio address explaining the circumstances behind this mornings coup. The address was carried live on International television.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00058.htm


6: 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


7: 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


8: The Real Danger Zone - Bradford To Canterbury Uni

I am aware that the issue of tertiary fees is a hot topic here following last weeks’ events. I want to say a couple of things about this. The first is that it is your university and not the Government that sets the level of fees.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00247.htm


9: “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


10: Dunne Releases IRD Inquiry Report

United New Zealand leader and Finance and Expenditure Committee chair, Hon Peter Dunne, has released the report of the Finance and Expenditure Committee on its inquiry into the powers and operations of the Inland Revenue Department.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00242.htm


11: ACT Speech: Campaign a cliff-hanger

If an election was held last Saturday, according to polling commissioned by ACT, the result would have been a hung Parliament and NZ First would have held the balance of power.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00220.htm


12: 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


13: TRANSCRIPT: BBC Profile Of Pakistan Coup Leader

Little is known about General Pervez Musharraf - but he was one of the most significant players in the recent Kashmir crisis.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00057.htm


14: FEC Key Findings on IRD

“The Finance and Expenditure Select Committee's Inquiry into IRD’s culture and operation vindicates ACT’s long-running complaint that the IRD has a “bully-boy” culture and needs major overhaul. The FEC says amongst other things:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00253.htm


15: Labour's Been 'Into The Wine' Over Its Wine Policy

Labour's Wine Industry Policy is the classic Claytons Policy - it's the policy you're having when you're not having a policy, Health Minister Wyatt Creech said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00239.htm


16: 'Scandal' descends on upton-on-line

Readers will be alarmed to discover that upton-on-line has attracted a whiff of scandal. Investigative journalist David McLoughlin has asked if we are not guilty of "treating" under the Electoral Act, 1993 by offering a "slap-up morning tea for one at ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00238.htm


17: White House Briefing On Pakistan Coup

MR. LOCKHART: Well, we know from our embassy there and from other sources that, clearly, there's a political crisis unfolding. We are trying to ascertain hard and certain information as we speak. This is, obviously, a fluid situation. There are ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9910/S00054.htm


18: Government Acts To End Brain Drain

New Zealand students can now access more than $30 million worth of new Government-funded scholarships, aimed at fostering future business leaders and innovators.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC9910/S00010.htm


19: 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


20: Cops Called When Bradford Allegedly Shoves Student

According to Canterbury University Student Radio RDU, the police were called to Canterbury University this morning around 11.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00062.htm


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