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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...

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: Bradford Assaults Canterbury Student

This account of the incident is from the president of the Canterbury University Postgraduate Students' Society, Donald Anderson. It differs markedly from Bradford's account.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED9910/S00037.htm


3: Week Three: Beware - Cliffhanger Election Looming

Week three of the election campaign was again dominated by tertiary education, though this time not for the debate over policy. The week was also significant as a TV3 CM Research poll showed the gap between the two main parties closing, thus reinforcing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00071.htm


4: Scoop Images: Bree Is Spooky At Night….

Having seemingly scored the internet Scoop of the week with his pictures of BREE AT FIRST LIGHT Scoop contacted the Hobbit who scooped the world and asked him if he had any more snaps from his visit to Bree….

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00074.htm


5: Mad Max 4: The University

MAD MAX 4: THE UNIVERSITY The Aotearoa Post-compulsory Student Union today described the confrontation between the Minister for Tertiary Education and a Canterbury University student this morning as "the unfortunate result of a lack of Ministerial training".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED9910/S00038.htm


6: University of Canterbury Visit

The Minister for Tertiary Education, Hon Max Bradford, at the invitation of the University of Canterbury Students’ Association, addressed an audience of between 100 and 200 students at the University of Canterbury this morning.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00266.htm


7: 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


8: 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


9: 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


10: Scoop Column - Sexual Offending Is Not Going Away

This week the Police announced an 18% reduction in recorded sexual offences. Rape Crisis' immediate response was to debunk it. Why are we unable to celebrate a decrease in rape and sexual assaults? Clare Benson from Rape Crsis writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00067.htm


11: Rankin's Thursday Column - Global Demographics

The world's population reached six billion this month. Further, India now has one billion people. Should we celebrate, or are these milestones en route to environmental disaster? Keith Rankin writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00068.htm


12: Scoop Q & A: Pakistan Coup

Scoop posted the following questions this morning on an internet news forum… Shahid Mahmud.. smahmud@qis.net.. has kindly replied.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00065.htm


13: Bradford allegations complete nonsense

“An allegation that Hon Max Bradford assaulted a Canterbury University student today is fallacious nonsense,” said Ilam MP Gerry Brownlee.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00303.htm


14: 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


15: Mafia Reports On Its Hit Men

So the Parliamentary Inquiry's Report on the IRD - 'the Trirds' - is out. "The Mafia has reported on its hit men. This report raises a number of wider questions, and should seal Graham Holland's fate." says Libertarianz Leader Lindsay Perigo

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00063.htm


16: Huge Protest Expected At Seattle WTO Meet

Patenting nature, the introduction of GE foods, further trade liberalisation and the cutting of tariff's and subsidies are on the agenda of next month's World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting in Seattle. Tens of thousands will protest. John Howard ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00069.htm


17: Is New Zealand First for Real?

“Winston Peters’ so-called minority report on the Finance and Expenditure Committee’s inquiry into the powers and operations of the Inland Revenue Department raises real questions about the competence of New Zealand First,” Revenue Minister Sir William ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00280.htm


18: “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


19: Students' Violence 'Mindless'

"Students across the country are currently demonstrating why they should not be at varsity," said Andrew Bates, Libertarianz Associate Spokesman on Tertiary Education. "Rather than deal with people on rational grounds, the mindless thugs ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00061.htm


20: National Radio Midday Bulletin

Peter Ellis – Polluter Pays – NZ First On Super – Labour’s Green Agenda – Timberlands – Christian Heritage – Pakistan Coup – Smoking – CTBT – Maori Radio – Youth Justice – Verdict – West Coast Slip - Prostitution

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9910/S00079.htm


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