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Scoop Weekend - The Week's Top 20

Thanks to an apparently insatiable fascination with the Lord of The Rings, Scoop has had an unusually high rating week...the week's Top 20 items 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: 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: 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


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: “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


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: 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


8: 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


9: 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).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00078.htm


10: HARD NEWS 8/10/99 - Beware the Dick Fix

HARD NEWS is first broadcast in Auckland on 95bFM around 8.45am on Fridays and replayed around 4.30pm Friday and 10am Sunday on The Culture Bunker. A digest appears monthly in Re:Mix magazine. You can listen to 95bFM live on the Internet. Point your web ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00040.htm


11: 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


12: World Cup: English Steamrolled By Lomagic Again

Fifteen minutes into the second half of the World Cup rugby clash at Twickenham London a timewarp appeared to take the game back four years to the 1995 World Cup Semi-final in which brilliant All Black wing Jonah Lomu exploded over Jeremy Guscott and then ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00043.htm


13: 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


14: 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


15: Relief As Paddington Victim’s Phones Stop Ringing

Three days after the Paddington rail crash in England, the mobile telephones inside the carriages may have finally stopped ringing. This provides some relief for the search teams, but not much. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00041.htm


16: 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


17: 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


18: Scoop Images: Swing Low Sweet Chariot (OFFENSIVE)

READERS NOTE - WARNING: The following image is offensive and not particularly sporting. After consulting internally and considering blanking out the offensive words we have decided to use it at is. Consider yourself warned if you choose to view.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00029.htm


19: Scoop Today - Rounding Off The News Week

The last week of the 1996-1999 Parliament comes to an end....EXTENDED BULLETIN

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00042.htm


20: 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

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