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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

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

1: 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


2: Scoop Images: Mirror Snaps Bilbo’s House

Scoop wouldn’t normally so shamelessly lift a photo from a newspaper but in this instance the claim in the Mirror/Daily Record that this is the “first” picture of the Lord of the Rings secret Kingdom, is, respectfully disputed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00085.htm


3: 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


4: 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


5: Upton On LineCrossfire under fire

A story in Monday morning's Dominion caused upton-on-line to spill his latte and choke on his muffin. The headline ran, "Anti-Labour bias claim against TV's Crossfire". In it, Helen Clark and her media consultant (top-rating Radio New Zealand host) Brian ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00409.htm


6: Tense Isn't The Word For It

If last week we thought we were in for a tight election, this week it is looking too close to call. The left have lost their advantage and are now on the back foot. The right continue to rise. New Zealand’s second MMP election looks set to be one ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00084.htm


7: Prebble Speech - It's The Economy

The media reports that public opinion polling now reveals that the centre -right and the left are neck and neck. What we are not told is why Labour's lead is dissolving like butter in the hot sun.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00403.htm


8: OneRing.Net: That Photo a FAKE?!

ID4 has sent me some startling news! This may not be accurate, but ID4 does have some expierence in the field of CGI art, he first sent me this:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00089.htm


9: Superbugs, Treatment and Antibiotic Resistance

The Holmes Show last night carried a report that antibiotic resistant "superbugs" reported in three different hospitals were nothing new and follow a 10-year international trend. But how did society fight germs before antibiotics, like penicillin, were ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00088.htm


10: Peters Favours Serfdom

"Winston Peters indicates that he intends to reinstitute serfdom for NZ's youth" says Libertarianz Veterans Affairs spokesman Michael Murphy. He says the N.Z. First 'policy' of compulsory military training reflects an out-dated notion that the lives ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00089.htm


11: Philip Sherry Confronts the Flames - Libertarianz

The American Bible Belt wants to start a Nazi style book-burning of 'Harry Potter' books on the grounds that Potter is a 'wizard and a Satanist'. "I think the Christian Heritage party's new pin-up boy Philip Sherry should either confirm or ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00083.htm


12: Today's Americas Cup Match Races And Points

Here, Scoop brings you today's schedule of the Americas Cup challenger series - all about the round robins, today's racing, results after day one, the course, the weather and who will race against who today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9910/S00106.htm


13: Scoop Today - Pictures And Much Much More

Today's and this past weekend's news....catch up extended bulletin...with more than a few gems...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00087.htm


14: 12th Anniversary of 87 Crash Unsettles Investors

In a coincidence that could further unsettle financial investors, this week is the 12th anniversary of the stock market crash of 1987. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00086.htm


15: Dirty Tricks in Wellington Central

Dirty tactics have emerged in the campaign for Wellington Central after posters purporting to be from the Alliance were pasted up at the weekend said Alliance candidate Phillida Bunkle.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00418.htm


16: Shipley - 'Globocop'

"Bill Clinton obviously left his mark on Jenny Shipley while he was here," says Libertarianz Spokesman Bernard Darnton of her announcement that New Zealand would be sending police to East Timor, in imitation of America's busybody 'Globocop' ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00090.htm


17: West Coasters Losers Over Logging Contracts

Contracts for milling Timberlands West Coast beech forests were such a sham that a Labour-led government would not need to break them, the party says. National disagrees. Scoop's West Coast correspondent, John Howard, says West Coasters are the losers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00083.htm


18: The last happy Christmas

Treasurer Bill English said today this year would be the last happy Christmas for New Zealand families if Helen Clark is able to carry out her top priority of tax increases.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00400.htm


19: Labour To Cut Funding To Vital Health Services

Labour's plans to cut Government funding for some of the country's vital health initiatives is a dangerous and backward policy that will leave New Zealanders waiting in pain according to ACT Health Spokesman Hon Ken Shirley.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00414.htm


20: Spectrum Auction ACT Victory

“The announcement by the Government today that the radio spectrum auction will go ahead without frequencies being set aside for Maori is a victory for ACT, said ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00402.htm


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