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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

The top 20 rating items on Scoop today 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: 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


3: 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


4: 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


5: Kennett Shows Aussie Polls Way Off Mark

Victoria's Premier Jeff Kennett, stood before his people yesterday a broken man, but unbowed. In lessons for New Zealand politicians, the opinion polls were way off the mark. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00092.htm


6: 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


7: McGillicuddies will refocus military training

McGillicuddy Serious welcomed NZ First proposals for the reintroduction of compulsory military training. The party said that while the proposals were not party policy, McGillicuddy Serious would engage favourably with the idea in any post-election coalition ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00092.htm


8: 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


9: February Hero Parade In Auckland Is Not Possible

The Hero Board of Trustees has announced today that a February Hero Parade is not possible. Sean Lofts and Anne Speir, co-Chairs of the Board, today announced plans for a late November 2000 date instead.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00091.htm


10: Concerns Mount For Missing Girl

Concerns Mount For Missing Girl Auckland Police are searching for a missing eight year old Auckland girl, whose whereabouts have been unknown since yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00093.htm


11: Turia approached by Fox associate

Labour MP Tariana Turia says she was approached on behalf of independent Maori candidate Derek Fox at least three times to sound out what, if any, future Mr Fox had within Labour.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00447.htm


12: 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


13: Forget the cost! Feel the Quantity! - Winston

Today our country is being let down with a dumbed-down media. A media which will trot out any old rubbish and pass it off as news.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00463.htm


14: Faster Repayments, Less Interest for Students

Next year tertiary students will be able to pay their loans back faster and will pay less interest because of the bringing forward of changes to the Student Loan Scheme, Tertiary Education Minister Max Bradford and Education Minister Nick Smith ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00440.htm


15: Southern Cross Makes Fast Work of NZ-Hawaii Link

The Southern Cross cable now connects New Zealand to Hawaii. On 17 October, the 8,000km link between Auckland and Spencer Beach was completed when the CS Vercors made the final splice 4,600km Northeast of Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9910/S00081.htm


16: Time Running Out for Property Rights

"Time is running out to stop the North Shore City Council's proposed blanket tree protection by -law," warns Libertarianz spokesman Michael Murphy today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00094.htm


17: Put Winston in the Army

Mauri Pacific Leader Tau Henare said if the military is so good for young people and discipline, Winston Peters should sign up straight away.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00417.htm


18: $50m off state sector extravagance

The Alliance will cut $50 million a year from state sector chief executive salaries, the use of consultants, golden handshakes and unnecessary public relations exercises, Alliance leader Jim Anderton announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00424.htm


19: We Want You…...

SPECIAL NOTE TO SCOOP READERS AND SCOOP TODAY SUBSCRIBERS - VERY IMPORTANT YOU READ THIS: Scoop needs your support to continue to provide you with a free world class information service. Please pass this on to friends, colleagues, associates, thespians ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00094.htm


20: Tokomaru Shoplifter Banning Praised

"Libertarianz endorses the actions of Tokomaru store owner Peter Wilson in banning an 8 year old boy for stealing a chocolate bar, and deplores 'snivel libertarian' Barry Wilson's simpering comments," says Libertarianz spokesman Peter Cresswell ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00095.htm


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