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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

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

1: Scoop Images: Gandalf’s Two Exploding Trees

Responding to the hints of a couple of US Lord of The Rings websites – http://www.lordoftherings.com/ and http://www.onering.net/ - Scoop earlier this week informed its star Hobbit paparazzi of a reported sighting of Gandalf’s exploding trees in Upper Hutt.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00097.htm


2: 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


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: Scoop Column: Scoop Not Part Of Dumbed Down Media

NZ First leader, Winston Peters, decided to play journalist in a speech yesterday and again attacked the media saying it was dumbed-down and will trot out any old rubbish and pass it off as news. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00098.htm


5: 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


6: 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


7: 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


8: Tizard appalled at attacks on opponents' hoardings

Labour Auckland Central MP Judith Tizard & Labour Candidate for Auckland Central today called on residents in Auckland Central not to damage opponents political hoardings.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00479.htm


9: 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


10: Losers Picking Winners with 'Other People's Money'

"If Labour's science policy is a pillar for a knowledge economy, then for your own sake don't stand underneath the overhang," says Libertarianz spokesman Robert Winefield.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00102.htm


11: Rankin on Thursday: Where communism succeeded...

I watched BBC's Horizon programme The Virus the Cures on Prime TV on 11 October. The programme revealed that we - ie humankind - had discovered a superior cure (to antibiotics) for bacterial infections around the same time that penicillin was being ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00096.htm


12: Megawati's loss shows she lacked tactical grip

While Asian governments were quick to respond positively to the election of Indonesia's new president, Abdurrahman Wahid, Megawati's loss shows she lacked tactical grip. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00100.htm


13: Sawmill Leaks Confirm 70-80% Of Beech Is Wasted

Native Forest Action have been leaked information from three separate West Coast sawmills which have trialed beech milling who say that after processing and dressing beech, between 70 % and 80% of the ancient logs are wasted.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00101.htm


14: Estall nightmare nearly over

The Government is set to remove the final vestiges of former Fire Service Commissioner Roger Estall, Labour internal affairs spokesperson Trevor Mallard said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00491.htm


15: ACT requests fairer broadcasting allocation

The ACT Party, which the polls now say is the third party and rising rapidly, is requesting a review of the fairness of the broadcasting allocations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00497.htm


16: 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


17: Irish Eyes: Weather On The Inside

Irish Eyes is an occasional column from Dublin Scoop Greg Meylan - feedback may be sent to paloona@yahoo.com.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00101.htm


18: 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


19: Bendon closure body blow

"Today's announcement by Bendon is to be deeply regretted as, with unemployment already running at 7 percent in New Zealand, every job is precious," Labour Deputy Leader Michael Cullen said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00464.htm


20: Food poverty a damning indictment of Govt policy

New research showing that many New Zealanders are suffering the health effects of food poverty, is a damning indictment of the Government's economic policies, says safe food campaigner and Green Party health spokesperson Sue Kedgley.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00517.htm


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