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Sccop Today - Long Weekend Ratings

The top 20 rating items on Scoop over the long weekend 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 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: Election 1999: Much Needed Humour Enters Campaign

As the official Halloween campaign launch days - for both Labour and National - approach, polls show a tightening gap between the two major parties. And finally, as we pass the half way mark of the campaign, some much needed humour (intentional ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00106.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: Reports U.S. Deliberately Bombed Chinese Embassy

HONG KONG -- The first crack in the US government's version of the May 7 bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade came from an agency of the US government. Now, five months later, the official story has crumbled almost entirely -- but you'd never ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00117.htm


8: On The Left - The Jordan Carter Columns

Scoop welcomes Jordan Carter to our weekly columnist fold. He enjoys a good argument, and thrives on provoking debate. Today he offers a "bit of a hello" and sticks it to Winston Peters. Go Jordan! View "On The Left" exclusively on Scoop.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9910/S00149.htm


9: HARD NEWS - Exposing the Soft White Underpants

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... so anyway, there I was in Melbourne when Jeff Kennett got rolled. Did you know I was there at either end of Auckland's great Ranfurly Shield run, too?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00116.htm


10: Greens Wishful Thinking In Coromandel

ACT Campaign Director Nick Stravs today said ACT New Zealand has not selected a candidate for the Coromandel seat and has until nomination day to make that decision.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00553.htm


11: Whittaker’s ‘Good Honest Political Reporter’

‘Bomber’, aka Martyn Bradbury, has agreed to present the ‘Whittaker’s Good Honest Election Campaign Report, on youth radio station Channel Z between 9pm-10.30pm from Sunday 24 October through to Sunday 21 November as part of an effort to get young ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00108.htm


12: Welfare, Extortion and the Treaty

ACT chairman Sir Roger Douglas and ACT Rongotai candidate Stephen Franks will be arguing that 'New Zealand is in serious trouble and it's time to do something about it.' in Seatoun this Tuesday night.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00106.htm


13: Greens' Coromandel confidence buoyed by poll

The Green Party was buoyed by a poll today showing that in a neck-and-neck race for the Coromandel seat with National, the Greens had the potential for a significant increase in votes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00573.htm


14: ACT withdraws from Coromandel to prop up National

ACT's withdrawal from Coromandel confirms the Right is running scared over Green support in the key seat, Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00550.htm


15: ACT personalities feature in 100 most influential

ACT Leader Richard Prebble has hailed Time magazine's choice of two ACT figures in Time's '100 Most Influential People of the South Pacific'.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00552.htm


16: ATM Users Fight Back With Pentagon’s Help

The Pentagon wants to ban ATM bank charges on all military bases in the US and around the world. The move has delighted politicians and consumer watchdog groups. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00104.htm


17: 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


18: Television To Blame For Dislike of Public Servants

Elected officials and public servants rather than businessmen are still seen as the "least likeable" occupational group in US prime time entertainment programming. And guess what - it's TV's fault. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00119.htm


19: All Blacks Victory Over Scots Unspectacular

The All Blacks are through to the semi-finals against France after a comfortable but unspectacular win over a spirited Scotland side 30 – 18 at Murrayfield this morning. (NZT)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00118.htm


20: City Voice: In search of full employment

Unemployment is again the number one issue for voters in this election, says a NZ Herald DigiPoll. Simon Collins reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00108.htm

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