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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

The top 20 rating items yesterday 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: Quake Shakes Much Of New Zealand

Much of New Zealand has this morning been shaken by an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter Scale.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00126.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: 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: 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


6: 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


7: 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


8: Irish Eyes: News From A Hot Country

Irish Eyes has learnt, through being especially vigilant in examining places capitalism has yet to reach, that if Australians vote to become a republic in their upcoming referendum on the matter the government will move to secure a $US12 billion two-year ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00128.htm


9: The Greens & the Coromandel: Labour Begin To Move

With the Greens launching their election campaign last weekend Labour has slowly started to hint that Labour supporters in the Coromandel should support Green co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons. This move has major implications. Jonathan Hill writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00127.htm


10: California Students Winning Human Rights Struggle

In a move which should make government's around the world blush with embarrassment, young law students at the University of California are taking on international human rights struggles and winning. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00124.htm


11: Alliance Promise 1200 West Coast Jobs

The Alliance Party is promising, within three years, as many as twelve hundred more sustainable, new jobs for the embattled West Coast of the South Island. Scoop's West Coast correspondent, John Howard, reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00125.htm


12: 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


13: 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


14: City Voice: Does Labour have a choice?

WILL Winston Peters be queenmaker after the election? As three years ago, the leader of NZ First is vehemently refusing to disclose his preferred coalition partner.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00121.htm


15: 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


16: 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


17: Homeboy Flies The Flag For Mana

Canons Creek Homeboy, Api Malu, will fly the flag for Mauri Pacific in the Mana electorate at this year's election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00590.htm


18: 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


19: Crown and IBM Announce Settlement of INCIS Claims

The Crown and IBM jointly announced today that the Crown has accepted an offer by IBM to withdraw its $75 million damages claim against the Crown and pay the Crown $25 million to settle the INCIS dispute. The Crown in return will discontinue its ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00595.htm


20: City Voice: Treaty "not our foundation"

NEW ZEALANDERS must not "pretend that the Treaty [of Waitangi] is the foundation of NZ", says Act's Rongotai candidate, Stephen Franks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00122.htm

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