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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

NZ Politics and the election campaign is back at the top of the ratings - it has been a while - today's top 20 rating items on Scoop so far are...

1: Leaders Debate: Chalk Number One Up To Winston

Clark, Anderton, Prebble, Winston And Shipley - with John Campbell as presenter. Format: a minute to start - tax - income inequality - student loans - vision - and media analysis to boot. And the consensus is.... Winston Won!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00136.htm


2: Rankin on Thursday: FPP rears its ugly head

The kerfuffle over Coromandel is not about MMP. Rather, it's about first-past-the-post (FPP) and its retention in the MMP electorate vote.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00137.htm


3: NZ Accused of Involvement over Ambassador Feud

A US Republican Party aide says that New Zealand bore much of the blame for a disgraceful feud which is flaring over the appointment of US ambassador-designate to New Zealand, Carol Moseley-Braun. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00132.htm


4: US Vote Not To Pay $900 United Nations Arrears

The US Congress has voted for a budget bill not to pay its $900 million arrears to the UN possibly leaving the country without a General Assembly vote come 31 December. Clinton has vetoed the bill but loss of a US vote in the UN could be positive particularly ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00139.htm


5: 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


6: Tony Blair Calls Prince Charles a 'Goon'

Relations between the heir to the throne, Prince Charles, and British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, have hit an all-time low following Blair's branding of the prince as a "goon." John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00130.htm


7: 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


8: “nocrap.org.nz” digs up Political Truths on Greens

At the last count more than 365,000 hits had been received by the Young National’s “nocrap” website. The success of the site is partly due to publicity generated by Labour MP Pete Hodgson’s complaints.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00612.htm


9: 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


10: Labour deports President to Avoid Embarrassment

The Labour party has deported party President Bob Harvey to the Northern Hemisphere in an attempt to keep him out of the spotlight during the election campaign.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00637.htm


11: Prebble the loser!

Labour Wellington Central candidate Marian Hobbs has welcomed the start of the television leaders debates saying that they showed voters how lacklustre and incoherent Richard Prebble is.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00650.htm


12: 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


13: New York Introduces Work For Shelter

First it was work-for-the-dole now it's work-for-shelter. New York City is about to require all who are homeless in the coming winter, to work in exchange for shelter - or have their children placed in foster care. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00138.htm


14: Irish Eyes: Cloning Woolly Mammoths

There are some strange fates that can await you in this world. For example you could be walking the frozen tundras of Siberia, with your friends and relations 22,000 years ago, only to find yourself run over by a glacier and frozen solid.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00131.htm


15: 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


16: Scoop Testimony: Jefferson Vs Mahathir

Munawar A. Anees was tried for having sexual relations with Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia's former deputy prime minister, a charge Mr. Anees denied as part of a set-up to imprison Mr. Anwar and remove him from political life. He tells his own story...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00135.htm


17: City Voice: Bunkle urges “Hobbs/Alliance” vote

THE Alliance candidate for Wellington Central, Phillida Bunkle, has finally endorsed tactical voting in the electorate by urging people to give their electorate votes to Labour.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00143.htm


18: Wear black and white to show you back the ABs

C’mon New Zealand! Get behind the All Blacks! Wear a black and white ribbon to show your support.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9910/S00122.htm


19: Political Party Logo Registered

The Electoral Commission has announced it has registered the logo of the political party called Association of Sovereignz.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00118.htm


20: Smokers Pay for Anderton's Health Bribe

Free Doctors' visits? Free Prescriptions? The Alliance leader says these election bribes will cost $850million. Says Libertarianz Tobacco Deregulation Spokesman Joy Faulkner: "This is the exact amount taken off tobacco consumers to pay for the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00120.htm


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