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Scoop's top 20 rating items today are...

1: Leaders Debate #2: Twenty Five Questions

Five leaders, five questions each. Paul Holmes as inquisitor. Yes or no answers requested. The following questions were one of segments from the Second Leaders debate held last night on TV1.

2: A Story You Would Probably Rather Not Read

The All Blacks lost. Yes, it is unthinkable. But yes, it has happened. France beat us. Horribly. And no its not over. We have to play again. Against the Springboks. For third place! So yes, in short, it is awful.

3: Back-Room Bunkle - Rebels

Rebels at Victoria University of Wellington labelled Phillida Bunkle's decision to withdraw from the Wellington Central election race as "cowardly".

4: Scoop Archive: Haka: The Legend Of The All Blacks

After the brouhaha of the Tourism Board fiasco earlier this year it was interesting to see an advert for New Zealand on Irish Television last night. An hour long programme about the All Blacks called "Haka: The Legend Of The All Blacks" made by Adidas and ...

5: The Truth On Our New Ambassador May Be Near

This week's proposed US Senate-Jesse Helms confirmation hearing over the appointment of Carol Moseley-Braun as New Zealand Ambassador, is likely to bring information on her background sharply back into focus. John Howard reports.

6: NZ First Party List Announced

New Zealand First President, Doug Woolerton MP, today released New Zealand First's Party List (attached).

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.

8: Bunkle: 'Elect Me On The Party Vote'

The pledge by voters around the country to return Phillida Bunkle to parliament with a party vote for the Alliance has motivated her decision to withdraw from the ballot in Wellington Central.

9: Donald Trump Bags The Frogs

US presidential hopeful and tycoon, Donald Trump, has harsh words for some of Washington's main allies, especially France, which he called "the worst partner the US has ever had." All Black supporters might find some sympathy. John Howard reports.

10: Wellington Central More Than Just A Two Horse Race

Wellington Central voters finally have a democratic choice to say no to the failed ideologically driven policies of the past by voting for New Zealand First’s Wellington Central candidate, Jonathan Mosen.

11: Scoop Images: Gandalf’s Two Exploding Trees

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

12: 84% increase in huge student debts

The Student loans scheme report published today shows a huge increase in the number of students owing mortgage size debts and an alarming increase in the number of young people leaving the country.

13: More Malodorous Hypocrisy From Compulsion Touters

"Dissecting ACT's health policy is like cutting into a colostomy bag, only the smell is worse," says Libertarianz Deputy Richard McGrath today. Speaking from his Wairarapa medical practice, Dr McGrath denounced the policy which, he said, makes ...

14: Environmental Policies Analysed: Two Distinct Camp

New Zealand’s environment will suffer if a National/ACT Government is re-elected, says a coalition of leading environment groups which asked each party to say where they stand on a comprehensive survey of environmental policies.

15: Britomart Agreement Is Ended

Auckland City Council today voted to terminate the Master Development Agreement (MDA) for the Britomart project.

16: French Minister Resigns - Corruption Spreading

The French finance minister, dogged by fraud allegations, has resigned, while a UN-sponsored report says corruption in South Asia is widespread and dangerous. John Howard reports.

17: What do we vote for? Political cliques or Policies

An Address by Rt Hon Winston Peters to a Public Rally at the James Hay Theatre, Christchurch Town Hall, 86 Kilmore Street, Christchurch at 12:30pm Tuesday 2nd November 1999.

18: National Radio Midday Bulletin

Wellington Central – ACT Tax – Nominations Close – Hawaii Shooting – Child Abuse – Mt Eden – Auckland Transport – Nurses Strike – Morgan Fahey – Vector Row – School Mum On Shooting – New Year Ferrys – Dog Attack – Retail Parking Dispute – Northern ...

19: Cullen's slipped the leash again

"We always knew Michael Cullen was nasty, but we thought Helen Clark would be able to keep him on his leash for at least the first week of the campaign," said Roger Sowry.

20: 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….

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Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

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Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

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Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>


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