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Scoop Today - Black Friday's Top 30

On a Friday in which NZ lost to both Australia and South Africa in footy the Scoop top 30 was....

1: All Blacks vs South Africa – Oh No Not Again!@#

Cullen shifted to full back. Umaga off for Alatini. The commentators like this. The All Blacks seem to be spurred too. For a while. Hoeft comes on for Dowd.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00044.htm


2: A Very Hot Link - Jenny Soars In Waikato Poll

The following is a link to a running daily poll being conducted by Waikato University's Politics department.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00038.htm


3: All Blacks vs South Africa - Half Time Talk

Come on Cullen. We need magic! Mehrts, Jeff, please, get it together. Order. Find touch. No more chargedowns, please. Forwards, effort IS REQUIRED! WORK. WORK. WORK. And hold on to the ball. Kees, fantastic work, keep it up. The rest of you. Be like ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00041.htm


4: Scoop Images: Jonah Gets A Punch In The Nose

Produced by some internet wit….it seems that the net audience at least are not ready to forgive the All Blacks yet…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00048.htm


5: Herald Poll - One Per cent between Nats and Labour

The latest Herald Digi Poll shows the gap between National and Labour has dropped to just one per cent.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00043.htm


6: This Cruel Australian Shore

While all you kiwi kiwis wail and gnash your teeth following the All Black's tragic loss against France last weekend, spare a thought for the thousands of kiwi refugees over here suffering on this cruel Australian shore. We are daily on the receiving ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00033.htm


7: The Long Awaited Precedent For The Left

Well the deed is finally done. Despite long denying the possibility of any such action, Alliance MP Phillida Bunkle finally bit the bullet this week and pulled out of the race for the prize seat of Wellington Central. Jonathan Hill writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00045.htm


8: HARD NEWS: Lies, Losses, Lists and Lingerie

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... so the All Blacks lost. They fell to bits for 20 minutes in the second half of their World Cup semi final, blew a 14 point lead and surrendered the match and their Cup hopes to a French side they thrashed 54-7 at the beginning ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00047.htm


9: Scoop Images: Salt In The Wound

Scoop received the following in the mail in the wake of the All Blacks loss to France in the Rugby World Cup...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00019.htm


10: Keri Hulme On The Joys Of A Republic Of NZ

At the turn of the century Richard Seddon trumpeted, “One Empire, one language, one people.”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00039.htm


11: Australian Govt Confirms Global Spy Agency Exists

Confirmation has come from the Australian government that Echelon, a global network which can eavesdrop on phone, fax or e-mail anywhere on the planet, does exist. US Congressmen are calling for a full inquiry. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00049.htm


12: Scoop Images: Our Heroes Prepare To Do Battle

The All Blacks as portrayed in three mock-up advertising images prepared by a Copenhagen expatriate fan….

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00022.htm


13: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00001.htm


14: Scoop Images: Supercomputer Plots Stubborn Storm

TV3 weather guru Augie Auer is predicting a big horrible mean storm for the coming 48 hours. Put away your boats. Watch out for floods and stay at home, he says. Scoop plots the storm.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00018.htm


15: NZ First Disorganised Personality Cult: Ex Members

The release of the NZ First party list today does nothing to dispel the impression that the party is a "disintegrating, disorganised and divisive personality cult," say two former candidates, Rex Widerstrom and David Stevenson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00032.htm


16: Helen should do the honourable thing

Labour should do the right thing and admit the rest of the errors in their campaign ad, said Roger Sowry.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00140.htm


17: 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


18: Freedom of Speech Ban Brings Silence

"It seems another bastion in the fight for the freedom of speech was silenced today," says a Libertarianz Spokesman. "Havana House Cigars held out as long as they could against the nico-nazis and their draconian laws banning information ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00038.htm


19: Nats Panic Over Collapsing Rural Vote

Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath today questioned the National Party's use of other people's money to support the lifestyles of rural general practitioners. "These doctors have chosen a relatively isolated working environment by free ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00036.htm


20: ACT Raising Real Issues

ACT Leader Richard Prebble said today in response to media questions as to why ACT’s support has increased by 50 percent, “ACT has been raising the issues of concern to New Zealanders, the Treaty industry, run away social welfare, law and order and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00142.htm


21: Upton On Line - Labour's Mirror Policy

If Labour and the Alliance can reverse the trend of recent polls and form a government after this election, it would be the first truly left-wing administration since 1972-5.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00134.htm


22: 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


23: Scoop Images: More Storm Watch Pics...

Well the storm doesn't look too horrible for Wellington anyway....

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00037.htm


24: Scoop Images: A Rainy Morning In Auckland

More plots of the storm...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00036.htm


25: Rankin on Thursday - More Tax Cuts For Rich?

Jenny Shipley has promised that a National government will pay, to New Zealanders who receive high incomes, a dividend in the form of a cut in the 33% tax rate to 30%. The argument of those who seek such a handout is that New Zealand must cut its ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00021.htm


26: National Radio Midday Bulletin

All Black Loss – Fans and Team Reaction – School Rescue – Foster Care – Poll Reaction – Republicanism Referendum – TB Outbreak – Indian Cyclone – Tertiary Calamity – Hastings Murder – Cook Strait Ferry – Home Security – New UV Index

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9911/S00037.htm


27: Benefactor Remove Major Turnbull Collection

A major benefactor of the Alexander Turnbull Library is preparing to remove materials currently on loan to the Turnbull and to withdraw future substantial bequests, such are his concerns about the National Library restructuring, says the Turnbull Library’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9911/S00028.htm


28: Jury Orders Two Louis Vuitton Cup Races Resailed

Resail Orders For Stars & Stripes and Spansih Challenge Report courtesy of www.louisvuittoncup.com The International Jury has voided the results of two of the Louis Vuitton Cup races sailed on Wednesday and ordered that they be resailed today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9910/S00177.htm


29: Call For Name Change To "Redgreens"

A call for Jeanette Fitzsimons to change the name of her party to "Redgreens" has been made by a member of a rival group. It had come from Terry Dunleavy, chairman of the northern division of Bluegreens, a task force set up to advise the National ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00041.htm


30: Moseley-Braun's Chances Brightening

Former Senator Carol Moseley-Braun's prospects for becoming ambassador to New Zealand appeared to brighten Wednesday as the White House prepared to deliver papers demanded by the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. John Howard reports

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00042.htm

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