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Scoop Weekend - The Past Week's Top 30

Scoop's top 30 rating items last week were...

1: 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


2: 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


3: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00010.htm


4: 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


5: 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


6: Labour pleased with All Blacks loss

“Helen Clark seems to be the only New Zealander pleased that the All Blacks lost their World Cup semi-final match”, Sport Minister Murray McCully said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00011.htm


7: 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


8: 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


9: 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


10: All Blacks Lacked Pride And Identity: Henare

The All Blacks lost against the French today because they lacked pride in themselves and their country, Mauri Pacific Leader Tau Henare said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00014.htm


11: 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


12: 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


13: 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


14: 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


15: Upton On Line - Getting Out of the Gloom

As New Zealanders arise numb from this morning's horror at Twickenham, politicians must pick themselves up to fight the election campaign. Labour will be tempted to revel in the "doom and gloom", National must find a way out of it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00001.htm


16: NZ First Party List Announced

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00077.htm


17: 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


18: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/fe/ed/199909280838.7a8172e3.html


19: 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


20: 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


21: 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


22: 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


23: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00012.htm


24: More Needed Than A Collection Of Good Tunes

Yesterday's launch of the election campaign's by Labour, National and NZ First leaders, looked like they all took lessons from their US colleagues. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00002.htm


25: 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


26: 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".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00015.htm


27: 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


28: 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


29: Best Looking Party List on Offer

Herewith the full list of thirty list candidates for Libertarianz, the party aiming to get Nanny State off our backs, out of our pockets, and out of our lives. These people are not committee joiners, scout leaders or bureaucrats - they are passionate ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00129.htm


30: 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

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