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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Americas Cup Report - Who Won, Who Lost, And More

It was like a replay of the sinking of OneAustralia off San Diego in 1995. The New York Yacht Club's Young America yacht split almost in two while racing in heavy wind today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00052.htm


2: Americas Cup Challenger Series Full Report

Disaster struck the New York Yacht Club's challenge for the Americas Cup today as Young America split almost in half in moderate seas on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf. Here too is a full report on team standings, points, who races who and the weather.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00053.htm


3: Scoop Images: Dom's Stale Hobbit Photos Are Fake!

More than three weeks after Scoop first published a picture of, allegedly, the home of a Hobbit from the Lord of the Rings, and the day after we published aerial photos of the Waikato set the Dominion News Paper have run two highly dubious – and probably ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00081.htm


4: Scoop Images: Where Bilbo And Frodo Live – Really!

Warning Lord Of The Rings Spoiler photos…. courtesy of Scoop’s content partner http://www.theonering.net/ Scoop brings the first published pictures of Froddo and Bilbo Baggins house, in the Waikato.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00075.htm


5: Left Break Away - 13 per cent Between Main Parties

A TV 3 CM Research Poll shows National slumping in support down five per cent to 28 per cent with Labour gaining four per cent to 41 per cent.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00070.htm


6: 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


7: Dominion Denies Fishy Photos Are Fake

So far the Dominion is sticking behind its photos of Hobbiton published this morning. Scoop however thinks they remain rather fishy looking.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00084.htm


8: Prebble Spits Dummy Over Arts Interview

The wheels temporarily came off the ACT machine over the weekend when National Radio played a pre-recorded interview with party leader Richard Prebble on ACT’s views on funding for the arts. Jonathan Hill writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00065.htm


9: International Socialist Conference in Parliament

The challenges of globalisation are on the agenda of leaders from more than 140 nations attending the three-day Socialist International conference in Paris. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00080.htm


10: Americas Cup Challenger Series RR2 Begins

The second Round Robin of the Louis Vuitton Cup (the Challenger Selection Series for the XXX America's Cup) started Today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00028.htm


11: Poll Shock For Prebble in Wellington Central

Last nights TV One Colmar Brunton Poll of Wellington Central has revealed a cliffhanger race for the seat of parliament with ACT leader Richard Prebble on 47 per cent and Labour’s Marian Hobbs on 48 per cent of the electorate vote.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00073.htm


12: U.S. Relations With NZ At Post 1985 "Highpoint"

Today the US Senate Foreign Affairs committee voted to approve a new Ambassador to NZ. Former Senator Carol Moseley-Braun now awaits only a final vote in the senate to confirm her appointment.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00078.htm


13: 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


14: Oh, to be in England - Upton On Line

Life in New Zealand is so much more difficult these days than it is in England. At least that's what our English friend Dr Cullen must be thinking.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00234.htm


15: Fitzsimons Edges Ahead in Latest Coromandel Poll

The latest TV One Colmar Brunton poll of the Coromandel seat shows Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons nosing ahead of encumbent National MP Murray McLean.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00085.htm


16: $100 Billion Lawsuit Against US For Cuban Embargo

For the eighth consecutive year in a row the United Nations have called for the United States to end the 40 year old economic embargo against Cuba. Jonathan Hill reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00082.htm


17: 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


18: National billboards are an insult, says Jacobs

Labour candidate for Epsom David Jacobs last night told the Epsom Rotary Club that he is angry about National party billboards with a picture of Mrs Shipley telling New Zealanders to “value your country” by voting National.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00067.htm


19: Scoop Images: Clyde Quay Face Off In Wgtn Central

On the night a poll was released showing Wellington Central to be a knife edge battle – with Labour’s Marion Hobbs on 48% to Richard Prebbles 47% - Clyde Quay School was the venue for another round of bait the candidates.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00076.htm


20: Govt. turns decent NZers into criminals

The Government's mishandling of the new drivers' licence regime has turned nearly quarter of a million New Zealanders into 'criminals', Labour transport spokesperson Harry Duynhoven said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00190.htm

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