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Scoop Weekend - The Week's Top 30

The top 30 rating items on Scoop this week were...

1: Scoop Images: A Hobbit Summer House?

Scoop is proud to present another image of Hobbitton… this time of what appears to be a fairly grand Hobbit summer house …enjoy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00099.htm


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

It was like a replay of the sinking of OneAustralia off San Francisco 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


3: 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


4: 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


5: 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


6: 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


7: Young America Substitute Yacht Approved

Americas Cup officials have given approval to the New York Yacht Club backed Young America team to race its substitute boat USA 58.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00065.htm


8: 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


9: Scoop Images: WORLD EXCLUSIVE: BAG END!

Scoop is delighted to present to Frodo and Bilbo Baggin’s house in the Waikato – Bag End. Now we are getting magical….

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00092.htm


10: Rugby, Politics and the News

Last Monday morning – Black Monday – the All Blacks were beaten 43- 31 by France. Last Monday afternoon in the Beehive an “urgent” press conference was called by the PM. The PM announced that the government believed it was possible to lower both the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00064.htm


11: Scoop Images: Hobbit Town Photos Mystery Solved

The two photos above one apparently of the same scene - appear to confirm that the Hobbit Town photos published this morning by the Dominion are indeed real - even if they do look a little too toy townish.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00086.htm


12: 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


13: 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


14: 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


15: 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


16: Rankin on Thursday - A Government of the Centre?

There are times I worry about Winston; Peters that is, not that notorious party hopper Churchill. Every time he says "MMP" I sense another percentage point of anti-MMP sentiment. And when he talks about watertight coalition documents and talks ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00088.htm


17: 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


18: 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


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: McGillicuddy Serious Party List Announced

The McGillicuddy Serious Party released it's party list the other day, and has seen fit to make public announcement. Party Secretary Bernard Smith has expressed great pleasure in the team the selection committee has got together. "We are delighted ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00048.htm


21: Fallen Coach Says Time To Move On

Several hundred rugby stalwarts welcomed the defeated All Black Rugby World Cup team home this morning.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00072.htm


22: 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


23: ELECTION 1999: Winston Holds MMP to Ransom

Over the last few weeks it has looked increasingly likely that NZ First will again hold the balance of power after this election. Realising this, the games of Winston Peters have begun in earnest although this time - unlike last - he is holding the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00096.htm


24: Irish Eyes: Cloning The Weather

Against the backdrop of the latest super computer predictions that we have truly stuffed the world’s climate and should expect a good deal of suffering next century as a result of global warming, Irish Eyes seeks to provide a way of watering the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00061.htm


25: Moral Cannibalism To End

"Is it more noble, to give or to receive?" asks Sally O'Brien, Libertarianz Social Welfare Deregulation Spokesman. "I suggest," she says, "that it is more noble to produce, for without the producer there is nothing for either ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00050.htm


26: Greens Surge in Latest Herald Poll

The Green Party have surged to just under the five per cent threshold in the latest New Zealand Herald-Digipoll released this morning (Friday).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00095.htm


27: 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


28: Mike Moore in Hot Water Over WTO Negotiations

New Zealander Mike Moore, now heading the WTO, is in hot water with fourteen developing countries who say they are being shut out of WTO negotitations. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00063.htm


29: 45 Years Old - The Age Of Injustice

Most of us think 45 isn't really old and it's strange to call them older workers. But, according to the Australian National Congess on Ageing, bosses are unfairly disadvantaging older people. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00071.htm


30: Hot Link: Bewildered party fights for recognition!

Scoop Hot Link: See…New Political Party… http://www.inetcom.co.nz

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00059.htm

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