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Scoop Today - The Weekend Top 20

The top 20 rating items on Scoop at the weekend 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: Hobbits Not Welcome in Kahurangi National Park

The Forest and Bird Protection Society is concerned that Frodo and his hairy hobbit friends with their attendant large film crews may severely damage sensitive landscapes in the Kahurangi National Park and Kepler Mire, an ancient string bog in Fiordland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00103.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: 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


5: 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


6: Americas Cup - Japan's Azura Breaks Mast

The Japanese Americas Cup challenger yacht Azura has broken its mast. The breakage occured during racing on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf this afternoon, in a match race against AmericaOne.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00068.htm


7: HARD NEWS 13/11/99 - Arse and Letters

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... well, if a week is a long time in politics, time appears to stretch even further under a general election campaign.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00104.htm


8: 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


9: 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


10: 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


11: 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


12: 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


13: How Do We Get A Police State?

News that a re-elected National government will give police extra power to seek compulsory DNA samples is causing ripples in the human rights community. John Howard asks; "How does a police state happen?"

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00098.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: Coddington Announces Libertarianz Broadcasting

"Libertarianz' Media and Broadcasting Policy is simple, and could be implemented immediately," says Deborah Coddington, Libertarianz Broadcasting Deregulation Spokesman.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00075.htm


16: What Sort of Defence Policy Do We Need?

2) Negotiate complete withdrawal from any current UN Peace Keeping Missions. Introduce legislation preventing NZ Defence Forces from serving in future UN Peace Keeping Missions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00076.htm


17: 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


18: 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


19: Tragedy as Italian Apartment Block Collapses

A six story apartment building in Southern Italy collapsed last night, killing at least 14 people, injuring 16 and trapping about 40 people under the debris.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00100.htm


20: 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


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