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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

Today's top 20 rating items on Scoop are...

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: Greens Look Set to go to Parliament

The Green Party look set to propel Labour into office after a poll showed party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons opening up an eight point lead over National’s Murray McLean.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00108.htm


4: 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


5: Kiwi Suing Internet Giant Yahoo

New Zealander Juliette Harrington, is suing Internet giant Yahoo! for allegedly infringing on a patent for her software that allows people to compare prices for goods and services sold over the Internet. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00109.htm


6: 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


7: National and Act agree on exporting jobs

National and Act are using election campaign billboards made in Australia.National and Act's vinyl billboards were made by Metro Media in Brisbane Australia.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00328.htm


8: 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


9: Upton On Line - Clark in the Crossfire

Notwithstanding the sound and fury displayed by Linda Clark and Mike Hoskings in last night's Crossfire Special, Labour leader Helen Clark got off lightly.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00332.htm


10: 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


11: Print Journalists Irrelevant Ego-Trippers - Garner

Stuart Garner, head of the US giant Thomson Newspaper Group, has taken a swipe at print journalists saying they take "ego trips" and newspapers frequently aren't compelling and useful to people. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00112.htm


12: Scoop Weekend - All The News You Need And More

Scoop's weekend bulletin... including a fair bit of news from the end of last week...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00107.htm


13: 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


14: Unsafe Hospital Complaints To Be Investigated

Health is firmly back on the election agenda following the sacking of a Hokitika nurse last week after a heated discussion over unsafe patient and staff conditions. And in Oamaru the Prime Minster is promising to investigate claims that Timaru Hospital ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00110.htm


15: 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


16: 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


17: Liberals Wrong on DNA Evidence

Libertarianz has no problem with the proposal for police to use DNA evidence in burglary cases providing proper protocols for due process are put in place.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00086.htm


18: Anti Organics Campaigner Funded By Monsanto

Dr Denis Avery, a visiting United States scientist who has been quoted in the New Zealand media rubbishing organic agriculture, is not the unbiased voice he claims to be.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00336.htm


19: 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


20: 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


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