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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

Scoop's top 20 rating items today 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: Vandalism Campaign Against Prebble Escalates

Richard Prebble's electorate office window had a rock thrown through it last Thursday night as a campaign of vandalism against ACT in Wellington Central appears to be escalating.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00115.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: EgyptAir Voice recorder 'Not Conclusive'

The cockpit voice recorder from doomed EgyptAir flight 990 has been plucked from the planes wreckage on the Atlantic ocean floor but as yet it has yielded no conclusive information.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00116.htm


6: 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


7: Kevin Roberts Speech: Risk, Risk Anything!

Kevin Roberts address to the Graeme Bringans Education Trust Dinner, Auckland, November 12, 1999. See also... http://www.nzedge.com .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9911/S00046.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: 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


10: Unpaid US UN Dues - The Abortion Concession

Officials of the White House and Congress met today (NZDT) in an attempt to break the budget logjam in a deal over overseas abortion funding and US$1 billion in outstanding UN dues owed by the US. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00114.htm


11: Clark Must Apologise - ACT

ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble, responding to David Jacobs’ extraordinary offensive and misleading statement said today “ I am shocked by the intemperate personal abuse in Labour’s Epsom candidate David Jacobs’ attack on Rodney Hide, myself and the ACT ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00363.htm


12: 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


13: 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


14: Ken Shirley Talks About Our Nuclear Sun

Kia ora, we have received the following transcript of comments made by Ken Shirley MP, Deputy Leader, ACT New Zealand at a public meeting in Westport. Many thanks to Peter Russell (Native Forest Action) for taping , transcribing and sending us this ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00096.htm


15: 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


16: 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


17: National's campaign of lies continues

Labour Deputy Leader Michael Cullen says the increasing desperation of the National Party's campaign is shown by the fact they've now resorted to outright lies in their advertising.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00359.htm


18: 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


19: 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


20: Shearing challenge to Burton Shipley

Harry Parke, husband of Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons has challenged Prime Minister's Spouse Burton Shipley to a shearing competition, to take place on Wednesday November 17 in the Coromandel.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00354.htm

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