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Scoop Ratiings - 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: 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


3: State of Emergency Declared in Alexandra

A state of emergency has been announced in the Central Otago town of Alexandra as the worst flood in over 100 years hits the area.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00121.htm


4: ENTER THE GREAT SCOOP ELECTION COMPETITION!

Scoop has a fine, unopened bottle of single malt whisky to whomever can correctly predict the election result.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00119.htm


5: Scoop Images: Jim Anderton On Don’s Bad Hair Day

Lights…. cameras….crane… are we ready…..Steady now...don’t mind the wind Jim...Nearer my god to thee...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00125.htm


6: The high price of "success" National-style

Labour finance spokesperson Michael Cullen said it was absurd for the Treasurer to claim increasing interest rates were simply a sign of the success of the National Party's economic policies.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00387.htm


7: 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


8: ALCP Confident of Making Parliament

Cannabis Party’s Parliamentary Hopes Growing The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party is heartened by an internet poll that shows it comfortably over the 5% threshold to get into parliament. Xtra’s internet poll, which has had over 13,000 votes, shows ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00104.htm


9: FBI Take Over EgyptAir Probe

The FBI is taking over the investigation into the EgyptAir 990 crash after the cockpit voice recorder provided information suggesting a criminal act may be responsible, officials say.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00123.htm


10: Americas Cup Today's Full Race Report

Italy's Prada Team is proving an almost unstoppable force in the Americas Cup challenger series races on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00091.htm


11: Reserve Bank confirms strong economic growth

The Reserve Bank confirmed today that New Zealand has now entered a new era of strong and sustained export-led economic growth, Treasurer Bill English said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00388.htm


12: 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


13: Kiwis Trying to Kill Potential Cancer Cure

Officials in New Zealand want to capture and kill, as illegal pests, imported Australian frogs, while in South Australia doctor's have discovered frogs may be the key to curing a wide-range of human ills. It's a strange world. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00122.htm


14: 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


15: Scoop Today - The Latest From The Campaign Trail

.....and much much more...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00118.htm


16: WINZ Course Advises Unemployed People to Vote ACT

Wellington unemployed people are being forced by WINZ to attend "confidence building" courses at which they are being told to vote for the ACT Party according to UNITE!, the union representing unemployed and community wage workers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9911/S00066.htm


17: 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


18: 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


19: The Abortion Bonus! U.S. Theory Considered

Today, Scoop welcomes Barb Sumner to our columnist fold. Barb is a freelance writer, a regular in "Grace" and "Metro" and occasionally in the NZ Herald. She warns: some consider her works "too extreme". You be the judge.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00124.htm


20: There's little hope for the left…

There's little hope the Left could form any sort of Government, if they have so much trouble trusting each other over disabled parking spaces, said Roger Sowry.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00402.htm

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