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Scoop Weekend - Weekend Top 29

The top 29 rating items this weekend are....

Dates: 20/Nov/1999, 21/Nov/1999

1: Americas Cup - Twas Another Strange Day's Sailing

Thursday's racing started under heavy conditions, the wind blowing from the North at near 20 knots, the seas heavy with a two metre swell. What followed was a day of postponements, withdrawals, penalties and an outstanding display of aggressive ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00096.htm


2: Americas Cup - Prada Team Cheered On By Pavarotti

Italy's Prada Americas Cup challenger team has won its tenth match of the Louis Vuitton Cup in Round Robin. Prada beat the French yacht Le Défi by 3 minutes 49 seconds. The win followed a cheer session between the crew of Luna Rossa and world acclaimed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00094.htm


3: Americas Cup Challengers Face Light Air Of Change

Today's racing brought a change of conditions from the past two days, heavy Northerlies giving way overnight to gentle South winds blowing from 7-13 knots. The winds were shifty however, both in velocity and direction, and the afterguards earned their ...


http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00100.htm


4: 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


5: Americas Cup Race Reports - White Caps And Clashes

Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes delivered a stinging defeat to Paul Cayard's AmericaOne on a white-capped Hauraki Gulf today as one boat in each of four other matches retired with gear problems.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00093.htm


6: ELECTION 1999: Polls, Personal Attacks, Pressure

There is a real risk in placing too much trust in the polls, however this week definite and consistent trends suggest New Zealand is preparing to vote for a new government. Jonathan Hill writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00142.htm


7: Peters Responds To NBR Allegation

The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, today responded to the NBR story (19/11/99) alleging an outstanding New Zealand First debt.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00459.htm


8: 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


9: 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


10: 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


11: Christchurch Press Using Smear Tactics - Peters

The New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, said today that the Christchurch Press is using dirty tricks and sheer malice to malign the local candidate, Dr Andrew Gin.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00458.htm


12: 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


13: The National Business Review - Latest Poll

The latest National Business Review-Compaq opinion poll, taken by UMR Insight from November 11-16 on a sample of 750 people, gives Labour-Alliance a theoretical 10-seat majority over a National-led coalition in a general election. The poll gives Labour ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9911/S00125.htm


14: McGillicuddy Serious Launch Website

The McGillicuddy Serious Party today announced it's website, little more than a week before the election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00117.htm


15: Cannabis Debate - Nats Get Nasty Over Green Threat

If there is one thing you can say of the Green Party in this election, it is that they have run the cleanest campaign. Despite barbs and ridicule from every main political party, including those who may eventually depend on their support to form a government, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00134.htm


16: Web Site Launched To Monitor Global Spy Network

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has launched "Echelon Watch" a website designed to prompt worldwide governmental investigations into the global electronic surveillance system called Echelon. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00138.htm


17: Herald Digi Poll Shows Greens Over Five Per Cent

This morning’s (Friday) Herald DigiPoll shows the Greens breaking the five per cent threshold for the first time this campaign.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00143.htm


18: 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


19: 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


20: 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


21: TV3 Poll Shows Left Breaking Away

The latest TV3 CM Research Poll shows the left breaking away from the right, with Labour able to form a government without the help of Winston Peters.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00139.htm


22: The Left Leaders Front Up For Whittakers

THE LEFT LEADERS FRONT UP ON THE FINAL WHITTAKER'S GOOD HONEST ELECTION CAMPAIGN REPORT SUNDAY 21 NOVEMBER 9.30PM

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00120.htm


23: Scoop Today - The Authority On Campaign 99

Top Scoops galore, a convergence of polls and the latest from the waves and the hustings.... Scoop has it all.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00144.htm


24: Prebble Tries a Toke Both Ways

"Showing his ability to bend both ways, Richard Prebble says one week that he will never support legalising cannabis, and the next that cannabis use should be 'reviewed'," observes Libertarianz Spokesman Peter Cresswell.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00122.htm


25: Mr Delamere: Enough Is Enough!

How much longer do we have to endure the shame of having asylum seekers hunger striking while locked up inside Mt Eden Prison? A long time yet if today’s media release from Immigration Minister Tuariki Delamere is anything to go by. Frankly the minister’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00136.htm


26: Student loans amnesty to bring home thousands

The Alliance announced today an amnesty on penalties for unpaid student loan debts for those who have fled overseas to escape the student loans scheme.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00474.htm


27: 'Green' Light for Terrorism

In a fit of pique, upset that his Green counterpart is getting more publicity, Bernard Darnton, Libertarianz spokesman for law and order and leader of Wild Libz - The New Freeland Liberation Army, today announced his plan to burn down the houses of his ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00115.htm


28: 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


29: Bankrupt Romania Puts Taxi Meters in Ambulances

Health authorities in parts of Romania have started fitting ambulances with taxi meters because of a shortage of cash. People who are dead or in a coma are exempt. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00140.htm


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