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The weekend's top 20 rating items on Scoop (Hobbits excluded) were...

2: HARD NEWS 17/11/00 - A Vote of Confidence

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... export growth is rampant, retail sales robust. The balance of payments, so long in the red, is heading for recovery, and business confidence will, at worst, be neutral in the months to come. How nice of Bill English to give ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00109.htm


3: Cookie Time Interim Injunction Update

Guy Pope-Mayell the director of South Island Cookie Time Ltd, whose company this week went to the Auckland District Court seeking an Interim Injunction against Griffins Foods with respect to the Fair Trading Act said,

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0011/S00131.htm


4: Sludge Report #40 – Waiting For The Guillotine

In this edition: Waiting For The Guillotine – What Goes Around Comes Around - Sludge Examines the US Elections And Its Aftermath

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00112.htm


5: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 16 November

Paraphrased answers to today's questions will be posted in the Scoops wire shortly after 3pm.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00276.htm

9: English-on-line November 17th

English-on-line spent a day or two glued to CNN watching the best of the best a political junkie could ever wish for. Politicians who don’t like elections aren’t really politicians. You see elections reaffirm for us politicians that we do matter after all.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00306.htm

13: New Zealand Wins Fossil of the Day Award

New Zealand yesterday received the Wet Belly Fossil award in conjunction with Australia, Canada and the United States for wanting to remove references to existing international environment agreements from the eligibility rules for land use, land use change and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00072.htm


14: Scoop Archive: IRD Battle Shows Still Too Soon To Celebrate

"Courageous battlers Jan amd Murray Willis deserve congratulations from every New Zealander for their victory over the IRD bullies," says Libertarianz Leader Peter Cresswell. "Their fourteen year fight to get justice is something no-one should have ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/10/fa/200011161651.e9335d02.html


15: Texas set to execute mentally disabled man

Another chilling milestone in the ugly history of US judicial killing is looming, Amnesty International warned, as it released a letter sent to Governor George W. Bush yesterday. The letter calls on him to prevent the execution of a severely mentally ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00133.htm


17: Promotion is not aim of ALCP

G. Mintrom, (28/7/99) asks how the "pro-cannabis brigade" propose to grow, harvest, distribute, warehouse, sell & advertise marijauna - and who will profit.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO9908/S00092.htm


18: Computer snooping devices bug Ryall

National's Justice spokesman Tony Ryall says he has concerns about the Government's plans to install permanent listening devices at internet service providers - meaning any communication traffic can be tapped into by the police and security agencies ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00321.htm


19: NORML Issues Health Warning About Toxic Marijuana

The National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws today issued a health warning that marijuana sprayed by the Police with a deadly poison is being sold in Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00062.htm


20: Response to Matrimonial Property Amendment Bill

Family lawyers say that model agreements for contracting out of the new Matrimonial Property legislation will mean fewer safeguards for the public, and ultimately an increase in litigation and costs. They are also concerned that provisions designed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00078.htm


23: Soft Air Guns - Toys Or Trouble

The shooting of a man north of Auckland on Thursday is a warning for parents that the soft air guns their children may own are dangerous weapons in conflict situations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE9907/S00012.htm


24: TV3 News

Lundy Murders - Murder Reward Offered – Road Rage Sentence – Fletcher Energy Sale – Tariff Reduction – Labour Conference – US Elections – Tua Returns

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0011/S00079.htm


25: One Small Favour By 5pm Please?

MEDIA FLASH this week appealed to its readers to help it survive as Australia's media industry E-newspaper. You can read the Open Letter at www.mediaflash.au.com/open.htm

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00108.htm


29: Scoop: Top Scoops

Hard News Is Here! - Commission Gives Shell The Go-Ahead - English On-Line - Howard’s End: Driven Round The Bend By The Westland Council - Import Tariffs Removed For Poorest Countries - Wet Belly Fossil Award For NZ - Handicapped Man On Death Row - Slippery ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00111.htm


1: Scoop Images: Lake Hobbitton - Another View
6: Scoop Images: Hobbiton By The Water
7: Scoop Images: WORLD EXCLUSIVE: BAG END!
8: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Mirror Snaps Bilbo's House
10: Scoop Images: And Not A Hobbit Was Stirring
11: Scoop Images: A Hobbit Summer House?
12: Scoop Archive: Scoop Image: Where The Hobbits Are
16: Scoop Images: Arwen Catches A Few Digital Snaps
21: Scoop Images: A Mountaintop Hobbit Retreat?
22: Scoop Archive: Ringswatch: Our Liv Freaks Out In Battle
26: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Liv Meets Some Smokin' Ringwraiths
27: Scoop Images: Hobbit Slips Scoop Staircase Snap
28: Scoop Archive: When The Wizard Gets It
30: Scoop Images: Bree Is Spooky At Night….

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