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Scoop Today - Today's Top 20

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

1: Scoop Images: Gandalf’s Two Exploding Trees

Responding to the hints of a couple of US Lord of The Rings websites – http://www.lordoftherings.com/ and http://www.onering.net/ - Scoop earlier this week informed its star Hobbit paparazzi of a reported sighting of Gandalf’s exploding trees in Upper Hutt.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00097.htm


2: 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


3: Election 1999: Much Needed Humour Enters Campaign

As the official Halloween campaign launch days - for both Labour and National - approach, polls show a tightening gap between the two major parties. And finally, as we pass the half way mark of the campaign, some much needed humour (intentional ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00106.htm


4: Scoop Images: Bree Is Spooky At Night….

Having seemingly scored the internet Scoop of the week with his pictures of BREE AT FIRST LIGHT Scoop contacted the Hobbit who scooped the world and asked him if he had any more snaps from his visit to Bree….

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00074.htm


5: Greens Wishful Thinking In Coromandel

ACT Campaign Director Nick Stravs today said ACT New Zealand has not selected a candidate for the Coromandel seat and has until nomination day to make that decision.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00553.htm


6: Whittaker’s ‘Good Honest Political Reporter’

‘Bomber’, aka Martyn Bradbury, has agreed to present the ‘Whittaker’s Good Honest Election Campaign Report, on youth radio station Channel Z between 9pm-10.30pm from Sunday 24 October through to Sunday 21 November as part of an effort to get young ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00108.htm


7: Scoop Column: Scoop Not Part Of Dumbed Down Media

NZ First leader, Winston Peters, decided to play journalist in a speech yesterday and again attacked the media saying it was dumbed-down and will trot out any old rubbish and pass it off as news. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00098.htm


8: ATM Users Fight Back With Pentagon’s Help

The Pentagon wants to ban ATM bank charges on all military bases in the US and around the world. The move has delighted politicians and consumer watchdog groups. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00104.htm


9: ACT personalities feature in 100 most influential

ACT Leader Richard Prebble has hailed Time magazine's choice of two ACT figures in Time's '100 Most Influential People of the South Pacific'.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00552.htm


10: Welfare, Extortion and the Treaty

ACT chairman Sir Roger Douglas and ACT Rongotai candidate Stephen Franks will be arguing that 'New Zealand is in serious trouble and it's time to do something about it.' in Seatoun this Tuesday night.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00106.htm


11: City Voice: In search of full employment

Unemployment is again the number one issue for voters in this election, says a NZ Herald DigiPoll. Simon Collins reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00108.htm


12: ACT withdraws from Coromandel to prop up National

ACT's withdrawal from Coromandel confirms the Right is running scared over Green support in the key seat, Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00550.htm


13: Rogue Russian Troops May Be Behind Grozny Massacre

Salvos of rockets have slammed into a crowded open air market and other parts of the Chechen capital of Grozny, killing at least 118 people and critically injuring up to a 400. The Russian Defence Ministry is denying responsibility. Rogue troops ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00109.htm


14: Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

The top 20 rating items on Scoop today are...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00112.htm


15: When ageing is just a matter of taste...

Remember when food tasted and smelled really exciting? If the aroma of fresh baking, the flavour of fruit, all seem a bit dull these days it's probably a sign of ageing - you, not the food.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9910/S00102.htm


16: TV3 News

Independence leader returns - Drugs Bust - GM Foods - Rugby Mascots -Russian rocket attack - Workers Killed in Fire - Israeli President Question - Search For Prisoner - All Blacks and Scotland

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9910/S00136.htm


17: Rankin on Thursday: Where communism succeeded...

I watched BBC's Horizon programme The Virus the Cures on Prime TV on 11 October. The programme revealed that we - ie humankind - had discovered a superior cure (to antibiotics) for bacterial infections around the same time that penicillin was being ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00096.htm


18: Pulse of rural NZ - people are angry

The real problem facing rural New Zealand is not enough profit for farming families and rural communities to live on.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00551.htm


19: Minister Fiddles With Stats While Education Burns

The national student organisations today dismissed figures released by the Minister for Tertiary Education on tertiary enrolments as "a shameless attempt by the Government to pass off a nightmare as a dream."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED9910/S00064.htm


20: UP In Smoke - Lava Examines The Politics Of Smoke

If you live in America, your Government will launch prime-time bombing attacks on remote countries to distract you from domestic issues. If you live in New Zealand, the diversions are staged closer to home and this election year, it's a phony war ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9910/S00145.htm


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