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Scoop Ratings - 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: 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


4: Scoop Images: Mirror Snaps Bilbo’s House

Scoop wouldn’t normally so shamelessly lift a photo from a newspaper but in this instance the claim in the Mirror/Daily Record that this is the “first” picture of the Lord of the Rings secret Kingdom, is, respectfully disputed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00085.htm


5: 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


6: OneRing.Net: That Photo a FAKE?!

ID4 has sent me some startling news! This may not be accurate, but ID4 does have some expierence in the field of CGI art, he first sent me this:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00089.htm


7: 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


8: 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


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: 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


11: No Deal In Coromandel - Labour Candidate

Labour’s Coromandel candidate Margaret Hawkeswood has ruled out any electoral accomodation in the Coromandel, despite the latest poll showing Labour will need the Greens to form a new government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00054.htm


12: 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


13: Environmental Liberty, Equality and Hypocrisy

Canada's international environmental standing has taken a beating, France has been accused of feeding sewage to animals, the United Arab Emirates has introduced the death penalty for importing banned nuclear wastes while Australia wants the stuff, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00114.htm


14: HARD NEWS 8/10/99 - Beware the Dick Fix

HARD NEWS is first broadcast in Auckland on 95bFM around 8.45am on Fridays and replayed around 4.30pm Friday and 10am Sunday on The Culture Bunker. A digest appears monthly in Re:Mix magazine. You can listen to 95bFM live on the Internet. Point your web ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00040.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: HARD NEWS - Exposing the Soft White Underpants

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... so anyway, there I was in Melbourne when Jeff Kennett got rolled. Did you know I was there at either end of Auckland's great Ranfurly Shield run, too?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00116.htm


17: 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


18: 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


19: Diplomatic Manoeuvres Over Timor Draft Resolution

The Security Council in the UN has dropped a reference to an inquiry into abuses of human rights from its draft resolution to set up a UN administration in East Timor. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00115.htm


20: Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

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

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