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Scoop is proud to present another image of Hobbitton… this time of what appears to be a fairly grand Hobbit summer house …enjoy.
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.
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.
Scoop has a fine, unopened bottle of single malt whisky to whomever can correctly predict the election result.
Lights…. cameras….crane… are we ready…..Steady now...don’t mind the wind Jim...Nearer my god to thee...
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.
Scoop is delighted to present to Frodo and Bilbo Baggin’s house in the Waikato – Bag End. Now we are getting magical….
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 ...
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.
Italy's Prada Team is proving an almost unstoppable force in the Americas Cup challenger series races on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.