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Sccop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

Sunday's Top 20 rating items on Scoop were...

1: 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


2: 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


3: Reminder to Gun Owners

"Gun ownership should be encouraged," said Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath today. "Further, it should be quite legitimate to use a firearm when one's life or property is threatened either by criminals, or by government."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00132.htm


4: Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Driver licensing The current introduction of Government ID cards demonstrates that this should not be a function of government, and nor need it be. Existing life-time licences, are a contract between you and the government. As you have kept your side ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00126.htm


5: Protecting Property Owners AND the Environment

"New Zealand has had nearly a decade under the RMA, under planning legislation that abolishes property rights and provides no environmental protection," says Libertarianz Environment Spokesman Peter Cresswell. "In doing so we have ignored ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00128.htm


6: 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


7: 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


8: 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


9: 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


10: 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


11: HARD NEWS 19/11/99 - MMP = More Moral Panic

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... trust the Tories, eh? Put them under pressure and they try and manufacture a moral crisis. There's been Ecstasy, there's been Home Invasions - and this week it's drugs and terrorism with the Green Party.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00147.htm


12: 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


13: Sell the Parks!

Libertarianz intend to begin the de-politicisation of the environment by preparing all government land for sale. The environmental aspects of this policy have attracted considerable interest, and we give some detail here.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00484.htm


14: 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


15: 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


16: 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


17: 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


18: Scoop Column: UN Monitors Need For NZ Election Too

New Zealand loves nothing better than to certify other countries' election ballots as "free and fair" so there can hardly be any principled objection to a delegation of monitors, from democratic nations, taking up position, pen in hand, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00149.htm


19: Americas Cup - Prada Leads Table As RR2 Ends

Round Robin two of the Louis Vuitton Cup Challenger Selection Series ended after three previously cancelled matches were re-sailed from Race 6 of 14 November. Team Prada's yacht Luna Rossa completed the Round Robin yesterday with a total of 46 points, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00101.htm


20: 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

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