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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20 Scoops

Published: Tue 11 Apr 2000 08:46 AM
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Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...
1: Scoop Images: Wellywood's Favourite Starlet
Movie star Liv Tyler takes a break from a hectic schedule of filming for the Lord of the Rings trilogy earlier this year for a spot of shopping on Wellington's Willis St - photo Kevin Stent of the Sunday Star Times.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00023.htm
2: Ringswatch: Our Liv Freaks Out In Battle
Liv Tyler, Wellywood’s most talked about starlet, has been acting it up during shooting of the Lord of the Rings, both on and off the set.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00022.htm
3: Scoop Images: Lord Of The Rings Preview Highlights
At the weekend the official LOTR website http://lordoftherings.net broadcast a two minute preview from the movie. The preview is attracting unprecedented internet attention.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00027.htm
4: On The Right: Quotas A Fancy Word For Censorship
Over the weekend the Government announced it was considering a radical proposal for censoring television stations, in the name of promoting local culture. What I want to know is why we can’t just let people watch what they want to. Why is that such ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00041.htm
5: Scoop Images: LOTR Preview Highlights (2)
At the weekend the official LOTR website http://lordoftherings.net broadcast a two minute preview from the movie. The preview is attracting unprecedented internet attention.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0004/S00016.htm
6: Anti-Employment Tribunal Strikes Again
Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath poured scorn on the Employment Tribunal after it fined a woman for running a 'sweat-shop'.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00042.htm
7: HARD NEWS 7/4/00 - Sympathy for the Devil
GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... sometimes, probably times when you're heavily sedated, you have to love the dear old New Zealand Stock Exchange. As markets the world over slumped on Tuesday, the NZSE boomed.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00024.htm
8: On The Left - Constitution Games
I'd always thought the Olympic Games was a marathon event, requiring a lot of endurance, skill and so on to get to.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00040.htm
9: Upton-on-line - Special - The 'Hui From Hell
Upton-on-line has been holed up in the old Legislative Council Chamber taking part in the great constitutional debate sponsored by the Institute for Policy Studies. The great, the good, the aggrieved and the grumpy (or at least 117 of them) have ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00095.htm
10: New Zealand activists first in world to May Day 2k
London, June 18, 1999 – Millions of pounds worth of damage caused by anti-capitalist demonstrators in London’s financial district.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00038.htm
11: STELLA ARTOIS TAPPING THE PULSE - Apr 10
IN WELLINGTON... - Copita - Happy Birthday, Ed's - CueFuel - StarMart .... AND WORLDWIDE - E-Bouncers - Julia Child Kitchen - Guinness question
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0004/S00017.htm
12: 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
13: Craccum Burning Draws Condemnation
A group of about 10 students, including an AUSA executive member and the Editor of Hamilton student magazine Nexus, burnt approximately 100 copies of Craccum in the Student Union complex on Thursday night.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0004/S00007.htm
14: Scoop Images: Liv Meets Some Smokin' Ringwraiths
The following pictures - supplied to Scoop anonymously - show actress Liv Tyler in action during the shooting of some scenes for the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. The pictures were taken in the South Island near Wanaka.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00027.htm
15: Howling At The Tube
How much longer do we have to put up with this kind of conspiracy of silence from our news media? Given a nightly menu of worthless rubbish in an effort to hide stories such as these.... A letter from publisher Ian Wishart to Paul Cutler TVNZ Director ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0004/S00004.htm
16: 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
17: Scoop Images: Rotating Cabinet Ministers
Taking turns at the podium at yesterday's post Cabinet press conference in the Beehive are Prime Minister Helen Clark (with an overview), Energy Minister Pete Hodgson (announcing government support for EECA legislation promoted by Jeanette Fitzsimmons of the Greens), ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00008.htm
18: National Anthem On The Net
Internet users struck by a bout of patriotism can turn to the Department of Internal Affairs website ( www.dia.govt.nz ) for instant relief.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0004/S00011.htm
19: Wellington Bureaucrats Face Red Tape Tie Up
While Wellington slept, Libertarianz activists were tying up government buildings with red tape to highlight that the aim of any new constitution should be to tie up government.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00032.htm
20: Commission appointed to Rodney District Council
The Minister of Local Government, Hon Sandra Lee, has told Cabinet today she has accepted a Ministerial Review Authority recommendation to appoint a Commission to replace the elected representatives of the Rodney District Council.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00111.htm
Alastair Thompson
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Alastair Thompson is the co-founder of Scoop. He is of Scottish and Irish extraction and from Wellington, New Zealand. Alastair has 24 years experience in the media, at the Dominion, National Business Review, North & South magazine, Straight Furrow newspaper and online since 1997. He is the winner of several journalism awards for business and investigative work.
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