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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

Published: Tue 12 Oct 1999 08:26 AM
Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...
1: Scoop Images: Welcome To Camperdown Studios
Scoop visits Peter Jackson's Camperdown studios: Welcome To Camperdown - Camperdown Carpark - The Gates Of Camperdown - Camperdown Barracks.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00046.htm
2: “The Lord Of The Rings” To Begin Photography In NZ
(Los Angeles, October 7, 1999) – The Lord of the Rings film trilogy begins principal photography in Wellington, New Zealand, on October 11, 1999, under the direction of Peter Jackson, it was jointly announced today by Robert Shaye, Chairman and Chief ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9910/S00038.htm
3: “Banksie” Discusses Bigotry With Kim Hill
This morning Radio New Zealand’s Kim Hill interviewed a fellow radio personality – Radio Pacific’s “Banksie”, retiring National MP for Whangarei and former Police Minister Hon. John Banks. As usual Kim did not take too long to cut to the chase.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00047.htm
4: World Cup: English Steamrolled By Lomagic Again
Fifteen minutes into the second half of the World Cup rugby clash at Twickenham London a timewarp appeared to take the game back four years to the 1995 World Cup Semi-final in which brilliant All Black wing Jonah Lomu exploded over Jeremy Guscott and then ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00043.htm
5: 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
6: Relief As Paddington Victim’s Phones Stop Ringing
Three days after the Paddington rail crash in England, the mobile telephones inside the carriages may have finally stopped ringing. This provides some relief for the search teams, but not much. John Howard reports.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00041.htm
7: Aussie Troops In Provocative Covert Moves
Australian special forces and navy divers have been carrying out covert operations in East Timor since April in a provocative move that prompted warnings from Jakarta. John Howard reports.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00050.htm
8: Scoop Images: Swing Low Sweet Chariot (OFFENSIVE)
READERS NOTE - WARNING: The following image is offensive and not particularly sporting. After consulting internally and considering blanking out the offensive words we have decided to use it at is. Consider yourself warned if you choose to view.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00029.htm
9: Scoop Today - Rounding Off The News Week
The last week of the 1996-1999 Parliament comes to an end....EXTENDED BULLETIN
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00042.htm
10: The Road to Timor is Paved With Good Intentions
Soldiers, rifles at the ready, are walking leafy streets and smiling at ragged children. Aid agencies, under heavily armed guard, are distributing food, tents and medicines. Refugees from the hills are trickling back into Dili, but there are not nearly as ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00048.htm
11: Rape Crisis Pleased Levis Complaint Upheld
Today Rape Crisis applauded the decision made by the Advertising Standards Complaints Board to uphold the complaint against the Levis Original Sin commercial widely screened on New Zealand television and cinema screens.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9910/S00045.htm
12: Don't despair, David!
National MP David Carter has got it wrong when he claims that I have withdrawn from the race for the Banks Peninsula seat in this election, says Green Party MP Rod Donald.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00165.htm
13: Donald Quits
"I'm disappointed Rod Donald is throwing the towel in without a contest. He was a likeable character and he has certainly made an impression on New Zealand politics," says Banks Peninsula MP David Carter.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00159.htm
14: Bunkle: Champion Of The Ugly
"The Alliance forge ahead into a whole new galaxy of politically correct absurdity, boldly going where no man has gone before," said Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath. "Phillida Bunkle is now the self-proclaimed battler for 'ugly ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00041.htm
15: Alliance: Taxpayers Are 'Fat Pigs'
'Fat pigs' is how Sandra Lee's tertiary education flyer labels taxpayers, and Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath demands an explanation.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00038.htm
16: Scoop Column: The Politics Of Disintegration
Scoop's West Coast correspondent John Howard finds lessons in Bill Clinton's musings on Quebec and East Timor for New Zealand's increasingly embattled West Coasters.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00045.htm
17: Light Relief - Conversation Between Two Mariners
Transcript of actual radio conversation of US Naval Forces operating off the Canadian coast of Newfoundland.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00049.htm
18: ACT Party should apologise to kiwifruit farmers
Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today called on ACT Leader Richard Prebble to withdraw a statement supporting genetically engineered kiwifruit.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00177.htm
19: Helen Clark's "Covert Deals"
"Labour is covertly entering into electoral deals with the Greens and the Alliance, despite Helen Clark's earlier assurances that such accommodations by Labour would not be entered into," says Banks Peninsula MP David Carter.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00172.htm
20: Victoria Staff Strike "Unconscionable"
Victoria University of Wellington's academics again went on strike this afternoon, despite expressions of concern from staff and students over the impact their action was having on exam preparations.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00043.htm
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