Hobbitville is rating through the roof - the pictures of Bree have now been viewed approximately 3000 times - the full
list of today's top 20 scoops follow....
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.
Scoop visits Peter Jackson's Camperdown studios: Welcome To Camperdown - Camperdown Carpark - The Gates Of Camperdown -
SCOOP NEWS ANALYSIS - British Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook's, arrival in New Zealand prior to September's APEC forum
caused Thailand Foreign Ministry official, Kobsak Chitikul, to ask, "Why is Mr Robin Cook here?" Britain is not a member
(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 ...
The Pakistani military commander General Parvaiz Musharraf has just addressed the Pakistani people via a live television
and radio address explaining the circumstances behind this mornings coup. The address was carried live on International
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.
Not enough that Ireland’s business elite stands accused of dodging hundreds of millions worth of punts in taxes, the
country’s colourful former leader Charles Haughey has been exposed as a wasteful and vain shopaholic. Stefan Wolf
reports from Ireland.
I am aware that the issue of tertiary fees is a hot topic here following last weeks’ events. I want to say a couple of
things about this. The first is that it is your university and not the Government that sets the level of fees.
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
United New Zealand leader and Finance and Expenditure Committee chair, Hon Peter Dunne, has released the report of the
Finance and Expenditure Committee on its inquiry into the powers and operations of the Inland Revenue Department.
If an election was held last Saturday, according to polling commissioned by ACT, the result would have been a hung
Parliament and NZ First would have held the balance of power.
Labour has been given a message by the latest TV3 C.M Research Poll. It needs the Green Party in Parliament to become
Government. And National is short of gaining a majority as ACT lags in the polls. The gap between the two major parties
is closing. ...
Little is known about General Pervez Musharraf - but he was one of the most significant players in the recent Kashmir
“The Finance and Expenditure Select Committee's Inquiry into IRD’s culture and operation vindicates ACT’s long-running
complaint that the IRD has a “bully-boy” culture and needs major overhaul. The FEC says amongst other things:
Labour's Wine Industry Policy is the classic Claytons Policy - it's the policy you're having when you're not having a
policy, Health Minister Wyatt Creech said today.
Readers will be alarmed to discover that upton-on-line has attracted a whiff of scandal. Investigative journalist David
McLoughlin has asked if we are not guilty of "treating" under the Electoral Act, 1993 by offering a "slap-up morning tea
for one at ...
MR. LOCKHART: Well, we know from our embassy there and from other sources that, clearly, there's a political crisis
unfolding. We are trying to ascertain hard and certain information as we speak. This is, obviously, a fluid situation.
There are ...
New Zealand students can now access more than $30 million worth of new Government-funded scholarships, aimed at
fostering future business leaders and innovators.
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.
According to Canterbury University Student Radio RDU, the police were called to Canterbury University this morning