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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.
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.
Having seemingly scored the internet Scoop of the week with his pictures of BREE AT FIRST LIGHT Scoop contacted the
Hobbit who scooped the world and asked him if he had any more snaps from his visit to Bree….
Scoop wouldn’t normally so shamelessly lift a photo from a newspaper but in this instance the claim in the Mirror/Daily
Record that this is the “first” picture of the Lord of the Rings secret Kingdom, is, respectfully disputed.
As the official Halloween campaign launch days - for both Labour and National - approach, polls show a tightening gap
between the two major parties. And finally, as we pass the half way mark of the campaign, some much needed humour
ID4 has sent me some startling news! This may not be accurate, but ID4 does have some expierence in the field of CGI
art, he first sent me this:
ACT chairman Sir Roger Douglas and ACT Rongotai candidate Stephen Franks will be arguing that 'New Zealand is in serious
trouble and it's time to do something about it.' in Seatoun this Tuesday night.
ACT Campaign Director Nick Stravs today said ACT New Zealand has not selected a candidate for the Coromandel seat and
has until nomination day to make that decision.
ACT Leader Richard Prebble has hailed Time magazine's choice of two ACT figures in Time's '100 Most Influential People
of the South Pacific'.
‘Bomber’, aka Martyn Bradbury, has agreed to present the ‘Whittaker’s Good Honest Election Campaign Report, on youth
radio station Channel Z between 9pm-10.30pm from Sunday 24 October through to Sunday 21 November as part of an effort to
get young ...
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.
The Pentagon wants to ban ATM bank charges on all military bases in the US and around the world. The move has delighted
politicians and consumer watchdog groups. John Howard reports.
Canada's international environmental standing has taken a beating, France has been accused of feeding sewage to animals,
the United Arab Emirates has introduced the death penalty for importing banned nuclear wastes while Australia wants the
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Remember when food tasted and smelled really exciting? If the aroma of fresh baking, the flavour of fruit, all seem a
bit dull these days it's probably a sign of ageing - you, not the food.
GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... so anyway, there I was in Melbourne when Jeff Kennett got rolled. Did you know I was there at
either end of Auckland's great Ranfurly Shield run, too?
ACT's withdrawal from Coromandel confirms the Right is running scared over Green support in the key seat, Green Party
co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today.
If you live in America, your Government will launch prime-time bombing attacks on remote countries to distract you from
domestic issues. If you live in New Zealand, the diversions are staged closer to home and this election year, it's a
phony war ...
The Security Council in the UN has dropped a reference to an inquiry into abuses of human rights from its draft
resolution to set up a UN administration in East Timor. John Howard reports.
The top 20 rating items on Scoop today are...