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Scoop Weekend - The Past Week's Top 30

Published: Sat 6 Nov 1999 03:53 PM
Scoop's top 30 rating items last week were...
1: A Story You Would Probably Rather Not Read
The All Blacks lost. Yes, it is unthinkable. But yes, it has happened. France beat us. Horribly. And no its not over. We have to play again. Against the Springboks. For third place! So yes, in short, it is awful.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00001.htm
2: Scoop Images: Supercomputer Plots Stubborn Storm
TV3 weather guru Augie Auer is predicting a big horrible mean storm for the coming 48 hours. Put away your boats. Watch out for floods and stay at home, he says. Scoop plots the storm.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00018.htm
3: Leaders Debate #2: Twenty Five Questions
Five leaders, five questions each. Paul Holmes as inquisitor. Yes or no answers requested. The following questions were one of segments from the Second Leaders debate held last night on TV1.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00010.htm
4: 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
5: Scoop Images: Salt In The Wound
Scoop received the following in the mail in the wake of the All Blacks loss to France in the Rugby World Cup...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00019.htm
6: Labour pleased with All Blacks loss
“Helen Clark seems to be the only New Zealander pleased that the All Blacks lost their World Cup semi-final match”, Sport Minister Murray McCully said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00011.htm
7: 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
8: A Very Hot Link - Jenny Soars In Waikato Poll
The following is a link to a running daily poll being conducted by Waikato University's Politics department.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00038.htm
9: All Blacks vs South Africa – Oh No Not Again!@#
Cullen shifted to full back. Umaga off for Alatini. The commentators like this. The All Blacks seem to be spurred too. For a while. Hoeft comes on for Dowd.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00044.htm
10: All Blacks Lacked Pride And Identity: Henare
The All Blacks lost against the French today because they lacked pride in themselves and their country, Mauri Pacific Leader Tau Henare said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00014.htm
11: Scoop Images: Jonah Gets A Punch In The Nose
Produced by some internet wit….it seems that the net audience at least are not ready to forgive the All Blacks yet…
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00048.htm
12: All Blacks vs South Africa - Half Time Talk
Come on Cullen. We need magic! Mehrts, Jeff, please, get it together. Order. Find touch. No more chargedowns, please. Forwards, effort IS REQUIRED! WORK. WORK. WORK. And hold on to the ball. Kees, fantastic work, keep it up. The rest of you. Be like ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00041.htm
13: Scoop Images: Our Heroes Prepare To Do Battle
The All Blacks as portrayed in three mock-up advertising images prepared by a Copenhagen expatriate fan….
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00022.htm
14: Herald Poll - One Per cent between Nats and Labour
The latest Herald Digi Poll shows the gap between National and Labour has dropped to just one per cent.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00043.htm
15: Upton On Line - Getting Out of the Gloom
As New Zealanders arise numb from this morning's horror at Twickenham, politicians must pick themselves up to fight the election campaign. Labour will be tempted to revel in the "doom and gloom", National must find a way out of it.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00001.htm
16: NZ First Party List Announced
New Zealand First President, Doug Woolerton MP, today released New Zealand First's Party List (attached).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00077.htm
17: This Cruel Australian Shore
While all you kiwi kiwis wail and gnash your teeth following the All Black's tragic loss against France last weekend, spare a thought for the thousands of kiwi refugees over here suffering on this cruel Australian shore. We are daily on the receiving ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00033.htm
18: Scoop Archive: Haka: The Legend Of The All Blacks
After the brouhaha of the Tourism Board fiasco earlier this year it was interesting to see an advert for New Zealand on Irish Television last night. An hour long programme about the All Blacks called "Haka: The Legend Of The All Blacks" made by Adidas and ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/fe/ed/199909280838.7a8172e3.html
19: Scoop Images: Bree Is Spooky At Night….
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….
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00074.htm
20: HARD NEWS: Lies, Losses, Lists and Lingerie
GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... so the All Blacks lost. They fell to bits for 20 minutes in the second half of their World Cup semi final, blew a 14 point lead and surrendered the match and their Cup hopes to a French side they thrashed 54-7 at the beginning ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00047.htm
21: The Long Awaited Precedent For The Left
Well the deed is finally done. Despite long denying the possibility of any such action, Alliance MP Phillida Bunkle finally bit the bullet this week and pulled out of the race for the prize seat of Wellington Central. Jonathan Hill writes.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00045.htm
22: NZ First Disorganised Personality Cult: Ex Members
The release of the NZ First party list today does nothing to dispel the impression that the party is a "disintegrating, disorganised and divisive personality cult," say two former candidates, Rex Widerstrom and David Stevenson.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00032.htm
23: The Truth On Our New Ambassador May Be Near
This week's proposed US Senate-Jesse Helms confirmation hearing over the appointment of Carol Moseley-Braun as New Zealand Ambassador, is likely to bring information on her background sharply back into focus. John Howard reports.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00012.htm
24: More Needed Than A Collection Of Good Tunes
Yesterday's launch of the election campaign's by Labour, National and NZ First leaders, looked like they all took lessons from their US colleagues. John Howard reports.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00002.htm
25: Keri Hulme On The Joys Of A Republic Of NZ
At the turn of the century Richard Seddon trumpeted, “One Empire, one language, one people.”
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00039.htm
26: Back-Room Bunkle - Rebels
Rebels at Victoria University of Wellington labelled Phillida Bunkle's decision to withdraw from the Wellington Central election race as "cowardly".
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00015.htm
27: Rankin on Thursday - More Tax Cuts For Rich?
Jenny Shipley has promised that a National government will pay, to New Zealanders who receive high incomes, a dividend in the form of a cut in the 33% tax rate to 30%. The argument of those who seek such a handout is that New Zealand must cut its ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00021.htm
28: Scoop Images: Mirror Snaps Bilbo’s House
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.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00085.htm
29: Best Looking Party List on Offer
Herewith the full list of thirty list candidates for Libertarianz, the party aiming to get Nanny State off our backs, out of our pockets, and out of our lives. These people are not committee joiners, scout leaders or bureaucrats - they are passionate ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00129.htm
30: Australian Govt Confirms Global Spy Agency Exists
Confirmation has come from the Australian government that Echelon, a global network which can eavesdrop on phone, fax or e-mail anywhere on the planet, does exist. US Congressmen are calling for a full inquiry. John Howard reports.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00049.htm
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