Sunday's Top 20 rating items on Scoop were...
Today's racing brought a change of conditions from the past two days, heavy Northerlies giving way overnight to gentle
South winds blowing from 7-13 knots. The winds were shifty however, both in velocity and direction, and the afterguards
earned their ...
Scoop is proud to present another image of Hobbitton… this time of what appears to be a fairly grand Hobbit summer house
"Gun ownership should be encouraged," said Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath today. "Further, it should be
quite legitimate to use a firearm when one's life or property is threatened either by criminals, or by government."
Driver licensing The current introduction of Government ID cards demonstrates that this should not be a function of
government, and nor need it be. Existing life-time licences, are a contract between you and the government. As you have
kept your side ...
"New Zealand has had nearly a decade under the RMA, under planning legislation that abolishes property rights and
provides no environmental protection," says Libertarianz Environment Spokesman Peter Cresswell. "In doing so we have
Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes delivered a stinging defeat to Paul Cayard's AmericaOne on a white-capped Hauraki Gulf today as one boat in
each of four other matches retired with gear problems.
Italy's Prada Americas Cup challenger team has won its tenth match of the Louis Vuitton Cup in Round Robin. Prada beat
the French yacht Le Défi by 3 minutes 49 seconds. The win followed a cheer session between the crew of Luna Rossa and
world acclaimed ...
There is a real risk in placing too much trust in the polls, however this week definite and consistent trends suggest
New Zealand is preparing to vote for a new government. Jonathan Hill writes.
Thursday's racing started under heavy conditions, the wind blowing from the North at near 20 knots, the seas heavy with
a two metre swell. What followed was a day of postponements, withdrawals, penalties and an outstanding display of
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.
GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... trust the Tories, eh? Put them under pressure and they try and manufacture a moral crisis.
There's been Ecstasy, there's been Home Invasions - and this week it's drugs and terrorism with the Green Party.
Today, Scoop welcomes Barb Sumner to our columnist fold. Barb is a freelance writer, a regular in "Grace" and "Metro"
and occasionally in the NZ Herald. She warns: some consider her works "too extreme". You be the judge.
Libertarianz intend to begin the de-politicisation of the environment by preparing all government land for sale. The
environmental aspects of this policy have attracted considerable interest, and we give some detail here.
The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, today responded to the NBR story (19/11/99) alleging an
outstanding New Zealand First debt.
The two photos above one apparently of the same scene - appear to confirm that the Hobbit Town photos published this
morning by the Dominion are indeed real - even if they do look a little too toy townish.
The New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, said today that the Christchurch Press is using dirty tricks and
sheer malice to malign the local candidate, Dr Andrew Gin.
If there is one thing you can say of the Green Party in this election, it is that they have run the cleanest campaign.
Despite barbs and ridicule from every main political party, including those who may eventually depend on their support
to form a government, ...
New Zealand loves nothing better than to certify other countries' election ballots as "free and fair" so there can
hardly be any principled objection to a delegation of monitors, from democratic nations, taking up position, pen in
Round Robin two of the Louis Vuitton Cup Challenger Selection Series ended after three previously cancelled matches were
re-sailed from Race 6 of 14 November. Team Prada's yacht Luna Rossa completed the Round Robin yesterday with a total of
46 points, ...
Scoop is delighted to present to Frodo and Bilbo Baggin’s house in the Waikato – Bag End. Now we are getting magical….