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Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Medical Breakthrough For New Zealand Company

Clever technology that has its origins in the dairy industry is showing promise in the medical arena, helping surgeons make informed assessments during liver operations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0205/S00015.htm


2: Scoop Image: Mothers Against Genetic Engineering

A new group called 'Mothers Against Genetic Engineering'(Madge) did their first action at the Richmond Rd Woolworths Supermarket Saturday where they went into the supermarket, filled shopping trolleys with food, took them to the checkout and then demanded to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00052.htm


3: Feedback: George W's Species, Perigo Offensive

Chimps, whether Pan troglydytes or paniscus, have quite a lot of social and political couth (try reading Franz de Waal.) I suggest to Russell, respectuflly, the header should read "The President Is A Baboon."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00056.htm


4: Free Speech Activists Distribute Banned Film

We have distributed 100 copies of the recently banned film Baise-Moi in central Wellington. The time of distribution and drop off points have been chosen in order to minimise the potential for children to aquire these CDs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0205/S00013.htm


5: Stateside with Rosalea: Portnick's Complaint

I'd be less than Irish if I didn't notice an unusual word popping its head up over the babblescape three times in as many days. Not that "stout" is all that unusual a word - why, I saw it 30 times in one beer chiller just last weekend. Hey, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00053.htm


6: Labour Wants Political Police

Police Minister George Hawkins and the Prime Minister should immediately repudiate Al Morrison's claim on National Radio today that the police will suffer "repercussions" for pursuing an enquiry into Helen Clark's art forgery says ACT's Justice spokesman ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00229.htm


7: PM's Inconsistency Over Davy 'Bail Out'

"Helen Clark's rejection of a taxpayer bail-out for disgraced Maori TV head John Davy is a graphic example of unprincipled and inconsistent thinking," says Lindsay Mitchell, Libertarianz spokesman for the deregulation of welfare.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00146.htm


8: Plain English - 10 May 2002

This week I gave a speech to the Victoria University School of Public Law setting out a detailed historical argument how the Treaty created one sovereignty and one standard of citizenship. The speech explains the background to British thinking at ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00242.htm


9: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington 13/5/2002

A rural commodity boom for the past three years has given the Labour government strong tax revenue. Dr Cullen is now following an old PR formula - lower expectations with talk of a boring Budget, while spraying the electorate with money. Double the effect ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00248.htm


10: Embarrassment No Reason For Early Election

The instability of the Alliance parties is no reason to call an early election, National Leader Bill English said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00246.htm


11: Mother’s Count – A Snapshot Of New Zealand Mums

Around a quarter of New Zealand’s population are mothers, and each year 56,000 women start or add to their family by giving birth, according to a new set of figures released on Mother’s Day by Women’s Affairs Minister Laila Harré.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00235.htm


12: Howard's End: Sub-Continental Time Bomb Ticking

Thank God our cricketer's are home safe after the Karachi suicide bombing of their hotel, but Scoop's Maree Howard raises questions about whether they should have gone in the first place, and whether they were placed in danger by inadequate intelligence ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00054.htm


13: HARD NEWS - Unfortunately The President Is A Chimp

So, a bad week for the international far right, then. One shot in the Netherlands, another disabused of his dreams of victory in France.The French people, as we all know, gave themselves a fright, had a bit of a crisis over it, then stormed the polls ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00050.htm


14: “Bully” Banned From Film Festival

The Society for the Promotion of Community Standards Inc. was directed on Friday 10 May by the President of the Film and Literature Board of Review, Ms Claudia Elliott, to serve the following notice on the Office of Film and Literature Classification ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0205/S00011.htm


15: Speaker Rejects Privileges Complaint

Jim Anderton says a complaint against him to Parliament’s privileges committee was another example of the Opposition wasting public resources on a sleaze campaign.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00232.htm


16: Image: Planets Over Stonehenge

Stonehenge, four thousand year old monument to the Sun, provides an appropriate setting for this delightful snapshot of the Sun's children gathering in planet Earth's sky.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0205/S00016.htm


17: “We Don’t Need No State Control” - Huh?

So much for the National Party wanting to listen. They can’t even hear lyrics on albums right.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00253.htm


18: Scoop Images: A Blue Day In Canberra

Images from the Brumbies vs Blues Super 12 match at Canberra Stadium Brumbies Friday night. The Brumbies won 46 points to 25. Photos by Mark Graham .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00055.htm


19: Now Warren’s Been Boaged!!

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters is asking who will be next to be boaged after 15 year veteran Warren Kyd was boaged last night.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00254.htm


20: Food Giants Reject GE

Auckland, Monday 13 May: Much of the market place is now free of genetic engineering, because some of the largest food companies in New Zealand have taken steps to remove GE from their products.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00144.htm


21: Auckland Museum's $26.5 million for redevelopment

Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Helen Clark announced today that the government is contributing $26.5 million over five years towards the development of ‘world class’ facilities at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00236.htm


22: Govt Forests Announcement No Solution

"It is a conservation tragedy that clear felling of indigenous forests in Southland is to be allowed for at least another seven years," Dr Nick Smith, National's Environment spokesperson, said in response to the Government's proposed 'solution' ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00245.htm


23: The Truth About Pim Fortuyn

In that interview Pim was quoted saying that he feels Islam is a "backward culture" for ridiculing homosexuality and proclaiming homosexuals as "lower than pigs". Pim was openly gay.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00048.htm


24: Can Brownlee Face Facts?

Obscure National MP Gerry Brownlee lacks the grace to admit when he is wrong, Alliance whip Grant Gillon says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00227.htm


25: PM to open symposium on terrorism

Prime Minister Helen Clark will tomorrow evening open a symposium in Wellington on international terrorism and its implications for New Zealand and its neighbours.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00237.htm


26: INVESTIGATION: Sept 11th - Unanswered Questions

Within a few months, the events of Sept. 11th, 2001 became but an echo of the events that followed. War in Afghanistan, anthrax, unprecedented powers of detention: the public mind moves from one shock to another, appearing to accept the government’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00079.htm


27: Extra Funding for Ethnic Affairs Another Cost

The announcement of another $700,000 for the Office of Ethnic Affairs is yet another sign of the true cost of this government's immigration policies, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00244.htm


28: Opinion: Thoughts On The Importance Of ANZAC Day

It is time to open our eyes to the truth of the political system we live under regardless of which party is in power. New Zealanders have been duped and deluded into accepting the authority and control of nothing less than a "Legalised Mafia" that ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00125.htm


29: Lindsay Perigo: The Death Of Pim Fortuyn

I've just heard of Pim Fortuyn for the first time.He is, or was, a Dutch politician. He's just been shot dead.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00103.htm


30: Standing Up For Rights

Attorney-General Margaret Wilson today announced a range of budget initiatives aimed at promoting New Zealanders’ rights, both in their everyday lives and at times of vulnerability.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00234.htm

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