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

1: Image: A Postcard From The Underwater Post Office

Vanuatu Post, run by Transend -appointed Chief Executive Ian Hollins, has unveiled the world’s only underwater Post Office. For background see... Underwater Post Office A NZ Innovation

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00036.htm


2: Saving Air NZ: Time For Palmer To Go From Air NZ!

Time For John Palmer To Go From AirNZ! Either Quit Sulking – Or Get Out Of The Kitchen

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00018.htm


3: UQ Wire: The Attack Has Been Spectacular

On September 11, 2001, when most were too numb to contemplate much of anything, Newsweek told us what to expect. "As a small army of fire fighters struggled to put out the flames at the World Trade Center in New York and at the Pentagon in Washington," ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00024.htm


4: UK Armed Forces: Rape Of Hundreds Of Kenyan Women?

Six hundred and fifty allegations of rape have so far been made against members of the UK army posted to Kenya for training over a period of more than 30 years, Irene Khan, Secretary General of Amnesty International said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00030.htm


5: Dennis Hans: Lily Gilder Or Liar?

Here’s the problem with all the euphemisms mainstream commentators use in their strenuous efforts not to brand President George W. Bush a liar: He’s not entitled to a single one.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00193.htm


6: Dunne Stunned By Tanczos's Hypocrisy

United Future leader, Peter Dunne, said today he was stunned by the hypocrisy and effrontery of Green MP Nandor Tanczos in his latest endeavour to promote the illegal activity of cannabis use.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00079.htm


7: Toledo’s Stock Continues to Fall

-Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo has seen his approval rating drop to 11 percent, the lowest among current Latin American leaders.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00029.htm


8: Greens Dealt Another Blow

ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff today said that the lifting of the ban on GM food into the EU, and the lowering of the accidental `contamination' of GM products to 0.9 percent, was a major step towards full acceptance that genetically-modified ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00087.htm


9: Polynesian languages forum to share common issues

"Speaking the language of your homeland is vital in maintaining cultural identity and will be the main theme of the Polynesian Languages Forum conference next week in Wellington," says conference convenor and Maori Language Commission Chief ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00164.htm


10: Chuckman: Lessons From The American Revolution

Many otherwise well-educated Americans know remarkably little about the actual circumstances of their country's birth. Assumptions about that early period, frequently offered as counterexamples to the current dangerous and dreary American government, too often ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00027.htm


11: Images: The Project Aqua Design Difference

Meridian Energy’s proposed Project Aqua hydro-electric scheme completes nearly 40 years of investigations into the hydro potential of the lower Waitaki, and represents a remarkable design achievement. See... The Project Aqua Design Difference for background.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00023.htm


12: US Govt. To Cut Military Aid to ICC Supporters

(New York, June 30, 2003) - A deadline set out in the "American Servicemembers Protection Act" (ASPA) that threatens U.S. military assistance to countries supporting the International Criminal Court (ICC) will pass tomorrow, the NGO Coalition ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00012.htm


13: Underwater Post Office A NZ Innovation

Vanuatu Post, run by Transend -appointed Chief Executive Ian Hollins, has unveiled the world’s only underwater Post Office.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00033.htm


14: Dennis Hans: Of Mice and (Con) Men

The buildup to the invasion of Iraq revealed most of our national-security bureaucrats and journalists to be mice, no match for the men who marshaled all manner of questionable, false or even forged evidence to make their case. The men led — make that “misled” ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00016.htm


15: Link: Justice's Final Transmission From Baghdad

'Gag' order contradicts U.S. value Iraqis like Judge Gilbert S. Merritt By GILBERT S. MERRITT For The Tennessean

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00011.htm


16: Referendum On Appeals To Privy Council Approved

ACT, National and New Zealand First today welcomed the official approval of the wording of the petition to ensure voters get a say on Labour’s plan to abolish our longstanding legal right of final appeal to the Privy Council in London. Each party will promote ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00082.htm


17: Privy Council: Lessons From Australia

"An item in the June issue of the New Zealand Law Journal is highly relevant to the debate on the Privy Council", the executive director of the New Zealand Business Roundtable, Roger Kerr, said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00022.htm


18: Bill Grigsby: The NeoCon

Why the fuss that the President lied to the American public about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein? There were so many reasons to get rid of him. We’ve seen pictures of the mass graves, right? The man was a monster, a murderous dictator. He tortured ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00025.htm


19: Auckland Rugby Fans Prepare to salute the Captains

In the lead up to the Rugby World Cup ‘The Captains Dinner’, will see three former Captains and rugby greats - Mark Ella of Australia, Tiaan Strauss of South Africa and Sean Fitzpatrick of New Zealand – take to the stage with their personal World ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0306/S00115.htm


20: Hard News 03/07/03 - Turns, Trajectories, Ends

Is anyone else wondering if perhaps we overlooked the real story in the midst of last year's Corngate wrangling? While the central contention in Seeds of Distrust - malign corporate influence at the highest levels of government - looks unprovable, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00022.htm


21: Questions Of The Day Transcript - July 1st 2003

Questions to Ministers: 1. Transport Strategy—Land Transport Funding 2. Mâori Affairs, Associate Minister—Confidence 3. Transport Strategy—Land Transport Funding 4. Solomon Islands—Police 5. Solomon Islands—Pacific Forum 6. Te Mângai Pâho—Reviews 7. Primary ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00045.htm


22: Contempt For The Tragic Death Of Marc-Vivien Foe

When the Ellis Park soccer disaster in which 43 Africans lost their lives was relegated to the sports pages, Africans dismissed the issue as mainstream ignorance as opposed to having any malicious intent.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00185.htm


23: Security Response: W32.Bugbear.B@mm - SEVERE

W32.Bugbear.B@mm is a variant of W32.Bugbear@mm (originally discovered and named in the Sydney Symantec Security Response Centre in October 2002) and appears to be spreading quickly.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0306/S00021.htm


24: Constitutional Change By Stealth Not On

Concern expressed today by a wide range of Parliamentarians again underlines that the Government must not push through a major constitutional change by stealth, says Business New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00026.htm


25: Symantec’s Top 10 Malcious Threats For June 2003

Symantec, the world leader in Internet Security, releases monthly intelligence reports which list in order of severity, the most malicious threats in Asia Pacific:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0307/S00017.htm


26: Freedom Summer Palestine Begins

[Occupied Palestine] Training for Campaign Freedom Summer Palestine 2003 began today in Ramallah with twenty-three foreign civilians from the United States and the UK attending sessions given by a combination of Palestinian and international trainers. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00021.htm


27: ACT/National: What does it take to get fired?

Both National and Act are crying foul after the deal struck for embattled TMP boss Trevor Moeke to stay at the scandal plagued Maori broadcasting funding agency.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00063.htm


28: Immigration Amendment Bill passed

Legislation paving the way for the new Skilled Migrant Category was passed by Parliament this afternoon, Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00064.htm


29: Nandor calls for kids to act up

Young people need to speak up and adults need to start listening to them, Green MP Nandor Tanczos said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00091.htm


30: President Bush Names Global AIDS Coordinator

President Bush Names Randall Tobias to be Global AIDS Coordinator Remarks by the President in Announcement of the New Coordinator of U.S. Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally The Roosevelt Room 10:59 A.M. EDT

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00033.htm

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