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

1: Britomart Transport Centre Opens

(Image)Aucklanders were able to witness a moment in history today when the first passenger train rolled in to the impressive Britomart Transport Centre early this morning.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00046.htm


2: Chuckman Cartoons: Bring 'Em On

Two cartoons from John Chuckman inspired by U.S. President George Bush's recent remark. " There are some who feel like -- that the conditions are such that they can attack us there. My answer is, bring them on. We've got the force necessary to deal ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00048.htm


3: World class travel for Britomart users

Aucklanders were able to witness a moment in history today when the first passenger train rolled in to the impressive Britomart Transport Centre early this morning.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0307/S00040.htm


4: Story Of The Week: Whose Independence Day?

STORY OF THE WEEK: Today Is A Day For The Celebration Of Freedom - A July 4th demonstration is underway in the city in which the U.S. Constitution originated, Philadelphia. See... Indymedia Images: 4th Of July In Philadelphia

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00045.htm


5: Afghan security commission negotiates ceasefire

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) today reported that a ceasefire has been negotiated in Quland village following deadly clashes there between the Jamiat and Jumbesh factions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00059.htm


6: Keitha Dunstan, Mai Chen new appointments

Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel today announced two new appointments and two re-appointments to the Securities Commission.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00143.htm


7: ACT's "The Letter" 7 July 2003

TVNZ sources claim that Ian Fraser lobbied for Helen Clark’s sycophantic biographer, and Parekura Horomia’s media minder, Brian Edwards to have his own show.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00145.htm


8: Political baubles overwhelm Green principles

United Future leader, Peter Dunne, said today it was becoming increasingly plain that the Green Party was in the process of abandoning its fundamental principles in favour of getting into power with the Government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00141.htm


9: SARS outbreaks contained worldwide threat remains

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that the transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) appears to have been stopped all across the globe, but cautioned that the threat of future outbreaks remains.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00060.htm


10: Walking In A Hawke’s Bay Winter Wonderland

This weekend’s snow-storm isolated the Central Hawke’s Bay after record snowfalls closed all roads and highways to Napier, Hastings and surrounding districts. Avid Sunday newspaper readers had to resort to internet news after discovering their Sunday ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00052.htm


11: Kidd Millennium: Small Fish Stock, Big Pond

Cartoon by kiddmillennium.com…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00047.htm


12: Hard News 07/07/03 - Full Slate

On Friday afternoon, in the hours after the Broadcasting Standards Authority released its decision on complaints over TV3's so-called "Corngate" special, the news angle you heard depended greatly on what radio station you were listening to... ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00050.htm


13: South Korea destroys its most important wetland

Cambridge, UK, 4th July 2003 – Despite prolonged national and international protests, South Korean President Roh Moo-Hyun has announced the resumption of the highly-controversial project to reclaim the internationally-important Saemankeum wetland for industrial ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00052.htm


14: Select Committee News

Tim Barnett, the chairman of the Justice and Electoral Select Committee, has suggested that there should be the opportunity for further public submissions. The committee is however currently due to report back to Parliament by 25 September 2003.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00045.htm


15: The Indypendent: Civil Liberties Lost

Under the USA Patriot Act, the FBI and other federal officials can request the records of any library patron. Librarians are forced to comply and are barred from telling anyone that the inquiry was made. Libraries must also hand over records of Internet ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00041.htm


16: Stan Goff: Bring 'Em On?

In 1970, when I arrived at my unit, Company A, 4th Battalion/503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade, in what was then the Republic of Vietnam, I was charged up for a fight. I believed that if we didn't stop the communists in Vietnam, we'd eventually ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00034.htm


17: Re-Written Declaration Of Independence

WHEN IN THE COURSE OF HUMAN EVENTS IT BECOMES NECESSARY for the PEOPLE of the United States TO ALTER or ABOLISH the United States Government as it exists in the year 2001

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00040.htm


18: European Union Midday Express

The management committee for cereals has given the green light to a European Commission proposal which will help farmers affected by a severe drought in some EU regions. From today, 4 July, farmers can exceptionally use their set-aside land for animal ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00056.htm


19: Labour: When Landlords Go Bad

ACT New Zealand Housing Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today accused the Labour Government of being New Zealand's worst landlord, in light of new information revealing that rent owed by some Housing New Zealand tenants exceeds $12,000.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00148.htm


20: UN Radio: Ship to Begin Evacuation from Liberia

A rescue ship sent by the UN Refugee agency has arrived in the war-torn Liberian capital of Monrovia. After a security clearance, it is set to begin the emergency evacuation of desperate Sierra Leonean refugees, who fled into Monrovia during a ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00061.htm


21: Maori name chosen for Harbourview Park

Orangihina – the wife of the great Te Kawerau a Maki warrior, Te Au O Te Whenua – is the name that will be used alongside Harbourview to describe the coastal park at Te Atatu Peninsula.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0307/S00038.htm


22: More rigorous GE testing regime needed in NZ

Confirmation from the Government today that Gisborne-grown sweet corn is GE-contaminated highlights the urgent need for a far more rigorous GE surveillance and testing regime in New Zealand, Green MP Sue Kedgley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00136.htm


23: Dear Clarence Thomas: It Happened on July 4, 1776

In 1789, Thomas Jefferson wrote a note to James Madison about the future possibility of a president who didn't understand the principles on which America was founded. "The tyranny of the legislatures is the most formidable dread at present," ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00031.htm


24: For Sale: Labour Justice

ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks today slammed the Labour Government for placing the courts in a position where sensible acknowledgement of remorse looks like putting justice up for sale, in light of reports that many criminals have won ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00135.htm


25: UN helps evacuate first group of Liberian refugees

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has begun to evacuate a first group of more than 300 Sierra Leonean refugees from strife-torn Liberia, and if the ceasefire there holds the agency says it will broaden the repatriation ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00058.htm


26: Opinion: What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

At a meeting sponsored by the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society on July 5, 1852, Fredrick Douglass delivered a speech that took aim at the pieties of the nation -- the cherished memories of its revolution, its principles of liberty, and its moral ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00038.htm


27: Indymedia Images: 4th Of July In Philadelphia

A demonstration is presently underway in the city in which the U.S. Declaration of Independence originated, Philadelphia. For breaking news of the march see.. http://phillyimc.org/breaking_stories.pl .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00039.htm


28: Come Clean Over Crown Ownership Dr Cullen

Rt Hon Winston Peters has warned the Government not to enter into any secret deals with its Maori MPs over the ownership of the foreshore and seabed around New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00146.htm


29: The bFM WIRE Today: 12 - 2pm weekdays

He's been in the seat for a while now, today we catch up with Nandoor and talk about all things green. From Hemp, to medical marijuana use, law reform and of course his opinion on the BSA ruling on TV3.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00049.htm


30: Japanese Pizza Incident Major Wake Up Call

Japanese pizza incident major wake up call – unpredictable nature of GE release dawns on Hobbs

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00042.htm


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