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

1: W32.Welchia.Worm To Level 4 Threat

Symantec, the world leader in Internet security, today announced that it has upgraded the W32.Welchia.Worm from a Level 2 to a Level 4 threat. Symantec is receiving reports of severe disruptions on the internal networks of large enterprises caused by ICMP ...

2: Return Of The King Trailer Is Here! brings you this exclusive first look at THE RETURN OF THE KING! This file was sent to us by person or persons unknown, it shows 1:35 minutes in GLORIOUS quicktime a TON of shots from ROTK. Sam and Frodo in Moria, Pippin and Merry, Gandalf ...

3: Desperately Seeking The ROTK Trailer? Click Here

Go to Google , type "ROTK Trailer" into the box and click the "I am feeling lucky" button.

4: Brian Cloughley: When In Doubt, Lie Your Head Off

The Washington Post last Sunday commented on Iraq's supposed possession of nuclear weapons. "Bush evoked the mushroom cloud on Oct 7 [2002], and on Nov 12 General Tommy Franks, [then] chief of US Central Command, said inaction might bring "the sight ...

5: Inside A U.S. Election Vote Counting Program

Publication of this story marks a watershed in American political history. It is offered freely for publication in full or part on any and all internet forums, blogs and noticeboards. All other media are also encouraged to utilise material. Readers ...

6: Questions for Oral Answer - 26 August 2003

1. LUAMANUVAO WINNIE LABAN to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Why have a further 125 New Zealand military personnel been sent to the Solomon Islands and how long will they be deployed?

7: Oh Peter, How Very Un-Christian

United Future Leader Peter Dunne obviously did not include his own conduct when he campaigned to lift standards of behaviour for MPs, in light of his rudeness toward a concerned correspondent, ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy said today.

8: Clark ducks the hard questions - again

"The Prime Minister is again refusing to appear before Parliament to answer the hard questions about the Government's cop out on foreshore and seabed ownership," says National Party Leader Bill English.

9: Wellington to hold exciting alt-WTO gathering

A mini-conference on alternatives to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) will begin the Week of Action in Wellington against the WTO and its free trade policies. The international Week of Action coincided with the WTO Ministerial Conference that will ...

10: MORE FEEDBACK… Scoop’s Iraq War Coverage

Thank you. War is not simply "messy" as Rumsfeld would have it, it is atrocities at every level. My personal site will post the heart-tearing image of the dead little girl with her feet blown off.

11: Hard News 26/08/03 - Hard And Soft

I despair sometimes, I really do. We heard yesterday from the Corngate select committee inquiry that the Prime Minister consulted her brother-in-law, a crop scientist, when she was first alerted to the possibility of an accidental GM release in November ...

12: Bev Harris: Secret Meeting - Democracy for Sale

On Friday Aug. 22, a meeting was held. David Allen, publisher of Black Box Voting attended this meeting, which was a private teleconference among voting industry insiders that was supposed to be secret. He obtained a transcript and a document.

13: Military Families Call for End to Iraq Occupation

Military Families Call for End to Iraq Occupation and Return Home of U.S. Troops Interview with Susan Schuman, Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Scott Harris

14: Draft WTO text needs more work

A draft text for the World Trade Organisation ministerial meeting next week was progress, but much more work was needed, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today.

15: W32.Welchia.Worm - Lvl 4 - W32.Dumaru@mm - Lvl 3

Symantec Security Response - W32.Welchia.Worm - Level 4, W32.Dumaru@mm - Level 3 Symantec Security Response has upgraded the W32.Welchia.Worm to a Level 4 threat (high) - rating 1-5, 5 being the highest.

16: Green light for ethanol-blended petrol

New Zealand has entered an exciting new era in renewable energy and transport fuels with the granting of approval to blend petrol with ethanol. This is an important step towards reducing net carbon dioxide emissions from the use of transport fuels, ...

17: Stateside With Rosalea: Getting Flicked Off

Last week was the worst week I've experienced since being here in the United States. Worse than the second week of September, 2001. The explosion at the hotel in Baghdad that housed the UN mission was part of the reason; the under-reported theft of democracy ...

18: Save Air NZ Commerce Commission Presentation- 25/8

A presentation made to the Air New Zealand Commerce Commission on behalf of Save Air New Zealand - From: Dr Ian Prior, Robin Halliday & Alastair Thompson Editor of

19: Climate change: liability looms for directors

Professionals and company directors should beware the risks of climate change, an environmental lawyer warns. These risks include increases in average temperature, sea level rise, and increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, ...

20: One In Three Aucklanders Are In Default On Rates

The claim, by ARC chairwoman Gwen Bull, that Aucklanders are paying their rates reminds one of the extravagant claims of the Iraqi propaganda Minister 'Comical Ali' who kept telling the world that Iraq was winning the war.

21: Pacific: NZ Air Force Orion Sites Burning Vessel

Pacific: Survivors of a burning fishing vessel were found safe and sound by an Air Force Orion this morning. The Orion crew was operating in the Tongan Islands area when they were requested to assist with the Search and Rescue.


Scoop is delighted to present to Frodo and Bilbo Baggin’s house in the Waikato – Bag End. Now we are getting magical….

23: Centenary of the Opening of Cornwall Park - Banks

The Centenary of the Opening of Cornwall Park 2.30pm, Tuesday 26 August 2003 The Steps of the Cornwall Park Information Centre – Huia Lodge Speech notes: Hon John Banks

24: David Miller Online Christchurch’s Violent Streets

The mugging and beating of two Canadian tourists recently in downtown Christchurch, while despicable, should not come as a surprise to anyone. The two men were accosted by a group of youths while walking on Colombo Street near Cathedral Square and then ...

25: Sludge #156 – SAIC Connected To E-Voting Whitewash

In This Edition: SAIC Connected To E-Voting Whitewash - $$$$s To Clean Up E-Vote Stink - ITAA eVoting Industry Coalition DRAFT Plan, Activities, and Pricing - For More Information

26: Israel has continued to violate Geneva Conventions

During this reporting period, the Israeli Army has continued to violate the First and Fourth Geneva Conventions and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by denying freedom of movement to Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) ambulances and its medical ...

27: Inside An E-Voting Whitewash Conference Call

''I don’t want the story saying the e-voting industry is in trouble and decided to hire a lobbying firm to take care of their problem for them.'' - ITAA's Harris Miller 22nd August 2003

28: New Secretary General for Pacific Islands Forum

The appointment of Mr Greg Urwin to the position of Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat marks an important milestone in the history of the regional organization.

29: NZ backs Sir Kenneth Keith for ICJ

New Zealand is supporting senior Court of Appeal judge Sir Kenneth Keith's bid to be elected to the International Court of Justice, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today.

30: Energy Research Centre does Government's job

Powerco has welcomed the creation of an energy research centre based at the Auckland Business School, saying it would undertake a task desperately needed in New Zealand.

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