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

1: Return Of The King Trailer Is Here!

TheOneRing.net 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0307/S00126.htm


2: EU Rejects Severing Contacts with Arafat

European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana on Sunday rejected demands by Israel to sever contacts with the elected Palestinian President Yasser Arafat during talks with Israeli officials aimed at reviving the “roadmap” peace plan, as Russia intensified ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00016.htm


3: U.S. Explores UN-Led Multinational Force In Iraq

The United States is exploring with its colleagues in the United Nations Security Council the possibility of introducing a new U.N. resolution on Iraq, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage told representatives of U.S. regional news syndicates ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00015.htm


4: Germany’s Chancellor Wants Strong UN Role In Iraq

In an interview granted to RTL television on August 28 Chancellor Schröder discussed the concept of justice in connection with Agenda 2010 reforms, reform proposals put forward by the Rürup Commission, and Germany's involvement in Afghanistan. Speaking ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00013.htm


5: World must act now to provide safe water

With more than 2 million children dying each year from water-borne diseases, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on the international community to avoid further dangerous delays and move from pledges to action in order to halve ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00010.htm


6: The Theft of Your Vote Is Just a Chip Away

Are computerized voting machines a wide-open back door to massive voting fraud? The discussion has moved from the Internet to CNN, to UK newspapers, and the pages of The New York Times .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00246.htm


7: UN Radio: USA's Productivity Exceeds EU & Japan

Special Report: The United States Tops The World's Productivity List - And Developing Countries Work Harder but Produce Less - ILO report

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00024.htm


8: Straw seeks to strengthen UN role in Iraq

The UK and US are drafting a new resolution to strengthen the UN's role in Iraq, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has said. In a television interview Mr Straw also blamed terrorist groups for trying to undermine Iraq's security and stability.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00020.htm


9: 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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00175.htm


10: Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 2 September

Questions to Ministers 1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Has she seen the 17 July 2002 memo from Ruth Wilkie to Dr Mark Prebble regarding his decision to withhold from public release notes to the Prime Minister on the management of potentially ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00025.htm


11: Bill English's Right Talk - 2 September 2003

After one of the greatest con-jobs in recent New Zealand political history over Corngate, Prime Minister Helen Clark now declares herself to be a victim of her own greatness.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00027.htm


12: Clark right to bag the Greens

The Prime Minister is entirely right to point out that the Green Party is inherently incapable of working in an MMP political environment, according to United Future leader, Peter Dunne, today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00023.htm


13: Greens will not be diverted from real issues

The Green Party will not be diverted from the real issues facing the country over the Government's proposals to end the GE moratorium, the Green Co-Leaders said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00026.htm


14: No Surprises: Repeat Offending, DeJa Vu & the WTO

With the World Trade Organization (WTO) Fifth Ministerial Meeting just days away, reflecting on the power politics, the ongoing wheeling, dealing, bullying and anti-democratic tactics which continues to characterize global trade negotiations, a question must ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00014.htm


15: Chris Sanders: When Winning Is Not Enough

Events of the first quarter of 2003 have removed certain uncertainties facing the markets. The most important development is the seizure of Iraq’s oil wealth intact and for all intents and purposes with infrastructure undamaged.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00013.htm


16: Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi must be freed immediately

Amnesty International is gravely concerned by yesterday's US State Department report that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) is on a hunger strike in protest at her three month detention. The organization calls on ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00019.htm


17: Eco-Economy: From Socialism To Usury

Around the world, the political scene is remarkable because of the proliferation of parties of the right.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00015.htm


18: Jim Anderton Socks Taxpayers For Another $2 M

ACT New Zealand Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide today said that taxpayers shouldn't have to work hard paying tax so that politicians like Jim Anderton can play at being businessmen.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00022.htm


19: W32.Sobig.F@mm - updated statistics

Here's the latest updates on W32.Sobig.F@mm from the Symantec Security Response experts: Symantec Security Response has received a total of 6,031 submissions, of which, 654 are corporate submissions and 5,377 are consumer infections.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0308/S00080.htm


20: ACT's The Letter 1 September: It’s Clarkgate

The real issues are these: 1 Helen Clark has publicly claimed until last week that all documents were released. 2 That claim is false. 3 Helen Clark knew it was false.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00009.htm


21: New Zealand Post key positions filled

A drive for more customer focus is at the centre of the appointment of four new senior management roles at New Zealand Post.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00013.htm


22: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00065.htm


23: Heather Roy For Ohariu-Belmont

Ohariu-elmont candidate confirmation 7:30 pm, Monday 1 September "Jay's Bar", 1 Disraeli Street, Johnsonville

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00021.htm


24: Labour Promotes Racial Disharmony

The conviction of four Bay of Plenty men, of kidnapping and demanding that hunters surrender part of their kill to the local marae, is the type of behaviour we can expect to see more of if Labour changes the status of Crown lands, ACT New Zealand ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00020.htm


25: Govt must act against media ban at beaches hui

The Government must act quickly to ensure that mainstream media are granted full access to the taxpayer-sponsored hui on foreshore and seabed, according to National Party Justice spokesman Richard Worth.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00024.htm


26: Desperately Seeking The ROTK Trailer? Click Here

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00004.htm


27: Images: Playing Card Deck Shows Way To Regime Cha

In the wake of the U.S.'s "pre-emptive" destruction of Iraq, her people, and her culture, the Trade Regulation Organization is issuing a "55 most wanted" playing-card deck ( http://gatt.org/regime/) similar to the one that the Pentagon issued two weeks ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00320.htm


28: Furore over sacking of Kiwi cartoonist

A first time contributor has filed this piece from New Zealand on the recent sacking of cartoonist Malcolm Evans and the man criticised, James Kemsley, has hit back so make sure you read to the bottom.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00002.htm


29: Project Aqua 'Call In' Patently Unfair

The Government's `call in' of Project Aqua, under the procedures of the Resource Management Act, raises a number of issues while, at the same time, highlighting two points of conflict, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00019.htm


30: Greens Fooled On GE Funding, Says Litigator

A Waikato environmental litigator says the Green Party is being deceived by government partners on genetic engineering funding and needs to wake up.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00014.htm

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