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

1: Top NZ Photographer Gets The Ultimate Billing

Acclaimed New Zealand landscape photographer Andris Apse has achieved the ultimate exhibition space - on the side of an Air New Zealand Boeing 747-400.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00197.htm


2: New gene test could aid cancer treatment

Researchers have discovered a new test for a cancer gene, which may soon form an essential part of diagnosis and change methods of treatment.Following studies on children with leukaemia, it is now... More... http://www.lifesciencesnetwork.com/news-detail.asp?newsID=5323

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0311/S00058.htm


3: Annan says time not yet ripe for UN return to Iraq

Annan welcomes latest US plan but says time not yet ripe for UN return to Iraq

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00152.htm


4: Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 18 November

1. Dr DON BRASH to the Minister of Finance: What initiatives does he intend to take to improve relations with the business community, in light of yesterday's New Zealand Herald poll which ranked both him and Labour fifth in understanding the needs of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00356.htm


5: Public Address 18/11/03 - Situation Normal

Breaking!I guess something had to give at TVNZ - and it's the not-so-quiet American, Marty Behrens. Behrens has just announced his resignation as head of business development on account of "differences of opinion and approach" with the CEO, Ian Fraser. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00137.htm


6: UN grounds road missions in Afghanistan

The United Nations refugee agency today grounded road missions throughout Afghanistan, suspended activities in the eastern province of Ghazni and launched a review of its operations after the weekend murder of a staff member.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00149.htm


7: Cullen Speech: to Bell Gully Perspectives Function

I have been asked to talk to about the changing role of government, and I thought I would start this address by outlining three propositions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00351.htm


8: Greece: Human rights abuses against Albanians

Amnesty International is concerned by a persisting pattern of ill-treatment of Albanians suspected of being undocumented immigrants by Greek police officers and soldiers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00145.htm


9: Diebold Memos Disclose Florida 2000 E-Voting Fraud

Something very strange happened in Volusia County on election night November 2000, the night that first Gore won Florida, then Bush, and then as everybody can so well remember there was a tie.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00211.htm


10: Chuckman Cartoon: Don't Forget To Flush

Cartoon by John Chuckman….

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00133.htm


11: The State Of Welfare In New Zealand

Speech to the Annual General Meeting of the Northern Division of the Presbyterian Support Services, Whangarei

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00352.htm


12: Raelians imprisoned because of their religion

George Abou Fayçal, Guide Priest, Raelian in charge for Lebanon, and his assistant, Marwan Hindawi, were arrested and imprisoned under the pretext of having had a contact with an Israeli soldier during a meeting between Raelians in Jordan, last month.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00119.htm


13: National Party Candidate College to be launched

The National Party is tomorrow launching a Candidate College, designed to identify and prepare potential National Party MPs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00355.htm


14: St Molesworth: Top 10 Items On Brash's To Do List

Top 10 items on Don Brash's to do list

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00123.htm


15: Work & Income sex worker policy unequivocal

Work and Income has an unequivocal policy not to list or refer job seekers to positions in the sex industry, Social Development and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00350.htm


16: Goff welcomes plan for EU office in NZ

Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff today warmly welcomed the European Commission's announcement that it will open a delegation office in Wellington.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00348.htm


17: Scoop Images: Swing Low Sweet Chariot (OFFENSIVE)

READERS NOTE - WARNING: The following image is offensive and not particularly sporting. After consulting internally and considering blanking out the offensive words we have decided to use it at is. Consider yourself warned if you choose to view.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL9910/S00029.htm


18: NZ impotent in face of Big Brother

The body that regulates what goes into New Zealander's food can be commandeered by the Australian Federal Health Minister, while New Zealand's input into this process is limited to 'consultation', according to documents obtained by Green MP Sue Kedgley.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00359.htm


19: UN Radio: A Chaotic Iraq not in Anyone's Interest

The United Nations has always indicated that it's prepared to play its role in Iraq. But Secretary-general Kofi Annan says the security situation has to be appropriate. Annan told reporters Monday that if the situation improves the UN is ready to go ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00153.htm


20: Repatriation for 100-plus Rwanda rebels from Congo

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the voluntary repatriation of more than 100 high-level members of the rebel Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda (FDLR) and called on other armed Rwandans in the Democratic Republic of the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00151.htm


21: Bernard Weiner: Current Events for Dummies

Overwhelmed by one crisis after another, one scandal after another, one politician's lies after another, I turn to the franchised book empire that tells it like it is, in plain English, so that even confused citizens like myself can understand current ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00134.htm


22: US Soldiers to America: Bring Us Home Now

I had the unique opportunity to interview five US military servicemen who just got back from Iraq, or in the case of two men, corresponded with their wives so that I could ask questions of these soldiers by mail.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00105.htm


23: USA: Deporting for torture?

Amnesty International has today (14 November 2003) written to the US Attorney General urging a full investigation into the treatment of Maher Arar. The Canadian citizen was deported last year from the USA to Syria where he was allegedly tortured and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00144.htm


24: Ahmed Zaoui: Well Known Supporters Publicly Caged

Celebrities are amongst concerned New Zealanders who will publicly 'imprison" themselves to highlight disquiet at Ahmed Zaoui's 11 months of detention without charge or trial.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00118.htm


25: In a Police State, Fascists Will Rise to the Top

In a nation where a police state atmosphere is permitted, the fascists will rise to the top. This may sound like a crazy, radical statement, but it is going on in America right now with the current Ashcroft led Justice Department.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00119.htm


26: Human Rights Commission - On the Bright Side

Human Rights Commission Te Kähui Tika Tangata On the Bright Side November/Whiringa-ä-rangi 2003

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00122.htm


27: Nick Smith Resigns With Regret

National Party Deputy Leader Dr Nick Smith today announced he had tendered his resignation to National Party Leader Dr Don Brash this afternoon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00346.htm


28: Chuckman Cartoon: Bush's Black Eye

Cartoon by John Chuckman….

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00120.htm


29: Gerry Brownlee becomes National Deputy Leader

Ilam MP Gerry Brownlee has been voted unopposed into the job of Deputy Leader at a National Party Caucus meeting today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00358.htm


30: UQ Wire: The Other Memo Scandal

The wires were buzzing last week over a memo leaked to Sean Hannity at the Fox News Network. The memo came from the offices of Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller, who is serving as the ranking minority member on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00136.htm

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