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

1: Scoop Images: The Nazgul Swoop Into Wellington

Two giant Nazgul riding winged Fell Beasts swooped into Courtenay Place on Sunday in preparation for the festivities surrounding the World premiere of Peter Jackson's Return Of The King, the third part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy next weekend.

2: 911 Victim’s Wife Files RICO Case Against GW Bush

Philip J. Berg, Esquire, announced today that he, attorney for Ellen Mariani, wife of Louis Neil Mariani, who died when United Air Lines flight 175 was flown into the South Tower of the World Trade Center on 9-11 at a news conference regarding the ...

3: Breast cancer screening buses lie idle

The six mobile breast-screening buses are lying idle when they could be saving more lives, says National's Health spokeswoman Dr Lynda Scott.

4: Sludge Report #161 – A $64Bn Gorilla At The Fed

A $64Bn Dollar Gorilla At The Fed - What The Pointy Heads Are Saying About The Gorilla

5: Oversized Fish Cause Concern

Recent media reports of oversized fish being caught by anglers demand investigation by the authorities, raising concern about a possible contamination by GE experimentation.

6: Palestinians on Verge of Humanitarian Catastrophe

Over 9% of children under-5 suffer irreversible brain damage Due to Israeli policies, UN Right to Food Report reveals

7: 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.

8: Public Address 27/11/03 - Pastoral Masters

So we have another media blog. Excellent. Welcome aboard, MediaCow, although I note that the author has taken the rather burdensome path of adopting a third-party persona, and worse, a non-gendered one. I can never quite understand why people do that...

9: Mitchel Cohen: Why I Hate Thanksgiving

The year was 1492. The Taino-Arawak people of the Bahamas discovered Christopher Columbus on their beach.

10: An Open Letter To Michael Cullen Re: The IMF

There is a rumour circulating that the Labour Caucus has invited economists from the International Monetary Fund, to New Zealand.

11: Three Drafts for an Israeli-Palestinian Peace

[1] Three Drafts for an Israeli-Palestinian Peace Agreement [2] Reminder Geneva discussion Thursday 19.30 in Beit Sofer [3] Sign the petition in support of the refusniks

12: Government Accused Of Illegal Child Discrimination

Top government officials have been invited by the Human Rights Commission at the request of the Child Poverty Action Group to a meeting to discuss why approximately 300,000 of New Zealand's poorest children are missing out on financial support because ...

13: NZ signs trade deal with Russia

New Zealand has signed a trade agreement with Russia that should help the Russian Federation's accession to the World Trade Organisation, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today.

14: Te Papa Display 8 Metre LOTRs Tower Of Barad-Dur

To mark the premiere of the third and final film in The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, Te Papa will display the eight-metre-high, 6-metre-wide model of Sauron's Barad-Dur tower from Monday 1 December through to Wednesday 28 January 2004. Complete with ...

15: Green Left Weekly: US Terrorises Iraqi Civilians

A November 19 press release from the US military's Central Command was headlined, ''Operations Make Iraq Safer, Improve Quality of Life''. It was referring to the renewed offensive by US occupation forces against Iraqi resistance fighters.

16: Commitments By New Zealand Forces Since 1945

Note: Service in any of the operations listed is eligible service for the New Zealand Operational Service Medal

17: 911 Victim Ellen Mariani Open Letter To The POTUS

This ''open letter'' is coming from my heart. I want you to know that I am neither a Republican nor a Democrat and that this is not an attempt to ''bash the Government''.

18: Arab TV Stations Filmed Attacks in Iraq, Rumsfeld

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Richard Myers said November 25 during a Pentagon news briefing that there is evidence two Arab cable news television stations have cooperated with terrorists in Iraq by filming ...

19: AUT Professor Wins International Award

AUT's Dr Kate Kearins has won an international award for a case study on cellular communications company Vodafone and its standing in the New Zealand market place.

20: Dunne: Nandor sinks to new pro-cannabis low

Nandor Tanczos's call yesterday for police to ease up on cannabis law enforcement and concentrate on the drug P was a new height in hypocrisy and a new low in unprincipled opportunism, United Future leader Peter Dunne said today.

21: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Michael Jackson

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22: Generating Crises and Pretending to Solve Them

President Bush’s first political ad for the 2004 campaign indicates that he will play on post-September 11 public fear to attempt to convince voters not to change presidents in the middle of a national security ''crisis.''

23: Mayor Bob at Lord of the Rings

Waitakere Mayor Bob Harvey will join special guests at the world premier of the third instalment of Lord of the Rings. The premier is being held on Monday (1st December) in Wellington, where much of the filming and post production took place.

24: Public Address 26/11/03 - Games, Cars And Girls

I expected to have a few run-ins with Englishmen the day after the World Cup Final. However I was surprised when it happened at one of the homes of English culture - the Royal Albert Hall in the snooty Kensington suburb of London...

25: Scientific Data goes Up in Smoke

New Zealand authorities are allowing vital scientific information about the impact of genetic engineering on animals to go up in smoke. Despite government claims to be pursuing important research into GM as part of the "knowledge wave" ...

26: GM policy must be aimed at consumer choice – AEBC

Government policy on the co-existence of GM and other crops must be aimed at consumer choice, according to a report published today. The Agriculture and Environment Biotechnology Commission, w... More...

27: NZ welcomes WTO appeal ruling on fireblight

The World Trade Organisation appellate body's ruling that Japan's restrictions on apple imports are unjustified was welcome news, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today.

28: Thank You, Al Qaeda, For Revealing Yourself

Finally, in the holy month of Ramadan, the barbarous cult of murdering hooligans known as Al Qaeda has discarded its mask of presumed piety and resistance and shown the Arab and Muslim World its merciless, treacherous zeal for killing.

29: Pepperel Attends Oil And Gas Depletion Conference

The imminent decline of the world's oil and gas supplies was discussed at the National Convention of the RunningOnEmptyNZ research group last Sunday, 23 November in Miramar. Wellington City Councillor Brian Pepperell attended to consider the implications ...

30: Selling Shark Jaw As Trophy, Sick!

These are supposed to be enlightened times of protection of native flora and fauna. There is a ban in the trade in endangered species and many conservationists work hard daily to restore animals on the brink of extinction.

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