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

1: Who is Lord Hutton? - Ireland, Pinochet, M15...

Upon his resignation as BBC chairman Gavyn Davies commented on the irreconcilable contradictions between Hutton's ''bald conclusions'' and the balance of evidence presented to the actual Inquiry.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00155.htm


2: Images: Lord Of The Rings Exhibition At Te Papa

In anticipation of the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the central instalment in writer/director/producer Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien masterpiece, Te Papa proudly announces a world exclusive and a bold ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00234.htm


3: Why Not Just Genetically Engineer Women For Milk?

MAdGE (Mothers Against Genetic Engineering in Food and the Environment) today launched a highly controversial billboard campaign in Auckland and Wellington to provoke public debate about the social and cultural ethics of genetic engineering in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00003.htm


4: Richard Prebble: State of the Nation 2004

In 2004 the US election will dominate world politics and its outcome will have a significant impact on New Zealand. I visited America in November. Then Howard Dean had such a lead in the opinion polls he looked unstoppable to be the Democrat party’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00017.htm


5: Free Apple Software for Schools

Free operating system upgrades and additional Apple Macintosh software will be available to all state and state-integrated schools using Macintosh systems in mid- February, the Ministry of Education announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0402/S00003.htm


6: Public Address 02/02/04 -Storms

OK, it's an odd little place. Ka Tiritiriotemoana - also known as the Southern Alps - are the eastward backdrop: there are swathes of bush in a thousand shades of green & bronze sweeping down to the settlement, and wide stoney ironsand beaches and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00011.htm


7: Worldwide Solution to Global Warming

First to Solve Green House Gases from Combustion of Fossil Fuels; Global Economic Impact Projected

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0401/S00065.htm


8: Skull & Bones & John Kerry & President Bush

A little-known fact unites Democratic frontrunner John Kerry and President Bush: they are both members of Yale's secret society Skull and Bones. We speak with the author of "Secrets of the Tomb: Skull and Bones, the Ivy League, and the Hidden Paths ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00143.htm


9: Police Issue 'Clarifying Statement' on Rape Claims

Need for clarity around historical allegations and their handling Commissioner Rob Robinson said that following a number of media inquiries during the day he was issuing a clarifying statement around matters relating to stories which ran in the Dominion ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00007.htm


10: Dunning Dean - Did The Doctor Get Gored?

From the beginning of Howard Dean's insurgent rise to the top of the Dem pack in the summer the lurking question was: was the media going to destroy Howard Dean like they destroyed Al Gore.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00010.htm


11: Greens want rape-claim inquiry widened

The Green Party is calling for the inquiry into rape allegations against former Rotorua police officers to also consider the failure of police hierarchy and the Police Minister to fully investigate the complaints when they were originally made aware of them.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00004.htm


12: When Will We Stop Dying Senselessly? – US Soldiers

Over the Christmas holidays I managed to find two US soldiers who were back from Iraq. They were both somewhat willing to be interviewed and describe their time in Iraq in their own words.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00006.htm


13: How Global Warming May Cause the Next Ice Age...

While global warming is being officially ignored by the political arm of the Bush administration, and Al Gore's recent conference on the topic during one of the coldest days of recent years provided joke fodder for conservative talk show hosts, the citizens ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00003.htm


14: Corrupt logging company profits from rights abuses

Auckland -- A Greenpeace report exposing the corrupt and destructive activities of the global Malaysian logging company, Rimbunan Hijau, has been published in the lead up to the summit for life on earth--the UN meeting of the Convention for Biological ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00006.htm


15: Holidays Bill passes into law

The Holidays Bill that gives four weeks annual leave to all New Zealanders was passed in Parliament today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00402.htm


16: Prince Edward to present NZer of Year in UK Award

Prince Edward will present the New Zealander of the Year in the UK award at the annual New Zealand Society’s Waitangi Day Dinner in London on Friday (UKtime).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00008.htm


17: Prebble doesn't get it!

Don Brash's decision to surrender to 'the politics of division' suggests National now aims to cannabilize ACT's vote in next year's election, Progressive MP Matt Robson says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00008.htm


18: Libertarianz Open Letter To Georgina Te Heuheu

Dear Mrs Te Heuheu, As you stare out at me from my copies of this week's newspapers, I wonder for whom you are looking so haunted? For whom so distressed? I wonder.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00002.htm


19: Students support Treaty and slam Brash

Student leaders today re-affirmed their commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi and expressed their anger that Don Brash is using Treaty-bashing to try and attract support for his party.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00009.htm


20: Hutton Whitewash Leaves Blair In Dock

The Hutton report gave an immediate political victory to the Blair government. But the all-embracing nature of the whitewash means that a spectre is haunting the Blair government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00007.htm


21: Venezuela: International Observation Of Voting

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the decision by Venezuela's National Electoral Council to involve international observers in the search by government and opposition for a constitutional solution to the country's political stalemate.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00012.htm


22: Independent Inquiry Needed On Police Complaint

ACT New Zealand Police Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today demanded to know why rape allegations against three police officers were not independently investigated when Police Minister George Hawkins first became aware of them - before one of these officers ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00001.htm


23: Public Address 30/01/04: Jumbo Hutton's Bonus Pack

Apparently, you need a higher standard of proof to make a radio broadcast than to take a nation to war. I'm not being flippant. That is the clear implication of the findings of the Hutton Inquiry...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00154.htm


24: Chuckman Cartoon: John Kerry In New Hampshire

John Kerry Cartoon by John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00148.htm


25: An Investigation into the CIA’s 'Black Budget'

The Black Budget Report: An Investigation into the CIA’s ‘Black Budget’ and the Second Manhattan Project - © Michael E. Salla, PhD Center for Global Peace/School of International Service American University Washington DC

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00151.htm


26: Greg Palast: BBC At War

He did not say, ''hello,'' or even his name, just left a one-word message: ''Whitewash.''

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00153.htm


27: Transcript of Cullen and Costello's Conference

E & OE SUBJECTS: Enhancing the Trans-Tasman Business Environment; framework for enhancing competition; advisory group on accounting standards; prudential regulation; tax information exchange; common currency; Latham’s speech gaffe TREASURER:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00006.htm


28: Why Young Sri Lankan Refugee Should Stay

The Friends of Refugees Trust was formed in 2001 by a group of volunteer support workers trained by the Refugee and Migrant Service to work with a group of UN quota refugees from Burma on the North Shore of Auckland. We formed the trust to raise ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00004.htm


29: SIA And Virgin Atlantic Expand Codesharing

From 1 February 2004, customers of Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Virgin Atlantic Airways will be able to enjoy seamless travel between Singapore and Orlando, thanks to a new codeshare agreement between the two airlines.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00015.htm


30: UN Meets Colombian Asylum Seekers In Ecuador

A senior official of the United Nations refugee agency is in Ecuador today continuing the second part of a weeklong mission that began in Colombia, which has sent large numbers of asylum seekers to its South American neighbour.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00014.htm

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