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

1: 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


2: 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


3: Chuckman Cartoon: Reviewing Bush's Intelligence

George Bush Cartoon by John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00018.htm


4: 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


5: 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


6: Group Says Waitangi Day should be New Zealand Day

The Good Bastards group wants Waitangi Day to change its name to New Zealand Day.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00030.htm


7: Public Address 04/02/04 - D&D Styles

David Slack - Fancy running an online business? Like to become an electronic Arkwright? Very good idea. You can go to the gym while everyone's at work, you can walk down to the beach when your brain slows down, and you can visit the Letterman site any ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00027.htm


8: TVNZ 'bullying' a threat to right to complain

TVNZ's High Court action to overturn a Broadcasting Standards Association ruling comes "dangerously close to outright corporate bullying and is a real threat to the right of citizens and small interest groups to make legitimate complaints", ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00049.htm


9: Greenhouse Agreements acceptable but limits needed

The Environmental Defence Society says that the announcement by the Minister of Energy today that the government intends to enter into greenhouse negotiations with Carter Holt Harvey and New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Limited is "to be expected."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00020.htm


10: L/R Coalition Resists Call to Renew Patriot Act

Left-Right Coalition Resists President Bush's Call to Renew USA Patriot Act - Interview with Charlie Mitchell, legislative counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union, conducted by Scott Harris

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00015.htm


11: Scoop Feedback: Turia., TOW, Czechs & Questions

In this edition: Is Turia Chicken? - Things Are Not Quite What They Seem- Photo-Essay 1: Death and Casualty From Iraq - Your $64 Billion Question - What were they thinking?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00029.htm


12: Ivan Eland: Are We Fighting a Real War?

The Bush administration recently made it known that a major offensive against al Qaeda would be launched in Afghanistan and Pakistan during the spring. It was even hinted that Osama bin Laden might be caught this year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00030.htm


13: MEDIACOM Marketing Digest 04 February 2004

To no-one's surprise, NZ IDOL has made its debut with killer ratings results. More than 1.1 million viewers over five tuned in at some time during Sunday's launch hour, with an average of 885,600 people spread across the timeslot. 31% of TV2's target ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00038.htm


14: UQ Wire: Major Update To The Complete 911 Timeline

The most recent update to the timeline was made on January 30, 2004. On the same date, a fascinating video dealing with an important unheeded warning of the 9/11 attacks was also posted.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00028.htm


15: Public Address 03/02/04 - Whoopsies

Remember the Act Party's holiday horror story about how much more tax money those freeloading Maori receive than they pay? In this week's issue of The Listener Brian Easton forgoes a trip to the beach to stay home and check the Act parliamentary research ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00022.htm


16: Warning on NZ GE animals: avian flu jumps to human

The first indications that avian flu in Asian countries may have transferred via human-to-human contact is a wake-up call to regulators that transgenic experiments could open similar avenues for disease in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0402/S00007.htm


17: Activists Arrests As LumberBank Refuses Inspection

Auckland, Tuesday, February, 2004; 3.00pm - Three Greenpeace activists have been arrested after police cut through chains that were blockading the entrances of Auckland based timber company The LumberBank.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00025.htm


18: Dunne on Waitangi Day

United Future leader Peter Dunne today re-issued his consistent call for New Zealand to celebrate its nationhood in an inclusive, rather than divisive, way.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00055.htm


19: Powell IV By The Washington Post Editorial Board

QUESTION: Thank you, again. I ll start by asking you -- the terrible bombings in Kurdistan yesterday. It seems like every day there is something. Do you still feel confident that the military invasion was the right thing to do?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00031.htm


20: You Damn Well Voted For It

Bill English makes an interesting point when he says that Labour's 'revamp of the school network review has left thousands of parents angry,' but when he notes parents' 'sullen acceptance' of these closures he says more about the electorate than he does ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00027.htm


21: 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


22: Gun Control Coalition Renews Gun Law Reform

The Coalition for Gun Control (CGC) is renewing its quest for tighter gun laws in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00028.htm


23: 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


24: The International Order is History - What's Next?

As the international world order, based on the nation-state, continues its slow-motion collapse, much more than another historical transition to another world order is at stake. The ancient organizing principle of coercive power, and even archaic human ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00026.htm


25: Wine Company Shares Issue Fully Subscribed

The Waipara Hills Wine Estate Ltd issue of $1.3 million of convertible preference shares has closed fully subscribed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00026.htm


26: No Maoris Please – We ’Re Nats!

Rt Hon Winston Peters has described the sacking of Georgina te Heuheu as a return to the politics of 1949 when Maori were not selected for the All Blacks for political reasons.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00040.htm


27: Prebble Backs Brash

ACT Leader Richard Prebble said that it was refreshing that National has now got a strong leader.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00050.htm


28: Singles invited to mass speed dating event

4 February 2003, Auckland -- Cupid is preparing to stage one of the biggest matchmaking events in New Zealand: a mass speed dating party to help singles find a date for Valentine's Day.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0402/S00016.htm


29: Domestic Postal Rates Set For Change In April

New Zealand Post announced today that the price of the standard domestic postage stamp will rise by 5 cents to 45 cents from April 5.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00033.htm


30: New staffer for National

National Party Leader Don Brash today announced the appointment of a new staffer in a minor reshuffle of his backroom team. Bryan Sinclair has been appointed Special Advisor/Projects to concentrate on Auckland and regional projects.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00045.htm

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