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

1: Oil Spill Reinforces Need For Ban On Big Ships

Sunday's oil spill in Milford Sound is proof that a recent decision to ban large ships from Doubtful Sound was necessary according to conservationists.

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.

3: PM's Statement to Parliament 10 February 2004

Under Parliament’s Standing Orders, I have the opportunity through this formal Prime Minister’s statement to review public affairs and set out the government’s key policy and legislative intentions for the year. I welcome this because there is a very positive ...

4: 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 ...

5: Smith: Brash's colonialism betrays his ignorance

Don Brash's comments on the Treaty of Waitangi and on Maori portray the blindness of a colonialist mentality and simply demonstrate his ignorance of the fundamentals of the Treaty of Waitangi, United Future's Maori issues spokesman, Murray Smith, ...

6: The secret (not glamorous) life of garment workers

Big brand companies and retailers in the fashion industry are driving down employment conditions for millions of women workers around the world, according to a new study by international agency Oxfam.

7: Tamihere Waitangi Day - Dominion Post Column

I experienced an epiphany at Waitangi: I realised I agreed with Don Brash. Not with the "one people" line or any of that nonsense, but on one point he's right. Maori do get special treatment, or more specifically, the mob up at Te Tii Marae ...

8: John Banks' State of Auckland Speech

Speech notes: Hon John Banks QSO – Mayor of Auckland City Property Council Breakfast The Auckland Club, 34 Shortland Street Tuesday, 10 February 2004

9: Holidays Bill passes into law

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

10: David Miller: Why Don Brash Spoke As He Did

Don Brash’s speech on race-relations last week was perhaps one of the most controversial public addresses given by the leader of a major political party and certainly of his burgeoning political career.

11: Public Address 10/02/04 - Better, Faster, Cheaper?

So I get some relief on broadband pricing - but only if I drop from full-speed JetStream to a 256k service. As ever, Telecom is inclined to do no more than meet the market. And for so long as the market remains tepid, so will the incumbent's offerings...

12: Liberia: Human rights must be priority

As the international community meets in New York on 5 and 6 February to discuss post-conflict reconstruction in Liberia, Amnesty International urges that good governance, the rule of law and respect for human rights are given the highest priority.

13: 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 ...

14: Richard Prebble Speech: Race Relations - The Issue

Speech to Auckland Harbour Rotary 7 am Tuesday 10 February 2004 Hyatt Regency, Cnr Waterloo Quadrant and Princes St, Auckland.

15: Palestine: No Road, No Money, No Treatment

Fatma, two years old, is the daughter of Abed and Fathiya *. The family resides in a tent in an unrecognized village south of Be'er Sheba.

16: Australia/US FTA - Confirms TLN's Worst Fears

Reacting to the conclusion of a "free trade" agreement between the United States and Australia, Trade Liberalisation Network Executive Director, Suse Reynolds, said it confirmed the Network's worst fears for agriculture.

17: Solar water heating a smart choice for NZ homes

Energy Minister Pete Hodgson is calling for more New Zealanders to install solar water heating and says there are government grants available now to help with the purchase of solar systems.

18: Intelligence Crisis And Bush Admin’s Immorality

I watched President Bush’s hour-long interview with Tim Russet on NBC (02.07.04), with great patience. You have to be patient while the President processes questions and occasionally tries to answer one, after the interviewer has asked the same question ...

19: President Bush Appears On NBC's Meet The Press

TIM RUSSERT: And we are in the Oval Office this morning with the President of the United States. Mr. President, welcome back to Meet The Press.

20: Karen Walker Fashion Show Autumn/Winter 2004/2005

Karen Walker, New Zealand's most illustrious fashion designer, will show her Autumn/Winter 2004/2005 collection entitled 'Liberal & Miserable' at an off-schedule show during London Fashion Week next Tuesday.

21: $520 Million For Rebuilding Effort In Liberia

Donors meeting at the United Nations in New York today pledged $520 million to help Liberia to meet a host of reconstruction and humanitarian needs, including disarming fighters, creating jobs, retooling the country's infrastructure and stopping the ...

22: Clampdown On Illegal Street Racing

More streets are to be restricted to non-residential traffic on weekends and public holidays in order to tackle the scourge of illegal street racing in Manukau. This will include a large stretch of Te Irirangi Drive between Dawson Road in Otara and ...

23: Address In Reply Speech - Jeanette Fitzsimons

10 February, 2004 Speech by Green Party Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons in reply to the PM's statement to Parliament

24: Winston Peters Address & Reply Debate Speech

There are times in this Parliament when one is truly moved by the eloquence of impassioned and sincere speeches given by inspired orators who lift the standard of this place and give Parliament a purpose and meaning for which the public are grateful.

25: Shallow Throat to Dems: One Chance, Don't Blow It

I'd been trying to reach ''Shallow Throat'' for several months, but had never received a response. ''I apologize, Bernie, for not answering your coded messages,'' said ST, as we sat opposite each other in a dimly-lit Virginia tavern, ''because you wouldn't ...

26: Let's have reasoned debate

National Party leader Don Brash has flatly rejected suggestions from Prime Minister Helen Clark that he was inciting civil unrest with a newspaper advertising campaign on Labour's seabed and foreshore proposals, to be run tomorrow.

27: Dyson Lacks Credibility

Ruth Dyson's flippant description of herself as Steve Maharey's "stunt double" and tongue-in-cheek reference to her "non-controversial portfolio's", ACC and CYFS, which produced publicity and, "in politics, any publicity is good ...

28: Respect for property rights in everyone’s interest

“Respect for property rights, regardless of ethnicity, is in everyone’s interests and is essential to fair and principled government,” Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen said today.

29: US-Aust free trade agreement reflects imbalance

"The lousy deal for Australia is a reminder that our real interests lie with resumed multi-lateral negotiations," Council of Trade Unions president Ross Wilson said today.

30: Environmental Collapse - Sooner Not Later

There is an interesting article in the February 9, 2004 edition of Fortune Magazine - CLIMATE COLLAPSE - The Pentagon's Weather Nightmare - by David Stipp. The Pentagon is apparently taking "climate change" seriously even if the White House is not. The ...


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