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

1: Apple And Sounds Join Force!

The Apple Division of Renaissance and Sounds Music Stores are going to give New Zealanders the opportunity to enjoy music in new and exciting ways!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0402/S00032.htm


2: Man Finds Love Online And Proposes After 45 Minute

It was love at first click for Christchurch romantic Nathan Calland. Whilst in London in December he posted an ad in the singles columns of www.thegumtree.com , a website for Kiwis, and Aussies and South Africans living in the UK, and proposed to one of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0401/S00012.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: 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: 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


6: Questions Answers For Oral Answer Wednesday Feb 11

1. STEVE CHADWICK (Labour—Rotorua) to the Minister of Health: Has she received any reports comparing New Zealand’s health system internationally?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00179.htm


7: Tongan Government Hits Back At Ifj Protest

NUKU'ALOFA (Tonga Information Unit/Pacific Media Watch): The Tongan Government has condemned a protest by the International Federation of Journalists over the state of press freedom in the kingdom, including the recent "shutdown" of newspapers ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00100.htm


8: Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 12 February

1. STEPHEN FRANKS to the Prime Minister: Does she agree with the Deputy Prime Minister that fear of a damaging response "in the international courts" will hold Dr Don Brash back from doing what the Orewa speech indicates; if not, why did she ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00183.htm


9: Borland® New Senior Appointments in Asia Pacific

New Zealand, February 11, 2004 - Borland Singapore Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Borland Software Corporation, today announced five new executive appointments. Chris Gray, Peter McAlpine, Michael King, Nick Jackson and Andrew Munro have all accepted new ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0402/S00030.htm


10: Sam Smith: Why Skull & Bones Matters

As we learn more of the strange little society called Skull & Bones, it is useful to remember that what we know already is enough:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00084.htm


11: 'Impossible is Nothing' kicks off in New Zealand

New Zealand sporting stars John Walker and Nigel Avery helped launch the adidas brand campaign “Impossible is Nothing” in New Zealand, in what is described as adidas’ largest ever global brand campaign.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00058.htm


12: Haiti Civil Crisis Preventing Food Aid Deliveries

The United Nations food relief agency today expressed its growing concern over the recent outbreak of civil strife in Haiti, warning that the closure of key roads is blocking the delivery of food aid to almost 270,000 needy people.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00107.htm


13: Public Address 12/02/04 - Reaching For The Logic

Gordy doesn't know why I'm "so obsessed with Act" and is taking extreme exception to the phrase "the big fella", which he regards as equally as "thuggish" as "bl*ck fella". I'm not sure if he'd agree with the big people's rights advocate who declared ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00090.htm


14: The Brash Report: Ratana To Waitangi Via Orewa

Just over two weeks ago, I was welcomed onto the marae at Ratana as part of the celebrations to mark the birthday of the founder of the Ratana church. I gave only a brief speech, as was appropriate, but mentioned my concern about the dangerous drift to racial ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00174.htm


15: Brash challenged over ‘one size fits all’ policy

National leader Don Brash was challenged in Parliament this afternoon to explain how his ‘one size fits all’ approach to the delivery of social services would assist disadvantaged New Zealanders.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00178.htm


16: Prime Minister's Energy Statements Alarming

Prime Minister Helen Clark's rejection of the market model for electricity should be alarming to all New Zealanders, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Energy Spokesman Ken Shirley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00146.htm


17: Bush Spiked Probe of Pakistan's Dr. Strangelove

On November 7, 2001, BBC TV and the Guardian of London reported that the Bush Administration thwarted investigations of Dr. A.Q. Kahn who this week confessed selling atomic secrets to Libya, North Korea, and Iran.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00089.htm


18: WARNING Graphic Images: Battery Hen Farm Horror

Auckland Animal Action (AAA) have received a tip off from animal rights activists about the welfare of hens at a Battery Egg Farm located at 757 Glenbrook Road (corner of Kingseat Road), Glenbrook, south of Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00078.htm


19: Nigeria: The death penalty and women

The death penalty as applied in Nigeria violates fundamental human rights and is sometimes used in a discriminatory way against women, Amnesty International said today in a new and its first report on women and the death penalty entitled: "Nigeria: ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00080.htm


20: Labour Govt's Culture Of Extravagance

Revelations that Government broadcasters are swanning off to a conference at a luxurious Fijian resort, spending at least $50,000, further confirms Prime Minister Helen Clark's idea of 'arts and culture' is the culture of excess, ACT New Zealand Broadcasting ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00182.htm


21: Cullen must pull anti-biz ministers into line

"Finance Minister Michael Cullen must act quickly to pull his anti-business ministers into line, " says National Party Deputy Finance spokesman John Key.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00181.htm


22: 'Heinous' Assassination Of Colombian Journalist

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today condemned the "heinous" assassination of an outspoken Colombian journalist and called for the punishment of those responsible.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00085.htm


23: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00059.htm


24: 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


25: UN Investigators Find 12 Corpses In Remote Congo

After several failed attempts to get to a remote village in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to investigate allegations of a massacre last month, a military team from the United Nations mission (MONUC) has arrived in Gobu and found 12 corpses, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00101.htm


26: Questions Mount Over New Hampshire's Primary

It's been all downhill for Howard Dean since he lost the New Hampshire primary by a significant margin. But, now questions are being raised about the security of New Hampshire's voting system in the wake of a recent analysis of the election results. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00078.htm


27: Needs Based, Race Based Or Political Opportunism?

New Zealand First has asked Don Brash to explain why he introduced scholarships for Maori and Pacific Island graduates while he was Governor of the Reserve Bank.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00175.htm


28: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0209/S00105.htm


29: Jay Shaft: A US Soldier Writes From Iraq

The following letter was sent to me by a member of Military Families Speak Out. It is in response to the interview with two US army officers two weeks ago .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00088.htm


30: A Chance To Meet Mary-Kate And Ashley In LA

The ZM radio network in association with the mary-kateandashley brand is searching for New Zealand's biggest Mary-Kate and Ashley fan! The winner and two companions will get to meet the most famous teenagers on the planet in their home city, Los ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00118.htm

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