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

1: Prebble: Cooking Wine Crackdown Crazy

ACT New Zealand Leader Richard Prebble today criticised the Liquor Licensing Authority's decision to crack down on supermarkets selling rice-based cooking wine due to its high alcohol content, describing it as an over-zealous application of the law.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00235.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: Storm Warning Remains But Worst Waether Has Passed

The deep low off the Wairarapa Coast that brought stormy conditions over the lower North Island is forecast to move away to the southeast from late morning,with the rain and severe southerly gales easing. However, another 20 to 30mm of rain is still ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0402/S00094.htm


4: Flood levels in western Wellington region

Unlike the Wairarapa and Manawatu, major rivers in the western part of Wellington region have generally sustained moderate flood flows in the southerly storm that swept the lower North Island last night, although there is a lot of surface flooding.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0402/S00098.htm


5: Scoop Images: Wellington Battered By Feb. Storms

Road and commuter train disruptions of unprecedented scope have affected the Wellington region this morning with slips and downed trees throughout the city and surrounding areas. Eastbourne and Wainuiomata have been cut off and the Johnsonville commuter ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00116.htm


6: 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


7: Images: Feilding Flooding Pictures

Images from MDC

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0402/S00100.htm


8: ACT an Endangered Species - Labour's New Realities

Acceptance by ACT that its days as a significant player at a Parliamentary level are drawing to a close might be assumed from the attention it is now paying to involvement in local authority politics.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00115.htm


9: 5million Returning To Home Countries In Africa

With more than 5 million African refugees and internally displaced people preparing to return home, the United Nations refugee agency announced plans today to hold a ministerial-level meeting next month on comprehensive regional approaches to repatriation ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00126.htm


10: A Breach Of Law By de Bres?

ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks today said that Attorney General Margaret Wilson should be trying to sack Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres, for his attack on Dr Brash's Orewa speech - as reported in today's Dominion Post.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00236.htm


11: Public Address 16/02/03 - All Over The Place

It seems to have escaped some people that NZ Idol isn't a talent quest, it's a TV format. Sure, it's a TV format based on a talent quest, but that's not quite the same thing...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00124.htm


12: Read This Before The Next Suicide Bombing

Some time in the next day, week or month a lot of us will be putting pen to paper condemning a Palestinian suicide bombing in which innocent civilians have been killed. But, more than any other time in the past we would be condemning the other side as ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00125.htm


13: National hits the road with Treaty message

National Leader Don Brash has taken the message from his Orewa speech on New Zealand nationhood to Rotorua, in the first of a series of provincial tours.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00240.htm


14: STORY OF THE WEEK 13/2/04: The Race Debate

Brian Easton Joins The Race Debate - A transcript of an interview of economist Brian Easton by Carol Archie for Mana News broadcast on “Radio New Zealand”, 6.25am Tuesday 10 February 2004. See... Public Policy& the Maori and the Don Brash-eitis

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00127.htm


15: World's Deepest-Diving Submersible To Come To NZ

Scientists from New Zealand and Japan will later this year explore submarine volcanoes and seafloor hot springs off the New Zealand coast in the world's deepest-diving research submersible.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0402/S00040.htm


16: Three Pacific winners AUT/PIMA media scholarship

AUCKLAND (AUT/Pacific Media Watch): Two former Fiji journalists and a Tongan community volunteer have been awarded the AUT/PIMA Pacific Communication Scholarships 2003 and will take up their studies at Auckland University of Technology this year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0402/S00029.htm


17: Global Research: The Criminalization of the State

America’s leaders in Washington and Wall Street firmly believe in the righteousness of war and authoritarian forms of government as a means to ''safeguarding democratic values''.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00122.htm


18: Labour's Attacks On Dr Brash Hysterical

ACT New Zealand Leader Richard Prebble today said that the Labour Government's personal attacks on Dr Don Brash were now verging on the hysterical.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00250.htm


19: WMD Scandal: The Arab Silence Perplexing

Weapons of mass destruction scandals are gaining momentum in the United States as well as Britain. The two major war allies, who violated Iraq’s sovereignty without an international mandate last year, are now scrambling to show that they were simply ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00121.htm


20: Brash takes message to the regions

National Party Leader Don Brash goes on the road tomorrow in the first of a series of regional meetings following his Orewa speech.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00237.htm


21: UN: Unhindered Humanitarian Access Urged in Haiti

The United Nations is calling for a humanitarian corridor to be established in Haiti to allow aid workers access to the country's north, which has been cut off for days because of the violence convulsing the Caribbean nation's cities.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00127.htm


22: Public Policy& the Maori and the Don Brash-eitis

A transcript of an interview of economist Brian Easton by Carol Archie for Mana News broadcast on “Radio New Zealand”, 6.25am Tuesday 10 February 2004.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00102.htm


23: Skype Launches Free Conference Calling

Skype Technologies S.A., the Global P2P Telephony Company that offers consumers the ability to make free voice calls using their broadband connections, today announced the world's first peer-to-peer (P2P) Internet telephony conference calling feature, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0402/S00041.htm


24: John Kaminski: Uncle Sam Wants You ... Dead!

Do you remember how many U.S. soldiers died in the first Gulf War? On television at the time, they told you it was around 64. Later, as news agencies recalculated the total from a variety of sources, it became 146. But now, some 13 years later, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00106.htm


25: Israeli Troops Kill 27 Palestinians and Wound 147

GAZA, Palestine - A Palestinian Health Ministry report revealed Sunday that 27 Palestinians have been killed and 147 others wounded by Israeli troops over the past week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00137.htm


26: 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


27: ACT's The Letter - Monday 16 February 2004

Don Brash’s Orewa speech was an earthquake that split the political landscape. Now it is producing an electoral landslide. On one side is middle NZ that has firmly returned to National and on the other is the Wellington elite and most media commentators. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00243.htm


28: Earl of Wessex to New Zealand

HRH Prince Edward Earl of Wessex will be visiting New Zealand from the 15th to the 22nd of March. He will attend official functions in Auckland, Wanganui, Dunedin, and Nelson. The major purpose of the visit is to present Duke of Edinburgh Awards, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00093.htm


29: Police work in cramped old house

Overworked police in Christchurch are operating out of a substandard base and the Labour Government is turning a blind eye, says National MP David Carter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00238.htm


30: MOTORNET: Honda's Accord Euro Is That Good!

As a motoring writer, I have a problem with Honda's new Accord Euro. I knew I had a problem a mere five minutes after getting behind the wheel. You see, it’s so impressive that my overwhelming tendency - rather than to write a considered, well researched ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00104.htm

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