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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.

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: Eyeing The Storm: 167 km/hr at Beacon Hill

MetService Weather Ambassador Bob McDavitt described today's storm as extreme and one which delivered more than it promised.

4: Images: Feilding Flooding Pictures

Images from MDC

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 ...

6: Images Of Flood Search And Rescue By 3 Sqn RNZAF

Images from the Royal New Zealand Air Force 3 Squadron of their helicopter search and rescue operation activities in and near the township of Whangaehu. Photos NZDF.

7: 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 ...

8: Satire: GOP Previews Season Of Kerry Smears

Complacent after four years of raping the treasury, leading the country into an illegitimate war and torching the environment, G.O.P. mouthpieces have prepared a laundry list of slanders against Democratic nominee Sen. John Kerry that they will unveil as soon ...

9: Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 17 February

Questions to Ministers 1. DARREN HUGHES to the Minister of Civil Defence: How has civil defence reacted in the current emergencies?

10: Public Address 17/02/04 - Pop Life

I wondered how long this would take to happen: Apple iPod music players are to be sold through the Sounds music store chain - with download kiosks planned for later this year. The problem, of course, is that copying a song from a CD you have purchased ...

11: 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 ...

12: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Janet Jackson vs Rodin

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13: 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''.

14: 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.

15: Goff names new High Commissioner to Samoa

New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to Samoa will be career diplomat John Adank, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today.

16: 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.

17: 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 ...

18: Manuel Valenzuela: The Coming Iraq Debacle

The brewing cauldron that has been simmering for nearly a year is ready to blow its lid. The quagmire called Iraq is near civil war, anarchy and Balkanization. This witch’s brew concocted by the neocons, George W. Bush and his administration has ...

19: Images: Feilding February 16th Flood & Aftermath

Images from Feilding From Above Flooded Farmland Aorangi Bridge & Golf Course Council Carpark Flooded Council Carpark After The Flood Mud Outside the Library

20: 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

21: Aucklanders to take a punt at new gambling policy

Aucklanders are being asked to have their say on Auckland City’s new draft gambling venue policy that restricts the number of electronic gaming machines, commonly called pokies.

22: Work permits for Zimbabwe nationals extended

A work permit policy for Zimbabwean nationals, which was introduced in February 2003, will be extended due to the continued instability within Zimbabwe, Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel announced today.

23: Positive Counter Brash - Lash

As National's leader, Don Brash appears to have rejuvenated a sector of New Zealand's land of long white faces, with his infamous speech inferring zero tolerance to Maori issues, indigenous lifestyle magazine, TU MAI offers a refreshing and enlightening ...

24: 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, ...

25: 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.

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 ...

27: Family cat gains MAF biosecurity accreditation

Forest and Bird Conservation Manager Kevin Hackwell's family cat, Bolletje, has successfully gained accreditation to carry out statutory biosecurity checks of sea containers.

28: NZ Could Become Offshore Outsourcing Destination

IT industry and Government must work closer together to make New Zealand an offshore outsourcing destination says IDC

29: Satire: Bush Investigates Self Finds No Wrongdoing

After a hard look at himself in the mirror on Monday, President Bush said he doesn't believe he is guilty of lying to the American public about the threat Saddam Hussein posed to the United States and so people should just get over it already.

30: Admission: Maori title will apply to entire coast

The Government has finally come clean on the scope of its plans for Maori customary title over our foreshore and seabed, says National's Constitutional and Treaty of Waitangi spokesman Dr Wayne Mapp.

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