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Scoop: Weekend Ratings


The weekend’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: 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.

2: 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 ...

3: Guest Opinion: Oil, War and the Euro

In attempting to make sense of the Bush administration's drive to war in Iraq, we have heard much from the White House of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. When that rationale proved to be an illusion, the administration turned to ''liberating'' ...

4: 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 ...

5: Aid For Côte D'ivoire Could Stave Off Instability

Failure to increase international assistance to post-conflict Côte d'Ivoire for the disarmament of its militias could lead to the destabilization of precarious neighbouring countries, the United Nations aid coordinating office said today.

6: Israel fence/wall violates international law

On the eve of the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) opening hearing on the construction of the fence/wall by Israel, Amnesty International calls on the Israeli authorities to immediately dismantle the sections already built inside the West Bank ...

7: An Outcry from Strangled Bethlehem

1) A Palestinian Plan of Work against the apartheid wall 2) An Outcry from Strangled Bethlehem

8: Helen Clark Announces Dalziel Resignation

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that she had received the resignation of the Honourable Lianne Dalziel from all her portfolios and has advised the Governor General to accept it.

9: SPECIAL REPORT: The Big Blow - Feb. 16-17 Storm

Met Service Warn More Wind & Rain On Its Way - MetService meteorologists have issued severe wind and heavy rain warnings for an active front moving across New Zealand on Thursday. See... Severe Wind and Rain Warnings for Thursday

10: St Molesworth: Top 10 Signs Labour Is Worried

Top 10 signs Labour is worried about Don Brash

11: SIS summary of allegations against Ahmed Zaoui

The following document from the Director of New Zealand's Security & Intelligence Service was released by Ahmed Zaoui's lawyers on 20 Feb 2004:

12: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Janet Jackson vs Rodin

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13: Patricia L Johnson: Was GWB Licensed To Fly?

We all remember the photo of George W. Bush, Commander-In-Chief, waving from the co-pilot's seat of what was dubbed "Navy One' on May 1, 2003.

14: Inquiry still needed despite Dalziel's resignation

National Party MP Judith Collins is maintaining her call for a full judicial inquiry into the Government's handling of sensitive documents relating to the deportation of a young Sri Lankan girl.

15: Chávez must respect legitimate human rights

Amnesty International said today that President Hugo Chávez must respect the right of non-governmental human rights organizations to carry out their legitimate work, such work is underpinned by international human rights treaties which the Venezuelan ...

16: Government flood response will cost millions

The final bill after this week's severe flooding will run into many millions of dollars, Civil Defence Minister George Hawkins says.

17: Dr Kelly's Death: We're After The Truth

Professor Chris Milroy had this letter - "Fantasists and Dr Kelly" - published in the Guardian (see below, top) hot on the heels of a letter - "Medical Evidence Does Not Support Suicide by Kelly" - by medical specialists from the Kelly Investigation ...

18: Dominionist Bill Limits Supreme Cts Jurisdictiion

We wrote about it before it happened, we called them by their own name, Dominionists, and we told you that Dominionists in Congress were about to fire their first guns for reformation of the American government.

19: Bumpy Old Summer Continues

MetService meteorologists have issued severe wind and heavy rain warnings for another front moving across New Zealand on Saturday.

20: 10,000 Burundian Refugees Return From Tanzania

More than 10,000 Burundian refugees have returned home from Tanzania in the first month and a half of this year, bound for destinations that include the previously insecure eastern Ruyigi province, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

21: Public Address 20/02/04 - Lots Of Good Reading

What with all the issues and everything, I haven't got around this week to writing something about going to see Evan Dando play on Tuesday night, if only so as to use the headline above...

22: Dalziel Resignation Inevitable

“The resignation of Lianne Dalziel as Minister of Immigration was inevitable,” said New Zealand First leader Rt Hon Winston Peters.

23: Ahmed Zaoui Should Be Released: Robson

Matt Robson notes that the “Summary of Allegations,” prepared by the Security Intelligence Service at the direction of the High Court and released by Ahmed Zaoui’s lawyers after Official Information Act requests, contains nothing of substance that has not ...

24: Poverty Reduction Campaign Launched In Bolivia

Some 1,200 Bolivian university graduates will fan out across the South American country over the next two years to fight poverty, empower women and promote small and family businesses under a new United Nations Volunteers ( UN V) programme.

25: Martin LeFevre: Cosmology and Consciousness

Every week now it seems, astronomers are making a new mind-blowing discovery or observation. Black holes tearing apart stars that come too close; galaxies flickering on just after the "Dark Age" of the universe following the Big Bang; unseen "dark energy" ...

26: 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.

27: Arrest Warrant Out For CHRISTCHURCH MP

Police have an arrest warrant out for Clayton Cosgrove, on a charge of being the Member of Parliament for Waimakariri.

28: First wind farm for Wellington wins carbon credits

Plans for Wellington's first wind farm have won "carbon credits" from the government for cutting greenhouse gas emissions and helping to make New Zealand's electricity supply more secure, Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard announced.

29: Lawyers Release Allegations Agaist Zaoui

The reason we have called a conference and released the summary this morning is an unusual step however the Zaoui case is an unusual case. We have taken this step given that the Minister of Immigration has chosen to reveal the existence of the Director’s ...

30: 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: ...

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