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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: Reigniting Reform in Australia and New Zealand

Delivered at 7.30pm 20 February, 2004 to the New Zealand Business Roundtable Annual Retreat

4: Greens support call to bring Sri Lanka girl back

Green MP Keith Locke says the government should show some compassion and allow the Sri Lankan girl deported last week back into New Zealand. The Green Spokesperson on Human Rights is supporting the deported 16-year-old's lawyers as they make an ...

5: Public Address 23/04/03 - Discussions

It generally takes something pretty substantial to drag our media around from the day-to-day focus on personalities and press releases and towards coverage of an issue in depth, but our sudden swelling of public feeling on race is clearly such a thing...

6: Answers needed on mysterious handling of letter

National Party Leader Don Brash says the public needs answers about the role of the Prime Minister's electorate office in the 'leaks and lies' scandal that's led to the sacking of Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel.

7: New Minister can right past wrongs

The Green Party is calling for the incoming Immigration Minister to take a fresh look at the country's two most contentious refugee cases.

8: Al Giordano: State Dept Heavy Dispatched to Brazil

Days after Brazil's Congress approved a bill to decriminalize drug users, a heavy hitter from Foggy Bottom was dispatched to Brazil to discuss, among other matters, ''security concerns including terrorism and narcotrafficking,'' according to this ...

9: Juken Nissho Winner Of Roger Award For Worst Corp

Juken Nissho Winner Of Roger Award For The Worst Transnational Corporation In New Zealand In 2003

10: ACT's The Letter - Monday 23 February 2004

Lianne complains she is not the first minister to leak a paper and then deny knowledge. The ninth floor has made it an art form. Like Nixon in the Watergate scandal, Clark has fired her minister to hide her own role. The PM’s electorate office leaked the ...

11: Martin LeFevre: America Loves War

Way back in the '80's, during the frozen depths of the Cold War, there was a promising movement in America called ''Beyond War.'' It seems rather quaint now, since America has found an enemy that will never fail it, permitting us the luxury of permanent ...

12: Dunne: No new entitlements for Maori

The Government's package to resolve the foreshore and seabed issue will have to make it clear that no new rights or entitlements are being established for Maori, United Future leader Peter Dunne said today.

13: St Molesworth: Top 10 Signs Labour Is Worried

Top 10 signs Labour is worried about Don Brash

14: Syria: Release three prisoners of conscience

Amnesty International is calling on the Syrian authorities to immediately release and drop all charges against two men due to stand trial on 22 February, and a third who has been detained for a year. All three are being held for expressing their opinion ...

15: Maharey offers Newman a tour of ‘state castle’

Housing Minister Steve Maharey is offering to take Muriel Newman to the state house she described this afternoon as a state castle.

16: 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 ...

17: BNZ Cuts Two-Year Home Loan Rate Again

Bank of New Zealand today announced that it is lowering its interest rate for its two-year fixed rate home loans by 0.20% to 6.79%. This is the second time in a week that Bank of New Zealand has cut its two-year fixed rate.

18: Massey Finding Raises Race Relations Hope

The Massey University study's finding, reported today, that most Kiwis are in favour of one law for all is extremely heartening, ACT New Zealand Maori Affairs Spokesman Stephen Franks said today.

19: State Houses, Or State Castles?

New information on the rental cost of some Housing NZ properties dispels any question of why some tenants are reluctant to leave State housing - who wouldn't want to live in an $823,000 home for less than $60 a week? ACT New Zealand Housing Spokesman Dr ...

20: West Africa mobilizes final assault against polio

63 million children to be immunized across 10 countries as Nigerian outbreak threatens African success story.

21: Thom Hartmann: Gay Marriage? Blame It On Jefferson

"It's never been tried before." "The Bible doesn't mention it." "Civilized people have never done things this way." "No society in the 6000 years of the history of civilization since Gilgamesh has suggested such ...

22: Lower North Island floods

Farming in some of New Zealand's most productive districts has been dealt a massive blow by flooding in the lower North Island, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said today.

23: GE Piggies Go to Market in Quebec

GE Free New Zealand in Food and Environment is asking the government to prevent all products containing Canadian pig meat from entering the country.

24: Politics forces top prison manager’s resignation

A board representing six iwi in a partnership with the privately-managed Auckland Central Remand Prison (ACRP) today said the resignation of the prison’s General Manager was a huge loss for the country.

25: Desperate

"The Clark government is desperate when it thinks that lifting the minimum wage is going to save it," said Mr Prebble.

26: Minimum Wage Increase

New Zealand's lowest paid workers will receive a 5.9% pay increase from 1 April, following changes to the minimum wage announced today by Labour Minister Margaret Wilson. "These changes affect nearly 30,000 people who earn the lowest wages ...

27: More questions in Sri Lankan case

National Party MP Judith Collins is raising more questions over the assurances given by the Government about the care and protection of a Sri Lankan girl deported less than two weeks ago.

28: Brash welcomes foreshore support

National Party leader Don Brash has welcomed the results of a study by Massey University showing that more than half of Maori support Crown ownership of the beaches, foreshore and seabed.

29: The Censor Is Right This Time

“This will possibly surprise many people but I believe the Censor was right when he classified the controversial film ‘The Passion of Christ’ as R16,” said New Zealand First Deputy Leader, Peter Brown.

30: Stateside: See Ralph Run!

''At what point do you stop relying on a party to be an opposition party and start asking what else needs to be done to put some spine into Washington politics?'' So goes one of the FAQs on the website, which just went up this morning ...

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