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

1: UQ Wire: 9/11 Families Issue Bold Challenge

Part 1 : Access to Presidential Daily Briefings Part 2 : Extension of Deadline until January 10, 2005 Part 3: Request for Senate Intelligence Committee to Hold Hearings on the 9/11 Independent Commission Part 4: Letter to Senate Select Intelligence Committee ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00183.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: 42 Below Emmy's & Elle Media Release

Celebrities at the party hotspots of Hollywood and London are continuing their love affair with New Zealand's own 42 BELOW vodka.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00276.htm


4: New minister appointed - changes to portfolios

Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today the name of the new minister to fill the vacancy created by Lianne Dalziel’s resignation and a number of portfolio changes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00411.htm


5: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00395.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: Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 24 February

1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Broadcasting: Is Television New Zealand Limited undertaking any inquiries into the manner in which its reporters obtain information for news stories?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00410.htm


8: John Kerry's Words have Inflamed Arab Community

Just when I thought John Kerry would be fair to both sides... this article appears... '' The Cause of Israel is the Cause of America ,'' by Senator John F. Kerry.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00201.htm


9: New Cabinet - Can't Dance, Can't Sing

Rt Hon Winston Peters has described the Cabinet changes announced by Helen Clark as like the rearrangement of a row of chorus girls who can’t dance and can’t sing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00412.htm


10: David Miller: Has Labour’s Slide Started?

Anyone who heard Trevor Mallard being interviewed by Linda Clark on National Radio last Friday would have cringed in embarrassment for the man.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00203.htm


11: Public Address 24/02/04 - Fresh Hair

So anyway, onto the other issue gripping the nation - shirts off at the vege shop: acceptable conduct or not? Hard News readers have spoken, and getting it off in a retail environment is not on... http://publicaddress.net/default,1033.sm#post1033

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00204.htm


12: Coal to hydrogen to electricity way of the future

“Producing hydrogen from coal for use in fuel cells could secure New Zealand’s energy future with pollution free, low cost energy.”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00291.htm


13: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00189.htm


14: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00361.htm


15: PM can't be trusted on review of Maori policies

National Party Maori Affairs spokesman Gerry Brownlee says the public will find it hard to believe the Prime Minister is serious about changing her Government's direction on raced-based policies.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00416.htm


16: Swain: "The Outlook for Transport in NZ"

Paul Swain: "The Outlook for Transport in NZ" Speech to NZ Freight Transport Summit Stamford Plaza Hotel Auckland, 4.40pm Introduction

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00405.htm


17: Search All Asian Students Says Mark

New Zealand First has called on the Government to increase the number of border surveillance staff at airports and start searching all Asian students to stop them bringing in flu pills for making methamphetamine.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00409.htm


18: 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


19: VINTAGE 2004: Record Grape Crop Expected

The 2004 New Zealand vintage has commenced amid expectations by growers and wineries for a record grape crop.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00285.htm


20: West Africa mobilizes final assault against polio

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00214.htm


21: Karauria resignation unfortunate: Nandor

Green Justice spokesperson Nandor Tanczos said today that the resignation of Dom Karauria as General Manager of the Auckland Central Remand Prison was a loss for the institution.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00403.htm


22: Goff to Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil

Foreign Minister Phil Goff leaves for Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil today on a nine-day trip to strengthen political relationships with three countries targeted by the government’s Latin America Strategy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00406.htm


23: Jerusalem: Olive Trees = Peace

Ed Pybus reports from Jerusalem -- "When they build a wall by a mans house and cut him off from his land, where he gets his food from, they force him to die. Will he chose to die on his own or take others with him?"

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00196.htm


24: Duynhoven launches hydrogen to electricity project

Associate Energy Minister, Harry Duynhoven, will today launch the first step in a multi-million New Zealand research project designed to produce hydrogen from coal for electricity generation, via fuel cells.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00292.htm


25: 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


26: Chuckman Cartoons: Wacko Jacko & The First Couple

Three cartoons by John Chuckman…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00184.htm


27: Today On The BFM Wire - Dr Don Brash/Scoop

12:20 - Mayor John Banks talking about spitting in Auckland, getting re-elected and public transport. 12:45 - Dr Don Brash -Leader of the National Party. Man of the moment in the polls - but still high on rhetoric and low on specifics.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00197.htm


28: Rigged American Democracy and its Two-Headed Beast

True democracy in the United States is today but an empty, lifeless crater scarring our land, a stark remnant of the searing ball of fire that is the Corporate Leviathan and its legions of unscrupulous puppets and leaches that occupy American politics.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00200.htm


29: Bush Evades Accountability in Iraq-WMD Blame Game

Bush Evades Accountability in Iraq-WMD Blame Game - Interview with Scott Ritter, former chief U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq, conducted by Scott Harris

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00199.htm


30: Hong Kong director to visit Asia Film Festival

Independent director, Julian Lee, will be in Auckland during the Asia Film Festival Aotearoa (AFFA). Lee’s second feature film, Night Corridor, screens as part of AFFA on Saturday 28th at Auckland’s SKYCITY Theatre.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0402/S00206.htm


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