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

1: Chossudovsky: US Sponsored Coup d'Etat In Haiti

The armed insurrection which contributed to unseating President Aristide on February 29th 2004 was the result of a carefully staged military-intelligence operation.

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: Over-the-counter 'open source' is a breakthrough

Green MP Nandor Tanczos is applauding Dick Smith Electronics' move this week to offer Windows-less laptops.

4: 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.

5: Symantec Security Upgrades W32.Netsky To Level 4

Symantec Security Response is continuing to track W32.Netsky.D@mm and has upgraded the threat to level 4, on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the most serious.

6: Scoop Images: Peter Jackson's Triumph

New Zealand was glued to the TV tonight as the final Oscar, Best Motion Picture, was announced by Steven Spielberg. And the winner was…

7: NEWSFLASH: Return of the King Wins 11 Oscars

NEWSFLASH: Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings: Return of the King wins 11 out of 11 awards at tonight's Oscars in Hollywood.

8: Return Of Millions Who Fled Africa’s Conflicts

With millions of refugees from Africa’s conflicts facing their first chance in many years to return home where they would join millions more internally displaced by war, the United Nations refugee agency will bring together key African ministers, ...

9: Return of the King - Peter Jackson that is!

The National Party is tonight congratulating Peter Jackson and the huge number of New Zealanders who helped take our own middle earth to the top of the movie world.

10: NZ’s stunning achievement at the Oscars

The achievement of the Lord of the Rings in winning eleven awards at this year's Academy Awards was stunning and a proud day for New Zealand, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Helen Clark said today.

11: Best Supporting Country in a Motion Picture

One day after the phenomenal success of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King at the 2004 Academy Awards, New Zealand is high profile in the Los Angeles Times including full page Tourism New Zealand advertising.

12: Rapid Deployment Forces Crucial To Un Peacekeeping

With regional military forces being strengthened for rapid deployment, the United Nations can now deploy multinational peacekeeping troops as part of a series of steps reinforcing strategic partnerships, especially in Africa, Secretary-General Kofi ...

13: Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 2 March 2004

1. Hon PETER DUNNE to the Prime Minister: Does Cabinet agree with the view expressed by Hon Steve Maharey that "It is perhaps time to set a date when all [Treaty] grievances must be settled so we can all move on"; if not, why not?

14: Auckland University World Leader

New Zealand First says Auckland University should be congratulated on its far-sighted understanding of student and community needs.

15: Anti-Bypass Protestors Crash The Cuba Carnival

30 fun-filled people joined the front of the carnival in Cuba Street to say, "No to the bypass and council driven censorship", to much applause and cheering.' For background see.. Council censors anti-bypass campaigners

16: Public Address 02/03/04 - Comfortable And Proud

About six years ago, I was at an old friend's birthday party in Wellington. Another old buddy excused himself after only an hour. "Gotta go," he explained. "We need to finish some R&D before the boss flies out to LA tomorrow." The boss was Peter ...

17: Aristide Confirms He Was Kidnapped By US Military

Democracy Now! has revealed that President Jean Bertrand Aristide was kidnapped early Sunday morning by the US military, contrary to widespread reports that he resigned. Speaking on the syndicated national radio program this morning, both Rep. Maxine ...

18: World Bank, Pentagon: global warming red alert

A world thrown into turmoil by drought, floods, typhoons. Whole countries rendered uninhabitable. The capital of the Netherlands submerged. The borders of the US and Australia patrolled by armies firing into waves of starving boat people desperate ...

19: Brash Shouldn’t Encourage Negative Stereotypes

“We hope that National Party leader Don Brash will not encourage negative stereotypes about unions,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today. Mr Powell was responding to reports that Don Brash is ...

20: Rumsfeld Availability with Afghan President Karzai

(Participating were Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Afghan President Hamid Karzai. This availability was held at the Presidential Palace, Kabul, Afghanistan.)

21: Jenny Walker: Designer of Keisha's ‘Tiki’ Dress

“One of my proudest moments” was Jenny Walker’s response when Keisha Castle-Hughes wore her ‘Tiki’ Dress at the IFP Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles – a major pre-Oscars event where Whale Rider achieved Best Foreign Film.

22: Photos of Phil Goff and salvaged Graf Spee items

At the weekend Foreign Minister Phil Goff was invited aboard the savage vessel in Montevideo harbour that is currently raising pieces of the German pocket battleship Graf Spee, which was sunk following an engagement that involved New Zealand light ...

23: China Releases Tibet's Phuntsog Nyidron

Amnesty International today welcomed the release from prison on 24 February 2004 of Phuntsog Nyidron, Tibet's longest-serving female political prisoner. However, the organization stressed that she should not have been imprisoned in the first place ...

24: Oscars: Photo From Los Angeles

It's just not on the red carpet that The Lord of the Rings has had an impact in Tinseltown...

25: Sexual violence depiction causes audience collapse

Chief Censor Bill Hastings and his censors from the Office of Film and Literature Classification Office have granted so many general R18 classifications to films containing gratuitous sexual violence combined with explicit sex, that one wonders what’s next ...

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: Peters Pays Tribute To Top Journalist

Rt Hon Winston Peters has paid tribute to Warren Berryman, founding editor of “The Independent” who died in Auckland this morning, describing him as one of the few real investigative journalists in New Zealand.

28: An Interview With NZ Terror Expert Paul Buchanan

After reading an article in the Christchurch Press, by Colin Espiner, I decided to request an interview with Paul Buchanan. Colin’s article said that Mr Buchanan was a former US intelligence agent. I wanted to ask Mr Buchanan why he ceased to be a ...

29: Castle-Hughes To Wear Kiwi Fashion At Oscars

New Zealand fashion designer Jenny Walker is one of a select few designers hand-picked by Keisha Castle-Hughes to dress her for events leading up to The Oscar Awards in Los Angeles.

30: Appointment Questioned

ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley today expressed reservations over the Labour Government's appointment of former Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Head Mark Prebble to the position of Commissioner for State Services.

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