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Yesterday’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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00003.htm


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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00234.htm


3: Martin LeFevre: The Passion and the Pity

I haven't seen Mel Gibson's gory indulgence of Jesus' torture and crucifixion yet, but you can hardly pick up a newspaper or turn on the tube in the States without being inundated with Christian nostalgia. I think I'll wait until "The Passion of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00026.htm


4: Scoop Link: Noam Chomsky - The Tragedy of Haiti

''Haiti was more than the New World's second oldest republic,'' anthropologist Ira Lowenthal observed, ''more than even the first black republic of the modern world. Haiti was the first free nation of free men to arise within, and in resistance to, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00048.htm


5: Images: Live Models Recreate Elle Intimates

Some passersby could hardly believe their eyes - while others walked on oblivious - as live models in Auckland and Wellington today recreated key images from the new Elle Macpherson Intimates lingerie campaign for Summer 03.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00172.htm


6: Questions and Answers For Oral Answer Wed March 3

1. Hon RICHARD PREBBLE (Leader—ACT) to the Minister of Mâori Affairs: Does he agree with the Minister for Social Development and Employment, the Hon Steve Maharey, that: “It is perhaps time to set a date when all grievances must be settled so we can all ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00083.htm


7: Greens Demand Probe of Aristide Kidnapping by U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders, concerned about emerging reports that President Jean-Bertrand Aristide did not voluntarily resign but was forcibly escorted by U.S. Marines possibly acting in concert with Haitian rebels, have called for an independent ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00046.htm


8: Dame Anita Roddick – Bush Is A War Criminal

BANGKOK, Thailand -- President George W. Bush is a war criminal, businesses are "more powerful than religion" and Wal-Mart is evil, according to The Body Shop's founder, Dame Anita Roddick.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00065.htm


9: Manuel Valenzuela: Grave & Gathering Dangers (II)

The great campaign to rid the world of evil bogeymen rages on, its indoctrinating message espousing America’s moral crusade reverberating strongly inside the dens where the pack of wolves in the Bush administration dwell.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00038.htm


10: Paris: Millions of people contaminated

Paris -- Major failures in security arrangements for transports of weapons-usable plutonium across France pose an enormous environmental and health hazard, according to a study commissioned by Greenpeace International released today. The study reveals ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00049.htm


11: Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 4 March

1. MARK PECK to the Minister of Finance: What is the estimated increase in cost in New Zealand Superannuation over the next 40 years and what measures has the Government taken to prepare for the increase?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00089.htm


12: 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, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00026.htm


13: Bush, Bath, Bones, & BCCI: The Ties That Bind

In Pt I, the MadCowMorningNews uncovered evidence indicating President George W. Bush’s disputed “lost year” of service in the National Guard is not the only period of time during his abbreviated stint which remains shrouded in mystery.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00062.htm


14: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00182.htm


15: 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


16: Symantec’s Top 10 Malicious Threats For February

Symantec, the world leader in Internet Security, releases monthly intelligence reports, which list in order of severity, the most malicious threats in Asia Pacific:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0403/S00016.htm


17: Pacific Blue Takes Off To Melbourne

Virgin Blue’s low fare international carrier, Pacific Blue^ will take off for the first time to Melbourne at 6.10am today, with the inaugural flight touching down in Melbourne at 8:00am.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0403/S00049.htm


18: Colombia-US Free Trade Treaty - More Than Trade

The arguments against bilateral US free trade-in-your-sovereignty agreements with other countries that make it into mainstream anglophone media tend not to come from industrialists or business people. But in Latin America many people in private enterprise ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00056.htm


19: Education Minister ducks for cover

Trevor Mallard’s attempts to deflect criticism of his school closure programme by criticising an alleged National policy are misleading in the extreme, says National’s Education spokesman Bill English.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00084.htm


20: Police Rape Protest

People will be gathering from 5:30pm outside the central Wellington Police Station in protest against the alleged rape cases perpetrated by police that have been highlighted by the media recently.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00037.htm


21: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0402/S00100.htm


22: High Court Ruling Greig Must Answer Bias Questions

To the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security: When you participated in the Listener interview, had you read the Refugee Status Appeals Authority decision...? This is one of the questions Laurence Greig must answer...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00052.htm


23: William Pitt: Aristide Kidnapped by U.S. Forces?

The front pages of major American newspapers and the talking heads on the news channels would have you believe that the resignation of Jean-Bertrand Aristide from his presidency in Haiti was voluntary. Questions have been raised, however, about the manner in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00042.htm


24: Brash bribe kills super security

The Green Party is calling on National leader Don Brash to tell the truth about the impact of his proposed tax cuts on every New Zealander under the age of 50.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00097.htm


25: Westpac Experiments With Marketing Concepts

Westpac’s new advertising campaign takes a different turn this week with the first of its experiential marketing concepts. The objective is to bring the Westpac experience to the public through taking it out of the bank and onto the streets.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0403/S00058.htm


26: New Zealanders Becoming Economic Refugees

New Zealand First is warning the Government that they risk creating economic refugees and rural ghettos because of the new limited employment locations policy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00109.htm


27: Protest on International Women's Day 2004

Protest on International Women's Day 2004! Why? Because women are on the front lines all around the world.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00036.htm


28: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0403/S00007.htm


29: Terralink starts biggest aerial photography task

New Zealand’s largest and most ambitious aerial photography job starts this month in the South Island.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0403/S00018.htm


30: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00014.htm

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