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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.

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: Raelian Women March Topless Against 'Myth Of God'

Raelian Women Will Commemorate Women's Day By Marching With Their Breasts Exposed To Protest Against The Repressive Myth Of God

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0403/S00042.htm


4: NATO Summit 'unity in the face of new threats'

In a statement to Parliament on the recent NATO Summit in Prague, Prime Minister Tony Blair said that the event reflected the 'extraordinary changes' in the global security environment 'in which all nations now operate'.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00136.htm


5: Best Place in New Zealand to Work

The recruitment consultancy, with offices in Wellington and Auckland, came out tops in a 2003 nationwide survey which rated companies on hundreds of criteria ranging from the communication and cooperation within the organization to learning and development.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0403/S00154.htm


6: 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


7: Two U.S. Banks SWIFT to Skirt Burma Sanctions

After the US stengthens its sanctions against Burma, SWIFT, a cooperative of banks with two US banks on its board, admits four Burmese banks, significantly facilitating Burma's ability to trade internationally.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00137.htm


8: 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


9: Madrid: Bomb Blasts Target Spanish Commuters

Reacting to news of several bomb blasts in Spain this morning, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today reiterated his stance that there is no justification for targeting civilians, and said the perpetrators must to be held to account for their crimes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00159.htm


10: UQ Wire: 9-11 Widows Respond to Limbaugh Attacks

Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh weighed in on the subject of current George Bush campaign TV ads with references to September 11, placed on the air by Republicans during his nationally broadcast radio show last Friday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00150.htm


11: EU condemns senseless terrorist attacks in Madrid

The President of the European Commission, Romano Prodi, has expressed outrage at the bomb attacks that occurred in Madrid yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00174.htm


12: Call For UN Probe Of Aristide's Leaving Haiti

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today said the Security Council was responsible for deciding whether there should be an investigation of how President Jean-Bertrand Aristide came to leave Haiti.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00169.htm


13: Building Haitian Democracy - Roger F. Noriega

Roger F. Noriega, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Remarks to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Washington, DC March 10, 2004

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00177.htm


14: Public Address 12/04/04 - Mysteries

The more I look at John Banks' massive Eastern Transport Corridor, the more I think that it's not actually going to happen. For a start, it seems less clear with each passing day where the money is going to come from...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00156.htm


15: Bombing in Madrid

The United States vehemently condemns the outrageous and appalling terrorist attacks that took place in Madrid today. I offer deepest condolences to the families of the victims and to the people of Spain. In my telephone call with Foreign Minister Palacio ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00176.htm


16: NZ Expresses Sympathy For Madrid Bombing Victims

Foreign Minister Phil Goff today extended New Zealand's sympathy to the families of those killed and injured in the Madrid terrorist bombings

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00289.htm


17: Algeria: "Disappearances" must be on agenda

Six months on from the establishment of an ad hoc mechanism to look into the issue of "disappearances", Amnesty International urges all candidates in the presidential elections scheduled for 8 April to pledge their commitment to guaranteeing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00175.htm


18: Palestine Held Hostage In Israel's Prison

According to the Palestinian Authority, 3.5 million Palestinians are held against their will.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00154.htm


19: Enough, say Air NZ engineers

Engineers at Air New Zealand say they will not accept company plans to cut their shift-work pay and drastically change their working hours.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0403/S00159.htm


20: Ground-breaking research on the lives of NZers

The Ministry of Social Development is about to undertake a major survey of the living standards of New Zealanders. 5000 people will be selected, at random, to participate in a survey designed to measure how living standards have changed, and why people ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00102.htm


21: William Rivers Pitt: Fish. Barrel. Boom.

As we hurtle headlong into the silly season, a high colonic for the mind is in order. There is going to be a lot of back-and-forth between the candidates regarding who said what and when. Feast, in that context, upon this small collection:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00161.htm


22: Brash's plan to sell Kiwibank ridiculous

Brash's plans to sell key strategic assets including Kiwibank now just looks ridiculous in the light of their six monthly performance report today, says Progressive Deputy Leader, Matt Robson MP.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00284.htm


23: Tribunal Removes Miloševic's Contact Restrictions

The United Nations war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia announced today that it has eased the communications limitations imposed on former Yugoslav President Slobodan Miloševic.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00173.htm


24: Patricia Johnson: If Saddam's Hole Was Bad

The US may never be able to prove the claim of WMD in Iraq, but it is definitely attempting to prove that Iraq was a danger by inventorying each and every weapon found. On March 1, the Department of Defense released the article "Iraqi Police Foil ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00093.htm


25: Police rape allegations must be kept separate

Police rape allegations must be kept separate Allegations about the undercover police programme will not be included in the Commission of Inquiry into the handling of complaints of sexual misconduct by police, says Attorney-General Margaret Wilson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00263.htm


26: Cheney Covered-Up Pakistani Nuclear Proliferation

When news of Pakistan’s clandestine program involving its top nuclear scientist selling rogue nations, such as Iran and North Korea, blueprints for building an atomic bomb was uncovered last month, the world’s leaders waited, with baited breath, to see ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00102.htm


27: Sludge Report #154 – Bigger Than Watergate!

In This Edition: Bigger Than Watergate! - How To Rig An Election In The United States - Fantasy vs Reality - How We Discovered The Backdoor - Evidence Of Motive - Evidence Of Opportunity - Evidence Of Method - Evidence Of Prior Conduct - Consistent Unexplained ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00064.htm


28: NZ funds for campaign against nuclear terrorism

New Zealand is contributing a further $20,000 to the Nuclear Security Fund of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to help fight the possibility of nuclear terrorism, Disarmament and Arms Control Minister, Marian Hobbs, said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00287.htm


29: Court finds against race based RMA process

National Party Environment spokesman Nick Smith is challenging the Wellington Regional Council to change its policy of having one Maori Commissioner sit in on every Resource Consent application.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00280.htm


30: Inside A U.S. Election Vote Counting Program

Publication of this story marks a watershed in American political history. It is offered freely for publication in full or part on any and all internet forums, blogs and noticeboards. All other media are also encouraged to utilise material. Readers ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00065.htm

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