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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: U.S. Unloading WMD in Iraq

Mehr News Agency reports U.S. forces have unloaded a large cargo of parts for constructing long-range missiles and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in the southern ports of Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00181.htm


4: UN & Myanmar Strike Deal Possible Refugee Returns

The United Nations refugee agency has reached an agreement with Myanmar's Government to begin measures to create the necessary conditions in the country's east to allow the large-scale return of refugees from neighbouring Thailand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00195.htm


5: Syria: Punished for using the internet

Syria: Punished for using the internet - Amnesty International calls for an end to the suppression of the right to freedom of expression

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00184.htm


6: Ex-Liberia Leader Charles Taylor's Assets Frozen

The United Nations Security Council today ordered all governments to freeze the assets of former Liberian leader Charles Taylor and his immediate family and barred them from using "misappropriated funds and property" to obstruct the restoration ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00191.htm


7: Scoop Images: Red Bull Flugtag On The Waterfront

Red Bull New Zealand's Flugtag – or 'Flying Day' – was held yesterday on the Wellington waterfront. Scoop's David McLellan was present to record the thrills, spills, ditchings and dunkings….

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00162.htm


8: PM should face contempt of court charge

The Attorney-General should consider the Prime Minister's critical comments of Judge Wickliffe as a contempt of court, says National's Justice Spokesman Richard Worth.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00301.htm


9: Bomb explosions in Madrid

1. There is so far no indication of any deaths or injuries involving New Zealanders.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00106.htm


10: Rattled PM looks to change the rules

"Labour is so desperate to take the attention off its own internal tensions that Helen Clark now admits she may change the rules to suit herself," says National Party Treaty and Constitutional spokesman Dr Wayne Mapp.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00296.htm


11: Employers penalised for hiring non-Maori

National Party Social Services spokeswoman Katherine Rich says if Labour was serious about targeting need it would act immediately to review a Work and Income scheme that penalises employers for hiring non-Maori.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00294.htm


12: Cuban Visitor to Christchurch

A Cuban response to escalating threats against Cuba from the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush will be presented in a series of public meetings throughout New Zealand in late March.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00110.htm


13: GPJA #55: Global Antiwar Action Sat March 20

This Saturday, March 20, is an international day of action against war and occupation. In Auckland we meet at 12 noon at the bottom of Queen St

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00111.htm


14: Auckland's Sheraton Rebranded the Langham Hotel

Hong Kong, 15th March 2004 ----- Sheraton Auckland Hotel and Towers, the first five-star hotel of its kind operated by an international chain in New Zealand, will be renamed on 1 January, 2005, the Langham Hotel, Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0403/S00173.htm


15: Minister must explain the wasted millions

"Fee paying students must call on Tertiary Education Minister Steve Maharey to explain how he spent $15 million last year on radio sing-a-long studies," says National Party Education spokesman Bill English.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00295.htm


16: Dunedin Bishop announces retirement

The Anglican Bishop of Dunedin, the Right Reverend Dr Penny Jamieson, has announced her retirement from the end of this June.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0403/S00081.htm


17: WHO: Potential Highly Lethal Flu Pandemic Looms

Warning that a highly lethal human flu pandemic could occur at any time despite recent measures taken against a bird flu outbreak in Asia, the United Nations health agency announced today that it will bring together more than 100 health experts in Geneva ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00197.htm


18: ACT's The Letter - Monday 15 March 2004

The Labour caucus split must be wide when the answer is a royal commission. The last time Labour proposed a royal commission was when the caucus was split over proportional representation and divided over social welfare.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00307.htm


19: Two arrests at Wellington GE Food Action

2 GE Free campaigners were arrested during a GE Food education exercise at an inner city Wellington supermarket yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00109.htm


20: 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


21: NZ students learn from Hubble graphics

President George Bush's decision to not maintain the Hubble Telescope has generated opposition as far away as Wellington New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0403/S00055.htm


22: 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


23: Cullen: Address to Labour Party Conference

We are now a little over half way through our second term in government since the MMP electoral system came into force. It is clear that the second half of this term is going to prove a little more testing of our capacities than the first has been.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00300.htm


24: Tariana Turia not intending to resign

Tariana Turia says she remains committed to representing her constituents as best she can, and that is what they have asked her to do.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00297.htm


25: 10,000 Sudanese Refugees Relocated To Safe Camps

As sometimes-fatal militia attacks continue along the desolate border between Chad and Sudan, the United Nations refugee agency has relocated more than 10,000 Sudanese refugees further inland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00194.htm


26: Emirates Skycargo Looking To A380 Freighters

Emirates SkyCargo is looking forward to adding momentum to its rapidly expanding airfreight capability with its order for two freighter versions of the giant, double-deck Airbus A380 aircraft, which will be able to carry over 30 tonnes more than current ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0403/S00168.htm


27: Middle East Parties Urged To Implement Road Map

Given the urgent need to stem the cycle of violence in the Middle East and achieve a just and lasting settlement, the parties to the conflict must implement the Road Map plan for a two-State solution, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00189.htm


28: Tom Ridge Talks Homeland Security In Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand -- U.S. Homeland Security secretary Tom Ridge said Friday (March 12) he "would not" keep his job if John Kerry becomes president, but the Department of Homeland Security would be a permanent apparatus to crush terrorism no matter ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00171.htm


29: Public Address 15/03/04 - Prime Communications

The stories of the so-called Guantanamo Five - the five Britons returned to their home country after two years at Camp X-Ray last week - haven't been big news here, but they make for extremely disturbing reading...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00174.htm


30: Government to review infringement system

A comprehensive review of the infringement system will be undertaken this year despite recent increases in the number of unpaid fines being collected, Courts Minister Rick Barker announced today. "Over recent years both the rate of collection, and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00299.htm

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