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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: Haiti Under U.S.Tutelage and Control

It’s a win for Secretary of State Powell’s confused, contradictory and hypocritical policy, but does it advance authentic U.S. national interests?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00273.htm


4: New Zealander First To Explain UFOs

For centuries unexplained lights have appeared in the night sky with no suitable theory though many have been advanced. A New Zealander is claiming he was the first to successfully explain the mystery lights commonly called "UFOs" with ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0403/S00064.htm


5: Tamils suspect India's hand in Karuna's revolt

Tamils suspect the hand of India in the revolt of the LTTE's eastern commander, Col.Karuna.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00275.htm


6: Cheney Connected Co. Faces CA Criminal Charges

Three years ago, while California’s energy crisis was spiraling out of control, Vice President Dick Cheney secretly met with half-dozen corporate executives of the country’s largest energy companies to hammer out a national energy policy for President George ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00243.htm


7: 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


8: Public Address 22/03/04 - Non-Trivial

Looks like it's going to be another interesting round of polls. The odd thing about last night's One News Colmar Brunton poll, which saw National jump to 49% support, is that apart from the obvious - running a stark 10 points behind its rival - it's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00240.htm


9: Demands Made For NZ Military To Withdraw From Iraq

Around 300 people took to Auckland’s Queen St Saturday as part of a global march for world peace. Calls were made for New Zealand to withdraw military support for the ongoing U.S-led occupation of Iraq. Others cried for peace in the Middle East

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00228.htm


10: Don Brash Responds To His Critics - Speech

DON BRASH RESPONDS TO HIS CRITICS An address to the Northern Club, Auckland, 4 March 2004

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00139.htm


11: Acting Ministers For Steve Maharey's Portfolios

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that acting ministers for Hon Steve Maharey’s portfolios were being appointed until further notice.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00454.htm


12: Sudan: World's Worst Humanitarian Crisis Unfolding

Describing the situation in western Sudan's Darfur region as "one of the worst in the world," the United Nations' most senior humanitarian official in Sudan has called for greater attention to the plight of civilians in the area.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00289.htm


13: Israelis busy with own war // Avnery on Spain

# On March 20, Israeli activists busy with own war # Avnery applies the Spanish example at home

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00279.htm


14: National backs action rather than another talkfest

National Party Leader Don Brash says the National Party is not prepared to put the future of New Zealand's race relations policy in the hands of a politically appointed tribunal.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00468.htm


15: Judges Show Concern Over Greig’s Competency

Two High Court judges today expressed concerns that the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security had agreed to media interviews and had answered questions involving Algerian refugee Ahmed Zaoui.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00227.htm


16: Poll Signals Labour's Demise

ACT New Zealand Leader Richard Prebble today said the latest poll, which has the National Party with a 10 percent lead, shows one of the biggest leads for an Opposition since polling began.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00462.htm


17: Greenpeace occupies timber ship in Belgium

Greenpeace occupies timber ship in Belgium in bid to save orang-utans and tigers from extinction

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00272.htm


18: Did the US unload WMD's in Iraq last week?

The article below in the Tehran Times (13 March) leaves me wondering whether any of the Australian media organisations has 1) spotted it, 2) reported this and/or 3) conducted further investigations into this matter. Tehran Times claims that shipments ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00262.htm


19: Death Of A Patriot: No More 'Blind Faith Voting'

The subject line on yesterday’s email read: ''Another mysterious accident solves a Bush problem. Athan Gibbs dead, Diebold lives.'' The attached news story briefly described the untimely Friday, March 12th death of perhaps America’s most influential ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00221.htm


20: Commissioner Says Police Culture 'Healthier" Now

Police Commissioner Rob Robinson, said tonight that any unprofessional or criminal behaviour by Police was neither tolerated nor condoned.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00160.htm


21: Act's -The Letter 22 March 2004

The next election campaign has already begun. Despite MMP, the electorate realises there’s still a fundamental choice between voting Left or Right. Winston Peters’ decision to support Helen Clark's Treaty Royal Commission has aligned New Zealand ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00463.htm


22: Timor Leste: New Media For A New Country

DILI (KNIGHTline International/Pacific Media Watch): Whenever I get discouraged with the slow pace of media development in East Timor, I take a moment to reflect on the remarkable determination of the journalists with whom I work. Joanico do Amaral, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00278.htm


23: An End To Child Poverty In New Zealand

'New Zealand's high rate of child poverty can be reduced if New Zealand follows Britain's path', says visiting Professor Adrian Sinfield. 'In 1999 British Prime Minister Tony Blair promised to end child poverty by 2020. Subsequent policies have already brought ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0403/S00088.htm


24: John Chuckman Cartoon: Laura & An Idiot

Cartoon by John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00220.htm


25: New Zealand's current drug policy dishonest

The MildGreens, signatory to ICN and ENCOD perceive that New Zealand's current public and media rhetoric on drug policy is as evidentially dishonest and politicaly constrained as it is **"dangerous" to the public good.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00161.htm


26: 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


27: Police Deny Rape Allegation File Coverup

Police refute current media comment that investigation files relating to the sexual allegations made by Rotorua woman Louise Nicholas are missing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00159.htm


28: Sex Education Urgently Needed

New Zealand First is calling on the Government to act immediately and run a public sex education campaign aimed at teenagers to try and stem the alarmingly fast growing rates of sexually transmitted diseases in this age group.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00470.htm


29: 'Horror' at New Holidays Act

Payroll software vendors are furious they have been given the specifications for the new Holidays Act just two weeks before the Act becomes law.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0403/S00239.htm


30: Retirement Saving Reaching Critical Point

More New Zealanders than ever before are resisting the need to save for their retirement, according to the annual Sovereign SaverPulse survey of savings and investment attitudes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0403/S00238.htm

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