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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: UQ Wire: Bush Flew For Airline Tied To Iran Contra

During the summer of 1974 George W Bush flew for a CIA-connected airline in Alaska later suspected by the Iran Contra Commission of being involved in CIA drug trafficking in support of the Contras, the MadCowMorningNews has learned.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00273.htm


4: Brash Speech to the New Zealand Herald

Dr Cullen, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for the opportunity to speak here this morning. Straight off the bat, I've got to say the results of the Mood of the Boardroom Survey come as no surprise to me.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00548.htm


5: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 24 March 2004

1 Accident Compensation Corporation—Rehabilitation Policy 2 Genetically Modified Organisms—Community Management 3 Foreshore and Seabed—Crown Title and Mâori Customary Title 4 Kiwibank—Success 5 Contact Energy Ltd—Resource Management Act 6 Rates—GST ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00539.htm


6: Public Address 25/03/04 - Intentions

Well, it's a while since any TV made me as angry and indignant as Paul Holmes' interview with Nick Smith MP did last night. Smith has, of course, been convicted in the High Court of contempt of court, along with TV3 and Radio New Zealand...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00289.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: The Treaty &Trickery of Waitangi & Constitution

One of the most important electoral and constitutional changes in recent years in New Zealand was the introduction of Mixed Member Proportional representation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00558.htm


9: Michael Cullen: Speech to Herald

The survey being released today is, I would suggest, very aptly named. It documents, in more detail than most surveys, the current mood of those who sit around the board table and make decisions about the future of New Zealand businesses.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00547.htm


10: Assassination of Sheik Yasin Opened Pandora's box

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) extra-judicially executed the founder and spiritual leader of the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas Sheikh Ahmad Yasin while leaving a mosque after he performed his predawn prayers in Gaza City early Monday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00292.htm


11: Survey confirms concerns on economic policy

National Party Leader Don Brash says a survey out this morning confirms the deep concern shared by small and medium sized businesses about the impact of this Government on their future.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00549.htm


12: Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 25 March

1. MARC ALEXANDER to the Minister of Corrections: Does he stand by his statement to the House on Tuesday that "this Government is putting more people in prison for longer, as part of its get-tough-on-crime campaign."; if so, why?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00555.htm


13: Murder Of Humanitarian Worker In Somalia Deplored

United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland today condemned the killing of an aid worker following an ambush in Somalia's northwest last Friday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00321.htm


14: IT company closure should be a wake up for Govt

Green MP Nandor Tanczos is calling on the Government to show some real commitment to the local software industry after an innovative Auckland firm closed today as a result of the machinations of international corporations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00546.htm


15: Freedom Air To Increase Services

Freedom Air announced today that it will add a new aircraft to its fleet, increasing passenger capacity by 25%.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0403/S00293.htm


16: Chuckman Cartoon: Here's Wheelchairs In Your Eye

Cartoon by John Chuckman marking the death of Hamas' Sheikh Yassin

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00290.htm


17: NZ risks squandering opportunity of the century

NZ risks squandering opportunity of the century. Western Australia’s Ban on GM crops a lesson for New Zealand

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0403/S00086.htm


18: Choking on GE Wheat - Protest Images

At 11:00 today, 25 anti-GE activists delivered submissions of fresh bread to the Food Standards Authority of Australia and New Zealand to oppose the application by Monsanto to use genetically engineered wheat in New Zealand food. The bread was not ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00175.htm


19: Powell 9/11 Testimony On Counterterrorism Policy

Secretary Colin L. Powell Opening Remarks Before the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States Washington, DC March 23, 2004

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00313.htm


20: 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


21: Sharon Speaks On His Assassination of Sheikh Yasin

This morning, the State of Israel struck at the head of the Palestinian terrorist murderers. The essence of this man's ideology was one the murder and killing any Jews, and the destruction of the State of Israel. I presume you are all aware of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00296.htm


22: White House Press Briefing - Richard Clarke (1)

MR. McCLELLAN: Good afternoon. I have a few phone calls to read out from the President's morning. The President called Sudan President Bashir this morning. He also called Dr. John Garang, Chairman of the Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement. The President ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00331.htm


23: Support Muslims in Auckland this Sunday

Muslims around the world are outraged at the barbaric murder of Sheik Yassin, in Gaza, Palestine, their spiritual leader symbol of resistance against the occupying and aggressive violating forces of the Israeli military. There is to be an urgent ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00176.htm


24: PC’s communist origins should not be dismissed

Political correctness (PC) is not just about using inclusive language; it is a serious attempt by the State to control thought and behaviour.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00173.htm


25: Vice President Cheney's Rush Limbaugh Interview

Vice President Cheney Participates in Radio Interview Telephonic Interview of the Vice President by Rush Limbaugh The Vice President's Office

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00329.htm


26: Copeland stops Easter Sunday trading – for now

United Future MP Gordon Copeland was a lone voice in Parliament today in objecting to a request from New Zealand First leader Winston Peters for the Easter Sunday Shop Trading Bill to be considered under urgency next week

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00568.htm


27: Hon Dr Michael Cullen's Speech to Deutsche Bank

An Address to Deutsche Bank Investor Forum, Maritime Museum, Auckland delivered on behalf of Dr Cullen by David Cunliffe

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00516.htm


28: Media Playing Politics Over Nick Smith Case

Rt Hon Winston Peters said today he regretted the way the media choose to handle his comments about the Nick Smith case.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00561.htm


29: Clampdown On Illegal Street Racing

More streets are to be restricted to non-residential traffic on weekends and public holidays in order to tackle the scourge of illegal street racing in Manukau. This will include a large stretch of Te Irirangi Drive between Dawson Road in Otara and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0209/S00105.htm


30: UQ Wire: Who's Who on the 9/11 Commission

Several citizens' organizations as well as the families of the victims of the September 11 attacks have expressed hope that the 9/11 Commission will ultimately reveal the truth. Their hopes may be a little overblown.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00148.htm

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