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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: Should Greig Go To Put SIS Back On Its Toes?

In an interview with the Listener , the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security suggested new blood at the top of the SIS would “put the SIS back on its toes”. Is this a revelation that the SIS indeed is incompetent but unable to be tested?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00318.htm


4: Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 30 March

1. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in the Minister for the Environment; if so, why?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00658.htm


5: Repression In Myanmar, China, Colombia, Venezuela

The United Nations labour agency has called on the Government of Myanmar to release three people who were convicted for high treason for contacts with the agency’s representatives.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00397.htm


6: Public Address 30/03/04 - There Is No Depression

The irony of the Herald's lavish front-page treatment yesterday of Bic Runga's "controversial" comments to the Belfast Telegraph about New Zealand race relations is that it left out the good stuff.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00328.htm


7: Chuckman Cartoons: Bush, Sharon, Condi & Clarke

Cartoons by John Chuckman…. Richard A. Clarke's Against All Enemies & The White House Condeleezza Rice Appears Reluctant To Testify To The 911 Commisssion Under Oath George W. Bush Lampoons Himself In Front Of Press, Joking About WMDs George ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00329.htm


8: World Poll Reveals Growing Hostility Toward USA

World Public Opinion Poll Reveals Growing Hostility Toward America and Its Foreign Policy - Interview with Ed Bice, executive director of People's Opinion Project, conducted by Scott Harris

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00321.htm


9: 1970’s revisited? Running out of gas?

The global market place is sending a series of contradictory messages. On the one hand, commodity prices have risen amazingly but Wall Street is looking bewildered and running out of gas. While Wall Street is pleased with reported profits, investors ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00320.htm


10: 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


11: Time for Anti-Abortion Activists to Apologise

Anti-abortion activists should apologise after the release of a study that shows there is no link between abortion and breast cancer.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00195.htm


12: The Bush Admin. and 9-11: Open Eyes Required

The recent controversy swirling around the Bush White House, the 9-11 Commission and the Richard Clarke book, Against All Enemies has been very enlightening. Sensing that Bush has almost nothing else to run on in the 2004 elections, the Bush Republican ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00326.htm


13: The Last Man On Manus Island

The way things look he is going to be there forever - in a sort of Gilligan's Island scenario where he is going to have to sit out and wait. .. Whose problem is he? .Is the Australian government into the slave trade? Do they pick people up and take them ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00386.htm


14: Cheap discs being imported

Hot on the heels of a big pirate CD bust in the eastern United States comes the news that probable counterfeit discs are still pouring into New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0403/S00336.htm


15: Coal Will Dig us a Deeper Hole

Auckland, Tuesday 30 March, 2004: Greenpeace NZ welcomes Meridian Energy's announcement on Monday that it will not proceed with Project Aqua.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00197.htm


16: Violence A Viable Option Throughout Latin America

Skeptics noticeably aside, Latin America’s transition to democracy is now widely, if perhaps mistakenly accepted as reflecting a genuine sea change. Regional boosters, like Secretary of State Colin Powell, will insist that, with the possible exception ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00394.htm


17: UQ Wire: Press Coverage of 9-11 Inquiry in SF

The opening press conference Friday of the International Inquiry into 9-11 was the subject of articles in the following Bay Area newspapers this morning:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00384.htm


18: State Dept. Press Briefing for Mar 29 -Transcript

MR. BOUCHER: Thank you for coming, ladies and gentlemen. I don't have any statements, so I'd be glad to take your questions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00399.htm


19: UQ Wire: 911 - They Let It Happen On Purpose!

Imagine you wake up from a coma and you learn that 11 months ago, an "Attack on America" destroyed some significant buildings, killed 3,000 people and forced a war against terrorism. You switch on the news and see pictures of Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00068.htm


20: Floating sweatshops a "threat to NZ shipping"

Thousands of dollars owed to Third World seafarers was collected in Nelson today by the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) on behalf of the crew.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00199.htm


21: Kiwi Gods: Religion and New Zealand

The significance of religion in New Zealand is to be explored in a major series of free public lectures starting this week at Victoria University.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0403/S00125.htm


22: Human Rights Commission - On the Bright Side

Human Rights Commission Te Kahui Tika Tangata On the Bright Side March Poutu te Rangi 2004

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00196.htm


23: 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


24: Cancellation Of Project Aqua – Contact Energy

New Zealand has plenty of options to meet its future energy needs, but cancellation of Project Aqua sharply focuses the debate on what those options are, Contact Energy’s chief executive, Mr Steve Barrett, said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0403/S00335.htm


25: UNICEF mourns death of Sir Peter Ustinov

GENEVA/NEW YORK, 29 March 2004 – UNICEF today mourned the death of the actor and writer Sir Peter Ustinov, who died early Monday in Switzerland at the age of 82. Sir Peter was a uniquely effective and beloved UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for more ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00398.htm


26: Project Aqua decision: RMA process fair

The Resource Management Act is fair and demonstrates that the concerns of local people are being listened to, Otago MP David Parker said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00651.htm


27: Google Site Enhancements Emphasize Efficiency

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - March 29, 2004 - Google Inc. today released three new innovative features that demonstrate the company's ongoing commitment to improving the search experience for users. The new offerings include a revolutionary search engine that ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0403/S00102.htm


28: Shh...Don't Tell Hodgson: Methane Gas On Mars!

ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff today predicted that the Labour Government would investigate the possibility of taxing Mars, in light of the discovery of methane gas on the red planet.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00663.htm


29: PM's Presser: Passports, Refugees & Pulling Plugs

Yesterday's weekly Prime Ministerial press conference got off to a tepid start as Helen Clark reeled off a list of upcoming legislation concerning income tax and road safety. But things quickly heated up when Clark was quizzed about the supposed leaking ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00327.htm


30: Chuckman Cartoon: Bush Response To 9/11

Cartoon on President Bush's action on September 11th 2001 by John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00312.htm

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