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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: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 30 March 2004

1 Environment, Minister—Confidence 2 Auckland Transport Package—Reports 3 Spring Hill Prison, Waikato—Iwi Consultations 4 Employment Relations Law Reform Bill—Amendments 5 Security—Residency and Citizenship Legislation 6 Social Development and Employment ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00680.htm


4: Michael King: Waikato University Pays Tribute

The death of historian Michael King is a "devastating loss" for New Zealand, says Waikato University Vice-Chancellor Bryan Gould.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0403/S00131.htm


5: 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


6: Afghan Women Still Face Repression 2.5 Years On

Afghan Women Still Face Repression 2 1/2 Years After the Overthrow of the Fundamentalist Taliban Regime - Interview with Sima Wali, founder of Refugee Women in Development, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00322.htm


7: Commission mourns loss of a great New Zealander

The Human Rights Commission paid tribute today to historian and writer Michael King, who died in a car accident with his wife Maria yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0403/S00206.htm


8: Judgement In The People Vs George Walker Bush

The Defendant is a convicted war criminal consequently unfit to hold public office ; citizens ,soldiers and all civil personnel of the United States would be constitutionally and otherwise , justified in withdrawing all co-operation from the Defendant and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00215.htm


9: 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


10: Michael King

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today she was deeply distressed to learn of the death of historian Michael King and his wife, Maria Jungowska, in a car accident yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00700.htm


11: Indigenous People From Western Colombia Displaced

More than 1,200 Colombians from indigenous communities recently fled their ancestral homelands near the border with Panama because of heavy fighting between left-wing and right-wing forces, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00412.htm


12: Peters Pays Tribute To Michael King

New Zealand First leader Rt Hon Winston Peters today paid tribute to Dr Michael King who was killed yesterday with his wife Maria Jungowska in a tragic car accident.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00689.htm


13: 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


14: Public Address 31/03/04 - Life

New numbers from the Department of Statistics show that New Zealanders' life expectancy continues to rise - and that, for the first time in decades, the disparity between Maori and non-Maori longevity, has narrowed since 1995...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00341.htm


15: 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


16: King a giant of NZ literature

Historian Michael King was a true giant of New Zealand literature and we will be much the poorer for his death, says National Party Leader Don Brash.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00688.htm


17: Ewan Morris: The Waitangi Tribunal And History

New Zealand Herald columnist John Roughan has written some sensible, level-headed columns recently about the so-called ‘race debate’ launched by Don Brash’s Orewa speech. Unfortunately, these qualities were not evident in Roughan’s column in the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00342.htm


18: 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


19: High Court Finds Greig Bias Against Zaoui Case

Two High Court Judges have ruled that the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security (SIS) displayed apparent bias against Ahmed Zaoui and is disqualified from reviewing the refugee’s case.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00346.htm


20: 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


21: Sen. Daschle on the Abuse of Government Power

Mr. President, last week I spoke about the White House's reaction to Richard Clarke's testimony before the 9-11 Commission. I am compelled to rise again today, because the people around the President are systematically abusing the powers and prerogatives ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0403/S00407.htm


22: 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


23: NZGIRL Flies In The Face Of Big Day Outers

Big Day Outers in Auckland were left scratching their heads this afternoon as a light plane flew above Ericsson Stadium towing a straight talking banner that would cause any red blooded kiwi bloke to cringe.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0401/S00037.htm


24: Being Pa'alagi - A Tribute To Michael King

Being Pa'alagi - A Tribute To Michael King By Anthony Haas Wednesday, March 31, 2004

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00345.htm


25: 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


26: Scoop Archive: 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/archive/scoop/stories/bd/e2/200403301122.7137455c.html


27: Vincent Foster Murder Evidence Released

Miquel Rodriguez, an assistant U.S. attorney who was hired by Kenneth Starr to conduct a grand jury investigation of Foster’s death, tells how Starr and others blocked his efforts to expose the cover-up of a murder by previous investigators. He resigned ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00277.htm


28: 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


29: Peters' accusation appalls Nelson MP

"I am appalled at Winston Peters' accusations against the parents of this child after all they have been through," says Dr Smith.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0403/S00681.htm


30: Sock survey reveals disturbing insights

Is Robin Hood now robbin' socks? Or is it the Bermuda triangle effect? Maybe it's your dog, aliens or even wormholes in space?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0403/S00364.htm

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