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Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Images: Alanis Morissette "Exposes" US Censorship

In a pre-planned, live sketch last night at The 2004 JUNO Awards, Canada's music awards, host Alanis Morissette made light of the recent Super Bowl controversy in the United States when she ''exposed'' herself on Canadian television.

2: The Hidden Unseen War: The Reality of Bush's Iraq

Originally Released in November/December 2003, this three-part series conveys with clarity the situation in present-day Iraq.

3: The Passion Of The Christ Submission

Re: “The Passion Of The Christ” Submission To The Film And Literature Board Of Review

4: Alanis Morissette Celebrates "Censor-Free" Canada

In a pre-planned, live sketch last night at The 2004 JUNO Awards, Canada's music awards, host Alanis Morissette made light of the recent Super Bowl controversy in the United States when she "exposed" herself on Canadian television.

5: 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.

6: Don Brash says seabed package is a fraud

National Party Leader Don Brash says the Government's claim that it has delivered Crown ownership over our beaches and seabed is a gigantic fraud.

7: Images: Live Models Recreate Elle Intimates

Some passersby could hardly believe their eyes - while others walked on oblivious - as live models in Auckland and Wellington today recreated key images from the new Elle Macpherson Intimates lingerie campaign for Summer 03.

8: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 6 April 2004

1. Defence—Budget 2. Benefits—Future Directions Package 3. Health Services—Targeting 4. Border Control—Fingerprinting and Photography 5. Holidays Act—Review 6. Refugees—United Nations Convention

9: Peace In Our Time On Foreshore And Seabed

The key announcement today was that ancestral connection orders will be available for any Maori `group' that can show an `association' with an area of coastline, ACT New Zealand Maori Affairs Spokesman Stephen Franks said today.

10: Public Address 07/04/04 - Ill Semantics

So are we to see the crucial foreshore legislation fall over semantics? It's shaping up that way, with the two minor parties, New Zealand First and United Future utterly at odds over whether the legislation will decree the foreshores as Crown property ...

11: Ivan Eland: The Slide to Defeat in Iraq

The worst nightmare for the American occupation has occurred. Portions of the Iraqi Shiite majority have risen in revolt. Full-scale civil war may be just around the corner.

12: 7 Million Ethiopians Need Humanitarian Aid in 04

Although generous donor response helped avert a major humanitarian disaster in drought-stricken Ethiopia in 2003, millions of people will have to rely on relief aid again this year, the United Nations Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa has said.

13: Questions for Oral Answer - 7 April 2004

Questions for Oral Answer As At Wednesday, 7 April 2004

14: Call an Election

ACT Leader Richard Prebble said today that he had the solution for the government's inability to legislate on the foreshore. "The constitutional convention is very clear.

15: 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 ...

16: NZ First Pleased To Reach Agreement

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters says his party is pleased to have reached agreement with the Government on landmark foreshore and seabed legislation which should preserve the coastal birthright of every New Zealander for centuries ...

17: UF withdraws support for foreshore legislation

United Future leader, Peter Dunne, says he regrets that the Labour Government’s inability to control its own caucus members has forced it into making major last-minute changes to the proposed foreshore and seabed legislation.

18: Access guaranteed for all New Zealanders - PM

Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that the government’s foreshore and seabed policy guarantees access to the foreshore and seabed for all New Zealanders.

19: Images: Cook Beats Egg

Balloon pilot Rick Walczak successfully flew the incredible Egg Balloon up to and around the pinnacle of Mt Cook (Aoraki) early Saturday morning, just missing the top but cracking two more hot-air ballooning records in the process.

20: Bush Scandals Are Roiling: Turn Up the Heat!

In the face of imminent scandal-eruptions, it's surprising to see Bush&Co. moving so forcefully in so many domestic-policy areas, rather than pulling back and trying to ease their way through the November 2 election.

21: Afghanistan's Multibillion Dollar Heroin Trade

Since the US led invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, the Golden Crescent opium trade has soared. According to the US media, this lucrative contraband is protected by Osama, the Taliban, not to mention, of course, the regional warlords, in defiance ...

22: Justice may not change hearts...

I apologise in advance for the tenor of this week's commentary. It is a heartfelt reaction to yet another act of violence perpetrated on a lady who should have been enjoying her place as an elder in our society.

23: Greens firm on Foreshore and Seabed

The Green Party has told the Government this morning that it will oppose the Foreshore and Seabed legislation.

24: Building bridges on the foreshore

The Foreshore and Seabed Bill is about bonding the nation rather than dividing it, Associate Maori Affairs Minister John Tamihere says.

25: Letter To Arafat About "The Passion Of The Christ"

In the weekly Palestinian paper, The Jerusalem Times, there appeared on March 26 a short item reporting that you have viewed the controversial film of Mel Gibson, ''The Passion of the Christ''.

26: Mirror On The Wall – Philips Launch New Lcd Tv

Philips has taken multi-tasking to a new level with the introduction of its Mirror TV – an LCD TV and mirror in one.

27: Foreshore and Seabed Framework

The framework constitutes the government’s response to the possibility, created by the Court of Appeal decision on Ngati Apa, that the Te Ture Whenua Mâori Act might lead to further private ownership of the foreshore and seabed. This was not anticipated ...

28: Seabed and Foreshore Reaction

The Action, Research and Education Network of Aotearoa (ARENA) has accused the Labour Government of proposing a race based law on ownership of the foreshore and seabed.

29: PM's Presser: Not Bullying, Firing & Not Freeing

The PM is not. Not bullying the Pacific Islands, not sacking Tariana Turia (yet), and not definitely not freeing Ahmed Zaoui from penal incarceration anytime soon.

30: Customary Title Destroys Property Law Certainty

ACT New Zealand Maori Affairs Spokesman Stephen Franks today slammed the Labour Government's reported deal to allow customary use rights for anyone, and said that it would destroy one of the jewels of our land law.

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