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

1: Bev Harris: Inside CA's Diebold Decertification

SCOOP EDITOR'S NOTE: Bev Harris is presently on the road. The following is taken from a forum post from the Democratic Underground website updating the online community on yesterday's startling developments in the fight for an accountable vote counting ...

2: 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.

3: 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 ...

4: Coffee crisis – Ethiopian gives first hand account

Ato (Mr) Tadesse Meskela Gudeta, agricultural economist and manager of the Oromiya Coffee Farmers’ Cooperatives Societies Union in Ethiopia, will feature in a speaking tour around New Zealand as part of Fair Trade Week – a joint initiative between Oxfam ...

5: Successful NZLAV Flight In Air Force Hercules

NZLAV indoctrination continued today at Ohakea as the Air Force successfully completed C-130 Hercules loading and flight trials of the Army’s new Light Armoured Vehicle.

6: 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 ...

7: UQ Wire: Translator Alleges FBI/State Espionage

Former FBI contract linguist Sibel Dinez Edmonds did not back down regarding reported evidence she uncovered implicating espionage in the FBI and State Department when we recently asked whether she thought the explosive information would ever see the ...

8: Symantec discovers malicious code

Symantec has discovered malicious code that targets the Microsoft Windows Private Communications Transport Protocol (PCT) vulnerability. This vulnerability is present on unpatched Windows NT, 2000, XP and Windows Server 2003 systems.

9: Hodgson: Energy in New Zealand: current and future

Energy in New Zealand: current and future Pete Hodgson Speech: [Address to Auckland Museum Institute / Royal Society seminar, "Energy in Aotearoa New Zealand: The current situation and future potential", Auckland Museum]

10: Negroponte: A Rogue for all Seasons

President Bush confirmed recent rumors by announcing on Monday that John D. Negroponte was being nominated to become this country’s ambassador to Iraq, a post that he would assume on June 30, when sovereignty ostensibly will be transferred to Iraqi authorities.

11: Public Address 29/04/04 - Freqs 'N' Geeks

It appears that TVNZ's unexpectedly unearthed third-channel plan might not be news to some people as much as it was to the rest of us. But those people might not be all that happy about it...

12: Ewan Morris: Goldilocks And The Four Shores

Once upon a time there were three bears: Mama Pea, Papa Pea, and little Pepi Pea. They lived in a beautiful, spacious house in the middle of the woods.

13: UQ Wire: Judge Opens 9/11 Whistleblower Hearing

Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds could soon become the thorniest of thorns in the side of the most secretive administration in American history. Whether she does or not depends on whether or not the American public will stand up and challenge the Department ...

14: Thai Security Forces Attack Mosque, Kill Militants

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Backed by armored personnel carriers and helicopters, security forces attacked a mosque on Wednesday (April 28) killing Islamic "militants" at the site, during scattered clashes and ambushes which left more than 100 suspects ...

15: NZ govt urged to defend EU against US law suit

A despicable attack on Europe with a $1.8 billion lawsuit by the US shows that the American biotech industry and US government do not have the public's health or consumer rights at heart. In taking this action the US has chosen to intimidate the largest ...

16: Cyprus Vote Disappointing - Security Council Told

While the outcome of Saturday's vote in Cyprus on a unity plan was disappointing, the United Nations had come closer than ever before to resolving one of the most delicate and complex conflicts on its agenda, a senior UN official told the Security ...

17: John Chuckman: Seeking The Evil One

Imagine a fundamentalist tent-meeting somewhere on the dusty plains of Oklahoma or Texas without the Devil? a spluttering preacher at the pulpit with nothing about which to shout and frighten people? Preaching the actual teachings of Jesus - so ...

18: Goff launches online legal information service

A new website called LawAccess, which provides public access to an extensive range of law-related information, will be launched today by Justice Minister Phil Goff

19: Sheila Samples: I Will Not Shut Up...

I've got a few words for George Bush and Dick Cheney, who keep telling me with a smirk and a scowl that ''everything has changed'' since 9-11. They say I need to show compassion and hug my neighbor -- to find somebody out there I can love like ...

20: Fighting Talk From Fighting Talk - Blog Digest

So I though I'd have a look on the web, and sure enough: any number of people were discussing the actions of the Coalition of the Mislead and Coerced in Iraq with reference to the opinions of Niccolò di Bernado Machiavelli. Opinions, unsurprisingly, varied ...

21: Interest Rate Move Unwelcome - Peters

Rt Hon Winston Peters has described the Reserve Bank’s move to lift interest rates today as unnecessary and unwelcome.

22: Photo-Essay 1: Death and Casualty From Iraq

Editor’s Warning: The images in this series are horrific and depict the reality of injury and death in this US-led War against Iraq. Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage ...

23: Scoop Feedback: Death and Casualty From Iraq

The following feedback has been received from Scoop readers in response to our decision to publish graphic pictures from Al Jazeera showing the true horror of war.

24: Full Coverage: A Critical Day In Race Relations

Full Coverage: A Critical Day In Race Relations - STORY OF THE WEEK - WEEK ENDING 30th APRIL (Part 1)

25: War Pictures Cause Yellowtimes.Org To Be Shut Down

Somebody doesn't like hearing the truth. Okay, for a second, lets scratch that and choose a slightly less politically charged term. Someone doesn't like to be disputed with alternative views, counterclaims, research and fact. Someone wants you, the ...

26: OCR increased to 5.5 per cent

The Reserve Bank today increased the Official Cash Rate from 5.25 per cent to 5.5 per cent.

27: Stateside with Rosalea: What A Dag!

Friends, I have suffered enough. Workmates are sending me links to the following story on the BBC website: ** NZ's famous sheep gets TV haircut ** Shrek the sheep, who evaded the shearers for six years, gets a five-star trimming of his giant fleece ...

28: Passport Terror Link - We Warned You Says NZ First

New Zealand First has called on the Government to review the immigration staffing situation at New Zealand embassies and start checking local citizenship applications over the past few years.

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 ...

30: A Second Look At The Leadership Of Richard Prebble

There were tears in the ACT parliamentary offices this week. Richard Prebble, the one time Labour Minister and self-proclaimed ‘saviour’ of NZ Rail was saddling up and heading into the sunset.


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