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Scoop: Weekend Ratings


The weekend’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.

2: Scoop Images: U.S. POWs Shown On Al Jazeera TV

An unknown group of U.S. soldiers have been captured by Iraqi forces. The U.S. mainstream media has not shown footage of the event, even though they have shown footage of Iraqi POWs. Apparently there are five U.S. soldiers captured, and an unknown number ...

3: 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 ...

4: 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 ...

5: NEWSFLASH: Turia Launches New Political Movement

Radio Waatea 603am today broke the news that Tariana Turia has decided to resign from Parliament and stand in a by-election in the Te Tai Hauaru Electorate. The news was announced at 3pm in a pre-recorded interview with Willie Jackson, himself a former ...

6: Translation: The Mother Of All Oil Shocks

Translated from Le Monde (Paris). A French elected official from the Green Party warns that there will be an oil crisis unlike any that preceded it by the end of the decade. He says our only hope is something hard to imagine: a worldwide agreement ...

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 ...

8: 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 ...

9: DogSkinReport: John Kerry, You Suck

Let me ease gently into this. John Kerry sucks. Absolutely sucks. Here is a man who volunteered to fight in Vietnam and was a decorated combat veteran and ends up spending days having to explain the difference between a ribbon and a medal. Meanwhile, the ...

10: 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.

11: Vigilance key to combating online bank fraud

Bank of New Zealand says one of the key ways to stop online banking scams is not to divulge password information to anyone – even bank staff.

12: New Zealand 'Big Brother' Awards

New Zealand’s first “Big Brother Awards” were announced at an awards ceremony at Auckland Art Gallery this evening. The awards, for outstanding contributions to the abuse of privacy in New Zealand, are modelled on Big Brother Awards held annually ...

13: Public Address 30/04/04 - Take The Afternoon Off..

... and read all four of today's useful and entertaining Public Address posts ...

14: Chuckman Cartoon: U.S. Marines Fallujah Memorial

Cartoon by John Chuckman

15: Don Brash on Tariana Turia

National Party Leader Don Brash says the resignation of Labour MP Tariana Turia was an inevitable consequence of the Government's dithering over the foreshore and seabed issue.

16: Scoop Continues To Publish Reality Of War Images

Editorial: Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage of this US invasion of Iraq will not be censored nor sanitised. Let us consider why this is so.

17: Diebold Memos Disclose Florida 2000 E-Voting Fraud

Something very strange happened in Volusia County on election night November 2000, the night that first Gore won Florida, then Bush, and then as everybody can so well remember there was a tie.

18: Turia relieved of ministerial responsibilities

Prime Minister Helen Clark has advised the Administrator of the Government, who is acting in place of the Governor-General, to dismiss Tariana Turia from her ministerial responsibilities as Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector and her associate ...

19: Spot the difference?

"Helen Clark's handling of the Tariana Turia affair appears to contrast starkly with the way David Lange dealt with Jim Anderton in 1988," says National Party Epsom MP, Richard Worth.

20: Photo-Essay 2: 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 ...

21: 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 ...

22: NEWSFLASH: Tariana Turia's Long Walk

Besieged Associate Maori Affairs Minister Tariana Turia will make an announcement about her political future at 3pm today.

23: A Strategy for Iraq - John Kerry WashPost Op-Ed

To be successful in Iraq, and in any war for that matter, our use of force must be tied to a political objective more complete than the ouster of a regime. To date, that has not happened in Iraq. It is time it did.

24: NEWSFLASH: Tariana Turia Resigns From Parliament

Radio Waatea has reported that Labour MP Tariana Turia has decided to resign from Parliament over the foreshore and seabed issue. The news was announced at 3pm on Radio Waatea 603am.

25: This Moment in Iraq is a Moment of Truth - Speech

It is an honor to be here at Westminster College and I want to thank President Lamkin for his kind invitation. It is not often in the whirlwind of this campaign that I am able to say yes to an invitation and make good on that commitment within a matter ...

26: Greens: Government can't hold back the tide

The impending resignation of Associate Maori Affairs Minister Tariana Turia confirms how deeply Maori feel about the sea and the proposed confiscation of their legal rights to due process in court, the Green Party said today.

27: Bush Meets with the 9/11 Commission on Thursday

THE PRESIDENT: The Vice President and I just finished a good conversation with the 9/11 Commission. It was wide-ranging, it was important, it was just a good discussion. And I appreciate the members.

28: Business, Government And World Trade

We are going to explore the relationship between business, government and the world or, multilateral, trading system. For the last couple of days you have been looking at the mechanics of the WTO and trade. We are now getting to the real nitty gritty. ...

29: Photo-Essay 3: 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 ...

30: Principled MP Shipwrecks Unprincipled Government

Labour's unprincipled compromises on the foreshore have just been shipwrecked by a principled MP, ACT Leader Richard Prebble said today.


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