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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: Eating Media Lunch - Returns Tomorrow (June 1)

Eating Media Lunch returns for a second season on June 1. With its mixture of satire and comment, the show hit a chord with New Zealand viewers in it’s debut 2003 season, attracting that rare mixture of critical acclaim and high ratings. ( The season finale ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0405/S00191.htm


4: Al Gore Address on Iraq Policy - May 26, 2004

George W. Bush promised us a foreign policy with humility. Instead, he has brought us humiliation in the eyes of the world.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00247.htm


5: Scambusters launch website

A group of traders on New Zealand’s largest online auction venue, Trade Me, have launched their own scam prevention website, www.scambusters.co.nz.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00335.htm


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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00118.htm


7: Venezuela’s Most Challenging Moment Is Here

• Recall validation petition ends today as country heads for a count-down over whether a referendum vote will be announced on June 4.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00003.htm


8: Porirua abuse claims being investigated

The Crown is currently investigating 62 claims that have been filed in relation to allegations made about treatment at various psychiatric institutions including Porirua.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00699.htm


9: Full Coverage: Nicolas Berg Beheading

Firas Al-Atraqchi: Zarqawi Be Damned - Nicholas Berg screamed. He screamed when he saw the sword brandished in the hands of one of his captors. He screamed when he was pushed down on the ground and his held pulled back, ready for the slaughter. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00151.htm


10: Eating Media Lunch: Anita McNaught IVs Robert Fisk

Anita McNaught: You based yourself in the Middle East 25-30 years ago… in terms of writing about history being forged, you could scarcely have put yourself in a better spot, could you?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00009.htm


11: Public Address 01/05/04 - Redemption

Last year, I actually convinced myself that John Mitchell's apparent inability to speak in sentences was simply a defensive ruse. The All Black coach, I reasoned, must simply be baffling the pundits and critics on his players' behalf...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00003.htm


12: Nuclear Terrorism Within America a Certainty

A nuclear attack by terrorists against the United States is inevitable, according to an American international relations expert visiting the University of Canterbury.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0406/S00003.htm


13: Whirinaki power plant adds to electricity supply

Energy Minister Pete Hodgson today opens the government’s new 155 megawatt reserve power station at Whirinaki, near Napier.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00001.htm


14: Wasserman: Will Bush Become America's Pinochet?

Will Bush The Beheader Use Terrorism To Become America's Pinochet? by Harvey Wasserman May 28, 2004 From: http://www.freepress.org/columns/display/7/2004/897

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00293.htm


15: Telecom Mobile And Boost-Tel Target Kiwi Youth

Telecom Mobile and Boost Tel are getting together to launch a dedicated youth brand offering – a New Zealand first.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00114.htm


16: National Geographic: End Of The Cheap Oil

"The END of SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream" is the world's first documentary that explores the end of the age of cheap oil, and what it means for America.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00273.htm


17: Seven thousand primary teachers to receive laptops

Additional government funding of $12 million will see some 7000 primary school teachers benefit from a further extension of the Laptops for Teachers scheme, Education Minister Trevor Mallard announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00003.htm


18: Kelsey Attacks NZ's Role In Pacific WTO Accessions

Speaking at a World Trade Organisation symposium in Geneva on Thursday 27th May, Professor Jane Kelsey from Auckland University and ARENA (Action, Research and Education Network of Aotearoa) condemned the torturous process of accession as ‘one of the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00335.htm


19: Chuckman Cartoon: Blair's Just Reward

UK PM Tony Blair recieves an award from the Chimp in Chief - Cartoon by John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00291.htm


20: "This power station is an insurance policy ..."

Two weeks ago today I pushed a couple of keys on a laptop to start 55 new wind turbines turning.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00013.htm


21: Israel Assassinates Two Palestinians in Gaza

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) extra-judicially assassinated two Palestinian activists in the southern Gaza City neighborhood of Al-Zaitoun early Sunday, killing a bystander and injuring at least seven others, three of them critically, when an Israeli US-made ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00267.htm


22: Foreign Exchange Trading Achieves High Returns

Very favourable returns are being achieved by a new foreign exchange trading service - FX Invest - a 'smart investment' alternative which trades foreign exchange on behalf of its clients who are mostly small to medium investors. Trades are based on long-established ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00008.htm


23: PM's Presser: A Wide Ranging Discussion

In this edition: - Saudi Arabia, terrorism and the safety of New Zealand citizens - Historical claims of patient abuse in NZ mental institutions - Dr Don Brash's Trip To The United States - Upcoming D-Day Commemorations - High oil prices - TV3 BSA ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00005.htm


24: Images: Angry Fishers Attack Nelson Protest

Angry fishing workers tear down fishing nets during a Greenpeace protest at the Orange Roughy Management Company headquarters in Nelson today. Greenpeace had been conducting a peaceful protest about the destruction wrecked on deep sea life by bottom trawl ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00337.htm


25: Some In National Want ACT To Disappear

Dr Muriel Newman - Speech -Final ACT leadership candidates' meeting, New Plymouth

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00006.htm


26: Miller: A Return to Christchurch’s Violent Streets

Whether one attributes the level of violence and abuse that occurred in Christchurch following the Super 12 final earlier this month to the result or not, there can be no denying the fact that this city has a serious problem with alcohol and its related ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00002.htm


27: Douglas O'Rourke: Of Patriots And Fools

As Americans celebrate their most somber Memorial Day in a generation, consider that while true patriots like Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Don Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Lewis ''Scooter'' Libby, Douglas Feith, Stephen Cambone, Richard Perle, Eliot Abrams, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00001.htm


28: Time To Boycott Central Auckland Businesses

I have been astonished at the vicious comments made by some business sector lobbyists at the ARC decision to re-introduce business differentials into the rating system.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0406/S00008.htm


29: UQ Wire: The Deep Game

My article from last week, ' The Iranian Spy in the House of Bush,' which took a close look at accusations leveled at the White House's favorite Iraqi Ahmad Chalabi, generated a number of interesting responses from truthout readers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00007.htm


30: Pacific Forum Economic Ministers Meeting, Rotorua

Progress toward economic reform and sustainable development will dominate the eighth annual Forum Economic Ministers Meeting (FEMM 2004) in Rotorua next week, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00002.htm

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