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The Queen's Birthday 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.

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: Miriam Does Big Brother!

Prime TV is excited to announce that the rumours are true! Miriam, the star of the controversial show “THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MIRIAM”, is headed for Big Brother to stir the pot.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00081.htm


4: 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


5: UQ Wire: Mapping The Real Deal - Cui Bono 9/11?

A spirited and global citizens' media was birthed by our hunger to learn the truth that lay inside the graves of those who gave their lives on 9/11.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00046.htm


6: Jobs, Jobs Everywhere And Not A Job To Find

If you've listened to Conservative Radio or Fox News lately then you already know the good news. Jobs are aplenty! In fact, according to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and President Bush, we are in the midst of a huge boom! According to the spin, more ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00051.htm


7: Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan Dies

Former United States president Ronald Reagan died Saturday U.S. EST from pneumonia, complicated by years of Alzheimer’s Disease. Reagan was 93 years of age. His wife Nancy issued a statement saying "We would like the world to know Reagan has passed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00049.htm


8: 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


9: Liberian Ex-President Taylor at UN-Backed Court

The Appeals Chamber of the United Nations-sponsored Special Court for Sierra Leone has ruled that the former Liberian President Charles Taylor is subject to its criminal proceedings even though he was in office at the time of his indictment in March 2003.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00020.htm


10: Venezuela 2004 – Nicaragua's Contra War Revisited

Another article in the continuing media campaign in Britain against Venezuela's President Chavez again posits civil war as a possible sequel to the current recall referendum process in Venezuela.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00047.htm


11: John Chuckman: Insanity In America

It's always satisfying to have a pet theory supported by new data. A large and authoritative study, just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, confirms a favorite hypothesis of mine, that there is more mental illness and insanity, far ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00037.htm


12: Scoop Images: Rt Hon Jonathan Hunt In Canberra

The Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives Rt Hon Jonathan Hunt attends a sitting of Parliament In Canberra, Australia. - Image by Mark Graham

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00048.htm


13: Broadband At Last, But Where's The Competition?

New Zealand First says that recent reports on tender bids for Project Probe raise serious questions about the lack of competitiveness in the telecommunications market.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00096.htm


14: Valenzuela: National Nightmare, American Disgrace

The nightmare of the last three years has swallowed us whole, spinning us into the black hole of empty understanding. A parallel universe of splintered dimensions have we traversed, enveloped by a once espoused fiction by visionaries past that has become ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00040.htm


15: UQ Wire: A Guide To The 9/11 Cover-up (3)

1. The Total Failure Of the Kean Commission 2. Bush, Rice and the Genoa Warning 3. Before the Kean Commission 4. Appendix: What Do We Know About September 11th? 5. Credit Notes

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00036.htm


16: Iraq: UN human rights report urges end to abuses

UN New York - A United Nations report on the human rights situation in Iraq released today documents alleged violations while recommending steps to prevent them from recurring.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00051.htm


17: Putting “Middle Earth” on the map

Mark Burton Speech: Putting “Middle Earth” on the map—New Zealand tourism and Lord of the Rings

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00081.htm


18: W. David Jenkins III: Scandal? What Scandal?

Well, I guess that request didn't work out now, did it? Usually I like to wait until the smoke starts to clear but the bombs have been going off like crazy in the last week or so. Kind of makes you wonder what the heck is going on down there in DeeCeeVille.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00050.htm


19: Burton closes Lord of the Rings in Singapore

Speaking at the closing of the Lord of the Rings exhibition at the Singapore Science Centre, Tourism Minster Mark Burton said that a strong government/industry partnership underpins the sector’s achievements.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00080.htm


20: Scoop Archive: UQ Wire: A Guide To The 9/11 Cover-up (3)

1. The Total Failure Of the Kean Commission 2. Bush, Rice and the Genoa Warning 3. Before the Kean Commission 4. Appendix: What Do We Know About September 11th? 5. Credit Notes

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/60/ca/200406041105.16366180.html


21: www.uptoscratch.govt.nz - road safety information

The LTSA is encouraging people to visit the new website www.uptoscratch.govt.nz to access road safety information and to get their driving up to scratch.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00050.htm


22: Public Address 04/06/04 - Much Alarm

The lid seems finally to be coming off the Act party's leadership "primary" election, with Stephen Franks use of his Unfranked email newsletter to issue an "urgent appeal for help in defeating the frontrunner, Rodney Hide...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00041.htm


23: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00211.htm


24: Images: U.S.Troops In Iraq Sexual Abuse Photos

*** WARNING: This page contains graphic images of sexual abuse seemingly being committed by US Troops against Iraqi civilians and POWs. While images have been edited to remove sexually explicit details, many of the images remain highly offensive. Please view ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00001.htm


25: 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


26: Setting the Record Straight

Greenpeace NZ's campaign is to protect deep sea life will continue despite the violent response to its protest at the Orange Roughy Management Company's (ORMC) headquarters in Nelson early this week

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00056.htm


27: Bendon Man - Built For Down Under

The underwear is built for Down Under - but there's not a piece of number eight fencing wire in sight. Bendon Man gives a glimpse of kiwi life in the "Built for Down Under" campaign that launches this week. The campaign, shot by New ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00347.htm


28: Naked in Nuhaka: Green Revolution

Maori in Aotearoa New Zealand today are entering a new phase of social, cultural and economic development. Young Maori are returning to the "ahi kaa" (heritage tribal homelands), iwi and hapu Treaty claims are being settled, and Maori initiatives in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00039.htm


29: The Great Comeback Of The Cabbage Patch Kid

The pudgy faces, stumpy arms and close-set eyes of the Cabbage Patch Kids made them the most sought-after doll in the world for years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0406/S00019.htm


30: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00265.htm


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