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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: The Bush Dictatorship Revealed: L'etat C'est Moi

There's only one issue to discuss right now: the extra-constitutional rules and philosophy of the Bush Administration, as revealed in the legal briefs and memos drafted for Rumsfeld and Ashcroft and Bush on the torture question.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00113.htm


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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00234.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: Identity Bill to be introduced shortly

The new Identity (Citizenship and Travel Documents) Bill to be introduced this month will not contain any reference to citizenship by birth issues, Internal Affairs Minister George Hawkins says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00187.htm


6: UQ Wire: Tenet Lied Under Oath To 9/11 Commission

Former CIA Director George Tenet committed perjury in his April 14 testimony before the 9/11 Commission when he claimed he had not met with President Bush in the month before the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00098.htm


7: NZ Fails to Protect Deep Sea at UN Conference

United Nations, New York, June 13: The destruction of the deep seas will continue to accelerate after New Zealand officials failed to oppose Iceland, Japan, and other countries that blocked proposals for protection of the High Seas at a United Nations ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00125.htm


8: Image: NZLAV Loaded For First Deployment Overseas

18 NZLAV are being loaded on to cargo ship CEC Spring along with 42 other military vehicles at CentrePort today. Once loaded CEC Spring will sail to Australia.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00138.htm


9: Public Address 14/06/04 - Encouragement

Proper rugby fans will understand that while the All Blacks scored almost all their points against England in a furious first half, it was the second half of Saturday's test match which provided the greater sense of reassurance...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00119.htm


10: Blackberry Phenomenon Set To Hit Nz Business

Vodafone is set to deliver one of the hottest new technologies to New Zealand businesses – the BlackBerry Wireless Handheld™.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00181.htm


11: Hide Pledges To Represent Hardworking Taxpayers

ACT Leader Rodney Hide today said it was imperative to build support for the ACT Party to ensure a free and prosperous New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00183.htm


12: Scoop Images: Fahrenheit 9/11 Teaser Posters

Michael Moore's Cannes film festival Palme d'Or winning Fahrenheit 9/11 opens on June 25th in the United States and mid-July in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00105.htm


13: Scoop's 5th Birthday Is Today!!!

On June 10th 1999 Scoop.co.nz went live out of an office in Victoria Street Wellington. Back then the Scoop team consisted of myself (Alastair Thompson) our technical director Andrew McNaughton and Ian Llewellyn.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00088.htm


14: Dunne congratulates Hide; offers helpful advice

United Future leader Peter Dunne today congratulated ACT’s new leader Rodney Hide on his election and said his door was always open to Mr Hide for advice on how to carry out his job.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00191.htm


15: Don Brash congratulates Rodney Hide

National Party Leader Don Brash says he is confident he will be able to work with the new leader of Act.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00184.htm


16: Crude Talk: US & Venezuela Dance "The Joropo"

In spite of a robust and energetic press conference held recently in New York, which was wide open to the public, a spokesman for Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez reiterated Chavez's promise that he would cut off crude oil supplies from the US's 3rd largest ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00118.htm


17: Full Text: The US DoD Torture Memo

Sourced from t r u t h o u t . o r g http://www.truthout.org/docs_04/061104C.shtml

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00129.htm


18: Govt caves in on NZ as birthplace of convenience

The Labour Government has caved into political correctness by not preventing automatic citizenship rights for parents using New Zealand as a birthplace of convenience, says National's Immigration spokesman, Wayne Mapp.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00198.htm


19: Ernest Partridge: Henry and George

Ever since George Bush led us into this dreadful war, we've heard occasional references to Shakespeare's Henry V from the punditocracy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00101.htm


20: The Letter Monday 14 June 2004

The board of ACT, on the caucus' recommendation has appointed Rodney Hide, having won NZ's first primary, party leader. Rodney ran an innovative campaign. His Blog is very good, see www.rodneyhide.com The ACT caucus put all the candidates through ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00192.htm


21: Results Of ACT Primary

ACT New Zealand Party President Catherine Judd was today pleased to announce that, after a long and robust process, the ACT New Zealand Board of Trustees has accepted the Caucus' recommendation of the selection of a new leader and deputy leader.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00181.htm


22: Michel Chossudovsky: Who is Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi

The US intelligence apparatus has created it own terrorist organizations. And at the same time, it creates its own terrorist warnings concerning the terrorist organizations which it has itself created.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00116.htm


23: Govt using babies as political footballs: Locke

The Green Party wants the Government to withdraw legislation that would take New Zealand citizenship away from babies born to non-resident parents.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00190.htm


24: Meditations: The Reaganite Myth & Mania in America

For days, CNN has been doing a riff on the Reagan legacy with an intended pun and unintended irony that reflects the pervasive deadness in these United States.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00103.htm


25: More Perverts To Be Released Earlier

The Justice & Electoral Select Committee's changes to the Parole (Extended Supervision) and Sentencing Amendment Bill will allow the Government to let more paedophiles out of prison even earlier than it already does, ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00194.htm


26: Public Address 11/06/04 - Hard Velvet

So it's law and order next for National. The Sensible Sentencing Trust has Don Brash as guest speaker at its next meeting in Auckland on July 4, and it appears that he will deliver a policy speech intended to have as much impact as the one at Orewa...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00104.htm


27: Govt lets tertiary institute off the hook - again

"The country's largest tertiary institution Te Wananga o Aotearoa has failed its second performance audit yet the Minister is refusing to take more than just remedial action," says National Party Education spokesman Bill English.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00188.htm


28: Sam Smith: Reagan Lie Detector

Reagan conducted one of the most absurd invasions of American history, targetting the tiny island of Grenada. His invasion against Panama was directed against a dictator who at one point was earning more from the CIA than the president's salary.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00102.htm


29: Newman Welcomes Deputy Leader Role

ACT New Zealand MP Dr Muriel Newman today expressed delight at being elected ACT's new Deputy Leader.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00182.htm


30: Greens call for an end to the cosmetic cover-up

Green MP Sue Kedgley is calling for all cosmetic products to be properly labelled and registered, following safety concerns being raised overseas about the chemical make-up of some cosmetic products and hair dyes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00186.htm

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