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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: Grant Dalton introduces the team

Emirates Team New Zealand managing director Grant Dalton is delighted with the calibre of the people who make up the core of the team for 2007.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0406/S00091.htm


4: 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


5: 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


6: Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 15 June 2004

Questions to Ministers 1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Immigration: Is he confident that the New Zealand Immigration Service is working collaboratively with other Government departments to ensure illegal immigrants are identified and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00207.htm


7: Acting Ministers For Steve Maharey's Portfolios

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that acting ministers for Hon Steve Maharey’s portfolios were being appointed until late July.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00203.htm


8: Public Address 15/06/04 - Indoors And Out

Simon Dallow ought to be grateful to have been relieved of newsreading duties at TVNZ, because he is proving to be far more useful in the more challenging roles of making and fronting other television fare...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00133.htm


9: 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


10: One standard of broadcasting for everyone

"It's pretty clear the state broadcaster knows who is paying the wages following the so-called 'documentary' about the Prime Minister screened on TV One last night," says National Party Broadcasting spokeswoman Georgina te Heuheu.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00205.htm


11: “Making Trade Agreements Matter to You”

I am genuinely thrilled to be here today. Thank you so much for the opportunity to speak to you.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00198.htm


12: Peters Tells Brash To Await Election

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters has told Don Brash to wait until the election before he starts picking and choosing coalition partners.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00204.htm


13: 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


14: Torture Inc. - Oliver North Joins the Party

The U.S. Army has employed as many as 27 contractors to run its interrogation operations, according to media reports. But while CACI and Titan are getting all the mainstream media play, it appears that far more than 27 contract employees were involved in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00124.htm


15: PM's Presser: A Cup, Mental Health, Hide & Babies

In this edition: 1. Taxpayer Funding Of The Latest Americas Cup Challenge 2. Historical claims of patient abuse in NZ mental health institutions 3. Sunday Star-Times Story About ACT MP Stephen Franks and His Unemployed Farm Manager 4. The New ACT Leader ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00134.htm


16: Kiwis Selling 200 Cars Per Day Online

New Zealanders have embraced online car buying undertaking 200,000 automotive listings on Trade Me Motors since its launch eight months ago with growth tipped to double by years’ end.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00199.htm


17: John Chuckman: These Colors Don't Run

"These Colors Don't Run" - Given its strutting brownshirt quality, here is a slogan that might well have been coined by America's most articulate political thug, Pat Buchanan.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00132.htm


18: Illegal Immigrant Propped Up By IRD

“It is inconceivable that a dangerous illegal immigrant is still resident in New Zealand despite the Immigration Service and Police having full knowledge of his whereabouts”, said Rt Hon Winston Peters in the House today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00215.htm


19: Scoop Archive: Top 10 Things You Never Knew About Mohamed Atta

The truth which no one dares speak of is that as we approach the third anniversary of the Sept 11 attack there has still been no official investigation into the murders of 3000 people that day...at least no investigation to which the American people ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/52/24/200406101523.03f7809a.html


20: Survey Shows Employment Law Weakness

The results of a new survey confirm growth in union membership but also identify the weaknesses in the Employment Relations Act’s capacity to promote collective bargaining as it was intended to do, Council of Trade Unions president Ross Wilson said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00147.htm


21: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Passing The Scapegoat

Cartoon by kiddmillennium.com…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00115.htm


22: 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


23: 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


24: Collins Comments 14 June 2004

Budget Blunder Labour's big spending will force many working families onto state dependence. Just how bad this 2004 budget is for New Zealand has recently been shown by National revealing the following take-home figures for 2007

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00202.htm


25: More big names say 'flag the flag'

Five more high profile New Zealanders are the latest in a line-up of household names backing the recently launched campaign www.nzflag.com to change the New Zealand flag.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00150.htm


26: David Miller: Is Rodney To Late To Save ACT?

The election of Rodney Hide as ACT leader certainly came as a surprise to many, but now the contest is over the question is whether he can save his party from electoral oblivion.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00128.htm


27: Free trade agreements - What about the down sides?

Some adjustment is inevitable in concluding trade agreements with China, Thailand and Chile said Suse Reynolds, TLN Executive Director, when she spoke to Export New Zealand Canterbury today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00197.htm


28: 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


29: Nearly 3,000 Congolese Refugees Arrive In Burundi

Nearly 3,000 refugees who have fled to Burundi following recent fighting in the eastern Congolese city of Bukavu are receiving enough assistance to last them for 10 days, the United Nations refugee agency said today. Smaller numbers were still crossing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00147.htm


30: Update: NZ Troops in Basrah as at 2 030

UPDATE: business as usual after MORTAR attack Business as usual for NZ troops at Fortress Lines after three mortar rounds were fired at Fortress Lines in Basrah where British and New Zealand troops live.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00146.htm

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