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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: UQ Wire: Last Chance To Ask Hard 9/11 Questions

(Washington, DC) 9/11 CitizensWatch, a public group working to monitor the national 9/11 Commission and demand transparency, accountability and a thorough investigation will hold two press events in relation to the upcoming final public hearings of the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00167.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: Questions & Answers For Oral Answer - 15 June 2004

1. Immigration Service—Illegal Immigrants 2. Taxation—Flat Tax Rate 3. Budget 2004—Middle-income Families 4. Early Childhood Education—Advertising Brochures 5. National Certificate of Educational Achievement—Standards 6. Pharmac—Australia - New Zealand Joint Therapeutics ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00216.htm


5: Public Address 16/06/04 - On Morality

Q: Why did the neocons lie? A: Because their in-house philosopher declared that it was not only permissible but necessary to mislead the "unintelligent majority". I had been vaguely aware of the late Leo Strauss, of the University of Chicago, but ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00144.htm


6: 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


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 ...

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


8: Haiti: Another Failed Washington Regime Change

• On Sunday, June 20, a U.N. peacekeeping mission led by Brazil will take over command authority in Haiti from U.S. forces, which have witnessed an alarming deterioration of the political and economic situation on the island in recent weeks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00169.htm


9: Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 16 June 200

1. MARC ALEXANDER to the Minister of Health: Does she intend to provide for the registration and labelling of all beauty products for the presence of any of the 20,000 chemicals and other substances that are used in such products, as called for by Sue Kedgley ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00220.htm


10: Molesworth & Featherston - 15 June 2004

A new leader for Act dominates our look at politics this week. We have a look at National’s issues and a few personalities strengthening their position in the party. The Government goes looking for gas and a broadband provider gets the once over…all ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00143.htm


11: Steve Weissman: Torturing Mr. Bush

Should George W. Bush lose his bid for re-election this November, historians will find a major cause in the flood of pornographic photographs that show American soldiers torturing and sexually humiliating naked Iraqis. How will publishers of sanitized ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00145.htm


12: Imagine There's No Government

A speech given by Rob McLeod, chairman, NZ Business Roundtable, on public policy analysis to the Howick Rotary Club tomorrow.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00162.htm


13: “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


14: Nations Make Progress Against Trafficking People

Washington -- The world's most comprehensive report on trafficking in persons shows governments are making some progress in their responses to this form of organized criminal activity -- often called modern-day slavery -- with stronger laws, increased ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00181.htm


15: Christians Support Civil Unions Bill

Large numbers of New Zealand’s Christian communities are supporting the Civil Unions Bill, says Christians for Civil Unions spokesperson Margaret Mayman.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00157.htm


16: 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


17: No Right Turn: Non-Denial Denials

The headline screams "Rumsfeld says torture not allowed" . But when you look at what he said, there's an enormous gap in his words which some journalists really ought to be probing into:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00142.htm


18: Brash-Report - No. 32, 16 June 2004

It's a sad day when the Government is so unconvinced of the merits of its own policies that it feels the need to employ advertising agencies to sell them to the public. But that's exactly what is happening with this year's Budget.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00225.htm


19: Rt Hon Winston Peters To Visit Christchurch

New Zealand First leader the Rt Hon Winston Peters will be part of two significant events in Christchurch on Friday 18 June.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00229.htm


20: Future Lefts - Budget Blather & Frothing Fundies

In this Edition: 1. Editiorial - What Lies Beneath, a closer look at the budget 2. Article - Another Brick in the Wall, more budget 3. Article - Steve Maharey Was Right: The Polarisation of Family Policy Debate in New Zealand. 4. Article - Danger: Faith-Based ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00164.htm


21: RMA reference group offers real world perspectives

Associate Minister for the Environment David Benson-Pope has named a five-member reference group to provide independent advice on the recently announced review of the Resource Management Act (RMA).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00227.htm


22: 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


23: Inside A U.S. Election Vote Counting Program

Publication of this story marks a watershed in American political history. It is offered freely for publication in full or part on any and all internet forums, blogs and noticeboards. All other media are also encouraged to utilise material. Readers ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00065.htm


24: No surprise Minister abandons OECD target

National's Deputy Finance spokesman John Key says it is no surprise Labour has forsaken its pro-growth goal of getting New Zealand back into the top half of the OECD.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00226.htm


25: NZSO: Sorcery, Sensuality And Subversion

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra celebrates the return of esteemed conductor, Yoel Levi, with one of the year's most dramatic programmes in Auckland; two vivid Russian works separated by sorbet - a highly enjoyable Mendelssohn piano concerto, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0406/S00108.htm


26: 161 Brazilian Troops Join Haiti UN Mission

The latest group of Brazilian troops arrived in Haiti today to join the United Nations peacekeeping mission gearing up to take over from the multinational force in the Caribbean nation later this month.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00183.htm


27: Six Candidates For Te Tai Hauauru

Six candidates will contest the Te Tai Hauauru by-election on 10 July the Chief Electoral Officer, David Henry, said today. Nominations closed at noon on 15 June.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00158.htm


28: Wireless Broadband Market: Hype Or Reality?

The Wireless broadband allows new operators to avoid the stranglehold that the incumbent carrier has on the local access market. As the telecoms market is rapidly moving in the direction of broadband, the stakes are much higher than simple telephone calls. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0406/S00042.htm


29: Chris Sanders: Problems Of The Age Of Order

Chinese inflation slowed month on month in May, presumably relieving those analysts who have been fretting about the Bank of China forcing a hard landing on the Chinese economy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00141.htm


30: 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

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