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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: 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


4: 1,600 trees to be planted in New Zealand

Project Last Stand is pleased to announce that the heroic efforts of our volunteers at the Into The West Oscar Party in Hollywood, CA (a Lord of the Rings fan sponsored event) raised enough funds to plant 1,600 trees in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0406/S00157.htm


5: Prime Minister Speech: Institute of International

It is a pleasure to be here tonight to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00372.htm


6: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - 23 June 2004

1. Parole Act—Community Risk 2. Families Commission—Commencement 3. Police—Staffing 4. Aquaculture—Mâori Allocation 5. Nuclear-free New Zealand—Ship Visits 6. Child, Youth and Family Services, Department—Monitoring of Critically Ill Child

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00368.htm


7: Peters Sues TVNZ For Seven Million Dollars

Rt Hon Winston Peters today instructed his lawyers to lodge a damages claim for $7million against Television New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00376.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: Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 24 June 2004

1. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Prime Minister: Will she ask the Governor-General to appoint a Commission of Inquiry to investigate the allegations made in an affidavit read to the House yesterday by Hon Ken Shirley so that they can be seen to be considered ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00381.htm


10: Iraq: Militants Behead South Korean Captive

Iraq: South Korean translator Kim Sun-Il’s body was found beheaded after a deadline ended demanding that South Korea cancel plans to send 3000 troops to Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00194.htm


11: NO! to Civil Union Bill

Civil unions will never ultimately satisfy same-sex ‘gay’ activists when they are still denied access to marriage. The government should play no role in providing a legal framework for same-sex relationships that treats such partnerships as functional ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00235.htm


12: WTO: Members praise Viet Nam’s new offers

The 63 WTO members negotiating a membership package with Viet Nam praised the Southeast Asian country on 15 June 2004 for considerably improving its market access offers for goods and services, and its programme for applying WTO agreements.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00266.htm


13: Scoop Archive: 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/archive/scoop/stories/a4/6e/200310011051.a758ad73.html


14: State Dept. Press Briefing for June 23 Transcript

UN/WAR CRIMES/IRAQ - International Criminal Court/ Decision on UNSC Resolution - Future Peacekeeping Missions/ Article 98 Agreements - Commitment of United States to Geneva Conventions - Protections from Prosecution for American Troops Serving ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00289.htm


15: Green Left Weekly: Iraq - Bush Bullies Latham

It's no surprise that the US government is leaning heavily on the ALP federal leader Mark Latham to back down on his promise to withdraw Australian troops from Iraq ''by Christmas''.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00213.htm


16: Civil Union Bill Passes First Hurdle

The Civil Union Bill will be referred for Select Committee scrutiny after passing its first reading by a majority of six votes. 66 members voted for the Civil Union Bill's introduction whilst 50 members opposed the Bill. There were no abstentions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00223.htm


17: TVNZ guilty of bully-boy tactics

TVNZ is guilty of breaching its Statement of Intent with it's anti-competitive behaviour and bully-boy tactics, says National's Broadcasting spokeswoman, Georgina te Heuheu.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00378.htm


18: Winston Peters To Respond To Bribe Allegations

A spokeswoman for Speaker Jonathan Hunt has confirmed this afternoon that NZ First Leader Winston Peters has been given a week to respond to allegations that Ross Meurant solicited a bribe on his behalf from parties involved in the Primary Production Select ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00206.htm


19: Security Council 10-Day Mission To West Africa

Representatives of nearly all members of the United Nations Security Council have started a 10-day fact-finding mission, led by British Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry, to seven West African countries, the UN spokesman said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00248.htm


20: Shallow Throat: Don't Torture Bush, Just Abuse Him

Those who have followed my conversations over the years with ''Shallow Throat''* -- the high-ranking GOP mole in the Bush Administration -- know that ST has been paranoid about being discovered by his employer.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00214.htm


21: Civil Unions a feel good deception

Introduction of the Civil Union Bill is a dubious feel good measure says Greg Fleming, Maxim Institute, Managing Director.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00238.htm


22: 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


23: New York Times And Cheney Once Were Sweethearts

How our newspaper of record and the vice president, with an assist from NBC’s Tim Russert, teamed up to spread the myth of the Iraqi connection to 9-11.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00215.htm


24: Auckland Museum Events & Exhibitions AUGUST 2004

We fought fashion and lost: WORLD 1989 -2005 27 August – 7 November An exhibition presenting a selection of fabulous and quirky, creative yet sometimes bizarre garments from the undisputed leaders of avant garde fashion in New Zealand – WORLD. Timed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0406/S00165.htm


25: Public Address 23/06/04 - All Tomorrow's Parties

Whatever happens tomorrow, history will not fondly regard the Labour MPs who vote against the Civil Union Bill. If it passes its first reading and eventually becomes law, they will be seen as having stood against an act of social justice whose apparently ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00205.htm


26: She Said Bomb Them All, Here’s Another Perspective

Someone said to me, after the beheading of a US citizen in SAUDI: “Bomb them all, Kill them all in Iraq and the Middle East – they’re jealous of us.” And after I conferred with her that she also meant to kill every innocent man, woman, and child, I thought ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00208.htm


27: HIV & Hunger Spell Death Spiral For Sthrn Africa

A "death spiral" of HIV and food insecurity is depleting public services and debilitating southern Africa, a United Nations relief official said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00269.htm


28: WOW will disappear in the crowd

Green MP Mike Ward is deeply disappointed Nelson will lose the World of Wearable Arts (WOW) to Wellington.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00380.htm


29: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Enough Is Enough

In light of the criminal beheading of Lockheed-Martin engineer Paul Johnson, it's time for the Muslim world to take a stand and clearly say enough is enough. Murder in the name of Islam is actually murdering the good name of Islam. Abducting and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00196.htm


30: Public and Peters deserve a non-political hearing

The Green Party has today asked the Prime Minister to initiate a commission of inquiry into serious allegations involving NZ First leader, Winston Peters.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00396.htm

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