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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.

2: Scoop Oddity: US Lap Top Bag Laundry Instructions

In the photo you will see a label from a lap top bag, which is made by a small American company. The label is in French. The translation is below:

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 ...

4: Dick Frizzell designs a new New Zealand flag

Leading New Zealand artist and designer Dick Frizzell has designed a new New Zealand flag.

5: 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 ...

6: Zaoui’s Prison Mistreatment Began At Paremoremo

Mistreatment by prison gaurds against Algerian asylum seeker Ahmed Zaoui first occurred while he was held at Paremoremo's notorious D-Block. Scoop investigations are unearthing disturbing facts on how prison officers allegedly deprived Zaoui of basic human rights.

7: Brash's prescription for a violent Americanised NZ

Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says Don Brash's 'law and order' speech this afternoon is just the latest step in his programme to Americanise New Zealand.

8: NZ’s Energy Future – A Question Of Balance

Contact Energy is today launching a major public information campaign on the choices New Zealand faces in order to maintain a secure electricity supply.

9: Political dishonesty at law & order extravaganza

"Voters will gulp at the audacity of Don Brash's claim that he will spend $1 billion on new privately run prisons and still have a further $600m a year extra to run them after the prison population has increased by 50 per cent," Matt ...

10: Judge Reserves Decision In Zaoui Bail/Transfer Bid

Scoop Feature: Justice Paterson has reserved his decision regarding a High Court bid to have Algerian refugee Ahmed Zaoui released on bail or transferred to the Mangere Refugee Detention Centre.

11: National talks tough …. again

National's new law and order policy recycles the same old rhetoric that they never deliver on in government, says Corrections Minister Paul Swain.

12: Don Brash: Law and Order Speech

Address to the Sensible Sentencing Trust by Don Brash Leader of the National Party 4 July 2004. Law and order is one of the five big issues that will be addressed by the next National Government, and today I want to outline our approach to this issue.

13: UQ Wire: Reclassification Of Evidence Challenge

Information Provided To Congress Two Years Ago Was Recently Reclassified By FBI To Secure Litigation Advantage

14: Helen, please don't buy Thai PM's dirty deal

The Green Party is warning that Thailand's already ultra-rich "business" leaders will be the only ones to benefit from a free trade agreement with New Zealand.

15: Time To Loosen Welfare's Grip On New Zealand

Speech to Canterbury ACT members and supporters; ACT Leader's Lunch; Chateau in the Park, Christchurch; Sunday July 5, 2004.

16: Dave Stratman: Beware the Liberal War on Terror

Many people who oppose the war in Iraq are living under a dangerous illusion: that the war is the work of a cabal of fundamentalist Christians and Jewish neo-conservatives who have hijacked the government for their own purposes–that the war, in other words, ...

17: The Invisible US War in Colombia

In Colombia, the United States is deeply involved in a war between the government and the military, who are supported by various paramilitaries, and the leftist armies of the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) and the National Liberation Army ...

18: Don Brash will abolish parole for career crims

National Party Leader Don Brash has signalled the next National Government will launch an all-out assault on crime, pledging to "abolish parole as we know it", boost police resources and target organised crime.

19: 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. ...

20: John Roughan Considers "Loyal Opposition!"

A fundamental reality for a strong working parliament is to have a vibrant 'loyal opposition'! Both words--loyal and opposition--are absolutely necessary! Those out of power must be both loyal and work in opposition. A major question must be asked. ...

21: Marc Ash: At War

''Mr. President, Iraq is sovereign.'' With a simple handwritten note, national security advisor Condoleezza Rice made her bid to author one of the biggest and most brazen lies of our lifetimes. No, Iraq is not sovereign, far from it.

22: Can Individual Farmer's Benefit From Wind Power?

"A recent survey in New Zealand showing that 82 percent of respondents approve of wind power as a solution for our energy needs is good news for future electricity generation in this country" the Convenor of the Sustainable Energy Forum, John Blakeley, ...

23: Destiny NZ, 'Your Power is in the Home' AUCKLAND

An enthusiastic crowd of more than 800 people turned out for Destiny New Zealand's 'Your Power is in the Home' meeting in Auckland last night.

24: Why Freedom Allows Diversity And Fosters Tolerance

Rodney Hide Speech to ACT members and supporters; ACT Leader's Lunch; Chateau on the Park, Christchurch; Sunday July 4, 2004.

25: NASA Images: Saturn's Rings Up Close From Cassini

This image shows the region of Saturn's rings known as the Cassini Division. It was taken by the narrow angle camera on the Cassini spacecraft after successful entry into Saturn's orbit. The view shows the dark, or unlit, side of the rings.

26: Naked in Nuhaka: The Tide Turns

MAYBE ITS BECAUSE THE WINTER SOLSTICE HAS JUST PASSED, maybe its the unseasonably warm weather, but for some reason recent events in the world indicate to me that the numerous "very bad things" going on may have actually bottomed out. Indeed, things ...

27: Q&A On Zimbabwean Work Permit Holders In NZ

Brendan Quirk the Chief Operating Officer of the New Zealand Immigration Service (NZIS) answered some questions relating to issues regarding Zimbabweans in New Zealand.

28: El Payaso: Washington’s Amiable Entertainer

• Latortue has asserted that the average Haitian does not know CARICOM exists, and that an official in the previous administration didn’t even know what the acronym stands for - ouch! What Latortue didn’t mention was that until Washington imposed ...

29: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"

The Venezuelan elite has already tried to stage several coups against the government of President Chavez with US support. The defeat of the April 2002 coup was captured in gripping detail by a group of Irish film makers. "The revolution will not be televised" ...

30: UN Backs Quartet On Israeli Gaza Withdrawal

A United Nations conference on the rights of the Palestinian people has given its backing to the position of the diplomatic Quartet that any pullout by Israel from the Gaza Strip should be a full withdrawal and part of the Road Map peace plan.


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