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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: 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:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00263.htm


3: Mapping the Real Deal : Where Would Jesus Bank?

I think of Jesus as a real deal, straight up kind of guy who always cared deeply about his fellow man. That's why we often ask “What would Jesus do?” when looking for the action of highest integrity. [1]

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00040.htm


4: 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


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: Scientology Exhibition Dangerous – says Group

The public should be warned about a controversial anti-psychiatry exhibition exhorting people to stop taking their medication says co-chairperson John Tovey of Central Potential – Te Rito Maia, a regional network of mental health service users.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0407/S00021.htm


7: 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, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0407/S00003.htm


8: Public Address 06/06/04 - Gossip, Rumour And Fact

Whatever the merits of Canwest's New Zealand IPO, it might not be wise to count its acquisition of MTV programming for C4 among them: not when MTV itself may be with us as soon as September...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00051.htm


9: New Ministerial Appointments

Prime Minister Helen Clark today appointed Mahara Okeroa as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary, and announced new responsibilities for John Tamihere, Dover Samuels, Harry Duynhoven, and Mita Ririnui.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00092.htm


10: PM's Presser: Brash & Law'n'Order, Spies & Cabinet

In This Edition: National Leader Don Brash's Law and Order speech Toughening Up Sentences Already DNA Testing Costings Private Prisons Parole New Roles for Labour's Maori Caucus Members Cultural Diplomacy Conviction Of Israeli's For Passport Fraud/Theft

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00052.htm


11: New High Court Judge appointed

Attorney-General Margaret Wilson today announced the appointment of Christopher John Allan as a Judge of the High Court.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00116.htm


12: New Zealand 'Big Brother' Awards

New Zealand’s first “Big Brother Awards” were announced at an awards ceremony at Auckland Art Gallery this evening. The awards, for outstanding contributions to the abuse of privacy in New Zealand, are modelled on Big Brother Awards held annually ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00217.htm


13: “Gay Express” Rag Resorts To Bully Tactics

“The latest Express Magazine (30 June-12 July), the major organ for the homosexual, lesbian and transgender communities, resorts to desperate bully tactics in its efforts to denigrate MPs who voted against sending the Civil Union Bill to the Justice & ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00045.htm


14: Empire-Speak - A Primer In Practical Translation

Few people get to read US imperial declarations in the original. Access to official imperial texts is mostly via the interpretations and translations offered in newspapers, magazines and radio or TV.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00047.htm


15: The Letter

THE CRIME ISSUE In NZ, crime is an issue because the chances of you being a victim of crime are now higher than in America. This country has gone from being one of the world's safest places to live to being one of the Western world's most dangerous. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00098.htm


16: "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" ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00039.htm


17: Minister disregards parents of 20,000

A move by Trevor Mallard to ban parents from moves to restructure New Zealand's biggest school is another example of Labour's anti-parent policies, says National's Education spokesman, Bill English.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00110.htm


18: The Sergeant Who Wants To Come In From The Cold

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- An American sergeant who slipped into North Korea in 1965 may soon emerge from his time-warp existence, if he can dodge a U.S. court martial for allegedly deserting the army and defecting to the communist regime.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00049.htm


19: Young Labou: Maxim Lose it!

"One of the often-used examples of discrimination is the claimed inability of same-sex couples to be buried in the same plot next to their partner. No complaints have been received the HRC on this issue."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00047.htm


20: Brace yourself for another Peters hate campaign

Progressive deputy leader Matt Robson accuses NZ First of softening up New Zealanders for another Winston Peters hate campaign against migrants.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00119.htm


21: Dick Frizzell designs a new New Zealand flag

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00038.htm


22: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00037.htm


23: 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


24: Tamihere welcomes challenge of new department

“Homes aren’t just another product that people purchase. Owning your own home is something most kiwis aspire to and for most of us the family home is the most significant purchase we ever make,” says John Tamihere.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00095.htm


25: William Marina: The American Revolution and Iraq

As Americans mark the 228th anniversary of the signing of the American Declaration of Independence this Fourth of July, two parallels between our Revolution and today’s insurgency in Iraq come to mind.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00028.htm


26: Response to Attack on Maxim

Mr Michael Wood, president of Young Labour, has demonstrated his incompetence in his puerile attack on the Maxim Institute. He asks: "How are dead people supposed to send complaints to the Human Rights Commission?"

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00055.htm


27: Unholy Coupling: Maxim and SPCS

In their hilarious response to Young Labour's identification of a ludicrous mistake in Maxim's recent bulletin (which argued that a lack of complaints to the Human Rights Commission meant that the law contained no discrimination that mattered), the "Society ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00057.htm


28: 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, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00027.htm


29: Palestine Rights Campaign Applauds NZ Aid Package

The Palestine Human Rights Campaign congratulates the Government on the recent news that $800,000 will be provided for UNRWA to help in the current crisis in Palestine.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00048.htm


30: Graduates ideal to fill skilled migrant shortfall

If the Minister of Immigration is serious about increasing numbers of skilled migrants he will make well-qualified international graduates of New Zealand universities a priority, says National's Immigration spokesman, Wayne Mapp.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00109.htm

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