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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: Sir Robert Jones To Run Naked Down Queen St

ACT is not prepared to sit idly by and allow Auckland Mayor Hon John Banks get away with firing broadsides at Wellington, ACT New Zealand North Shore-based MP Deborah Coddington said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00201.htm


3: Asia Will Continue To Be Plagued By Bird Flu

New outbreaks of bird flu in three Asian countries in the past fortnight show that the virus which killed almost two dozen people and devastated the region’s domestic poultry population earlier this year remains endemic and a threat to human health, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00106.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: Genetic Contamination of Mexican Maize

Scientists from Mexico, Canada and the United States met on March 11th this year in the Hotel Victoria in Oaxaca for a symposium on the effects and possible risks of the presence of genetically modified maize in Mexico.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00085.htm


6: 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


7: Trinidad’s Dirty Little Secret

• Port-of-Spain, the “cultural capital of the Caribbean,” appears to be importing a dangerous kidnapping culture from neighboring countries such as Colombia and Venezuela.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00094.htm


8: 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


9: Speech: Brash - National - the way forward

A speech by National Party Leader Don Brash to the 2004 National Party Annual Conference.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00178.htm


10: 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


11: Brash locked in '1984' time-warp

An horrific vision of a racially and socially segregated police-state in which the lucky few shelter in their gated communities and increasing numbers of transgressors are incarcerated for ever in high-rise prisons is emerging as Dr Brash's vision for ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00176.htm


12: SCOOP FAHRENHEIT 911 PREVIEW SCREENING 23rd JULY

Do you want to see Michael Moore's Cannes Palm D'Or Fahrenheit 911 a week before it opens? Did you miss out on the booked out Film Festival screenings? Do you support the work of Independent Media? Do you have any Unanswered Questions about what happened ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00095.htm


13: NZ Welcomes Int. Court Ruling on Israeli Wall

New Zealand has welcomed a strong ruling by the International Court of Justice that Israel’s West Bank barrier is illegal and that construction of it should be stopped immediately.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00180.htm


14: 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


15: "Positive Energy" Is Corporate Spin

You may have noticed the ads for the "Positive Energy" site on TV or the web. The site purports to be a balanced presentation of information about New Zealand's future energy needs and how we might solve them. But on closer inspection, it's nothing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00094.htm


16: Sludge Report #163: Where Is George?

Boy do we have one hell of a job for the thememoryhole.org/ . If the following hypothesis is correct then the world wide weirdness we call internet propaganda and media just got a whole order more complicated.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00063.htm


17: Scoop Image: Tariana Turia's Big Day

Maori Party Co-Leader Tariana Turia is expected to be comfortably elected today to the seat of Te Tai Hauauru in a by-election sparked by her resignation from Parliament on April 30th. Ms Turia is facing no serious opposition in her bid to regain her ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00076.htm


18: NZ Jews Called To Break Their Silence Over Wall

New Zealand Jews called to break their silence about Israel's apartheid wall, ruled iilegal by the ICJ.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00106.htm


19: DHS Background Briefing On Postponing US Election

Question: This intelligence that you have, are they specifically mentioning their intent to thwart the democratic process, the election? And if so, in what context?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00108.htm


20: Auckland Public Transport: Simply Terrible

Why is Auckland's public transport system so poor? The answer can probably be laid at the doors of privatisation, a poor regulatory environment and a funding system that favours roads over the development of the kind of public transport system that ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0407/S00105.htm


21: Energy Crisis In Argentina, FTAA Goes One Game Up

With the current so-called energy crisis, Argentineans and South Americans in general are being submitted to one of the best planned disinformation campaigns of recent times.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00084.htm


22: Dunne on Te Tai Hauauru by-election

United Future leader Peter Dunne today commented that the predictable outcome of the Te Tai Hauauru by-election showed it was an expensive waste of time.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00179.htm


23: Paul Swain Misleads QC Over Zaoui Assault Reports

A 8 September 2003 letter written by the Minister of Corrections, Paul Swain, incorrectly informed Nigel Hampton QC of the Howard League, that an internal investigation report concerning allegations of mistreatment of detained refugee, Ahmed Zaoui, had been ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00073.htm


24: Mickey Mouse Celebration Starts in Wellington

On August the 4th Wellington becomes the first place on the planet to show the largest collection of Disney Toys and Memorabilia ever seen in public. Anywhere!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0407/S00053.htm


25: Speech: Rich - Beyond welfare dependency

A speech by National Party Social Services spokeswoman Katherine Rich to the 2004 National Party Annual Conference.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00177.htm


26: Study on net spying - NZ rated "middling"

The country is more connected to the Internet than the United States or Australia and is in the front ranks of those pushing e-administration - online access to public services.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00116.htm


27: Children Disappear Daily

"Every day children are not returned to one of their parents and this never makes the news. Is this because it is invariably their fathers that they are not returned to?" FARE spokesperson Darryl Ward asked today. He was commenting on ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00107.htm


28: Tariana Turia has first job as a Maori Party MP

Media advisory Tariana Turia has first job as a Maori Party MP Tariana already has her first job as a Maori Party MP. Today at 2pm on the steps of parliament she will receive submissions on the Foreshore and Seabed Bill.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00189.htm


29: Van Gogh's on the Go!

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - 09 July 2004 - In just over two months, Ambient Design, a New Zealand-based software development company, has had more than 65,000 downloads of its new ArtRage application, a free painting package designed to provide a realistic ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0407/S00013.htm


30: Afghanistan Presidential Parliamentary Poll Dates

Afghanistan will hold presidential elections on 9 October and delay national and local parliamentary elections until April 2005, its electoral authorities announced today in a decision welcomed by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00105.htm

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