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Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: NGOs Claim Israeli Agent Barkan In North Korea

Zev Barkan the suspected Israeli Mossad agent on the run from New Zealand Police has been sighted in North Korea, according to an Asian-based NGO closely linked to New Zealand intelligence networks.

2: 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.

3: ‘It’s war,’ union tells National

The country’s largest union today put Don Brash’s National Party on notice of a fight.

4: Rising Power Prices

Sharp rises in electricity prices are a major concern to electricity lines businesses, which have been subjected to successive waves of regulation since being forced them to sell down their generation and energy trading arms in 1998.

5: IWC first vote – secrecy rejected

Japan has lost its first vote at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Italy, despite buying off countries to support it, Greenpeace said this morning.

6: Flood solutions slip-sliding away

The Green Party said today that the Government must take a stronger line to climate change factors and unsustainable land use to mitigate the effects of the catastrophic flooding and extreme weather events that will continue to plague New Zealand in the ...

7: Flood update from Environment Bay of Plenty

Environment Bay of Plenty engineers are today studying ways to close off a stopbank breach that continues to pour water over the already flooded Rangitaiki Plains.

8: 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 ...

9: Scoop’s Fahrenheit 9/11 Screening - Last Chance!!!

We have very nearly sold out this Friday’s special preview screening of Fahrenheit 9/11 preceded by Guerrilla News Network’s Aftermath.

10: Colombian Film Shows the Other Side of Drugs

The average American mainly associates Colombia with three concepts: drugs, leftist guerrillas and right-wing paramilitaries. This flawed assumption has been reinforced by years of military and financial aid from the US government aimed at curtailing ...

11: The Letter

LABOUR’S CHANCE NZ’s economic performance is truly outstanding. Commodity prices are up 26% on last year; a rise that has compensated farmers and manufacturers for the high dollar. Merchandise exports for May were $3.3 billion – a record. NZ appears ...

12: 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 ...

13: New Myob Role Signals Strong Customer Focus

Following the launch of its nationwide brand campaign, MYOB's establishment of a new customer loyalty role will mean small business customers not only see more of the company's products and services but also an increased focus on their individual ...

14: UN Assists Peru After Snowstorms Threaten Lives

United Nations emergency relief programmes are channelling money, food and warm clothes to Peruvians today after snowstorms, accompanied by strong freezing winds, have destroyed more than 3,000 houses and threatened the survival of more than 150,000 people in ...

15: New Zealand On Sale To Highest Bidder

New Zealand First leader and MP for Tauranga, Rt Hon Winston Peters, says that the Government’s plans to relax rules on foreign investment in local companies will mean that an even higher proportion of the wealth generated in New Zealand will go overseas.

16: Blitzing New Zealanders' Rights!

"The 'traffic blitz' in Wellington was indeed a blitz - a blitz on the rights of New Zealand citizens," declared Libertarianz Law & Order spokesman Robert Palmer today.

17: Spatial Deception Used to Brainwash Israelis

Early one morning about a month ago I was awakened from a sound sleep by the phone ringing. Quite groggy, I listened to the voice of a stranger on the other end who identified herself and then insisted that I take down her address and phone number.

18: Japan's Opening Statement At Whaling Commission

The Government of Japan expresses its appreciation to the Government of Italy for hosting the 56th Annual Meeting of the IWC.

19: Teens Trek the Ranges To Get To Cambodia

A trip to Cambodia with 8 West Auckland youth and 4 young adults takes a huge amount of commitment and a whole lot of fundraising. Hence the testing 35km trek that shall take place to raise the money for the trip that they expect to change theirs lives.

20: 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.

21: Backward Greens Must Move Forward

ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff today urged the Green Party to change its backward and archaic attitude and cast aside its xenophobic opposition towards foreign investment in New Zealand.

22: Images: Departing LOTR Stars Meet Their Planes

The Lord of the Ring's stars come face to face with themselves on the side of Air NZ planes as they bid New Zealand goodbye at Wellington Airport before boarding the Air New Zealand 767 emblazoned with giant images of the characters Aragorn and Arwen.

23: New government savings scheme popular

More than 44 per cent of eligible people in government ministries and departments have chosen to join the new government subsidised State Sector Retirement Savings Scheme, State Services Minister Trevor Mallard said today.

24: Eastern Bay of Plenty flood update

Much of the Rangitaiki Plains, and parts of Whakatane township, are still under water but the rain has stopped and the main danger appears to have passed from major flooding in the eastern Bay of Plenty.

25: Israel Kills Another Unarmed Boy In Balata Camp

Unarmed, Fourteen Year-Old Shot Dead in the Balata Refugee Camp during the Israeli Military's Nightly Incursion: Military Jeeps Still Present in Balata

26: Welcome to Anarchy Aotearoa Newsletter #6

Summary ---------------- New Stories Communiqués Some Popular Forum Topics Calendar Events Random Download of the Fortnight Random Link of the Fortnight New Downloads, Links & Reviews --------------- New Stories --------------- 1) Environment: Life ...

27: Historical Rape Investigations: Three Arrests Made

Police today arrested three men for the alleged abduction and rape of a woman at Mount Maunganui in 1989.

28: Symantec W32.Beagle.AB@mm Response upgraded to 3

Symantec Security Response has identified a new variant of the Beagle worm -- W32.Beagle.AB@mm. Symantec has upgraded this threat to a Level 3 due to increased submission rates from both corporate and consumer customers. To date, Symantec has received a total ...

29: Public Address 19/07/04 - Considerations

Feeling the pull of the obligation to do 'academic'-type things I went to a public lecture the other day to hear some geezers talk about ''community building''.

30: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Scoop Exclusive: NGOs Say Barkan In North Korea - Police Make Three Arrests In Historical Rape Investigations - Medic Witnesses Execution Of Unarmed Palestinian Youth - STORY OF THE WEEK: Israelis Imprisoned For Six Months For Passport Fraud - LAST WEEK's ...


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