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

1: Chuckman Cartoon: John Kerry, Bush Lite

Cartoon by John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00212.htm


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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00003.htm


3: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00141.htm


4: Don Should Have Walked In Rain To Rugby

Rt Hon Winston Peters says unlike Don Brash he walked in the rain to the rugby test between the All Blacks and Australia in Wellington like thousands of other people and at no stage did he seek a ride in a motorcade.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00365.htm


5: President Lagos, Chile’s Blair, Visits Washington

• Chilean President Ricardo Lagos’ foreign and domestic policy is rapidly gaining his country a reputation as Washington’s lap dog.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00206.htm


6: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00024.htm


7: Devil will be in the detail of Labour U-turn

National Party Treaty of Waitangi and Constitutional Issues spokesman Wayne Mapp is warning Maori and non-Maori alike that the devil will be in the detail of Labour's apparent U-turn on time limits for historical Treaty of Waitangi claims.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00362.htm


8: UN Team To Check Remaining Iraqi Nuclear Materials

The United Nations atomic watchdog agency is planning to inspect remaining nuclear materials in Iraq this month to ensure that they conform to the country’s safeguard obligations under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00215.htm


9: Rather read a book?

Prime Minister Helen Clark's statement that she would rather be at home reading a book than attending a rugby test is "disappointing but not surprising," according to the National Party spokesman on Sport, Murray McCully.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00372.htm


10: David Irving and freedom of speech

The Waikato Jewish Association wants the government to prevent infamous Holocaust-denier David Irving from visiting New Zealand . This is both wrong and stupid. Irving should be treated the same as any other potential visitor; if the fact that he has previously ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00154.htm


11: SARFU Sends Springbok Great To Kiwi Coaching Cours

Former Springbok wing Chester Williams caught up with All Black adversary Jeff Wilson at Murray Mexted's International Rugby Academy of New Zealand ahead of the Tri Nations clash this weekend.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0407/S00116.htm


12: Ideas considered to streamline treaty settlements

Proposals are being considered to streamline Treaty of Waitangi historic settlements, Treaty Negotiations Minister Margaret Wilson says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00358.htm


13: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00150.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: Migration Trend Reveals Skills Exodus

Migration statistics released today paint a worsening picture of skilled New Zealanders leaving the country permanently, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Immigration Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00369.htm


16: Pesticide contamination endemic in food supply

The latest Total Diet Survey reveals that pesticide contamination is endemic in our food supply, despite the efforts by the New Zealand Food Safety Authority to convince us otherwise, Green MP Sue Kedgley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00363.htm


17: US Congress Concerned Over Timor-Australia Dispute

Members of Congress Stress Concern Over East Timor-Australia Boundary Dispute During Australia Free Trade Debate

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00220.htm


18: What Use Is The Maori Caucus?

It is ironic that the only Parliamentary Party to have a Maori Caucus is doing less than any other to help ensure that Maori children have a chance of a decent future, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Social welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman observed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00366.htm


19: Public Address 20/07/04 - Glass Houses

I finally got around to downloading and watching watching Fahrenheit 9/11 over the weekend. I had planned to take up the offer of a ticket for tonight's New Zealand cinematic premiere, but I can't go...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00145.htm


20: Dunne: Whinging ideologues add nothing of value

United Future leader Peter Dunne today slammed the "pontificating, do-nothing arrogance" of the Local Government Forum over its opposition to United Future's campaign to remove GST from rates.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00364.htm


21: Steve Weissman: Americans, The Missionary Position

Left, right, or center, Americans like to believe we have a mission, that ''the shining city on a hill'' - as Ronald Reagan quoted our Pilgrim Fathers - stands as a universal beacon to the world.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00162.htm


22: Fonterra Tries To Do New Friends In Chile

A rift between an offshore Fonterra controlled enterprise and a Chilean diary producer's body is drawing to a head - the clash is hampering not only this company's progress but also any chance of a Chile/New Zealand free trade agreement.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0407/S00152.htm


23: PM acknowledges climate change - NZ's strategy?

Wednesday July 21, 2004: Greenpeace today welcomed Prime Minister Helen Clark’s comments yesterday that climate change is here to stay (1) and urges the Government to put its concerns into real action.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00226.htm


24: Bangladesh floods: NZ-funded projects danger

Floodwaters have entered the outskirts of Bangladesh's capital city, Dhaka, as well as the country's central districts, and at least five million people have been affected, with floods covering half the country.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00224.htm


25: Memoriam Toma Sik 1939-2004 + autobiographic notes

Today we heard that Toma Sik is dead - overrun by a tractor during a nightly walk home through the fields to his newly-bought old farm somewhere in a forgotten part of Hungary which should have fulfilled his dream of establishing a commune of organic-humanist ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00207.htm


26: Labour's Fatherless Generation

ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today demanded that the Government front up and admit that it is incapable of making decisions at the hard end of welfare, after new information showed that more children than ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00368.htm


27: Paid Parental Leave: Promoting State Dependence

Government plans to expand its paid parental leave scheme will further promote state dependency and stifle self reliance and innovation, says Charlie Pedersen, Vice President of Federated Farmers of New Zealand (Inc).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0407/S00244.htm


28: 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


29: Treaty Time Limits - Let's Look Forward, Not Back

ACT New Zealand Leader Rodney Hide today said it was good news that the Government was considering time limits for lodging historical Treaty claims and tighter targets for settling claims.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0407/S00349.htm


30: The Good Boy Scout - Avnery on Sharon-Chirac

[In the light of recent events Uri Avnery wrote a Part Two to last week's column "Marie and the Ghosts" (the links are to Part One)]

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0407/S00217.htm

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