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The Weekend’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: First power from Hemisphere's largest wind farm

Electricity from the first turbines to be commissioned at Meridian's Te Apiti site near Palmerston North will today be connected to the national grid by Energy Minister, Pete Hodgson. With a total planned capacity of 90 MW, the site is set to be the largest ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00086.htm


3: UQ Wire: Sibel Edmonds Letter To Thomas Kean

It has been almost three years since the terrorist attacks on September 11; during which time we, the people, have been placed under a constant threat of terror and asked to exercise vigilance in our daily lives.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00012.htm


4: 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


5: UQ Wire: Timeline of Terror Alerts

Note how the terror alerts relate to the news headlines of the days immediately prior to that very alert. I think it's very easy to see a pattern recurring.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00056.htm


6: A Simple Action That Can Bring World Peace Now

In recent times many of us have been in despair at the state of International relations, almost at the point of giving up hope. We feel this way because we see no action that is simple and effective enough to offer real hope of ending the madness all ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00071.htm


7: Indiscriminate use of animal antibiotics

A Food Safety Authority audit has found that no effective controls exist to rein in the widespread and indiscriminate feeding of antibiotics in the pork and poultry industries, Green MP Sue Kedgley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00109.htm


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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00234.htm


9: Carter to seek anti-semitism declaration

Ethnic Affairs Minister Chris Carter is to seek a statement from New Zealand’s Parliament condemning anti-Semitism following a second attack on a Jewish cemetery in Wellington last night.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00142.htm


10: Images: You Can't Beat Wellington On A Good Day

Images of Wellington taken from Wrights Hill on a recent stunning day in the capital. The images are taken with Scoop's new Fuji S7000 camera. Click on images for big versions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00061.htm


11: States UrgedTo Cooperate With War Crimes Tribunals

With United Nations war crimes tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia processing cases amid severe budget shortfalls, the Security Council today urged States support this effort and called on the courts to complete their work by 2010.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00062.htm


12: You've got it - we'll confiscate it

This Government is determined to stop P at the border and to tackle the social problems caused by methamphetamine use and manufacture.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00143.htm


13: Diebold Memos Disclose Florida 2000 E-Voting Fraud

Something very strange happened in Volusia County on election night November 2000, the night that first Gore won Florida, then Bush, and then as everybody can so well remember there was a tie.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00211.htm


14: Scoop Archive: UQ Wire: Timeline of Terror Alerts

Note how the terror alerts relate to the news headlines of the days immediately prior to that very alert. I think it's very easy to see a pattern recurring.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/90/95/200408050050.f8538940.html


15: Torture, Lies, and the Little Bush Who Cried Wolf

While the world watches to see when, where, or even if Osama bin Laden will cast his vote in America's presidential elections, his odds-on-favorite Mr. Bush has already given him a priceless gift - and not just in Iraq. The untold damage Team Bush has ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00057.htm


16: Anal Rape Crisis Orchestrated By Chief Censor

Chief Censor Mr Bill Hastings has granted a general R18 cinema release to a French sex-violence film called ''Irreversible'' depicting a nine minute brutal anal rape of a young pregnant woman by a drug-crazed homosexual who fantasises during the rape ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0408/S00023.htm


17: Chuckman Cartoons: JFK, Kerry, Bush & Edwards

Two cartoons by John Chuckman…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00039.htm


18: Image: Tail Docking Is To Avoid Injuries Like This

The New Zealand Kennel Club continues to strongly support Freedom of Choice for dog owners over the issue of Tail Docking.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00074.htm


19: Pacific Islands Forum Opening Address Hans Keil

Opening Address by Hon. Hans J. Keil, Minister of Commerce, Labour and Tourism Forum Officials Committee Meeting 3-10 August 2004 Apia, Samoa

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00066.htm


20: David Stratman: Inventing the Enemy

It used to be said during the Cold War that, ''If the Communist threat did not exist, the US would have to invent it.'' The threat of nuclear war and the notion of a Communist (or capitalist) under every bed provided American and Soviet ruling elites excellent ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00040.htm


21: Democrats: What Distribution Of Wealth?

In response to the newly formed New Zealand Institute’s stated intention to seek input from a variety of sources, the New Zealand Democratic Party offers the following contribution by a member of the Party Executive, Mr. Lowell Manning.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00062.htm


22: Greens condemn racist outrage

The Green Party has condemned the desecration of over 90 graves and the torching of the Jewish chapel at Wellington's Makara cemetery as an outrage and unacceptable in a country that prides itself on tolerance and respect for all communities.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00139.htm


23: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 5 August 2004

1. Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology—Community Education 2. Floods—Financial Assistance, Eastern Bay of Plenty 3. Immigration—Fraud 4. Energy—Renewable Energy Question No. 5 to Minister 5. Mâori Language Commission—Confidence 6. Taitokerau ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00115.htm


24: 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. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00151.htm


25: The Ultimate Answer To ''Security'' Problems

According to recent news reports, the Chief of Police in Washington D.C. has been upset by the traffic changes, street closures, and stop-and-search orders that have been issued by the White House in the name of ''Homeland Security'' without prior ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00065.htm


26: National And Labour Get It Wrong On Climate Change

The forest and wood processing industries have expressed disappointment that National has followed Labour’s lead in advocating the nationalisation of forest carbon sink credits.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0408/S00102.htm


27: Pressure On Sudan Until The Commitments Are Met

The United Nations will keep up the pressure on the Sudanese Government until its meets its commitments to disarm the militias responsible for deadly attacks in the troubled Darfur region and to restore security so that the estimated 1.2 million ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00063.htm


28: Pacific Smaller Island States Joint Statement

Recognising Nauru’s economic crisis and the threats this posed to its security and national stability, and recognizing also Nauru’s commitment to reforms, SIS Leaders strongly supported Nauru’s request for Forum assistance under the Biketawa ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00065.htm


29: Modern Ballot Box Stuffing: Can We Trust Team Bush

Democracy requires consent of the governed. Consent is measured by the results of fair and free elections. The midwives of our democracy were the founders who made the Revolution, and the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement that gave birth to The ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00068.htm


30: Images: Final Photocall - LOTR Stars Depart NZ

A final photocall for The Lord of the Ring's stars 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/S00025.htm

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