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

1: 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


2: 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


3: 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


4: Microsoft Releases Windows XP Service Pack 2

Microsoft New Zealand today confirmed that Windows(r) XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies has been released to manufacturing over the weekend. The easiest way for most customers to ensure they receive Windows XP Service Pack 2 is through ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0408/S00030.htm


5: A Cabinet For The Future

National Party leader Don Brash has announced a portfolio reshuffle which he says points to the likely shape of a National Government Cabinet next year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00167.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: National Party Portfolio Responsibilities, Aug '04

2. Gerry Brownlee Deputy Leader Shadow Leader of the House Maori Affairs Constitutional and Treaty of Waitangi Issues

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00168.htm


8: UQ Wire: Fabricating Terror

Let me get this straight. Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge came barnstorming out on Sunday with a blizzard of warnings about looming terror attacks against targets in New York, New Jersey and Washington DC.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00043.htm


9: UQ Wire: The Writing on the Latrine Walls

I sat with a photographer from Reuters who had just returned from a six-month tour of Iraq. He had been tagging along with the Kellogg Brown & Root operation, subsidiary of Halliburton, and saw everything there was to see.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00089.htm


10: Public Address 09/08/03 - S*x And Terror

There was never a terror threat against the All Blacks. Indeed, it's far from certain there was ever a specific "threat" against their next playing venue, Johannesburg's Ellis Park. What can confidently be said is that it would be nice to know exactly ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00088.htm


11: 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


12: 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


13: Intolerance And Its Consequences

'The sight of black shirted youth from Destiny Church marching through central Auckland on Sat 7th against civil unions and other progressive law reforms is appalling' says Des Smith of the Civil Union Bill Support Society

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00082.htm


14: Schools get protection from spam and hackers

The government is investing $9.5 million to help schools create a safe cyberspace for their students through screening out hackers and filtering websites and email including spam, Education Minister Trevor Mallard said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00159.htm


15: Israeli Army To Distribute Radiation Antidote

The IDF Home Command will start to distribute an antidote to radiation in areas close to the Nuclear Research Center in Dimona on Sunday. The antidote is intended to protect residents from radioactive fallout from any missile attack on the nuclear station, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00078.htm


16: Peters Gives Foreshore Assurance

New Zealand First has given an assurance that the interests of Auckland City Council, America's Cup Village, Ports of Auckland and other groups with similar concerns will be protected by the final foreshore and seabed legislation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00162.htm


17: Hate Speech Inquiry Unnecessary

Christian Heritage NZ leader Ewen McQueen said today that any proposal to introduce “hate speech” legislation was really just an attempt to stifle public debate on the issue of homosexuality. It was no coincidence that it was being raised at this time ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00080.htm


18: STORY OF THE WEEK: Colour Coded Dishonesty

STORY OF THE WEEK - WEEK ENDING AUGUST 6th Terror Alerts For Fun And Political Profit

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00090.htm


19: Cullen: Speech to Rotary Club of Wellington

We are fortunate that the forces that are driving the New Zealand economy seem to be paying little or no attention to economic forecasters. Indeed, the National Bank recently announced that the economy must be ‘on steroids’ to maintain strong growth ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00163.htm


20: When Did NZ Start Supporting Torture?

I've been generally supportive of the deployment of New Zealand army engineers to Iraq, on the basis that their primary task is rebuilding things rather than oppressing the locals, and they've never had to fire their weapons in anger . I've changed my ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00086.htm


21: And the score is. Romania 200,000 New Zealand 0

Lancet - The UK medical publication has revealed this weekend that Romania, a country that is not in the 'first' world listing is spending the equivalent of NZ $200,000 to promote organ donation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0408/S00037.htm


22: Burton: Lord of the Rings Location Guide

As Minister of Tourism I have had a first hand glimpse of the vital role The Lord of the Rings has had in profiling New Zealand on the world stage. As well as being amazing films and cinematic spectacles, they captured an essence of New Zealand's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00160.htm


23: Housing Bubble Reaches 'Profound' Stage

New signs are rapidly emerging that a dangerous house pricing bubble has taken hold in the US. What's surprising is where the most troubling signs are found -- in arguments of individuals claiming there is no such bubble, from such places as Fannie Mae and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00081.htm


24: 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


25: Prime Infrastructure Announces Agreement

New Plymouth 9 August 2004: Prime Infrastructure today announced its selection as the preferred bidder for the acquisition of 53.65% of the issued share capital of Powerco Limited (NZSX: “PWC”), New Zealand’s second largest electricity and largest ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0408/S00112.htm


26: 13 Port Company CEOs Submission - Foreshore Bill

Submission to the Fisheries and Other Sea-related Legislation Select Committee on the Foreshore and Seabed Bill by 13 Port Company CEOs

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00079.htm


27: Shonky Property Developers Targeted

New Zealand First has signaled its intention to put the heat on shonky property developers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00157.htm


28: Waterfront assets at risk throughout New Zealand

National Party Environment spokesman Nick Smith is crying foul over the Government's Foreshore and Seabed legislation, saying it breaks contracts and will undermine investments in coastal infrastructure all over New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00150.htm


29: Judgement TVNZ Vs AG Re: Ahmed Zaoui Interview

Television New Zealand Ltd (¡§TVNZ¡¨) applied to the Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections to interview a prisoner pursuant to Regulation 87 and 88 of the Penal Institutions Regulations 2000. The application was refused on 27 May 2004.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00083.htm


30: Sheila Samples: An Open Letter To CNN

I don't want you to think I'm picking on you, but ever since 2000, when Texas Governor George W. Bush and Halliburton CEO Dick Cheney ran through the streets screaming that storm clouds were gathering on the dashboard of our republic, you've been furiously ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00085.htm

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