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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: Government about to make a monumental mistake

It is clear that policy makers, Government bigwigs, ostentatious self-promoting Mayors and general associated ignorami are about to make an error of monumental proportions. The mistake involves the gross misappropriation of public funds to build roading ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00137.htm


3: Trouble in the World's Largest Oil Field - Ghawar

There are four oil fields in the world which produce over one million barrels per day. Ghawar, which produces 4.5 million barrels per day, Cantarell in Mexico, which produces nearly 2 million barrels per day, Burgan in Kuwait which produces 1 million ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00157.htm


4: AU: Urge Nigeria to surrender Charles Taylor

African Union: Member states should urge Nigeria to surrender Charles Taylor to the Special Court on Sierra Leone

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00109.htm


5: Olympic Sailing Results for New Zealand -17 August

Strong winds hampered sailing at the Olympics overnight. Only the Finn and Yngling classes recorded results from Monday while racing was cancelled for the Men’s and Women’s 470, and both the Europe and Laser fleets.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0408/S00116.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: The Letter: Oil

OIL Commentators keep insisting the world is running out of oil but oil would have to reach US $100 a barrel to be at the peak price of the 1970s’ oil crisis. And while we’re debunking stories we are reminded that David Bellamy has written that it is ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00290.htm


8: The 2004 Youth Parliament - Photo Essay

Yesterday the biennial Youth Parliament took shape. This event brings together 120 young people aged between 16 and 18, each sponsored by a different member of parliament, to participate in (mock) debates, oral questions and select committees.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00171.htm


9: UQ Wire: Brain Dead, Made of Money, No Future

Dear George: A pretty awful joke has been making the rounds lately. Some might say it's an awful joke because of the comparison. Most, however, think it's an awful joke because it isn't funny. It's too close to the truth to be funny.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00168.htm


10: Dick Cheney, Hugo Chavez and Bill Clinton's Band

There's so much BS and baloney thrown around about Venezuela that I may be violating some rule of US journalism by providing some facts. Let's begin with this: 77% of Venezuela's farmland is owned by 3% of the population, the 'hacendados.'

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00165.htm


11: World Oil Demand Surges- Saudi Oil Capacity Doubts

In the autumn of 1999 Dick Cheney expressed concern that in the coming years world demand for oil was projected to rise at the rate of 2% per annum:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00135.htm


12: Public Address 17/08/04 - Trivial Typing Errors

One of the perils of the line of work into which I have fallen, the media criticism part anyway, is that you won't always meet the standards you recommend to those around you. Thus, my new Wide Area News column in The Listener contains an error and an ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00166.htm


13: Rod Stewart – One Night Only at the Mission Estate

Rod Stewart – One Night Only at the Mission Estate Winery Concert – It’s All Rod and It’s All Night!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0408/S00111.htm


14: ACT clings desperately to flat-earth policy

“…but there are always some men who cling to one or another of the older views, and they are simply read out of the profession” Thomas S. Khun.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00155.htm


15: Marriage? Just Say 'Deregulate'!

"Just allow civil unions and marriages between consenting adults," declared Scott Wilson today, cutting through the debate on the Civil Union Bill and the Relationships (Statutory References) Bill as he released the Libertarianz party submission on the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00154.htm


16: Call To Racial Harmony Meeting Outside Parliament

Please Join Us, Sir Paul Reeves, Dr Ngatata Love, Mayor Sukhi Turner, Headmaster Roger J Moses, Other Eminent New Zealanders And The People Of Wellington At Large On The Forecourt Of Parliament For A Meeting On Racial Harmony In The Wake Of The ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00151.htm


17: ACT's The Letter - Monday 16 August 2004

Commentators keep insisting the world is running out of oil but oil would have to reach US $100 a barrel to be at the peak price of the 1970s’ oil crisis. And while we’re debunking stories we are reminded that David Bellamy has written that it is ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00286.htm


18: 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


19: Dunne: Cash-collecting cops losing respect

The police are in danger of losing their greatest weapon - the respect of middle New Zealand, United Future leader Peter Dunne said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00292.htm


20: Environment Ministry deserves chocolate fish

Green MP Mike Ward says Marian Hobb’s announcement today that the Environment Ministry has reduced its waste to landfill by 80 per cent is great news.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00294.htm


21: Simple system helps ministry shed kilos

The Ministry for the Environment has slashed the waste it sends to landfill by 80 per cent thanks to introducing a simple rubbish reduction system.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00291.htm


22: Public Address 16/08/04 - Funny Turns

The One News Colmar Brunton poll will have been the one that Labour was sweating on. Through some vagary of polling method, it is traditionally the unkindest poll for the centre-left. It was also the poll that confirmed the Brash backlash earlier ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00156.htm


23: 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


24: Colombia: 30 unionists killed in 2004

Brussels, 16 August 2004 (ICFTU OnLine): The army's killing of 3 trade union leaders from Colombia's Arauca department earlier this month brings the number of unionists murdered in the South American country in the first eight months of 2004 to over ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00138.htm


25: Ivan Eland: Protecting You from Terrorism? Or Not

American athletes at the heavily fortified Olympic games in Athens have been assigned bodyguards by the U.S. State Department and have practically had to assume secret identities in an attempt to remain safe.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00169.htm


26: Department Of Corrections Chief Executive Retires

The State Services Commissioner, Mark Prebble, said it is with reluctance that he has accepted the resignation of the Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections, Mark Byers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00152.htm


27: New bird species discovered “just in time”

Cambridge, UK, 17 August 2004 – A new species of bird has been discovered on a remote island in the northern Philippines, by a team of Filipino and British wildlife researchers. The Calayan Rail is a relative of the internationally familiar Moorhen, with bright ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0408/S00056.htm


28: Image: Investiture Of Broadcaster Sharon Crosbie

17 August 2004 - Broadcaster Sharon Crosbie OBE is congratulated by Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright on being made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00156.htm


29: Fisheries Management System Achieves Results

Government and industry co-operation to build a sustainable fisheries management programme through quota systems and regulatory controls is proving to be a trailblazer in international best practice.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0408/S00205.htm


30: Goff meets leaders, NZ troops in Afghanistan

Goff meets leaders, NZ troops in Afghanistan Foreign Minister Phil Goff is in Afghanistan to meet government leaders and visit New Zealand Defence Force personnel in the south-east of the country, in Kabul and Bamiyan.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00293.htm


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