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

1: Images: Enough (Civil Unions) Is Or Isn't Enough

Images of today's Pro and Anti Civil Union Bill protest marches in Parliament's grounds. Images by Kevin List.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00233.htm


2: Scoop Images: Civil Union Protests In Lambton Qy.

Images of today's Pro and Anti Civil Union Bill protest marches making their way down Lambton Quay. Images by Dylan Packman.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00232.htm


3: Norma Sherry: Girls Of The Olympics

Playboy Magazine arrived in our mailbox yesterday. On the cover was a striking Olympiad in a rather demure bathing suit, but the promised story was far different.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00202.htm


4: Richard E. Walrath: The Center Cannot Hold

Has anybody made a study of just how many bad things have happened to this country in the last four years?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00208.htm


5: 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


6: Calling For Breast-Cancer Volunteer Collectors

Volunteer Collectors are urgently needed between 11.00am & 1.30pm on Saturday 4th September to help raise money for breast cancer awareness at the 'Great Race' Gallagher Boathouse 8s.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0408/S00077.htm


7: Global Research: Iraq and the Problem of Peak Oil

Today, much of the world is convinced the Bush Administration did not wage war against Iraq and Saddam Hussein because of threat from weapons of mass destruction, nor from terror dangers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00212.htm


8: NZer Arrives In Palestine To Train As Activist

Damian Clarke, a 31 year old from Miramar in Wellington New Zealand, has arrived in Palestine to be trained as an activist with International Solidarity Movement - a group campaigning for peace in the Middle East. This is his first report to Scoop.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00231.htm


9: Maker Admits Meningococcal Vax May Be Dangerous

The manufacturer of the new meningococcal vaccine currently being introduced into New Zealand has admitted that ”complete protection against infection caused by the New Zealand strain (of the bacteria) cannot be guaranteed.”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0408/S00082.htm


10: ''It’s The Voters, Stupid!''

United Future leader Peter Dunne says ACT leader Rodney Hide’s political inexperience is beginning to show through.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00368.htm


11: 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


12: Bush's Nuke Cronies Re-Open Door For Apocalypse

George W. Bush's big-money backers at Ohio's infamous FirstEnergy electric monopoly are re-opening the door for a nuclear apocalypse by terror or incompetence (whichever comes first). In classic Bush style, they are trashing public oversight as they go.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00226.htm


13: Donald calls for New Zealand flag referendum

Green MP Rod Donald will be asking the Prime Minister to hold a referendum at the next election on the future of the NZ flag.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00362.htm


14: Sarah Ulmer Wins Gold: Sheers 2 Seconds Off Record

New Zealand's Sarah Ulmer sheered a further two seconds off her world record set the previous day winning an Olympic Gold medal in Athens early Monday morning (NZ time).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00229.htm


15: Iran Warns Of Preemptive Strike Against US Forces

Iranian Defense Minister Ali Shamkhani warned that Iran might launch a preemptive strike against US forces in the region to prevent an attack on its nuclear facilities.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00215.htm


16: American Bounty Hunter Jonathan ''Jack'' Idema

BANGKOK, Thailand -- American bounty hunter Jonathan "Jack" Idema, who was put on trial in Kabul for allegedly torturing Afghans, arrived in Afghanistan alongside U.S. invasion forces in 2001 and enjoyed threatening to kill journalists.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00178.htm


17: Enough is Enough – Its Time For a New Agenda

Address by Ewen McQueen, Leader of Christian Heritage NZ, to the Enough is Enough rally at Parliament, Monday August 23rd 2004.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00200.htm


18: Civil Unions - No threat to marriage or children

The strength of families will be enhanced and children better protected if the Civil Union and Relationships (Statutory References) Bills are passed by Parliament, say Family Planning, the New Zealand AIDS Foundation, Relationship Services and the YWCA.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00212.htm


19: Liberty Belle: The Cambridge High School Furore

If there's one thing the Cambridge High School furore has demonstrated it's that education policy in this country is going to hell in a handcart.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00367.htm


20: UQ Wire: The Coincidence Theorist's Guide to 9/11

That governments have permitted terrorist acts against their own people , and have even themselves been perpetrators in order to find strategic advantage is quite likely true, but this is the United States we're talking about.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00221.htm


21: NO, Mr. Karol Wojtila, you were not welcomed!

As was announced in the press release before the visit by the Pope Jean-Paul II on August 15 at Lourdes , some members of the Raelian Movement went on the site to express their strongest disapproval to his presence.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00209.htm


22: Wgtn Braces For Monday's Enough is Enough Campaign

A final briefing has been held between EIE management and Wellington City officials including Council, Police, Parking and Buses to strategise for Monday's 'Enough is Enough' demonstration.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00191.htm


23: Olympic Sailing Results – 20 August

Results are in from overnight racing at the Agios Kosmos sailing venue in Athens. All of New Zealand’s sailors raced overnight with some mixed results.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0408/S00145.htm


24: Haka Sets the Scene for ‘Enough is Enough’

Next Monday’s ‘Enough is Enough’ mass gathering at Parliament will be the scene of one of the largest haka ever performed on the grounds.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00189.htm


25: Campaign for Civil Unions (Auckland) - Submission

1.1 Campaign for Civil Unions (Auckland) is an incorporated society formed to promote the successful passage of the Civil Union Bill and the Relationships (Statutory References) Bill, and to mobilise broad public support for the Bills. The society has a core ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00215.htm


26: Mallard offers bonus for union membership

The Government is using the education dollar to bribe teachers to join the teachers' union, says National's Education spokesman, Bill English.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00365.htm


27: $80m tertiary mess gets bigger

The announcement that a controversial Maori sing-along course will be extended into Auckland shows the Government is continuing to waste millions of dollars on low-quality tertiary courses, says National’s Education spokesman Bill English.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00358.htm


28: Sheila Samples: The Terrorist Behind That Tree!

George W. Bush once told The Washington Post's Bob Woodward the great thing about being president was that he didn't have to answer to anybody. ''I'm the commander,'' Bush bragged. ''See -- I do not need to explain why I say things... Maybe somebody ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00227.htm


29: Civil Union about removing discrimination

The Human Rights Commission's endorsement of the Civil Union and Relationships (Statutory References) Bills is a timely reminder that removing discrimination remains at the heart of this legislation, says the Associate Justice Minister.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00370.htm


30: Time To Recognise Diversity

"It's time for New Zealand to recognise the diversity of relationships in society today," said David Friar on behalf of the Auckland Campaign for Civil Unions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00216.htm

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