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

1: 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


2: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 25 August 2004

1. Economy—Economic and Regional Growth 2. Refugees—Benefit Reliance 3. Gas—Offshore Exploration 4. Police—Offence Report, Auckland 5. Schools—Deficits 6. Domestic Purposes Benefit—Paternity 7. New Zealand Flag—Referendum 8. Roading—Investment

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00445.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: Sanders/Austin Fitts: The Negative Return Economy

The United States government has operated a secret budgeting and spending program for decades outside the framework of the American Constitution. The institutional and political roots of this system of clandestine finance reach back to at least ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00277.htm


5: "Practise What You Preach, Pastor"

"If the black tee shirts worn by the 'Enough is Enough' brigade are indicative of the policies that Destiny New Zealand political party espouses, it appears that New Zealands destiny according to Pastor Brian Tamaki, does not involve well paid ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00239.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: 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


8: Prebble Defends 'Illiterate Camel Drivers' Remark

ACT’s Former Leader, Richard Prebble, yesterday questioned why New Zealand continued to accept refugees who were ''illiterate Afghani camel drivers''.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00271.htm


9: Public Address 26/08/04 - Royal Flush

The new house needs a new motto, we decided after a frenzied, sweaty month of scrubbing and sanding and painting and plastering. On the previous owner's watch, a sepia-toned Jesus smiled woozily down on the front hall under the catchy Polish phrase ''Boze ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00280.htm


10: Real Deal: Meditations At The Crossroads

She leaned over the banister to say hello and goodbye that sunny February morning. My father being in Chicago for a medical conference, I was the last member of the family to see her alive. I was the first member of the family to arrive the next ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00265.htm


11: Sarah Ulmer – Riding To Victory, Driven By Ford

The 'Golden Girl' of New Zealand's 2004 Olympic team, Sarah Ulmer, enjoys a special relationship with Ford New Zealand – the Motor Company has been Sarah's vehicle supplier for the past six years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0408/S00297.htm


12: Mark G. Levey: Bush's Gas Pump Ploy

The Bush Administration is putting a happy face on the near-doubling of the world price of crude oil to $50 a barrel during the last 18 months, a price explosion brought on by the Iraq War and other bungled adventures in petroleum producing countries. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00278.htm


13: Questions for Oral Answer: 26 August 2004

1. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Minister of Transport: When he said yesterday, in relation to reducing roading congestion, that "we can't simply motorway our way out of trouble", what did he mean? 2. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00457.htm


14: Growth blunder should leave Minister red faced

"Statistics Minister John Tamihere might like to believe he is a 'red blooded male', but after today's botch-up of the first quarter GDP figures he will be red faced as well," according to National Party Finance spokesman John Key.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00471.htm


15: STORY OF THE WEEK: The Day Of Destiny (1)

Day Of The Blackshirts: He Came – He Spoke – He Left Photo Essay: Brian Tamaki Comes To Parliament

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00251.htm


16: Anti-Americanism And Its Discontents - Swindells

I would like to talk to you about a phenomenon that has actually been around for a while, but has in recent years come to be called ''anti-Americanism.''

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00232.htm


17: Lowest crime rate since 1983

A government prepared to put its money where its mouth is, combined with pro-active policing, has resulted in New Zealand posting its lowest crime rate since 1983.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00453.htm


18: Olympic Sailing Results – 26 August, 2004

Barbara Kendall has finished the Athens Olympics in 5th, while fellow kiwi, 21 year-old Thomas Ashley came in with a top ten result. Racing came to an end overnight in Athens for both of New Zealand’s Mistral board sailors concluding the New Zealand sailing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0408/S00185.htm


19: Peak Oil 101. For the benefit of Dr Cullen.

The fact that our Minister of Finance is completely and utterly unaware of the “peak oil” issue is absolutely astounding. By inference one can only conclude that this ignorance clearly demonstrates the current Government’s Energy politics are in total ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0408/S00084.htm


20: Singapore Airlines To Buy Boeing 777-300er

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has signed a letter of intent to purchase up to thirty-one (31) Boeing B777-300ER (Extended Range) aircraft.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0408/S00331.htm


21: Travesty of Justice in Haiti

Travesty of Justice in Haiti: Chamblain Goes Free, Latortue and Gousse Cement Their Authoritarian Credentials

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00255.htm


22: Margaret Mutu Must Be Challenged

Auckland University Professor of Maori Studies Margaret Mutu's irresponsible threats and outrageous assertions before the Parliamentary Select Committee on the Foreshore and Seabed Bill must be challenged, Committee Member and ACT MP Ken Shirley said ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00450.htm


23: Public Address 25/08 - The Meat Raffle Of Destiny

I was keen for Tariana Turia to come on my 95bFM Wire show today to talk about the potential impact of the Destiny New Zealand party on on Maori politics, which, as I noted yesterday, is likely to be more pronounced than it is in the broader political ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00264.htm


24: 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


25: Tariq Ali: Venezuela - Why Chavez won

Hugo Chavez's victory will have repercussions beyond the borders of Venezuela. It is a triumph of the poor against the rich and it is a lesson that Lula in Brazil and Kirchner in Argentina should study closely.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00273.htm


26: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 24 August 2004

Question No. 7 to Minister 1. Treaty of Waitangi—Historic Settlements 2. Oil—Prices 3. Post Primary Teachers Association—Employment Agreement 4. Economy—Australia and New Zealand 5. Taxation—Tax Base Protection 6. Health Services—Primary Health Organisations ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00411.htm


27: Chomsky & Apologetics For Injustice In Palestine

It’s particularly interesting in the case of Palestine to see where US intellectuals and progressives decide that it’s necessary to be ''realistic'' and where ''principled''; where they choose to accept more or less the general media consensus about ''the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00272.htm


28: UNICEF Reviews Liberia's War-Traumatized Children

United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF head Carol Bellamy is on a three-day visit to Liberia to assess progress in reintegrating thousands of youngsters who were abducted, recruited as soldiers or sex slaves and otherwise exploited in the 15-war civil war ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00241.htm


29: Budget Fails To Prepare For The End Of Cheap Oil

In today's Appropriations debate, Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons has told Parliament that the Government's Budget is a "house of cards" that will be blown down by the relentless rise of oil prices.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00409.htm


30: 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

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