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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: PM's Presser: Nuclear Power, Defence & Police Rape

In this edition: Environment Canterbury's Nuclear Power Investigations Holidays Act Anomalies and Glitches The Decline Of Kiwis In The Military Inquiries Into Historical Rape Allegations In The Police

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00322.htm


3: Flushing away cancer research

Christchurch Animal Action will be out on the streets during Daffodil Day, encouraging members of the public to not flush half their donation down the toilet.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00257.htm


4: 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


5: 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


6: Public Address 31/08/04 - The Race

And so, unsurprisingly, Dick Hubbard vaults to a lead over John Banks in the Auckland mayoral race by doing little more than putting his hand up. Labour - which, just quietly, was never very passionate about Bruce Hucker in the first place - gives ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00320.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: 25 Things We Now Know Three Years After 9/11

The Republican Party -- in a shameless , all-too-obvious attempt to manipulate the tragedy of 9/11 for partisan ends -- chose New York City for its nominating convention. Must have seemed like a great idea at the time.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00316.htm


9: Questions for Oral Answer - 31 August 2004

1. DEBORAH CODDINGTON to the Minister of Broadcasting: Is he satisfied with New Zealand On Air lending $450,000 to Television New Zealand Limited to produce New Zealand Idol, when the contract was not finalised until the last week of screening; ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00542.htm


10: 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


11: Indymedia Reports From A Besieged NYC

Over 200,000 people have marched in New York City against US President George Bush. Indymedia's NYC based news-site reports a huge turnout designed to upset Bush's Republican Convention inside Madison Square Garden.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00299.htm


12: Fairness, certainty aim of Identity Bill changes

Proposed changes to the Identity (Citizenship and Travel Documents) Bill will ensure certainty and fairness for applicants, Internal Affairs Minister George Hawkins and Ethnic Affairs Minister Chris Carter say.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00532.htm


13: ‘Xenotransplantation’ Treated With Concern

The invitation to public consultation about ‘Animal to Human Transplants’ by the Bioethics Council is greeted with significant concern from tangata whenua, Co-leader of the Maori Party, Tariana Turia said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00535.htm


14: Labour pro-nuke-move - Clark will not be amused

Christchurch-based Green Co-Leader Rod Donald said today that Cantabrians do not want to become the Chernobyl of the South Pacific.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00526.htm


15: Steve Weissman: Neo-Cons Rethink Iraqi Fiasco

One of America's friskiest neo-conservatives, young Michael Rubin leads a heady life. While still in his twenties, he did his Ph.D. on Iran, Iraq, and the Middle East, sat in on meetings of the Bush transition team, and worked in the Pentagon's Office ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00287.htm


16: Simon Upton forecasts end of industrial era

Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked. "Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat. "I don't know," Alice answered. "Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter." ~Lewis Carroll, Alice In Wonderland

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0408/S00098.htm


17: Strong interest in Projects to Reduce Emissions

Businesses, local authorities, other organisations and individuals are showing strong interest in tendering for Kyoto Protocol emission units or 'carbon credits' for projects that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00525.htm


18: Margaret Wilson's leave has been extended.

Following minor surgery in July, the minister suffered a fall resulting in an impact fracture. She is undergoing restorative surgery today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00530.htm


19: Wellington Railway Station upgrade welcomed

Wellington MPs are welcoming government support for the Wellington Railway Station, Wellington Central MP Marian Hobbs said today. The cabinet has approved a works package to complete the station upgrade and officials will be talking to Wellington City ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00534.htm


20: Orcon Internet Wins North Shore Business Awards

Internet service provider takes top honours in Westpac Enterprise North Shore Business Excellence Awards 2004

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0408/S00373.htm


21: Martin LeFevre: Pray for Kerry, Prepare for Bush

After listening to and talking with various Americans in recent weeks, I’m almost certain George Bush will remain (egad!) in power. Since the future of humanity hangs in the balance, can anything be done to prepare for four more years of international ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00321.htm


22: Cullen's Address to Argentine Business Association

Argentina and New Zealand share important common interests. We have a long track record of excellent cooperation in key areas such as the Cairns Group, the United Nations, and Antarctica. However, for much of our history the fact is that we have ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00533.htm


23: Brash should back English or sack him

Education Minister Trevor Mallard today called on National leader Don Brash to either back his education spokesman Bill English or sack him for wrongly insinuating Hauraki Plains College teachers and students were NCEA cheats.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00559.htm


24: HRC: On the Bright Side - August

Kia Ora - This month's acknowledgments from the Race Relations Commissioner for positive contributions to race relations in New Zealand. Anei te mihi ö te Kaihautu Whakawhanaunga ä Iwi, mo ngä mahi nui, mahi whakamana i te tangata i roto i ngä kaupapa Whakawhanaunga ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00299.htm


25: The Letter

The media reported Margaret Mutu’s predictions of violence if the Foreshore bill becomes law but were far too politically correct to report the extent of the fracas at the hearing in Auckland. Before the meeting even began the committee clerk was ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00528.htm


26: Exceptional Leaders First to Enter Hall Of Fame

Enterprise North Shore inducted four exceptional North Shore business identities to its newly established Business Hall of Fame last Thursday at a glittering gala dinner to celebrate the Westpac Enterprise North Shore Business Excellence Awards.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0408/S00372.htm


27: The 2004 Wellington Lesbian Ball

If you’re out and about in Wellington in September, don’t be surprised if you’re confronted by Joan of Arc, Princess Leia, or maybe even Xena, Warrior Princess.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0408/S00219.htm


28: Mittelmoda Fashion Award 2004 Have 31 Finalists

This August Mittelmoda_the fashion award 2004 has closed the finalists' list at the international textile and clothing fair Styl/Kabo organised by the Brno Fair_Czech Republic. As a matter of fact, during a special evening dedicated to Mittelmoda, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0408/S00218.htm


29: Statement on the Auckland mayoralty - Bruce Hucker

I have spoken to Dick Hubbard and discussed our common views. As a result I am withdrawing my candidacy in favour of Dick Hubbard and encouraging my supporters to give their votes to him.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0408/S00285.htm


30: Govt succumbs to Aussie pressure on citizenship

Green MP Keith Locke said today that the Government's decision to cancel automatic citizenship for babies born in New Zealand is a capitulation to Australian pressure.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00549.htm


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