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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.

2: Powell Interview with Associated Press

MR. SCHWEID: 9/11, an anniversary at hand again. Is America safer now, do you think, than it has been?

3: Control Room - An Inside Look At Al Jazeera

Back from a great festival showing in both NZ and Australia is the incredibly insightful documentary, Control Room.

4: Richard L. Armitage Interview on Egypt TV

QUESTION: Thank you very much, Mr. Secretary, for this opportunity again; and let's start with the war against terrorism -- this international war against terrorism -- three years after September 11th. Where are you now in this war?

5: 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.

6: High Voltage Opera Helps Oncology

Genesis Energy Chief Executive, Murray Jackson momentarily swopped his “captain of industry hat” for a toreador’s montera this week assisted by opera star, Jessie Raven (pictured). Miss Raven who performs the title role in the upcoming Genesis ...

7: PM Lists Terrorist Entries

Prime Minister Helen Clark has designated the following individuals and organisations as terrorist entities pursuant to the provisions of the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002:

8: Powell on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace

MR. WALLACE: On this third anniversary of the worst terrorist attack ever on U.S. soil, we're honored to be joined today by Secretary of State Colin Powell.

9: 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.

10: Powell on NBC's Meet the Press with Tim Russert

MR. RUSSERT: Let me show you the results of a poll by a group called GlobeScan and the University of Maryland. It said the following, ''World opinion is overwhelmingly in favor of John Kerry to win the U.S. presidential election, according to a poll ...

11: Scoop Images: Ivan Strengthens Heads For Cuba

Category five Hurricane Ivan is now one of the most dangerous hurricanes on record in the Caribbean with a central pressure approaching 900mb and packing winds in excess of 250 kmh.

12: Relief Prepared As Hurricane Ivan Passes Caribbean

United Nations humanitarian agencies are accelerating the deployment of staff and emergency kits to the Caribbean, where Hurricane Ivan - the latest in a series of tropical storms to strike the region this season - is already wreaking deadly havoc.

13: Powell on ABC's This Week with Stephanopoulos

MR. STEPHANOUPOULOS: I know you say the whole country is not in an uproar, but I want to put some statistics up on the screen and get you to respond to them. First one, 646, that's the average number of attacks every week in August, three times ...

14: Colombia Ambassador Avoids Talking About Arauca

Pleasant, diplomatic but he didn´t say anything concret, said Jens regarding the meeting with the ambassador Carlos Holmes Trujillo, brother to one of Uribe´s biggest followers, José Renán Trujillo, who is been accused of signing decrees such as “The ...

15: Migrants help build New Zealand workforce skills

New Zealand businesses aren’t yet making the most of the skills and real economic benefits that new migrants can bring, says Minister for Social Development and Employment Steve Maharey.

16: Public Address 13/09/04 - Hello Goodbye

The flap over the forged-or-not memos that reflect badly on Bush's National Guard service - and, more particularly, indicate that he has previously lied about same - is beyond bizarre. If the CBS papers are fakes, who's the source? It's really impossible ...

17: Upton-on-line Diaspora Edition - 12th September 04

In this edition: Paris celebrates the 60th anniversary of the French liberation of Paris ; the diplomatic triumphs and moral dilemmas of being non-aligned; taking food seriously from a cultural point of view; and excerpts from a recent paper on sustainable ...

18: Underage abortions: parents’ right to know

The medical unions should put their PC-rhetoric on underage abortions to one side and consider the rights and responsibilities of parents, says National’s Health spokeswoman Judith Collins.

19: UF spins a whopper of a fishy tale

Green Party Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today criticised United Future for spending taxpayer dollars on a misleading nationwide newspaper advertisement.

20: Poem: Four More Years in a Bush Whacked Palestine?

Four more years : Under a Bush : Sponsored : And funded : Peace negotiation : Promises more Israeli : Peace barbs : Experimental rockets : Gasses, bullets : Exploding Palestinians : Ripped to shreds : By Israeli flachette

21: Scoop Images: Hurricane Ivan To Clobber Jamaica

Hurricane Ivan, now Category 5, has strengthened markedly over the last 24 hours and is bearing down on Jamaica where 500,000 people have been urged to evacuate from low lying areas of the Island group. On its way towards Jamaica Ivan clobbered the ...

22: Gattung’s huge payrise brings call for rules

The country’s largest union is asking the Government to ensure that rules to stop abuse of a dominant market position apply to the labour market as well as the consumer market.

23: William Rivers Pitt: Dumbest. Election. Ever.

The clearest indication that the country is coming out from under the massive psychological concussion of September 11 is the fact that we are all enduring the stupidest Presidential election season in recent memory. If we were all still walking around in the cat-like ...

24: Thai fair trade campaigners to brief media

Green Party Co-leader Rod Donald is inviting media to a briefing by two Thai campaigners on the so-called 'free trade' agreement currently being negotiated between the governments of Thailand and New Zealand.

25: Let's legislate a wage increase

Wage and price freezes aren't nearly as enjoyable as legislating wage increases. The only thing they have in common is that neither take into account the real world of business in a competitive environment.

26: Too long spent looking in the rear-view mirror

National Party Finance spokesman John Key says a new survey out this morning shows "Labour has spent too long looking in the rear-view mirror and not enough time looking at the road ahead".

27: September 11 remembered

“September 11, 2001 changed the world we live in,” says National Party Leader Don Brash, reflecting today on the anniversary of the terror attack on New York’s twin towers.

28: Chuckman Cartoons: Bush & 9/11

Two cartoons from John Chuckman reflecting on Bush's actions on September 11th 2001 and subsequently.

29: UQ Wire: Greg Palast - What You Ought Not To Know

On November 9, 2001, when you could still choke on the dust in the air near Ground Zero, BBC Television received a call in London from a top-level US intelligence agent. He was not happy. Shortly after George W. Bush took office, he told us reluctantly, ...

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 ...


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