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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: Laos: Atrocities Against Children Are War Crimes

Amnesty International is horrified by recent reports, including video evidence and witness testimony, of an attack by Lao soldiers against a group of five children, four of them girls, in the Xaisomboune military zone on 19 May 2004.

3: Scoop Images: Ivan Spares Cuba, Heads For USA

Hurricane Ivan has spared Cuba the brunt of his Category 5 force (250kmh) winds and is now heading north into the Gulf of Mexico towards the Southern States of the United States of America. Already the hurricane has killed at least 68 people in the Caribbean ...

4: 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 ...

5: 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.

6: Ingredients Of Secret Police Dope Spray Revealed

Scoop has received a response to an Official Information Act request detailing the till now secret ingredients contained in the blue spray used by police in aerial spraying campaigns against cannabis plantations.

7: 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 ...

8: Time To Consider The Nuclear Power Option

ACT New Zealand Energy Spokesman Ken Shirley today congratulated Environment Canterbury for at least being prepared to consider the option of nuclear power, and predicted that its public meetings and workshops would be well attended.

9: Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 14 September

1. MURRAY SMITH to the Associate Minister of Justice: Is he satisfied that the Care of Children Bill supports parents in fulfilling their responsibilities to their children; if so, why?

10: Cullen: Speech - To Maori Directors - Wgtn

Hon Michael Cullen - Address to Te Awe Prospective Maori Directors Networking Function Ora Art & Design Space, 23 Allen St, Wellington

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.

12: Hide: The Maori Party

Rodney Hide: Speech to Wellington Central Rotary; Whitby Lounge, James Cook Hotel; Tuesday September 14, 2004.

13: Peters Speech: Building A Road To Somewhere

As each wave of migration – be they the earliest Polynesian navigators or more recent voyagers from Europe and elsewhere – came to New Zealand, they saw a land of opportunity and potential.

14: 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 ...

15: Peak Oil: Suburbia’s looming fire-sale

One of the reasons a great many people, policy makers and leaders find it impossible to face the issue of peak oil is because it challenges the very beliefs that we argue are a priori truths about industrialised western societies, without requirement for ...

16: Public Address 14/09/04 - Major Barney

John Barnett has come out swinging on the New Zealand Idol funding issue in a comment piece on the OnFilm website. Critics of New Zealand On Air's $450,000 grant/loan/equity investment in New Zealand's adoption of the Idol franchise...

17: 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?

18: Getting rich on the sweat of third world workers

Green Party Co-leader, Rod Donald is accusing one of New Zealand's top retail chains of growing rich off the sweat of underpaid Thai clothing workers.

19: 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.

20: 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.

21: PM's Presser: Abortion, Foreign Elections & Abuse

In This Edition: Judith Collins' Proposed Amendments Regarding Abortion - Elections In The United States And Australia - Travel To Indonesia - Compensation And Prison Abuse

22: 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.

23: 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 ...

24: 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?

25: ACT's The letter

GOING UP Even though it was predicted – Michael Cullen prematurely announced it – the increase in interest rates was the big news of the week. The Reserve Bank lifted the official cash rate from 6% to 6.25% and indicated there are more interest rises ...

26: Fairfax Announces New Urban Lifestyle Publication

Max Gives Auckland A New Urban Lifestyle Magazine – And A New Publication For Employment And Recruitment

27: Steve Weissman: Will Bush Learn from Vietnam?

Though never more than a C-student, George W. Bush has made the same classic blunder that far smarter presidents - Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon - made in Southeast Asia. But if he - or his successor - fails to learn from his mistake, the cost could prove ...

28: Tell the Pope to Get Over It

The NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists is urging the Government to tell the Pope to stay out of New Zealand's business.

29: How Many Kiwis Own A Vibrator?

New Zealand's sexiest celebrity? Vibrators? Are we any good in bed? Are we still having unsafe sex?

30: 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 ...


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