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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: 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


3: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 15 September

Question No. 1 to Minister 1. Justice, Acting Minister—Prisoners' Compensation 2. Boys—School to Work Transition 3. Health Services—Pacific Children 4. Fisheries—Wage Compliance 5. Employment Relations Law Reform Bill—Unions 6. Drugs—International ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00329.htm


4: EDS likely to support power company

Genesis Energy has just had resource consent for its proposed Awhitu Windfarm turned down by planning commissioners appointed by the Franklin District Council. The proposal involved the construction of 19 wind turbines at Awhitu on the coast south of the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0409/S00044.htm


5: An Audience With Tim O'Brien: In With Tim?

In With Tim? An Audience With Wellington Mayoral Candidate Tim O'Brien By Kevin List

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00182.htm


6: Open letter to New Zealand journalists

As you know, the Australian publisher of the NZ Herald, APN, plans to launch a new Herald on Sunday on October 3.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00149.htm


7: 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


8: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00134.htm


9: 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


10: Questions for Oral Answer - 16 September 2004

1. H V ROSS ROBERTSON to the Minister of Education: What steps is he taking to improve career information and guidance in schools? 2. RODNEY HIDE to the Minister of Defence: Is New Zealand ending the involvement of our troops in Iraq; if so, why?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00336.htm


11: No Right Turn: Tony Blair And Climate Change

So, Tony Blair has given a major speech on climate change, and said that he is "shocked" by the scientific evidence. So am I.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00180.htm


12: Herald Journalists Ban New Sunday Paper

New Zealand Herald journalists have banned work for the Herald’s new Sunday paper until the paper’s owners allow journalists on the Sunday edition to negotiate their pay and conditions collectively.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00140.htm


13: Steve Weissman: Don't Count On Europe In Iraq

Should John Kerry become America's next president, most Europeans will rejoice. According to recent polls, the Democratic candidate has overwhelming support here in the Old World. Even British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who continues to pay a huge political ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00185.htm


14: New Zealand Companies Mistrust Flexible Workers

Auckland,16 September 2004 – The majority of New Zealand managers do not trust their employees to work away from the office and are denying them the opportunity to work flexibly, according to the results of a survey launched today. Mistrust and rivalry ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0409/S00194.htm


15: PUBLIC ADDRESS 16/09/04 - Get Me Out Of Here!

Clearly, this is the right time for New Zealand's lightly-armed engineering corp to be gotten the hell out of Iraq. Although the Minister of Defence is, inevitably, offering a benign explanation - the troops have simply reached the end of their year-long ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00184.htm


16: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0409/S00063.htm


17: The Kerry-Edwards Economic Plan Announced

Detroit, MI - After four years of a president who makes excuses in an attempt to cover up his failures, John Kerry Wednesday called for a new direction in America while laying out the economic case against George W. Bush in a speech at the Detroit ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00214.htm


18: Supercomputer Weather: Tracking Ivan's Landfall

IN THIS EDITION OF SCOOP HURRICANE WATCH: - NASA MODIS Satellite Image - Introduction - Latest National Hurricane Center Forecast & Discussion - NOAA GFS Model Supercomputer Landfall Impact Forecast

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00172.htm


19: Israeli Troops Assassinate 6 Palestinian Activists

In less than a week since Monday, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) killed twelve Palestinians, eight of them in extra-judicial executions, only a week after shooting dead three boys and a teenager among eight others during the four-day reoccupation of the northern ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00209.htm


20: Damian Clarke’s Update From Palestine (12)

Includes Images: On Saturday I went from Jerusalem to Bethlehem to visit some of the holy sites there. I had finished volunteering for ISM and wanted to play tourist for a day. I caught a Palestinian service taxi to get there.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00156.htm


21: PM Address To NZ Chambers of Commerce

Rt Hon Helen Clark Prime Minister Address at Annual Conference of New Zealand Chambers of Commerce Rutherford Hotel Nelson

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00330.htm


22: This drink-driving ad belongs in the toilet

The toilet at your local pub might be the last place you’d expect to see an anti drink driving message, but the unexpected is about to become reality with a new safe driving campaign from the Land Transport Safety Authority.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00146.htm


23: Sludge Report #127 - The Hunt For Flight 77

In This Edition: The Hunt For Flight 77 - A Truly Remarkable French Website - Disinformation Warning! - Not Everyone Is Convinced - Eyewitness Reports Of The Crash….

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00030.htm


24: Kiwi Troops Redundant In Iraq

New Zealand First defence spokesperson Ron Mark says he understands the Government’s decision to bring New Zealand troops home from Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00333.htm


25: Scoop Images: Hurricane Ivan Makes Landfall

The eye of Hurricane Ivan is a few hours away from making landfall on the US southern coast. Ground Zero appears to be Mobile, Alabama, near to the Alabama Mississippi border.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00187.htm


26: English embarrasses himself again

National Party education spokesperson Bill English has been embarrassed again because information he has been forced to table in the House has failed to back up his extravagant claims, Associate Education Minister Steve Maharey said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00327.htm


27: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00118.htm


28: The Jakarta Bombing, Poverty, War And Desperation

I condemn the bombing outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta on September 9, which has taken at least nine lives and injured more than 180 Indonesians — mainly people doing business at the embassy and passers-by. I express my full sympathy to all those ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00178.htm


29: G-8 Senior Group Meeting On WMDs - John R. Bolton

John R. Bolton, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Press Conference at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations Geneva, Switzerland September 10, 2004

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00198.htm


30: Another slice of heaven goes west

Green Party Co-leader Rod Donald says the sale of a large slice of iconic South Island high country to American Country and Western star, Shania Twain will send a loud message to the world's wealthy that New Zealand is up for sale.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00340.htm

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