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

1: Scoop Video Link: George W. Bush’s Big Pick

While we are addressing the subject of fingers, noses and so-called world leaders . Scoop’s editors would be remiss not to notify readers of perhaps the most famous nose pick in Internet history. A quick search of Google will show you just how much ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00046.htm


2: John Kerry Takes on Cheney and Halliburton

17, 2004 Kerry Takes on Cheney and Halliburton; Unveils Plan to Stop Halliburton Type Abuses For Immediate Release

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00238.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: UQ Wire: BushCheney Testimony Before 911 Comission

Chairman Kean: The Commission will come to order. Welcome, Mr. President and Mr. Vice President. Although, per our agreement, you are not being placed under oath, we expect that your testimony will consist only of the truth. The Commission and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00227.htm


5: Public Address 20/09/04 - Hubbard et al

I dropped into Magazzino on Friday to pick up a copy of the National Business Review so I could read its Dick Hubbard hatchet job in its entirety. All five pages of it. But unfortunately, there were no NBRs...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00214.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: Zaoui: Police error shows need for review

The Prime Minister revealed this morning on Breakfast TV that the police counter-intelligence unit wrongly labelled Ahmed Zaoui’s political party, the FIS, as terrorists. The Police action led to the FIS being added to a United Nations’ list of named terrorist ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00400.htm


8: Wind energy a smart option says EECA

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) believes that wind energy has a vital role to play in electricity generation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0409/S00058.htm


9: GAYNZ.com attack on 95% Opposed to Civil Unions

The massive and overwhelming opposition to the Civil Unions Bill, evidenced by 5,892 submissions (95.5% of the total of 6,170 submissions received by the select committee of parliament considering it), has been ignored by the media. Could it be that media ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00189.htm


10: Images: John Kerry Takes To The Offensive On Iraq

Introduction: The Kerry/Edwards 2004 Campaign has moved to the offensive over the issue of the Iraq War. As Democratic Party sources are widely reported saying that Kerry intends to take the President on directly over his mishandling of the Iraq ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00216.htm


11: Welcome to Washington, Mr. Peruvian President

• President Toledo, you will arrive to Washington carrying the dubious distinction of being one of the America’s most unpopular leaders since Latin America’s re-democratization commenced a decade ago. As of September 12, your popularity stood at a miniscule ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00235.htm


12: 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


13: Police Threat Assessment Dec '02: Ahmed El Zaoui

The following is the NZ police threat assessment written in December 2002 on the arrival of Algerian refugee Ahmed Zaoui in New Zealand. It was released to Scoop.co.nz under the Official Information Act.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00215.htm


14: Response to Air NZ-Qantas decision

Finance Minister Michael Cullen today expressed disappointment with the High Court’s decision on an Air New Zealand application to form an anti-competitive alliance with Qantas.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00407.htm


15: Envoys present credentials

The new Ambassadors of the Netherlands, Chile and the Czech Republic, and the High Commissioners for Malaysia and India, will present their credentials to Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright at Government House on Tuesday 21 September at 11.00am.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00192.htm


16: Visa waivers for new EU states

Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that New Zealand is extending visa-free arrangements to six new European Union states, whose citizens have until now required tourist visas to visit New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00418.htm


17: Mary Pitt: The World's Greatest Living Con Man

This would make a good movie, if only it were make-believe. A son of privilege, reared in New England and educated at Andover and Harvard moves to Texas to make his fortune in the oil patch. Not quite having what it takes to succeed, he turns to his wealthy ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00206.htm


18: Israeli Soldiers Force Palestinian to Drink Urine

GAZA - An Israeli newspaper revealed one more example of the sadistic treatment, Israeli soldiers extend to the Palestinian civilians, crossing the different checkpoints in the occupied Palestinian territories, after reporting a story about a Palestinian ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00237.htm


19: Coddington’s Liberty Belle

I have to confess to a new bad habit. Upon awakening each morning, before I drag myself out of bed for a run, I have an Anzac biscuit with my cup of tea. Well, I hear you say, what's so wrong with that? But once upon a time it was the norm for ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00392.htm


20: Reading Workers' picket rousing show of solidarity

Solidarity was in abundance down at the picket organised by low-paid workers union Unite outside Courtenay Central Reading Cinema in Wellington on Friday. Over fifty people from over eight different unions came to show their support for the cinema ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00188.htm


21: Another home detention fiasco

National is demanding that the Government justifies why a $2 million fraudster on home detention is working in the same sort of business where he committed fraud in the past and is paying no reparation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00396.htm


22: GM Corn Recall Demand Has Authorities Scrambling

Demand for Recall of Suspect GM Corn Has Food Authorities Scrambling GE Free (NZ) is demanding a total national recall of the MON 863 (A484) corn by New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) following revelations that it was found to be harmful in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0409/S00056.htm


23: Intel And New Zealand’s Reach Wireless Join Forces

New Zealand based Reach Wireless has been added to Intel’s international Wireless Verification Program. The program is designed to enhance the user experience for owners of Intel® Centrino™ mobile technology-based notebooks by testing the compatibility ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0409/S00238.htm


24: Paul Buchanan: The Neo-Colonial Fallacy

With the US presidential election campaign now entering the home stretch, the Bush administration has placed its bets on the issue of strong leadership and staying the course in Iraq and the War on Terror.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00202.htm


25: Zaoui Can Be Moved From Prison – Court Of Appeal

Today's Court of Appeal judgment concerning the detention of Algerian refugee, Ahmed Zaoui, strongly emphasised that prison was certainly not the only option that could be considered for Mr Zaoui's ongoing detention.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00201.htm


26: Copeland: Oil self-sufficiency a national goal?

United Future energy spokesman Gordon Copeland today called for wider debate in New Zealand about making self-sufficiency in oil a national priority.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00406.htm


27: The Column: "Newman Online"

This week, Newman On-Line looks at upcoming local government elections, and asks whether we will soon simply see local councils mirroring the Government’s attempts to run people’s lives.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00393.htm


28: Israeli Army Kill Five Men Execution Style

At 1:00am the Israeli Army attacked homes on Old Najav Street in Nablus, West of the old city. Five young men were killed and one eleven year-old girl. Medical examination evidence suggests the five men were executed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00207.htm


29: Stateside With Rosalea: Around The Traps

''I don't know on what lines the parties were drawn, or what principles they advocated. I think that the difference was just that some were in power and some were out, and that those who were out wanted in.''

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00212.htm


30: Tourists Spend $2.2b on Visa Cards in NZ

A new report from Visa International shows that international tourists spent more than $2.2 billion in New Zealand during 2003 on their Visa Cards - nearly 30 percent of all tourist purchases for the year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0409/S00233.htm

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