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Yesterday's top rating items on Scoop were...


1: Scoop Images: Hurricanes Jeanne, Karl And Lisa

Following close in the wake of hurricanes Charley, Frances and Ivan, three new hurricanes - Jeanne, Karl and Lisa - are now meandering around the Atlantic Ocean and bringing a sense of unease to those living in coastal areas of the United States.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00243.htm

2: Hubbard denies being the Prime Minister’s ‘Toy-Boy

Top-polling Auckland mayoralty candidate Dick Hubbard has endured attacks from right-wingers determined to spoil his chances of ousting the incumbent, John Banks. But Hubbard tells Scoop’s Yasmine Ryan he will overcome the sleaze thrown at him...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00260.htm

3: John Banks Campaign Manager Resigns

I visited John Banks at his home this morning to tell him that it was me who facilitated the distribution of the NBR article.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0409/S00266.htm

4: 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

5: FAQs Re Light Engineer Group To Iraq

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding The Deployment Of The New Zealand Light Engineer Group To Iraq

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00218.htm

6: Why won’t Dick front up?

Mayoral hopeful Dick Hubbard is refusing to front up to a much publicised debate tomorrow evening on TVNZ’s Holmes Show – why?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0409/S00264.htm

7: Welcome to the "New" Republic of Neo-America

Have you conformed yet? Have you learned how to accept everything at face value the mainstream media tells you? No? Well, haven't you heard -- it's the popular, patriotic thing to do. Welcome to the new gilded age of neo-America where independent thought ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00268.htm

8: 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

9: U.S. Gallup Polls- Conditioning for Vote Rigging?

Written by Stephen Crockett and Al Lawrence (hosts of Democratic Talk Radio http://www.DemocraticTalkRadio.com ).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00307.htm

10: Venezuelan Revolution comes to Wellington!

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela's ambassador to Australia is coming to Wellington to spread the message of the revolution occurring in his home country.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00244.htm

11: Stuff-ups in local elections no surprise

National will simplify the way local elections are conducted in the wake of serious errors in this year’s elections and confusion over the multiple types of voting systems, says National's Local Government spokesman Nick Smith.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00531.htm

12: DU: Washington's Secret Nuclear War

Illegal weapons of mass destruction have not only been found in Iraq but have been used against Iraqis and have even killed US troops. But Washington and its allies have tried to cover up this outrage because the chief culprit is the US itself, argue ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00255.htm

13: NZ must seize golden opportunity to drop the debt

New Zealand has an important role to play in a historic opportunity to provide a fresh start for the world’s poor. Since the 1970s, a mountain of unpayable debt has trapped the world’s poorest countries in a cycle of debt and poverty. Finally, after ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00248.htm

14: Iraq's Interim Says War In Iraq Is Defending NZ!

Iraq's Interim Prime Minister Thinks That The Occupation Of His Country Is Defending New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00263.htm

15: Wellington Police Station Closures- Mayor Blamed

Mayoral candidate Rob Goulden who spent 22 years as a police officer has slammed the effective closure of two Wellington community police stations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0409/S00262.htm

16: 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

17: It’s Pointless – That’s the Whole Point

This year my favourites, the ones that glow in the dark, were all blue. But I don’t think this meant anything. It suddenly occurred to me that this is the wonderful thing about the World of Wearable Arts show – it’s all so superbly pointless, as ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00266.htm

18: A Billion Dollars More Gas From Maui?

"Evidence that more gas can be extracted from the Maui field is good for New Zealand, but the extra gas will come at a much higher cost" said Mr John Blakeley, Convenor of the Sustainable Energy Forum (SEF). He was commenting on an analysis ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0409/S00308.htm

19: "Rat sausages" prove tempting to stoats

Researchers have cooked up some winning recipes with aromas to entice a ferocious predator * the stoat. The smelly substances include unique PVC "rat sausages", and show promise as long-life lures to attract stoats. Stoats were brought to New Zealand ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0409/S00077.htm

20: Five days of struggle of which nobody heard

Anarchists Against the Wall cry out against the ongoing destruction and oppression of Palestinian farmers whose struggle they join - all this in spite of the progress made on the legal front

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00311.htm

21: Obasanjo To Brief Security Council On Darfur

African Union (AU) Chairman and Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo is slated to brief the United Nations Security Council tomorrow on the situation in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region, where thousands of people are dying every month and 1.45 million have ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00298.htm

22: Don’t put more Kiwi troops at risk

The Green Party is delighted by the safe return of the New Zealand army contingent from Iraq but is calling on the Government not to put more Kiwi lives at risk just to shore-up relations with the White House.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00529.htm

23: Pravda On The Potomac

On Monday, August 2, a federal crime was committed in plain view of millions of Americans and millions more abroad. A Pakistani intelligence mole, crucial in the “war” against al Qaeda, was outed by an individual in the Bush Administration.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00257.htm

24: New Zealand personnel home from Iraq

The Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence are welcoming New Zealand’s Light Engineer Group home from Iraq tonight.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00532.htm

25: Of Disconnect and Fantasyland

Imagine my surprise , having returned from a research and exploratory sojourn through the mesmerizing beauty of the lands, coasts and peoples of Mexico where the spirit re-energized, mind meditated and appreciation for humanity returned, all of which ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00267.htm

26: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00234.htm

27: Emirates Winner With Asia-Pac Business Travellers

Business travellers in Asia Pacific have voted Dubai-based international carrier Emirates "Best Middle Eastern/African Airline", in a readers' survey conducted by Business Traveller Asia-Pacific.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0409/S00309.htm

28: Governor-General to visit a number of countries

The Governor-General, Dame Silvia Cartwright, departs today on visits to Malaysia, Oman, Hungary and the Czech Republic. The Governor-General's visits will reinforce New Zealand's linkages with a long standing friend in South East Asia and a moderate, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00535.htm

29: Ministers opt for a chat while sea bed is trashed

The Greens are very disappointed that the Government has opted for more discussion and for ‘voluntary’ measures on deep sea bottom trawling, while hundreds of irreplaceable, rare marine species are being wiped out.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00530.htm

30: Security Council To Consider Sanctions Over Sudan

Security Council Says It's Prepared To Consider Sanctions To Obtain Sudan's Compliance On Darfur

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00312.htm


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