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Yesterday’s top 30 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.

2: 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.

3: Let There Be Light – And There Was Skin Lights

See the light with the latest designer collection from Elle Macpherson Intimates and you could learn one of Elle’s own lingerie secrets.

4: FAQs Re Light Engineer Group To Iraq

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

5: Strong Aussie Dollar Sends Kiwis Shopping

Retail stores and hotels seem will be cashing in on the strong Aussie dollar for Kiwi travellers, said New Zealand's largest travel retailer.

6: How Mainstream Media Ignored An Important Book

How mainstream media ignored the most important political book of the decade By Jon Eisen

7: PUBLIC ADDRESS Sep 27, 2004 - Hitting the fan

Well, you know things have become a tad frisky when you're having Titewhai Harawira mediating for you, don't you? But even if John Banks, Dick Hubbard and Christine Fletcher can agree to henceforth play nice, it can hardly change the fact that this ...

8: 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.

9: New package to address skills shortages

A package to help address New Zealand’s skills shortages and build skill levels in critical areas of the workforce was announced today by Prime Minister Helen Clark and Associate Education Minister Steve Maharey.

10: Cook Islands Artist's Residency

Internationally acclaimed Tongan sculptor Filipe Tohi of New Plymouth is the recipient of the 2004 Cook Islands Artist's Residency, awarded annually by the Pacific Arts Committee of Creative New Zealand.

11: Cullen Address to Expatriate Breakfast, New York

First, I would like to give you a brief update on the recent progress of the New Zealand economy. And second I would like to set out four compelling reasons why investing in the New Zealand economy makes good sense in the current environment.

12: 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 ...

13: 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.

14: Scoop OpEd: Wilson's Role In Zaoui's Detention

The Attorney General, Margaret Wilson, has allowed the Crown to appeal a Court of Appeal decision permitting detained refugee Ahmed Zaoui the right of freedom of expression – the move is a legal gagging writ from the highest level.

15: Carter applauds Somali and Jewish communities

Ethnic Affairs Minister Chris Carter today applauded Wellington's Somali and Jewish communities for their solidarity in the face of a letter writing campaign designed to stir up race hate between the two groups.

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

Written by Stephen Crockett and Al Lawrence (hosts of Democratic Talk Radio ).

17: Venezuala's Revolution Explained To New Zealand

Resisting international pressures has allowed Venezuela’s wealth to be directed towards the poor majority in forms such as food and healthcare, said Leonel Vivas, the Venezuelan ambassador to Australia.

18: Dunedin Arts and Cultural Events October 2004

Following is a schedule of confirmed events in the City of Dunedin. The Dunedin City Council (DCC) City Marketing distributes the information on behalf of the attractions that appear below. Please contact event organisers directly for further information ...

19: New package to address skills shortages

A package to help address New Zealand’s skills shortages and build skill levels in critical areas of the workforce was announced today by Prime Minister Helen Clark and Associate Education Minister Steve Maharey.

20: New Zealand Income Survey: June 2004 quarter

Average weekly gross income for all people from all sources was $554 in the June 2004 quarter, up 2.6 percent from the June 2003 quarter, according to Statistics New Zealand. Average weekly income from all sources was $700 for males and $417 for ...

21: Stateside With Rosalea: Getting Down To The Wire

**Bush's secret revealed** Honestly, how daft can these television pundits be? All week they've been ruminating on the mysterious sudden surge in Bush's popularity among women, when it's perfectly obvious that there is no mystery. Leading up to ...

22: Campus is no place for a brewery, says Nandor

The finding by the Alcohol Advisory Council that drinking is more important than studying for New Zealand students is no surprise, given the domination of university orientation events by alcohol promotion.

23: Latin America: The ABC of Opportunism

A retired US Special Forces master sergeant analyses the occupation of Haiti by Latin American troops: “It looks more and more, at least to this writer, like there are only three Latin American leaders left with a spine -- Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, ...

24: Battered by Hurricanes Island Leaders Seek Support

United Nations -- With nearly half of all small island nations having been hit by severe weather disasters over the last two years, and many of them having suffered major trade losses due to the dismantling of market access preferences, the leaders ...

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 ...

26: State House Vandals Cost Taxpayers Millions

The Labour Government has forked out a whopping $43 million repairing tenant-damaged state houses, but only recovered a third of that sum since 2001, ACT New Zealand Associate Social Welfare Spokesman Deborah Coddington revealed today.

27: Independent Business Foundation September 2004

Introduction This paper is an expression of concern at developments in New Zealand’s tertiary sector that erodes our position as a knowledge economy. These developments diminish our reputation as a favoured destination for foreign investment and value-added ...

28: Big Kyoto liability looming

The news that Ireland has abandoned carbon taxes should prompt the New Zealand Government to think again about its commitment to the Kyoto Protocol, says Business NZ.

29: 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...

30: A Big Thanks to NZ Police

Libertarianz Mayoral Candidate would like to give thanks to the NZ Police for their efforts to stamp out vandalism against electoral hoardings. "I have had a chance to see first-hand the police ensuring that vandalism of election signs does not occur."

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