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The Weekend’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: ARC election results available on internet

Election results for the Auckland Regional Council will be posted on the ARC website as soon as they are available from all electoral officers, expected soon after 2pm on election day, Saturday 9 October.

3: William Rivers Pitt: The Scary Little Man

George W. Bush, still smarting from his embarrassing performance in the Florida debate, decided on Friday night in St. Louis that volume was a good substitute for strength, that yelling would be mistaken for gravitas. The result was an ugly, disturbing, ...

4: 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.

5: World records and endangered squid

An attempt to break the world record for keeping squid alive will highlight the plight of the endangered animals to thousands across the world, says world-renowned squid expert, Dr Steve O’Shea.

6: TV3 Poll: Labour Extends Their Lead Over National…

3 News TNS Opinion Poll Results Results 30th September to 6th October 2004 6pm, 08 October 2004 “TNS is the new name for NFO/CM Research, New Zealand’s leading consultative market research and intelligence company”

7: Scoop Investigation: Parking Mad in Wellington

When asked by the Dominion Post early this year why the Wellington City Council couldn't have made enough money from three council owned car parking buildings to justify keeping them, incumbent Mayor Kerry Prendergast replied: "There wasn't the political ...

8: STORY OF THE WEEK: Presidential Debates (2)

William Rivers Pitt: Scary Little Man - George W. Bush, still smarting from his embarrassing performance in the Florida debate, decided on Friday night in St. Louis that volume was a good substitute for strength, that yelling would be mistaken for ...

9: 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 ...

10: Auckland City Election 2004 Progress Results

The following results are progress results only and exclude votes still in transit from ballot boxes in libraries and special votes. The progress results represent about 98% of votes cast. Preliminary results will be released as soon as they are ...

11: UN Peacekeepers Face Armed Groups In Haiti

Battling armed groups and street gangs that have attacked civilians and police officers and destroyed shops and properties, United Nations peacekeepers are helping Haitian National Police as they attempt to restore order to some of the most dangerous districts ...

12: Powell Interview With Elise Labott of CNN

QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, you came here for a firsthand look at the situation on the ground, to see the devastation caused by the hurricane. What are you taking away from your brief time here?

13: FBI Seizes IMC Servers in the UK

US authorities issued a federal order to Rackspace's office in the US ordering them to provide Indymedia's hardware located in London to the requesting agency. Rackspace is one of Indymedia's web hosting providers with offices in the US and London. Rackspace ...

14: Inside A U.S. Election Vote Counting Program

Publication of this story marks a watershed in American political history. It is offered freely for publication in full or part on any and all internet forums, blogs and noticeboards. All other media are also encouraged to utilise material. Readers ...

15: American Coup: Mid-Term Election Polls vs Actuals

Scoop’s analysis found shows that - according to the polls - the Republican Party experienced a pronounced last minute swing in its favour of between 4 and 16 points. Remarkably this last minute swing appears to have been concentrated in its effects ...

16: Wind Turbine Noise Testing A Fiasco

The absurd conclusions drawn from a recent test programme to ascertain the noise levels of Windflow's experimental turbine at Gebbies Pass near Christchurch shows the dubious processes by which these projects are pushed through.

17: Powell Remarks With Brazilian FM Celso Amorim

FOREIGN MINISTER AMORIM: (in Portuguese) First of all that we are very pleased with the visit by the Secretary of State to Brazil. As the Brazilian press knows, he has been going through a long program in Sao Paulo, with business sectors, with young ...

18: First Results Show Hubbard Ahead in Auckland

Auckland has voted for change with the results of the Auckland mayoral contest showing Dick Hubbard ahead by 17,000 votes (51 per cent) at 3.15pm today (Saturday 9 October).

19: Action Hobson Congratulates Dick Hubbard

Action Hobson has congratulated Dick Hubbard on his election as Mayor of Auckland.

20: Diebold Memos Disclose Florida 2000 E-Voting Fraud

Something very strange happened in Volusia County on election night November 2000, the night that first Gore won Florida, then Bush, and then as everybody can so well remember there was a tie.

21: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 7 October 2004

1. Te Arawa—Rotorua Lakebeds 2. Teachers—Professional Development and Curriculum Support 3. Overseas Investment—Quality Question No. 1 to Minister 4. Land Transport—Tolling 5. Housing New Zealand Corporation—Treaty of Waitangi 6. Teachers—Professional Development ...

22: Chuckman Cartoon: John Kerry, Bush Lite

Cartoon by John Chuckman

23: Syria Has Not Withdrawn Troops From Lebanon, Annan

Syria has not withdrawn its troops from Lebanon as called for by the United Nations Security Council although Damascus said some 3,000 of its forces have been redeployed, Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a report made public today.

24: Beige Brigade Inspires Retro Renaissance

The Beige Brigade listened with interest to world record-holder Martin Snedden's announcement that New Zealand's cricket team will return to the Beige Brigade inspired strips for February's 20/20 slog-athon match against the Australians. We love the ...

25: US Human Trafficking Charges& Venezuelan Relations

• U.S. sanctions against Caracas further damage already tenuous diplomatic ties between the two nations.

26: Stateside with Rosalea: Veep, Veep

You only had to look at who was moderating last night's vice presidential debates to see how rankism works in the United States. And the saddest thing is that many people would think that it was sooo democratic and inclusive to have a non-white, ...

27: Voters Stop Eastern Motorway

"Auckland voters have stopped the proposed Eastern Motorway," incoming Action Hobson councillor Christine Caughey said tonight.

28: 'Who Would Jesus Debate?' - White House Transcript

PRESIDENT BUSH: Dammit, Turdblossom, I told you these debates were wrong. Why do I have to answer to some liberal homosexual Senator. Why does Dick have to sit with that wimp ambulance chaser. It sends a mixed message. It tells people we have a system ...

29: Naked in Nuhaka: 28 Days Later

WE'RE NOW 28 DAYS OUT FROM THE U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, and I think its time for a bit of an update on the way the world is.

30: North Shore City re-elects mayor, stable council

North Shore City has elected its first third-term mayor with incumbent George Wood resisting challenges from city councillors Tony Holman and Callum Blair to earn another three years in the top job.


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