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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.

2: 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.

3: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 20 October

1. Secondary School Teachers—Recruitment] 2. Member for Tamaki Makaurau—Ministerial Future 3. Regional Development—Assistance 4. Member for Tamaki Makaurau—Integrity 5. School Leavers—Age Exemptions 6. Cellphones—Cost Comparisons, Australia 7. Methamphetamine—Laboratories ...

4: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 19 October

1. Member for Tamaki Makaurau—Confidence 2. Non-governmental Organisations—Funding 3. Member for Tamaki Makaurau—Waipareira Trust 4. Papua New Guinea—Regional Security 5. Meningococcal Disease—Vaccination 6. Member for Tamaki Makaurau—Taxation 7. Waipareira ...

5: 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 ...

6: Questions for Oral Answer - 21 October 2004

1. HELEN DUNCAN to the Minister of Education: What services to improve the quality of education are delivered centrally, and why? 2. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Prime Minister: What is her response to today's statement from the deputy chair of Te Whanau o Waipareira ...

7: Public Address 21/10/04 - Be Our Guest, Mr Zaoui

Scribe has gone gold in Australia. The 'Not Many'/'Stand Up' single has reached the 35,000 sales gold mark, and his debut album, The Crusader will probably soon join it in gold status. This is a remarkable achievement, not least in that both sides ...

8: Bush Admin's Forward Strategy For Nonproliferation

John R. Bolton, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Remarks to the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations Chicago, IL October 19, 2004

9: Death Of Anita Pearson In Tanzania

Anita, 31, was just beginning a tour of Africa on her way home to New Zealand for Christmas when she was killed. All her family in Australia and New Zealand were looking forward to having her home.

10: Air NZ Fashion Week - Day 3 (Reviews & Images)

Air New Zealand Fashion Week - Day 3 (Images & Reviews) - Show Schedule Day 3: - Reviews Of All Shows: - Photo Gallery

11: Climate Change and Business Conference

The Russian cabinet's approval of the Kyoto protocol this month means that this global treaty is now very close to coming into force. What is this likely to mean for Australasian businesses?

12: Ahmed Zaoui: Clash Of Civilisations

The end of the cold war and the events of September 11th have engendered an intense and ever-increasing focus from academics and observers about the heterogenic and conflictual relations between the West and Islam.

13: UQ Wire: CIA 911 Report Being Kept From Congress

It is shocking: The Bush administration is suppressing a CIA report on 9/11 until after the election, and this one names names. Although the report by the inspector general's office of the CIA was completed in June, it has not been made available ...

14: UN Peacebuilding in Somalia Depends On New Govt

As several organizations work on structuring a peacebuilding framework for Somalia, a call may come for an enhanced role for the United Nations, but that expansion must be based on discussions with the new government, Secretary-General Kofi Annan says.

15: 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 ...

16: 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.

17: Completion of Verification Work in Libya

Mr. Chairman, members of the committee, it is my pleasure to announce to you today on behalf of the Administration that our verification work in Libya is essentially complete. Our final team left Tripoli on Monday, September 20.

18: What Did Aeschylus Write In "Daughters Of Danaus"?

The US and its allies are teaching a new generation of courageous, creative, generous people to harden their hearts against them throughout the Middle East.

19: Westpac CEO Recruits Key National Bank Executive

Strong leadership, customer focus and sound results have seen Westpac CEO Ann Sherry draw a key National Bank executive to the Westpac Executive Team.

20: Images: Civil Society Welcomes Zaoui Book In Beehi

Conspicuously absent from the launch of 'The Disinformation Campaign Against Ahmed Zaoui' - by Scoop's Co-editor Selwyn Manning, Yasmine and Katie Small - were any Labour Party MP's, ministers or staff.

21: New Zealand Day Bill to be debated by Parliament

United Future leader, Peter Dunne, is delighted his Members Bill, the New Zealand Day Bill, has been drawn from the ballot and is likely to be debated in Parliament in early December.

22: Sinclair's Long History of Journalistic Deception

Sinclair Broadcasting Group has tried to influence the outcome of elections long before the media company became a lightning rod for criticism due to its decision to air a controversial documentary ten days before the Nov. 2 election critical of ...

23: 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 ...

24: Chief Govt. Whip Pettis Refutes Book Launch Ban

Scoop: According to the New Zealand Herald, Matt Robson stated that Labour MP's had been told to stay away from the Zaoui book launch]?

25: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 21 October

1. Education—Centralised Services 2. Member for Tamaki Makaurau—Waipareira Trust 3. PILLARS Family Programme—Inmate Reintegrative Support Services 4. Member for Tamaki Makaurau—Polytechnic Financial Practices 5. Local Government—Resource Management ...

26: NZBR: Unions Have Had the Run of the House

The changes in the Employment Relations Law Reform Bill (the ER Bill) passed by parliament last night are unwarranted, undesirable and unwelcome, according to New Zealand Business Roundtable Policy Advisor, Norman LaRocque.

27: Powell Interview With The USA Today Editorial Bd.

SECRETARY POWELL: Okay, thank you very much, and I'll be brief because, since you are a fairly large group, I want to not constrain your time on my giving a lecture.

28: PM won't help pregnant girls

The Prime Minister is refusing to co-operate on reform that will help vulnerable pregnant girls in abusive or dangerous environments, says National MP Judith Collins.

29: Kerr: The Company As A Business Institution

THE COMPANY AS A BUSINESS INSTITUTION Last year, two editors working for The Economist, John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge, published a short and fascinating book on the world's dominant vehicle for doing business, the company. It was entitled The ...

30: Earthquake technology good for New Zealand

The recent announcement of New Zealand’s earthquake-proofing technology to be used in China’s third largest city illustrates how the innovation of New Zealand engineers has made earthquake engineering a very effective niche export, says the Institution ...


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