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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: TVNZ staff furious over Bailey affair

Television New Zealand staff who got a pay rise of just 1.5 per cent this year are promising a “full-frontal attack” in the wake of news reader Judy Bailey’s 77 per cent rise.

3: Ohio Recount Affidavit - Richard Hayes Phillips

I, RICHARD HAYES PHILLIPS, do swear and affirm the following: 1. I hold a Ph.D. in geomorphology from the University of Oregon. I am a professional hydrologist and am well versed in standard techniques of statistical analysis, with special expertise ...

4: Premium NZ wine leaking into spy network

Marlborough’s award-winning wine Spy Valley has attracted growing worldwide attention this year because of its undercover name.

5: Bolton’s Appointment Would Destroy State Dept Cred

• With court confidante Condoleezza Rice soon to be at the helm of the State Department, the possible ascension of ultraconservative political appointee John Bolton will stress the Bush administration’s conversion of the agency from a relatively passive ...

6: ACT confirm they would sell NZ's crown jewel

ACT has again demonstrated just how out of touch they are with ordinary New Zealanders by confirming they would privatise our pristine marine space.

7: Muriel Newman's year of mistakes continues

Muriel Newman is ending the year just as she started – wrong, says Social Development and Employment Minister Steve Maharey.

8: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 14 Dec. 2004

1. Police, Minister—Confidence 2. Primary Health Organisations—Progress 3. Broadcasting, Minister—Confidence 4. Schools—Enrolment Scheme Legislation 5. Tertiary Education Commission—Funding Outcomes Question No. 6 to Minister 6. Aotea (Great Barrier) Marine ...

9: New Study: More Absentee Votes than Voters in Ohio

A careful review of the absentee vote in one Ohio county revealed that many more absentee votes were cast than there were absentee voters identified.

10: Darfur Ops Suspended Due To Continuing Fighting

The United Nations has suspended relief operations in a southern sector of Sudan’s strife-torn Darfur region because of continued fighting and a reported build up of rival armed groups that has raised serious concerns in the humanitarian community.

11: Please explain Prime Minister

"The Prime Minister must explain why the relationship with Australia has deteriorated to the point that we are being left out of decisions affecting our own coastal waters," says National Party Leader Don Brash.

12: Chuckman Cartoon: White House Christmas Card 2004

Cartoon by John Chuckman

13: Public Address 15/12/04 - Television Comedy

"Good evening and haere mai, talofa lava, ni hao, welcome, welcome, welcome to Campbell's Gamble, the show TV3 have given me to stop me going to TVNZ. On tonight's show, Carol Hirschfeld continues her 99-part series about Ahmed Zaoui and it turns out there ...

14: 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 ...

15: TVNZ resignations all show

"The resignations offered by three Television New Zealand board directors and their rejection by the Government is a predictable sham aimed at protecting Labour's political mates," says National Party State Services spokesman Murray McCully.

16: American Democracy Hangs By A Thread In Ohio

As the whole world watches, American democracy may be hanging by a thread in Ohio.

17: 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.

18: Ohio's Election Challenged by Recount and Lawsuit

Ohio's Official Presidential Election Results Challenged by Recount and Lawsuit Filed in State Supreme Court - Interview with Cliff Arnebeck, lawyer representing the Alliance for Democracy, conducted by Scott Harris

19: Richard Ehrlich: Sex Change Operations In Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand -- After a former U.S. Army corporal became a grandfather, he stopped secretly wearing women's clothes, flew to Bangkok for a sex change operation and emerged as a lesbian.

20: Westpac To Locally Incorporate In New Zealand

The announcement follows advice from the Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ), Dr Alan Bollard, that the RBNZ had rejected Westpac’s buttressed branch proposal. The Westpac board has agreed to comply with the RBNZ’s local incorporation policy.

21: U.S. Rep. Conyers: What have they to hide?

Yesterday, it came to the attention of the House Judiciary Committee Democratic Staff that efforts to audit poll records in Greene County, Ohio are being obstructed by County Election officials and/or Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell. According ...

22: Manuel Valenzuela: The Rise of the Amerikan Nazis

The rise to power of the Amerikan Nazis, and the subsequent dive into the cesspool of fascism the nation is now experiencing, was assured with the ascension to the White House of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney in November 2000.

23: Margaret Wilson has enormous experience

Only those suffering from amnesia or ignorance would claim that Attorney-General Margaret Wilson doesn't have enough "experience" to be the next Parliamentary Speaker, Progressive Party leader Jim Anderton today.

24: Options Canvassed On Fuel Cell Field Trial Sites

Powerco and Ceramic Fuel Cells Limited (CFCL) have announced that they will confirm the sites for the first fuel cell field trials for New Zealand early in 2005.

25: Damian Clarke: Freedom

This is the wording of the waiver of rights which has been added to the I-94W form of the Immigration and Naturalization Service- a division of the U.S Department of Justice. I was expected to sign this when I entered the United States. How odd. Laws ...

26: Complete US Exit Poll Data Confirms Net Suspicions is delighted to be able today to publish a full set of 4pm exit poll data for the first time on the Internet since the US election. The data emerged this evening NZT in a post on the Democratic Underground website under the forum name ...

27: This travel advice has been revised and reissued.

New Zealanders should defer non-essential and tourist travel to Indonesia (including Bali, Batam and Bintan) until further notice. New Zealanders in Indonesia who are concerned for their safety should consider departing.

28: Guest Opinion: A Modest Consumer Activism Proposal

I had a wickedly simple idea the other day, you know, one of those ''I wonder if anybody's ever thought of this'' kinds of ideas. It came to me about a week after November 2nd, that most educational of days, when those of us who happened to be ...

29: Suggestions for sharpening up TVNZ

United Future’s broadcasting spokesman Marc Alexander says the debacle over Judy Bailey’s massive salary increase shows the broadcaster’s bosses need a short sharp shock of commercial reality.

30: Reserve Bank Confirms Westpac to incorporate in NZ

The Reserve Bank today confirmed that Westpac has decided to incorporate in New Zealand. Once this process is completed, all systemically important banks operating in New Zealand will be locally incorporated.


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