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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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00003.htm


2: 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


3: Ohio Election Officials Obstruct Recount

Reports from throughout Ohio present a clear and disturbing pattern of state and local election officials obstructing the recount of Ohio's 2004 presidential vote, according to the Green Party's presidential campaign which initiated the recount ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00265.htm


4: Meeting Aligns Industry and Education Provider

Waiariki Institute of Technology's skill, course structure and approach to education in wood processing and forestry were highly praised during a visit to the institute's Waipa campus and wood-processing mill by the Forest Industries Council CEO Stephen ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0406/S00051.htm


5: Turning Waste Wood Into Profit

Tokoroa Company Central Wood Recyclers (CWR) has developed a waste wood recovery business that reduces the impact of commercial forestry on the environment and provides an alternative fuel for industrial use.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00238.htm


6: Carter Holt Harvey completes Tissue sale

On 12 May 2004 Carter Holt Harvey (CHH) advised the market that the agreement to sell its Tissue business and 50 per cent interest in Sancella to Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) had become unconditional.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0405/S00229.htm


7: Trust Regears For Future

The Crown Forestry Rental Trust (CFRT) is transforming itself into a streamlined organisation focused on achieving results quickly and efficiently. A number of positions are in the process of being advertised and an announcement regarding the appointment ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00227.htm


8: Peter North: Fossil Fuel Limits & Dependencies

Our global economic system and societies are sustained by finite fossil fuel resources, writes PETER NORTH and oil production is due to peak within the next ten years. Yet instead of conserving the vital resources, fossil fuel use continues to increase.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00192.htm


9: Mr Zaoui Discusses Islam And Women

Speech Delivered On behalf Of Mr Zaoui By Miranda Harcourt – Great Hall, Parliament Buildings December 14 2004

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0412/S00204.htm


10: America's Cooperative Approach to Missile Defense

I am pleased to be here today to talk about the role of missile defense in U.S. national security strategy, and in particular, the growing importance of our cooperative efforts with friends and allies to America's overall approach to missile defense.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00259.htm


11: Chuckman Cartoon: US National Tree Xmas 2004

Cartoon by John Chuckman...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00197.htm


12: 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


13: Young Opera Singers Get Chance At The Limelight

Young Opera Singers Get Their Chance At The Limelight - The 2005 Pricewaterhousecoopers Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artists

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0412/S00100.htm


14: American Bounty Hunter Jonathan ''Jack'' Idema

BANGKOK, Thailand -- American bounty hunter Jonathan "Jack" Idema, who was put on trial in Kabul for allegedly torturing Afghans, arrived in Afghanistan alongside U.S. invasion forces in 2001 and enjoyed threatening to kill journalists.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00178.htm


15: Colin Powell Interview With Associated Press

MR. SCHWEID: Mr. Secretary, thank you. And we're about a month out from the election scheduled in Iraq. There are plans for 9,000 polling stations around the country and a relatively small number of international observers to watch over the process. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00263.htm


16: Jailed For Questioning Ohio Secretary Of State

On Monday, December 6, my wife Carrie and I, accompanied by a local ABC cameraman and a local radio talk show host, attempted to deliver a letter to the Secretary of State of Ohio, J. Kenneth Blackwell.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00199.htm


17: Daniel Hopsicker: The Big Fix 2004 (Part3)

A ''mistake'' made in the office of a seriously-compromised Supervisor of Election in Pinellas County whose husband is a top executive of the country’s largest election services company has almost unnoticed spiked the best hope for a election recount ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00198.htm


18: Complete US Exit Poll Data Confirms Net Suspicions

Scoop.co.nz 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00227.htm


19: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00167.htm


20: The Moody Blues are coming.

The “Moody Blues” are making their first visit to New Zealand in April 2005. To celebrate this a “Nights in White Satin” has been organised for Saturday 8 January from 5pm to 8.30pm at Harcourt Park, Upper Hutt.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0412/S00139.htm


21: 600% increase in water pollution incidents

The Auckland Regional Council is cracking down on concrete contractors to prevent water pollution and protect native fish from ‘death by concrete.’

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0412/S00140.htm


22: Kerry Edwards Lawyer's Letter To Kenneth Blackwell

I am writing to you on behalf of John Kerry and John Edwards, the Democratic Party candidates for President and Vice-President of the United States at the November 2, 2004 general election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00256.htm


23: Ohio Vote Count Battles Escalate - New Evidence

The epic legal battle over Ohio's presidential vote count is back in the state Supreme Court, with an election challenge claiming George W. Bush was wrongly declared the winner on Nov. 2 and seeking a court-ordered reversal of that victory.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00213.htm


24: Powell With UNSG Kofi Annan After Meeting In D.C.

Remarks With His Excellency Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations After Their Meeting

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00253.htm


25: David Hicks' Affidavit On Abuse And Mistreatment

1. I am David M Hicks, a Petitioner in the above-captioned action, and I make this Affidavit, submitted under seal (*), in support of my Amended Complaint, and my applications for injunctive relief.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00252.htm


26: What's Wilson got in common with Bill Clinton

By using her expiring Attorney-General powers to promote unsuitable candidates, Speaker-designate Margaret Wilson raises memories of President Bill Clinton's last days, when he effectively pardoned a batch of crooked supporters, ACT Justice spokesman ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00474.htm


27: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00154.htm


28: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00211.htm


29: Pattern Change Possible For Christmas Weather

MetService weather forecasts for this weekend are going for cold conditions with strong southwest winds over the whole country. Hail is likely in many places and snow is forecast above about 700 metres for the south and east of the South Island. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0412/S00040.htm


30: Dominionist Dementia: What's JC Got To Do With It?

As we navigate the religious holiday season and attempt to psychologically and spiritually prepare ourselves for the ''second'' (or third or fourth or fifth) term of the current regime, I thought it might be appropriate to examine this fellow Jesus whom the Dominionists ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00212.htm


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