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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.

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


2: Alister Barry On What Don Brash Would Do As PM

Scoop's KEVIN LIST caught up with Alister Barry after his films had aired and questioned the 'Don Brashologist' on where he thought Don Brash would like to take New Zealand economically and socially should he become prime Minister after the 2005 general ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00255.htm


3: The worst-behaved MP’s of 2004

United Future leader and Ohariu-Belmont MP, Peter Dunne, today released his annual list of Parliament’s worst-behaved MP’s for 2004.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00573.htm


4: Real-time Antivirus Scanning for MSN Hotmail

Award-winning Technology from a Global Antivirus Market Leader Helps Enhance Security for 187 Million Email Accounts

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0412/S00052.htm


5: Jewish American Plans Put Israel's Wall On Trial

Activist Kate Raphael Bender plans to put Israel's Wall on trial. Bender, a Jewish lesbian activist from the Bay Area in the United States, was arrested on December 14 at a protest against the construction of the Apartheid Wall in Bil'in village ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00308.htm


6: Daniele Ganser: NATO's Secret Armies

At a time when experts are debating whether NATO is suited to deal with the global ''war on terror'', new research suggests that the alliance’s own secret history has links to terrorism.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00249.htm


7: New Zealand Becoming A Toothless Society

New Zealand First spokesperson for health Barbara Stewart is criticising the Government for not acting sooner to rescue the appalling state of our school dental service.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00572.htm


8: 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


9: UN Nuclear Watchdog Launches Peaceful Nuke Project

Furthering its mission to harness nuclear technology for peaceful uses, the UN watchdog entrusted with preventing the spread of nuclear weapons has launched a pilot project for collaboration with distinguished institutions around the world for research on ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00306.htm


10: Electoral Fight Becomes 'biggest deal since selma'

COLUMBUS -- As Republican officials stonewall subpoenas and subvert the recount process, Rev. Jesse Jackson has pronounced Ohio's vote fraud fiasco "the biggest deal since Selma" and has called for a national rally at "the scene of the crime" in Columbus ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00258.htm


11: William Rivers Pitt: It Will All Be Over Soon

Everyone can relax. This thing is clearly getting ready to wind down. Ask the brilliant minds up at the Pentagon. Back in April 2003, a formal Pentagon planning session stated emphatically that the U.S. occupation of Iraq would be coming to an end in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00262.htm


12: Give Us The Real Figures On Maori TV

National Party MP Murray McCully says the Minister of Maori Affairs must make the real viewing figures available for the Maori Television Service.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00582.htm


13: PUBLIC ADDRESS 23/12/04 - Changes

So long, Dick. Hello, Bob. | Dec 23, 2004 11:06 GUEST: James Littlewood in the culture I think the stress of swapping houses is over-rated. I've never lost a spouse, but I've lost a sibling, and you can take it from me that moving house is much, much ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00260.htm


14: No Right Turn: Danger For Labour?

Writing in the Guardian, Tony Benn highlights six dangers for Labour which are progressively alienating its core supporters. He's writing about the British Labour Party of Tony Blair, but there is a similar trend at work here: in the struggle to hold the centre ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00257.htm


15: Sierra Leone: 10 death sentences for treason

Amnesty International is dismayed at the death sentences passed by Freetown’s High Court yesterday against 10 men convicted of treason.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00295.htm


16: 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


17: Campaign to remove Destiny Church from our schools

Destiny church Wellington, who hold their weekly church services at Wellington High school have ignored the wishes of a 603 strong petition of the 1100 student population calling for their removal.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0412/S00258.htm


18: Consent granted for White Hill wind farm

State-owned electricity generator and retailer Meridian Energy has gained resource consent for its proposed wind farm at White Hill in Southland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0412/S00357.htm


19: Millions In Southern Africa Face Hungry Xmas

With the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) facing a severe shortfall in funds, millions of people across southern Africa are again confronted by the grim prospect of not having enough to eat during the Christmas season and beyond unless donors ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00305.htm


20: WTO working parties for Afghanistan and Iraq

The General Council, on 13 December 2004, established working parties to examine, respectively, the membership applications of Afghanistan and Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00302.htm


21: Public Address 22/12/04 - That Bloke

Was that the sound of John Tamihere believing his own hype? In yesterday's Checkpoint interview, Tamihere reacted quite oddly to a fairly benign invitation from Mary Wilson to undertake that he would not in future say one thing and do another...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00254.htm


22: Honduras Validates its Banana Republic Status

• As Christmas approaches, Washington turns a blind eye to human rights abuses as Honduras strives to maintain its hemispheric lap-dog status

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00309.htm


23: Valenzeula: Amerikan Terrorists, American Tragedy

When the thunderous clouds of fascists past and corporatists present finally dissipate over the vast lands of the United States, leaving in its wake a nation recovering from the violent downpours of mass lunacy, fear and collective schizophrenia that ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00246.htm


24: Doug Giebel: Holier Than Thou - Who Owns God?

During Christmas season 2004, some self-professed Christians, to celebrate the birth of the ''Prince of Peace,'' have chosen to wage a vicious, unforgiving and hate-filled war against those who do not subscribe to their politicized dogma.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00253.htm


25: 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


26: 1 Million Refugees Worldwide Threatened By Hunger

With more than a million refugees worldwide threatened with hunger and malnutrition in the New Year due to food shortages, the United Nations today launched an urgent appeal for international aid, especially for Africa where some woman have resorted ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0412/S00304.htm


27: Crown Law Advice Vindicates Auckland Resolutions

The opinion released from the Crown Law Office on 22 December 2004, that there is no legal requirement on the Auckland City Council to tag the LIM reports of properties that may have been used for past horticultural purposes, supports and strengthens ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0412/S00181.htm


28: Iwi blocks access to foreshore

Nelson MP Nick Smith says hundreds of boat-owners will be angry and disappointed that Maori today blocked access to the safest launching site between Nelson and the Marlborough Sounds.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00585.htm


29: Robert Higgs: The Iraq War, A Catastrophic Success

On the campaign trail last October, Vice President Dick Cheney created a small stir when, speaking of the Iraq war, he declared: ''I think it has been a remarkable success story to date when you look at what has been accomplished overall.''

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0412/S00263.htm


30: Congratulations to Securities Commission

ACT Justice spokesman Stephen Franks today congratulated the Securities Commission and Michael Beard for settling the TranzRail insider trading prosecution of Mr Beard.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0412/S00584.htm

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