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Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Scoop Video Link: George W. Bush’s Big Pick

While we are addressing the subject of fingers, noses and so-called world leaders . Scoop’s editors would be remiss not to notify readers of perhaps the most famous nose pick in Internet history. A quick search of Google will show you just how much ...

2: 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.

3: Iraq: Beheading Of Civilian Condemned

Amnesty International condemns in the strongest terms the abduction and beheading of an American civilian by an armed group, Muntada al-Ansar, in Iraq - a video of which was released yesterday. The organization is appalled by the public display ...
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4: Calling For Breast-Cancer Volunteer Collectors

Volunteer Collectors are urgently needed between 11.00am & 1.30pm on Saturday 4th September to help raise money for breast cancer awareness at the 'Great Race' Gallagher Boathouse 8s.

5: Bush's Catastrophic Failures In Iraq - Fact Sheet

Bush received a classified National Intelligence Estimate in late July which ''spells out a dark assessment of prospects for Iraq.'' The three possibilities outlined in the estimate paint a grim picture for Iraq through the end of 2005.

6: Aurora Energy Has the Best Utility Web Site in NZ

Aurora Energy Has the Best Utility Web Site in Australia and New Zealand, According to Platts Study

7: Full Coverage: Nicolas Berg Beheading

Firas Al-Atraqchi: Zarqawi Be Damned - Nicholas Berg screamed. He screamed when he saw the sword brandished in the hands of one of his captors. He screamed when he was pushed down on the ground and his held pulled back, ready for the slaughter. ...

8: New Zealand film takes top award, again

A New Zealand film has once again received one of the top awards at the Toronto Film Festival, evidence that the New Zealand film industry is going from strength to strength, says Associate Arts Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard.

9: Public Address 22/09/04 - The Pain

Nick Smith has an interesting story in this week's Listener on forensic psychiatrist Yolande Lucire. It's just a shame that she's completely full of sh*t. Lucire holds that what we know as repetitive strain injury is really a form of workplace hysteria, ...

10: Update on NZ Herald situation

New Zealand Herald journalists met on Monday afternoon and lifted their ban on work for the Herald on Sunday to allow talks with APN management to take place yesterday.

11: Michel Chossudovsky: Who is Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi

The US intelligence apparatus has created it own terrorist organizations. And at the same time, it creates its own terrorist warnings concerning the terrorist organizations which it has itself created.

12: Labour Harming Our Economy

ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Immigration Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today accused the Labour Government's mis-management of the key immigration portfolio as being responsible for effectively halving New Zealand's net migration numbers.

13: Stateside Restaurant Review - The NZer, Alameda

On account of a luncheon engagement, I dashed out the door before commenting that surely the W Ketchup thing is a complete hoax. The evidence is really on the web page where you can see the barcode label.

14: UQ Wire: BushCheney Testimony Before 911 Comission

Chairman Kean: The Commission will come to order. Welcome, Mr. President and Mr. Vice President. Although, per our agreement, you are not being placed under oath, we expect that your testimony will consist only of the truth. The Commission and ...

15: World Views Bush Admin. With Disdain And Fear

Much of the World Views Bush Administration Policies with Disdain and Fear - Interview with David Cadman, deputy mayor of the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, conducted by Scott Harris

16: Molesworth & Featherston – 21 September 2004

Your mood is changing significantly, even as you feel yet more optimistic. Salons are aflutter with idle guesses about the shape of a Cabinet reshuffle. Our exclusive Molesworth & Featherston rolling average poll of polls shows a widening lead and ...

17: Phil Goff Speech to the UN general debate

Delivered to the United Nations General Assembly New York At approximately 7.45pm, Tuesday, September 21 (New York time) Mr President,

18: John Kerry Takes on Cheney and Halliburton

17, 2004 Kerry Takes on Cheney and Halliburton; Unveils Plan to Stop Halliburton Type Abuses For Immediate Release

19: 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.

20: GLW: Can John Kerry defeat George W Bush?

With his mother at his side, and a picture of his identical twin brother, who was killed in Iraq, held above him, Ivan Medina, a US Army soldier, said: ``We must bring our troops home now. Not tomorrow. Not in six years. Now! We cannot allow another ...

21: Europe rejects the GE corn that NZ accepts

Green Party Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons is questioning the honesty of a ministerial response to a Parliamentary question, following news that MON863 GE corn has been rejected by a European Union regulatory committee .

22: Way Ahead: homosexual people in church leadership

The Council of Assembly set the stage for the day’s discussions when it presented its report, ‘A Way Forward’, concerning homosexual people in leadership in the Presbyterian Church.

23: Congressional Republicans Admit What Bush Hides

Bush: “We’re going to help train Iraqi police and army so they can defend themselves against the few who are trying to stop the dreams of the many in that country. We’ll help them, and we’re making progress. We’re making progress. It’s tough. Of course, ...

24: Kamala Sarup: UN To Mediate The Conflict In Nepal

Speaking to this scribe at New Jersey, The Peace Media Research Center's advisor Dr. Alok K. Bohara, said:

25: Suzan Mazur: John Deuss - The Manhattan projects

IT'S been a while since I've had a conversation with Bermuda-based oil maverick John Deuss. But what comes to mind after reading about the fatal helicopter crash of Group Menatep's managing director (turned intelligence agency informant), Stephen Curtis, ...

26: Child abuse and neglect cases down

Child, Youth and Family statistics show that the number of substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect has dropped since 1999, in spite of an increase in notifications, Child, Youth and Family Minister Ruth Dyson said today.


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28: UN: Beheading Of US Hostage In Saudi Arabia Tragic

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today said the execution in Saudi Arabia of a hostage from the United States was tragic, and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

29: In Tonga, The King Must Take Responsibility

AUCKLAND (Taimi 'o Tonga/Pacific Media Watch): Tonga¹s monarch King Taufa¹ahau Tupou IV must accept responsibility for his kingdom¹s intense political turmoil.

30: Why the Genesis Wind Farm Never Stood a Chance

There has been a mixed reaction to the decision to decline the application by Genesis Energy to construct a 19 turbine windfarm on the wind-swept Awhitu Peninsula, 7km west of Waiuku on the Manukau Heads, south of Auckland.


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