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

1: Cheney's Halliburton Helped Saddam Siphon UN $Bns

The one company that helped Saddam exploit the oil-for-food program in the mid-1990s that wasn't identified in Duelfer's report was Halliburton, and the person at the helm of Halliburton at the time of the scheme was Vice President Dick Cheney.


2: Scoop Satire: Furious George Goes To The Debate

Furious George Goes To The Debate - Cartoon Strip By H.O.O. Rey


3: 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.
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4: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 12 October

1. Working for Families Package—Child Poverty 2. Inquiries—Resources 3. Te Arawa—Rotorua Lake Beds Question No. 2 to Minister 4. International Monetary Fund—Washington Meeting 5. Te Arawa—Rotorua Lake Beds 6. Working Holiday Schemes—Scope 7. Te Arawa—Rotorua ...


5: Violence in Haiti: Powell Blames Aristide

Violence in Haiti: Colin Powell and Gerard Latortue Blame Aristide, When the Blame Lies With Them


6: Mark Levey: Sharon's Green Light To Attack Iran

The Bush Administration urged the members of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to approve an October 31 deadline on Iran for compliance or face sanctions at the UN Security Council. Bush lost that vote. Had the motion passed, that would ...


7: Public Address 13/10/04 - Weird Wars

The news that during the occupation that followed the war to stop weapons technology falling into the wrong hands, equipment and materials that could be used to make nuclear weapons have been steadily vanishing would seem to be taking irony just a ...


8: Trident Submarine's 5 Hour Blockade Of Downing St

Today, Monday 11 October, peace activists from all over Britain brought a huge model Trident submarine to the seat of British governance to challenge Labour to abandon its WMD and to comply fully with its international treaty obligations.


9: Questions for Oral Answer 13 October 2004

1. Dr MURIEL NEWMAN to the Minister of Housing: Did he receive a letter dated 22 August 2003 from Housing New Zealand Acting Chief Executive Jordan Alexander providing a "Maori Responsiveness Update" that advised him that Housing New Zealand had developed ...


10: Govt Moves To Ban HumanRights From Security Review

The NZ Govt announced today that The Crown will seek to overthrow a Court of Appeal decision that insisted Ahmed Zaoui’s human rights must be taken into account when reviewing the security risk certificate issued against him by the SIS.


11: 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 ...


12: Drop Petrol Tax Increases Says NZ First

New Zealand First transport spokesperson Peter Brown is calling for the Government to put a stop to increasing petrol taxes following further petrol price rises.


13: Doug Giebel: Thinking The Unthinkable

The revelations keep coming, proving the Bush Administration's reasons for invading and occupying Iraq were deviations from the truth.


14: 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.


15: Burton says—“Stop the cheap politics, Mr Mark”

Defence Minister Mark Burton says tonight that Ron Mark’s sad attempt to garner publicity off the grief of a New Zealand family is sad and pathetic.


16: Anarchy can't rule marine farming industry future

Marine farming anarchy will not be allowed to jeopardise New Zealand's valuable coastal environment or the marine farming industry, says Fisheries Minister David Benson-Pope.


17: MEDIACOM Marketing Digest October 12 2004

Coming to the Small Screen TV3 launched its new programmes last week, with a presentation long on style (an extended rap by Beastie Boys clones) and short on substance (we were told very little about the programmes). So MediaCom to the rescue, with a rundown ...


18: Land Access Will Ensure Farmer Vigilantism

A Taranaki farmer's decision to run an advertisement, warning trespassers on his property that he'll take the law into his own hands, is a sign of things to come if the Government's land access proposals become law, ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs ...


19: Army chief 'emptied his magazine' at girl in Gaza

Two separate official investigations are under way into the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old girl in Gaza by the Israeli army after soldiers testified that their company commander "emptied his magazine" at her after she had been shot and was presumed ...


20: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 13 October

1. Housing New Zealand—Treaty of Waitangi 2. Career Planning—Economic and Social Policy 3. Accident Compensation Corporation—Bold Perspectives, Shared Objectives Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Conference 4. Local Government—Voting System ...


21: Bush & Scalia: You Want Privacy Rights? Pass A Law

In an eerie juxtaposition during the second presidential debate, both George W. Bush and Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia - each in their own sort of code - were saying at the same time that if Bush is elected in 2004, women who get abortions ...


22: King Norodom Sihanouk's Succession In Cambodia

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Cambodia's King Norodom Sihanouk, originally crowned in 1941 when Nazi-backed Vichy France controlled Indochina, said he will leave the throne and allow his son, former dancer Prince Norodom Sihamoni, to replace him.


23: STORY OF THE WEEK: Presidential Debates (3)

STORY OF THE WEEK: Week Ending 15th October 2004 The 2004 Presidential Debates


24: STV Voting scandal or computer count inevitability

The fiasco affecting STV counting in Wellington and other cities is either the biggest voting scandal since Chicago Mayor Daley found the ballot boxes that elected Kennedy, or a stuff up caused by the choice of the most complex system for counting STV votes.


25: DOC Targets Otago and Canterbury Wilding Pines

DOC Targets Wilding Pines Paul Hondelink of Wanaka Area Office felling wilding pines on the western shore of Lake Wanaka. Click for big version


26: Fighting Talk - Scripted Blood

Simon Pound appears to have caught a wiff of blood in the air: ''In other news, how funny is the intellectual ping-pong between Cohen, Nippert, and the ice skating rink? Barbs flying like a battle on the Nation's letters page, except none of the ...


27: Ernest Partridge: George Bush's 'Gut'

Sometime during the 2000 campaign, I heard an ordinary citizen say, ''I trust George Bush – he has good instincts.'' It’s a comment heard frequently in this campaign as well.


28: Child Poverty And Unsafe Sex

The Child Poverty Action Group is today calling on the government to take immediate steps to eliminate child poverty while simultaneously, the Durex Global Sex Survey has revealed more than half of New Zealand women are practising unsafe sex, despite ...


29: Chuckman Cartoon: John Kerry, Bush Lite

Cartoon by John Chuckman


30: The growing cost of a free education

While the Ministry of Education has baled out 5% of schools, parents and communities are left to bale out the other 95%, says National’s Education spokesman, Bill English.



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