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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: Cullen Puts Hide On Notice About Outside Payments

Acting PM Michael Cullen today put ACT leader Rodney Hide on notice similar scrutiny being applied to suspended Cabinet Minister John Tamihere's payments from the Waipareira Trust might also be applied to payments the ACT Leader has allegedly received himself.

3: Powell To The U.S. Global Leadership Campaign

SECRETARY POWELL: Thank you all very much for your warm welcome, and, Jim and Peter, I thank you for this award, and through you I thank all the members of the Campaign for presenting me with this award.
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4: 'It's For The Tongan People,' Says Award Winner

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5: Public Address 18/10/04 - Debates And Dopes

I've been fascinated by the controversy over John Kerry's mention of Dick Cheney's l*sbian daughter, Mary, during the third presidential debate. In answering a question about whether homosexuality was a choice or not, after Bush had claimed that he didn't ...

6: Inquiry Needed to Uncover The Facts

ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Police Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today called for an urgent independent inquiry to ascertain just why police responded to an emergency 111 call from missing woman Iraena Asher by sending a taxi rather than a police car.

7: Maori Party To Select Tamaki Makaurau Candidate

The Maori Party Executive has approved the Tamaki Makaurau committee to go ahead with their candidate selection process.

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.

9: Brash Speech: Screen Directors Guild AGM

Don Brash MP Address to the AGM of the International Screen Directors Guild of NZ at the Kodak Theatre, The Production Village,

10: Greens question plans for secret alcohol meeting

Green MP Nandor Tanczos today questioned the role of a planned secret meeting in Queenstown to be hosted by the Alcohol Advisory Council of NZ (ALAC) with alcohol industry representatives and Associate Health Minister Damien O’Connor.

11: Population information on new on-stop website

Population information is available on a new one-stop website providing access to material held by 19 government agencies -

12: Scientists Return With Rich Haul From Kermadec

The deepwater research ship Tangaroa berthed at Tauranga today with a shipload of new knowledge and discoveries about the ocean floor northeast of New Zealand.

13: Electricity efficiency initiatives sought

Expressions of interest to develop a $2.2 million pilot electricity efficiency programme are being sought by the Electricity Commission its Chair, Roy Hemmingway, announced today.

14: Weapons Sales To Haiti and Contacts With Aristide

Taken Questions Office of the Spokesman Washington, DC October 15, 2004 Question Taken at the October 15, 2004 Daily Press Briefing

15: Scoop Link: New York Times Endorses John Kerry

Senator John Kerry goes toward the election with a base that is built more on opposition to George W. Bush than loyalty to his own candidacy. There is no denying that this race is mainly about Mr. Bush's disastrous tenure.

16: Norwegians Challenge Bush In Washington Post Ad

When the Norwegian government doesn't tell George W. Bush the Norwegian opinion on the Iraqi war, we have to tell him ourselves.

17: Carnival of Resistance at Wellington City Council

The Wellington City Council reception area was turned into a dance-floor by protesters today. 150 people gathered in front of the Freedom Shop at noon. They absolutely positively creatively marched down Cuba street in opposition to the Wellington inner ...

18: Report Blows Labour Claims Out Of The Water

Labour's claim that the New Zealand economy is improving its competitiveness is blown out of the water by the recently released World Economic Forum global competitiveness report, ACT New Zealand Foreign Affairs and Trade Spokesman Ken Shirley said today.

19: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for October 15

IRAQ - Designation of Jama'at al-Tawhid wa'al-Jihad as Foreign Terrorist - Organization & Global Terrorist / Explanation of U.S. Designations - / Description of Proposed United Nations Designation / U.S. View - of Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi / Number of Designated ...

20: Cuba, Si! Nueva Zelandia, Si!

Miguel Ramirez Ramos, the Cuban Ambassador to our part of the world, visited New Zealand from his base in Jakarta to coincide with the Si! Cuba! film festival being held in Auckland and Wellington. The Ambassador was in Auckland on Saturday and Scoop ...

21: No Need For Early Election Says Peters

Rt Hon Winston Peters has described media speculation that there will be an early election as nonsense and he sees no reason why the next general election should be held any earlier than August or September 2005.

22: IPENZ Supports Electricity Commission's Initiative

The Electricity Commission’s latest initiative to allocate over $2 million for energy efficiency initiatives is an encouraging step forward for New Zealand, and supported by the Institution of Professional Engineers, IPENZ.

23: Significant Navy spend for NZ secured

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s (NZTE) Industry Capability Network (ICN) unit are looking for New Zealand companies capable and ready to help build seven new vessels for the Royal New Zealand Navy.

24: Douglas White QC to conduct Tamihere inquiry

Douglas White QC will conduct an independent investigation into allegations surrounding John Tamihere and the Waipareira Trust.

25: Tamihere Inquiry Should Be Open & Transparent

ACT New Zealand Leader Rodney Hide today said Prime Minister Helen Clark was making the same mistake she made with her last inquiry into John Tamihere: the inquiry should be a judicial one, it should be open to the media, and witnesses should be allowed ...

26: Emirates Expands Again In Christchurch

Emirates is to increase the frequency of its Christchurch-Melbourne-Dubai service for the second time since starting Christchurch flights at the beginning of July.

27: 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.

28: Auckland Uni Students face fee increases today

The University of Auckland Council meeting to increase fees is Today (Monday 18th October) in the Music Theatre number 6 Symonds Street at 4pm.

29: Nuplex to Buy Akzo Nobel Coatings Resins Business

Nuplex Industries Limited has made an offer to buy the Coatings Resins (CR) business of Akzo Nobel N.V. for a consideration of approximately €110 million (NZ$202m). CR is a global manufacturer and recognized technology leader in the development, manufacture ...

30: Lynn Cheney And The Lavender Smokescreen

Yesterday the world was agog with the vitriolic attacks by Lynn Cheney on the honor and the goodness of John Kerry for his reference to the homosexuality of her daughter, Mary, in response to the question by Bob Scheiffer at the final Presidential debate.


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