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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: 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 ...

3: Return Of Millions Who Fled Africa’s Conflicts

With millions of refugees from Africa’s conflicts facing their first chance in many years to return home where they would join millions more internally displaced by war, the United Nations refugee agency will bring together key African ministers, ...

4: Scoop Link: Noam Chomsky - The Tragedy of Haiti

''Haiti was more than the New World's second oldest republic,'' anthropologist Ira Lowenthal observed, ''more than even the first black republic of the modern world. Haiti was the first free nation of free men to arise within, and in resistance to, ...

5: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - March 2 2004

1. Treaty Claims—Settlements 1 2. Schools—Network Reviews 2 3. Industry—Lord of the Rings 4 4. Brunswick Corporation—Fishing Trip Costs 4 5. Local Government—Asset Management 5 6. Employment Relations Law Reform Bill—Reviews 5 POO: Question No. 4 to Minister ...

6: Symantec Security Upgrades W32.Netsky To Level 4

Symantec Security Response is continuing to track W32.Netsky.D@mm and has upgraded the threat to level 4, on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the most serious.

7: Best Supporting Country in a Motion Picture

One day after the phenomenal success of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King at the 2004 Academy Awards, New Zealand is high profile in the Los Angeles Times including full page Tourism New Zealand advertising.

8: Society Defers Passion Of Christ Review

The NZ distributor of the film "The Passion of the Christ", Hoyts Distribution, has contacted the Society this afternoon informing it that it will be seeking a review of the R16 classification decision issued by the Office of Film and Literature Classification ...

9: Chossudovsky: US Sponsored Coup d'Etat In Haiti

The armed insurrection which contributed to unseating President Aristide on February 29th 2004 was the result of a carefully staged military-intelligence operation.

10: Over-the-counter 'open source' is a breakthrough

Green MP Nandor Tanczos is applauding Dick Smith Electronics' move this week to offer Windows-less laptops.

11: Labour's disgrace: 259 ghost towns

The worst fears of rural and provincial New Zealand have been realised today with the government's ruthless decision to consign 259 communities to the economic scrapheap, Green MP Sue Bradford said today.

12: Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 3 March

1. Hon RICHARD PREBBLE to the Minister of Maori Affairs: Does he agree with the Minister for Social Development and Employment, Hon Steve Maharey, that "It is perhaps time to set a date when all grievances must be settled so we can all move on,"; ...

13: Public Address 03/03/04 - Memory

Since Don Brash's Orewa speech, there has been a lot of huffing and puffing from his supporters about name-calling and playing the man, not the ball, and, y'know, having the debate. They would seem to have hurtled down from the high ground with ...

14: Ahmed Zaoui’s Tourist Video Available Online

The video Ahmed Zaoui filmed while travelling from Malaysia to Thailand via Laos and Vietnam is now available to online. This is the full 60 minutes of video that the NZ SIS allege "looks suspiciously like a casing video."

15: The biggest load of hot air since the Hindenburg!

“John Tamihere’s Timaru speech on business was the biggest load of hot air since the Hindenburg disaster,” according to Brian Connell, MP for Rakaia and National party Commerce Spokesman.

16: Aristide Confirms He Was Kidnapped By US Military

Democracy Now! has revealed that President Jean Bertrand Aristide was kidnapped early Sunday morning by the US military, contrary to widespread reports that he resigned. Speaking on the syndicated national radio program this morning, both Rep. Maxine ...

17: A Chance To Meet Mary-Kate And Ashley In LA

The ZM radio network in association with the mary-kateandashley brand is searching for New Zealand's biggest Mary-Kate and Ashley fan! The winner and two companions will get to meet the most famous teenagers on the planet in their home city, Los ...

18: Molesworth & Featherston - 2 March 2004

There is mutiny in the air … this week we report increasing chances of industrial trouble, consider a new Maori party and look to the Act conference. Also this week, decisions in Parliament and Cabinet, a little reminder of your generous support for ...

19: Prime Minister Issues UN's Terrorist Entity Lists

Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that the government has listed the following organisation and individuals as terrorist entities pursuant to the provisions of the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002:

20: Tariq Ali: The Price Of Occupying Iraq

The whole world knows that US President George Bush and British PM Tony Blair lied to justify the war, but do they know the price being paid on the ground in Iraq?

21: Rep Maxine Waters: Aristide Says 'I Was Kidnapped'

Congressmember Maxine Waters said she received a call from Aristide at 9am EST. "He's surrounded by military. It's like he is in jail, he said. He says he was kidnapped," said Waters. Click on this link to read a full transcript of the Democracy Now! interview ...

22: Greenpeace calls review safety of nuke reactors

Berlin, Germany -- Greenpeace Is calling on all nuclear safety authorities around the world to urgently review the safety of their reactors and to close the most vulnerable following the leak of a confidential German document, which shows no single nuclear ...

23: Sexual violence depiction causes audience collapse

Chief Censor Bill Hastings and his censors from the Office of Film and Literature Classification Office have granted so many general R18 classifications to films containing gratuitous sexual violence combined with explicit sex, that one wonders what’s next ...

24: Miserable sods!

“At last the Labour Government is getting the message that they must reduce the crippling tax burden afflicting New Zealand business,” said Brian Connell, MP for Rakaia and National’s Commerce spokesman.

25: Greens Demand Probe of Aristide Kidnapping by U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders, concerned about emerging reports that President Jean-Bertrand Aristide did not voluntarily resign but was forcibly escorted by U.S. Marines possibly acting in concert with Haitian rebels, have called for an independent ...

26: Peters Pays Tribute To Top Journalist

Rt Hon Winston Peters has paid tribute to Warren Berryman, founding editor of “The Independent” who died in Auckland this morning, describing him as one of the few real investigative journalists in New Zealand.

27: 42 Below Flavours Approved For The US

Auckland, 2nd March 2004: Vodka maker, 42 BELOW, today announced to the New Zealand Stock Exchange that it has gained US approval for their flavoured vodkas, Passionfruit and Feijoa by the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).

28: Inside A U.S. Election Vote Counting Program

Publication of this story marks a watershed in American political history. It is offered freely for publication in full or part on any and all internet forums, blogs and noticeboards. All other media are also encouraged to utilise material. Readers ...

29: Promises worth nothing from National

“Promises on New Zealand Superannuation are worth nothing from National as they have a history of bad faith on the issue,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

30: An Interview With NZ Terror Expert Paul Buchanan

After reading an article in the Christchurch Press, by Colin Espiner, I decided to request an interview with Paul Buchanan. Colin’s article said that Mr Buchanan was a former US intelligence agent. I wanted to ask Mr Buchanan why he ceased to be a ...


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