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Africa must curb bird flu and its chances of jumping to humans – UN health chief
Today Tauranga MP Bob Clarkson has welcomed the decision of the High Court to order NZ First leader Winston Peters to pay $40,000 in costs following Mr Peters' failed election petition. Scoop caught up with Mr Clarkson for a short interview in which ...
A major conservation effort, led by Dr Brendan Godley of the University of Exeter, has just got underway to help protect endangered leatherback turtles which nest in Gabon, West Africa. The region is thought to be the animals'last global stronghold, ...
As the United Nations helps the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to hold national elections in June as part of a peace plan after the most lethal fighting in the world since World War II, the world body’s top peacekeeping official is calling on the ...
Sex worker rights group participating in national bus trip to stop violence against women and children
Many experts say the wide-spread epidemic of mental health problems in the US is man-made. The case of Susan Florence is a testament to this theory of man-made insanity.
Air New Zealand announced today it would lend a helping hand to U2 fans inconvenienced by the unexpected postponement of the band's New Zealand concerts later this month.
Animal Control officers for the Kapiti Coast District Council are applying a “get-tough-on-bad-owners” policy and the first result of this is that one local owner has recently been declared a “disqualified dog owner” by the Court.
AIDS Crisis in Latin America Compounded by Bush Administration’s Catering to U.S. Drug Multinationals, which Demonstrably are Far More Concerned with the “Bottom Line” than the Deaths of Tens of Thousands of AIDS Victims
Halliburton and its subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) have been making hay in the burning Iraqi sun for years now. It is, of course, no coincidence that the man sitting as vice president played a key role with his influence in obtaining the ...
WA rights group Project SafeCom has accused the Howard government and the Department of Immigration of attempting to engage in ethnic cleansing, after the refusal to grant returning deportee Mr Robert Jovicic by acting Immigration Minister Julie Bishop.
(New York) – Iranian police and plainclothes agents yesterday charged a peaceful assembly of women’s rights activists in Tehran and beat hundreds of women and men who had gathered to commemorate International Women’s Day, Human Rights Watch said ...
R. Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Opening Statement before the House International Relations Committee Washington, DC March 8, 2006
In a slowing economy, government spending will continue to boom. Wellington office blocks currently offer the best returns in commercial property, and the state wage bill is rising by $1 billion per year. So the Reserve Bank has to hold the line on ...
In a courageous move, New Zealand's largest wholesaler of broadband has rejected the latest wholesale offer from Telecom in favour of asking for speeds up to twice as fast for their customers.
A vision for how Auckland will look and feel in 20 to 30 years was clear in the minds of Auckland City Councillors when they met this week to discuss the budget and 10 year plans for the city.
Three major candidates are the prime contenders to become Peru's next president when the country goes to the polls on April 9 to elect a new leader and congress.
It is an oft assumed dictum that criminals should not be able to look to the government to be a co-conspirator to their crimes.
Ruapehu Alpine Lifts (RAL), operators of Mt Ruapehu Ski Areas, announced yesteday that it will be investing more than $30m over the next two years into upgrading the mountain's facilities.
This Saturday, Posties from Rotorua to Whangarei will be joining their union's campaign for a five-day week by wearing a bright black and yellow armband with the slogan "5 on 2 off".
Assistant Secretary Christopher R. Hill Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20520
This report covers the six months to 31 December 2005. As announced in the 2005 Annual report the Company has adopted New Zealand Equivalent of International Financial Reporting Standards (NZIFRS).
Just after US President George W. Bush's visit to India, Australian Prime Minister John Howard arrived in India to spend 4 busy days along with his team of 40 high-profile members including prominent ministers.
Christopher R. Hill, Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Statement to the Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee of the House International Relations Committee Washington, DC March 8, 2006
[The following article is slated to be published in the AJDS Newsletter this week. –Sol Salbe] They are laughing, and our children are dying… By Rami Elhanan
About 700 households are now all the safer thanks to a recent visit to Tauranga by the hazardous waste collection service called the HazMobile. Brought to the city by Environment Bay of Plenty and Tauranga City Council, the HazMobile set up at the ...
The State Services Commission will tomorrow begin public advertising for a new Director of Security for the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service.
A decision by the New Zealand Law Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal handed down in Christchurch today, saw Queenstown lawyer Wayne McKeague narrowly escaping being struck off the law practitioners register.
Although unevenly distributed, the world has plenty of water but mismanagement, limited resources and environmental changes mean that almost one fifth of the planet's population still lacks access to safe drinking water and 40 per cent do not have basic sanitation, ...
The Wellington waterfront has new sculpture. Water Whirler , realised from drawings and descriptions by Len Lye, is now operating on a specially-constructed pier by Frank Kitts Park.