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New Zealand Government
“Missy Teka was a talented musician in her own right, a wonderful person and a good friend. I am truly saddened by her passing” Minister of Maori Affairs, Parekura Horomia said today.
2: Government Should Buy Up Troubled ABC Centres
The union representing thousands of public sector early childhood teachers, says the government should step in and buy up all ABC Learning Centres across the country.
3: Gore's U-Turn Given Qualified Welcome
SOLO - Sense of Life Objectivists
Two cheers for Al Gore on his about-face on man-made Global Warming, says SOLO Principal, Lindsay Perigo. "Gore's renunciation of a cause whose Number One cheerleader he has been for so long is a triumph of the scientific spirit. Confronted by mounting evidence ...
4: Two Top Posts Soon Vacant At The United Nations
Two top positions at the UN will be vacant by the end of June opening a new diplomatic war within the Membership to fill them. Both leaders at the Peacekeeping Operations Dept (DPKO) and the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) are leaving.
5: Breaking News Pumpkin's Father Arrested in Atlanta
Scoop News: Radio New Zealand has reported that United States Marshals have captured Nai Xin Xue in Atlanta USA this morning (NZ Time). An Interpol arrest warrant was issued for Nai Xin Xue in connection with the body-in-the-boot homicide case in Auckland, ...
6: Intimate Encounters: Disability and Sexuality
An internationally acclaimed photographic exhibition ‘Intimate Encounters: Disability and Sexuality’ by photographer Belinda Mason-Lovering will tour New Zealand.
7: Who Drank The Milk From Hallmark/Westland Cows?
The Humane Society's recent slaughterhouse expose www.hsus.org which led to the biggest beef recall in US history was an ethical and hygienic shock to the public. We're eating WHAT people asked. The downer cows were products of the US dairy industry ...
8: Peters Fights With Media - 28 February 2008
Click for big version A young and vivacious portrait of Queen Elizabeth beams down on NZ First Leader Winston Peters *****
9: U.S. Resettlement Offer For Bhutanese Refugees
Asian Centre for Human Rights
According to Bhutan's State media on 21 Feb 2008, Bhutanese security forces arrested 8 people from the Nepali speaking minority in Bhutan. They were detained in connection with a series of bombings apparently aimed at disrupting forthcoming elections.
10: Scheme Will Boost Investment in Eroding Lands
Flexible Land Use Alliance
The Forestry Offset Scheme, proposed by the Flexible Land Use Alliance today, will see investors buying and foresting some of the more than 800,000 hectares of seriously eroding land found in New Zealand’s high country.
11: New Land Use Alliance Focussed on Planting Eroding
Flexible Land Use Alliance
Some of the country’s largest exporting companies have joined forces to seek changes to the proposed Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) that they say will encourage the planting of more than 800,000 hectares of seriously eroding hill country land.
12: Largest petition collecting exercise in 20 years!
The Kiwi Party
Friday Feb 29th,2008 Largest petition collecting exercise in 20 years! At 11am this morning, Sheryl Savill and Larry Baldock, will deliver two petitions to the Clerk of the House of Parliament. With a combined total of more than 600,000 signatures ...
13: Turner: Petition Captured
United Future NZ Party
Normally when petitions are presented to Parliament, invitations are sent to MPs sympathetic to the cause regardless of party affiliation, to be present when it is received. This did not happen today.
14: Warning: Westlife Tickets Selling Fast!
After a huge response to this week's exclusive Visa pre-sale, good seats remain available at all prices for the Public On Sale this Saturday (1st March) at 9am. Within three hours of tickets being offered on the Visa Entertainment's pre-sale ...
15: Greg Palast: Exxon Suxx. McCain Duxx
Next month marks 19 years since the Exxon Valdez dumped its load of crude oil across the Prince William Sound, Alaska. A big gooey load of this crude spilled over the lands of the Chenega Natives. But Exxon didn't do it alone. They had enablers.
16: Precious froglets arrive in time for Leap Year
Victoria University of Wellington
What looks at first to be a slimy mess in a Petri dish represents a highly-significant advance in conservation and restoration ecology.
17: Royal Bhutan Army Goes On Arrest Spree In Bhutan
Human Rights Organization Of Bhutan
As reported the Royal Bhutan Army (RBA) in Sarbhang like in ninety's started crackdown in the villages and arresting people on suspicion of allegedly helping the so called militants and also keeping or meeting relatives from the refugee camps in Nepal.
18: Former board member deeply concerned by leak
Former Hawke’s Bay District Health Board member Peter Hausmann says he is deeply concerned by the deliberate campaign to derail the review into governance issues at the board.
19: Outward Bound Wins Best Place to Work in NZ
Organisation that strives to help create 'better people, better communities and a better world' voted best place to work in the country One of the country's best loved icons, Outward Bound Trust of New Zealand, has been voted the Best Place to Work ...
20: Audio: IV With Cuban Amb. José Luis Robaina Garcia
HE Mr José Luis Robaina Garcia arrived in New Zealand with little fanfair on Halloween last year and was officially credentialed by the Governor General in early November . Since then he has been busy establishing a little piece of Cuba in Embassy Row ...
21: Homelessness in NZ – Read all about it
Downtown Community Ministries
The first definitive perspective on homelessness, a critical issue for New Zealand’s social service agencies, has been released as an edition of Australian magazine, Parity. It has been written by New Zealand social service organisations and government ...
22: Unreasonable Force
More than 600,000 signatures will be delivered to Parliament today claiming that the anti-smacking law is unreasonable and has been forced through against the will of NZ parents and their families.
23: First DPP-4 Inhibitor for Type 2 Diabetes in NZ
Merck Sharp and Dohme NZ
New Zealanders with Type 2 diabetes now have access to a new medicine which is significantly less likely to cause weight gain or dangerously low blood sugar; thanks to Merck Sharp & Dohme New Zealand's (MSDNZ) once-daily tablet, JANUVIA® (sitagliptin, MSD), ...
24: Top Scoop Stories - 29 February 2008 News Summary
The Scoop Editor
Nai Xin Xue Arrested In Atlanta / Winston Peters Vs. Media / Telecom Vs. Separation/ Kyoto Vs. Foresters & Farmers / Cuba & Tourism / Housing Rights & Katrina Victims / Bhutan Refugees / Kenya Breakthrough / Hallmark/Westland / Exxon & McCain.
25: Antidepressants harmful as well as ineffective
Citizens Commission on Human Rights
Mental health watchdog claims antidepressants are not only ineffective as a recent British study reveals, but can also be dangerous for your health. “It should be widely known that these drugs can cause severe reactions with people,” said Steve ...
26: Air New Zealand’s “Pink Flight of Fabulosity”
Air New Zealand
Kiwi Mardi Gras party-goers looking to celebrate the 30th anniversary Sydney Mardi Gras in style will not be disappointed with a tropical Pink Paradiso experience for Air New Zealand’s “Pink Flight of Fabulosity” today.
27: Time to stop our frogs from croaking
The Green Party is hopping about on Leap Day with some serious fun with a serious message all about frogs.
28: Winston Churchill 2008 Fellows announced
New Zealand Government
Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Ruth Dyson today announced the recipients of the 2008 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships.
29: MPs challenge Cunliffe over stance on DHB
New Zealand National Party
Jonathan Coleman MP National Party Associate Health Spokesman & Wayne Mapp National Party North Shore MP
30: Zoos leap into action to help save frogs
Auckland Zoo is inviting Kiwis to join it in leaping into the global Amphibian Ark Year of the Frog campaign, which will be helping to save the four endangered New Zealand native frog species.