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1: Scores of foetuses abort - 3 sad calves are born

Almost all of the genetically engineered foetuses, in an AgResearch experiment in Hamilton, New Zealand, designed to insert a human myelin gene into milk-producing cows, have aborted. Only three calves, of the sixty promised, are believed to have ...

2: Images: Greenpeace NZ Sandbags Mobil

Background: 12 June 2001, Wellington: Greenpeace New Zealand today sandbagged Mobil HQ in Lambton Quay, Wellington, and called on Mobil to stop undermining the Kyoto Protocol. See... Greenpeace Sandbags Mobil – No. 1 Villain

3: The Real Story Behind TheOneRing.Net

Regular subscribers to Scoop may have noticed an article by Kevin Loughlin about the founders of Tolkien website - that is, about myself and Mike Regina.

4: Sludge Report #86 – Levantine Superpower Games

In This Edition: Russian-Syrian $1billion Arms Deal Realigns Middle East Balance - It’s Our Peace And We’ll Screw It Up If We Want To

5: Greenpeace Protest

Wellington - Mobil Oil New Zealand Ltd is disappointed with today's protest action by Greenpeace.

6: Big News: PM Out Of Touch With God

“Please Prime Minister – keep reading your bible, keep saying your prayers, keep listening to God” – Anglican clergyman. Big News With Dave Crampton

7: Boycott Mobil Say Bluegreens

New Zealanders have been called on to boycott Mobil motor fuels as part of a growing international move to persuade the United States government to agree to support the Kyoto protocol on climate change. The call comes from Terry Dunleavy, national convenor ...

8: Greenpeace Sandbags Mobil – No. 1 Villain

Embargoed until 12 noon, 12 June 2001, Wellington: Greenpeace New Zealand today sandbagged Mobil HQ in Lambton Quay, Wellington, and called on Mobil to stop undermining the Kyoto Protocol.

9: 'Soak The Rich' Policies The Politics Of Envy

ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said today that Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton’s renewed zeal for increasing tax on the “rich” was proof that the government’s economic policies were failing.

10: What Price Stubbornness?

Today’s confirmation of the birth of just 3 calves containing the myelin basic protein gene must be a huge embarrassment to AgResearch after it obscenely inserted human genes into cows and then publicly boasted the merits of transgenic research.

11: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 13 June

Today's questions of the day concerned: Borrowing And Saving For Super – Super Alternatives – Gagging DHBs – Minimum Wage – Bay of Plenty Health – Far North Power Disconnections – Ruapehu Lahar Protection – Electricity Prices – University Funding – UE Subjects ...

12: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 13 June 200

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Minister of Finance: Why did the debt outlook to 2005 change from one of declining nominal gross and net debt in the December Economic and Fiscal Update to one of a rising profile for both in the 2001 Budget?

13: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 12 June

Today's questions of the day concerned: Prisoner Rehabilitation – Tax Scale Changes – Super Fund Borrowing – Yelashgate – University Funding – Teacher Training – Cancer Treatment Shortages – Elective Surgery Funding – Willie Jackson Vs The Govt – Community ...

14: Reproductive Choice is the Mark of A Civil Society

"The latest outburst from Graham Capill of the Christian Heritage Party is one excellent reason for his party's pathetic showing in most opinion polls, where they receive barely one per cent of the party vote."

15: National Radio Midday Report

Middle East – CYF – GE Cows – 14B – Lawyers Warned – S11 Report – Christine Rankin – Breath Tester – Sinking – Suharto – US/Korea talks – Herald Strike - Macedonia

16: Timothy McVeigh’s Departing Poem – “Invictus”

The poem Timothy McVeigh issued instead of making an oral statement before his execution this morning NZT.

17: Guy’s World: The Metamorphic Symbolism Of Toast

The ultimate symbol of adolescence is not the pierced tongue, not green hair, not Limp Bizkit CDs and not tribal tattoos. It is the toaster that represents the transformation from tyke to teenage dirtbag and beyond.

18: Bringing in Judges an Opposition victory

Tonight's announcement that Parliament is to allow three Court of Appeal Judges to brief the Justice and Electoral select committee on the issue of criminal appeals is a victory for the Opposition, National's Justice spokesperson Wayne Mapp said.

19: Mark Meets With Matt Over Corrections Corruption

Ron Mark is pleased that the Hon Matt Robson, Minister of Corrections, has agreed to meet with him at 4pm today to discuss his concerns as to the manner in which Canterbury prisons have been operating.

20: Stirring And Rumbling In The Hills

ACT Agriculture Spokesman MP Owen Jennings today released results of an extensive survey showing strong feeling in the rural sector that the Government is too lax on border control.

21: Too late for the Alliance - Peters

The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, today said it was too late for Jim Anderton to start standing up for his former Alliance supporters now after being a virtual silent partner in the Coalition Government since Election Day ...

22: Lee pledges to defend her political beliefs

"The current attacks on my personal life are being driven by some who want to discredit me politically," said Cabinet Minister Sandra Lee today.

23: Scoop Archive: End The War On Cannabis, Select Committee Told

Last night Libertarianz Deputy Richard McGrath told a parliamentary select committe exactly why his party supports an immediate end to the War on Drugs.

24: More Aid For Death Squad

Christian Heritage Party Leader Graham Capill asks, “Is there any end to this unnatural desire to eradicate children or is the only desire occupying the energies of those involved in this wholesale slaughter, to make abortions even more available and less ...

25: Just Plain Stupid

“The attempt to gag district health board chief executives from speaking publicly on policy issues is just plain stupid,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today.

26: Maori Says Land Needs To Be Nationalised

In an article published today in the Fiji Sun, Te Karere Ipurangi states that Fiji needs a revolutionary party to nationalise land and other means of production. The author stated that the Fiji Labour Party was not revolutionary enough and that Fiji's ...


An increase in funding is urgently needed if New Zealand Universities are to maintain their international standing and contribute to a knowledge society, according to Victoria University's Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, ...

28: Thumbs up for possum fertility control

A nationwide survey by Landcare Research has shown that overall, the public approves of the development of a fertility control for one of New Zealand's worst pests - the possum. The survey also shows that men are more enthusiastic about possum control ...

29: Sowry talking through hole in his leak

Health Minister Annette King says National health spokesperson Roger Sowry has got hold of the wrong end of a "leak" once again.

30: Sludge Report #85 – And One More Makes 169

In April 1995 in downtown Oklahoma a huge explosion set by Timothy McVeigh killed one hundred and sixty eight men women and children, and injured a further 500.

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