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1: LOTR director gets behind organ donation awareness

Peter Jackson has offered his support for the “GiveLife” campaign, which was sparked by the plight of Andy and Janice Tookey’s 17 month-old daughter Katie, who suffers from a rare liver disease. Katie will need a liver transplant at some stage, in the ...

2: Scoop Images: White America

Images from Nasa's Terra MODIS Satellite of the North Eastern United States and South Eastern areas of Canada showing a blanket of snow stretching as far as the satellite can see, from the mid-west and the great lakes to the Atlantic coast. This image ...

3: 10 reasons we're not doing well in the boat race

1. The crew were mentally traumatised by the suggestion that Georgina Beyer might join the shirtless haka.

4: GE-Free NZ sinks to new depths

Only the truly desperate resort to conspiracy theories the Chairman of the Life Sciences Network Dr William Rolleston said today.

5: Sweden Offers Free-speech Refuge To U.S. Officials

STOCKHOLM - Blaine Williams hasn't stopped grinning since he arrived in Sweden two weeks ago. Several times a day he'll approach a complete stranger, offer a handshake and a smile, introduce himself as a former CIA analyst from America, and proceed ...

6: With Liberals Like These, Who Needs Conservatives!

With “Liberals” Like These, Who Needs Conservatives: How Powell wowed Mary McGrory and Richard Cohen, the crème of the Washington Post’s credulous crop By Dennis Hans

7: Exposing Bush and His "Techniques of Deceit"

President George W. Bush and his foreign-policy team have systematically and knowingly deceived the American people in order to gain support for an unprovoked attack on Iraq.

8: Keith Rankin: Empire Building

Is the United States simply the world's policeman, on the beat, acting to reduce global crime? No. The Washington regime gets visibly angry at the very suggestion that there may be no crime that the Iraqi nation can be arrested, tortured and sentenced ...

9: John Kaminski: The "Dead Zone" Scenario

These days hang heavy, languid, dreamlike. I imagine how it must have been sitting in a park on the coast of France staring at the gray ocean sky in those dreary days right before World War II. The Nazis had stolen your country and you wondered how ...

10: UQ Wire: Of Gods and Mortals and Empire

It sounded like two behemoth icebergs colliding in the North Atlantic, but you needed the right kind of ears to hear it. Two immensely powerful forces crashed into each other over the weekend of February 15th, and the resulting thunder has set the world ...

11: Matthew Rarey: ‘Scoop’ On Iraq

The tin-pot dictatorship of a poor country with a rich natural resource becomes the focus of a war plotted by foreign powers and commercial interests, then fomented by a clueless press. So goes the plot of Evelyn Waugh’s novel Scoop , a hilarious ...

12: The Right Talk - 21 February 2003

Next week National will launch an economic discussion document. Economic debate has long been characterised by public relations spin, but this document takes a long term view. It is unashamedly a basis for discussion; a starting point for a national ...

13: Gulf War Vets question U.S. role in Oil Well Fires

For the past six years, the American Gulf War Veterans Association have received numerous reports from veterans stating that US forces were responsible for the setting of the oil well fires at the end of the Gulf War. These testimonies are now being ...

14: Tube Talk: These Sopranos Don’t Sing

Just when you thought it was safe to watch the bland fare of sitcom reruns and home improvement shows that constitute summertime TV, along comes a week of horror guaranteed to have you screaming back into therapy.

15: John Chuckman Cartoon: Out Of His League

"According to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz Daily, during a meeting with U.S. Undersecretary of State John Bolton yesterday, Sharon said that Israel was concerned about the security threat posed by Iran, and stressed that it was important to deal ...

16: Zero Waste NZ calls for levy on plastic bags

Environmental group Zero Waste New Zealand is calling on the government to urgently impose a levy on plastic bags to highlight the growing rubbish mountains and prevent damaging the country’s 100 percent pure green image.

17: FBT Review - Motor vehicles top list of concerns

The tax treatment of motor vehicles was the number one concern of people who expressed their views on what should be covered by the government’s review of fringe benefit tax, Associate Minister of Revenue Paul Swain said today.

18: Goff names new Ambassador to Italy

New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Italy will be career diplomat Julie MacKenzie, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today.

19: ACC Boss Accused Of Misrepresenting The Public

ACC boss Gary Wilson is accused of selectively engineering figures again – this time regarding customer satisfaction surveys.

20: Biotech Industry warned of threat from darker side

Recent reports from overseas signal a darker side to industry lobbying for GM releases that threatens to undermine the standing of legitimate biotechnology, unless the industry agree to repudiate illegal and unethical marketing internationally.

21: Antiwar picket of Helen Clark meeting tonight

GPJA is asking supporters to join together for a picket at Helen Clarks meeting tonight to press the case for her to speak out against this war and withdraw NZ military forces from the Gulf. The frigate Te Mana is operating there now and among its official ...

22: Howard's End: Is Parliament The Master Of ACC?

Concerns about ACC continue to surface with fresh allegations over the weekend that a claimant has been told by the office of the ACC complaints investigator that, "case managers are not there to follow the act they are there to interpret it" which ...

23: Voting Machine Engineer Sues, Alleges Design Flaws

Friday 2/21/2003 -- This afternoon, the disturbing issues surrounding voting machine security were racheted up another notch: Dan Spillane, a voting machine test engineer, filed a lawsuit against his former employer, DRE touch-screen voting machine manufacturer ...

24: Govt’s banking policy right one says Anderton

Hon Jim Anderton Minister for Economic, Industry and Regional Development 24 February 2003 Media statement

25: UQ Wire: 911 - They Let It Happen On Purpose!

Imagine you wake up from a coma and you learn that 11 months ago, an "Attack on America" destroyed some significant buildings, killed 3,000 people and forced a war against terrorism. You switch on the news and see pictures of Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, ...

26: Tamihere exposes serious cracks in Labour

John Tamihere's frustrated outburst on welfare policy signals trouble for Helen Clark if she doesn't pull him back into line quickly, says National Leader Bill English.

27: USA Coup: Black Box Voting Asks Who's Lying?

According to , Diebold Election Systems, now denies that a program patch was ever applied to the Georgia voting machines: "We have analyzed that situation and have no indication of that happening at all."

28: Knowledge Wave Wipes Out Helen Clark

The Prime Minister has been wiped out by the Knowledge Wave, ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said today.

29: New Republic Chief Editor Tells Bush To Bomb Iraq

The New Republic , the 89 year-old “liberal” journal of politics and the arts, has shifted its editorial stance recently by publishing stories that support a war with Iraq and criticize the Democratic party for its weakness, according to a story in ...

30: Labour Must Listen To Tamihere

Labour must listen to Cabinet Minister John Tamihere and change its attitudes to welfare, says National's Social Services spokesperson Katherine Rich.

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