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Dates: 22/May/2003 1: Serious blow to New Zealand trade prospects

New Zealand farmers and exporters had Prime Minister Helen Clark to thank for the latest setback to the keenly-sought free-trade agreement with the United States, National Party leader Bill English said today.

2: Pressures on the U.S. State Department

A Former Military Officer Writes: There should be a shake-up in the manner Washington handles foreign policy. The first thing that should happen is official barring of Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz from commenting on matters other than defence in its most ...

3: No U.S. New Zealand Free Trade Agreement Looming

Washington -- U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick has dismissed the idea of negotiating a free trade agreement (FTA) with New Zealand any time soon.

4: Kooky Captions Are In: Thank You Caption Writers

Kooky Captions Are In: Thank You Caption Writers. Scoop readers have issued a rich-dish of Kooky Captions to accompany our Chief Kook Image of the week – thank you to all concerned….

5: Naked in Nuhaka: The Pakeha Electoral Option

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND, MAY 22, 2005: The arrangements for the Pakeha Electoral Option have now been decided. After the 2006 census, the process of redrawing electorate boundaries will begin with a four-month Pakeha Electoral Option.

6: United States-New Zealand trade agreement

The New Zealand Government has always thought that achieving a trade agreement with the United States would be a challenge, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today.

7: Marketing Porno Sleaze on TV One Tonight

TV One features a documentary tonight at 9.35 p.m. called “Reel Life: Naked Ambition” featuring Steve Crow the hardcore porno NZ filmmaker and director of Vixen Direct Ltd.

8: Bush to Travel to Poland, Russia and France G8

Washinton File: President Bush is traveling to Poland, Russia and France beginning May 30, according to the following White House announcement...

9: George Bush Snubs Helen Clark

"It is clear that George Bush's enthusiastic acceptance of John Howard's invitation to visit Australia around the time of the APEC meeting later this year will be matched with a stony silence towards New Zealand" ACT Deputy Leader and Foreign Affairs ...

10: Very Serious Trade Setback

ACT Leader Richard Prebble said today the rejection of a New Zealand/US Free Trade Agreement is the most serious trade setback since Britain joined the EC.

11: Weepy n Creepy Film and TV

As the King of Siam might say in song: "It's a puzzlement." Why is so much film and television product originating in the US so childish, as if created by using one of two cookie cutters, Weepy or Creepy? For the past couple of weeks I've turned ...

12: Sutton Speech: New Vietnamese embassy opening

Minister, excellencies, Your Worship the Mayor of Wellington, Ladies and Gentlemen: It's a great pleasure to be invited to represent the New Zealand government at this important and memorable event, the opening of the Embassy of the Socialist Republic ...

13: Oil & Gas Claim Valid, But Not Justified

The Waitangi Tribunal's finding, that Maori ownership in petroleum was a basic facet of land ownership and property rights created by the Treaty in 1840, is almost indisputable, ACT New Zealand Treaty Spokesman Stephen Franks said today.

14: Colombia: Human rights seriously undermined

Colombia: Human rights seriously undermined as judicial police powers to the military come one step closer

15: Government takes more action on Methamphetamines

Life will get a lot tougher for people who manufacture and or supply methamphetamines in New Zealand. There will also be increased emphasis on helping victims of the drug.

16: Because Bush Won't Answer Questions: "Question W"

It is growing massive. It has become newsworthy. It can be devastating. And yet, it's so simple. - We, the people, have chosen to hijack the question mark.

17: Political foes unite on depleted uranium munitions

An amazing thing happened in Tulsa during the shooting part of the invasion of Iraq. Bitter political enemies representing the right and left wings of American politics agreed about the American forces' use of depleted uranium (DU) munitions in Iraq ...

18: Bush: Threats Require Missile Defenses Deployment

Washington File: President Bush believes the new strategic challenges of the 21st century require the United States to think differently about national security, and that deployment of effective missile defenses must be a major part of U.S. efforts ...

19: Labour must abandon free trade fantasy

The Greens are calling on the Government to abandon its dangerous fixation with the United States and look elsewhere for trade and political allies.

20: Questions of the Day

1. Hon PETER DUNNE to the Minister for Trade Negotiations: Is he optimistic about New Zealand’s chances of securing a free trade agreement with the United States in the near future, particularly in light of United States Trade Representative Robert ...

21: Baldock compliments Sowry

United Future MP Larry Baldock today complimented National's Roger Sowry for the raw courage and honesty he displayed during his Budget speech today.

22: Robbing Paul to pay Trevor, Annette and Steve

New Zealand motorists are being taken for a bigger ride by the Labour Government than they were by the National administrations of the 1990s, United Future transport spokesman Larry Baldock said today.

23: Questions Of The Day Transcript May 21 2003

1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS (Leader—NZ First) to the Prime Minister : Has the Minister of Finance kept her informed of taxation matters, and does he have her confidence?

24: New Yorkers Protest visit of Philippine President

New Yorkers Decry Arroyo's Puppetry to Bush and Vow to Launch Demonstrations at Her New York Meetings on Wednesday

25: Collins pleased for Vietnam vets

"Vietnam veterans can be pleased with the terms of reference for the Health Select Committee's inquiry into the use of Agent Orange and other chemical defoliants, and the effects on our soldiers and their families," says National's Judith ...

26: Closing the pay gap

Labour Minister Margaret Wilson today announced the establishment of a taskforce to progress pay and employment equity between women and men in the public service, in the public health sector and in the education sector.

27: Autopsy suggests British cameraman shot by Israel

On 8 May 2003, RSF called for the punishment of those responsible for the death of British freelance cameraman James Miller on 2 May. An autopsy revealed that the the only bullet to hit him entered his body from the front. The journalist was killed ...

28: Palestinian journalists beaten by Israeli soldiers

Two Palestinian journalists beaten up by Israeli soldiers RSF voiced its outrage over the violent beating which two clearly identified Palestinian journalists received from Israeli soldiers in Bethlehem. The incident took place during the night of 19 ...

29: UQ Wire: Wildcard, Who is Delmart "Mike" Vreeland?

SPECIAL REPORT: Wildcard Who is Delmart "Mike" Vreeland? - Down the Rabbit Hole With the Man Who Says He Tried to Warn the World About 9/11 - By Sander Hicks, September 26, 2002

30: Waitangi Tribunal Petroleum Report Released

The Waitangi Tribunal has upheld claims by Mâori that Mâori have an ongoing ‘Treaty interest’ in petroleum, but not that it is a taonga as argued by claimants.

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