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1: Why Not Just Genetically Engineer Women For Milk?

MAdGE (Mothers Against Genetic Engineering in Food and the Environment) today launched a highly controversial billboard campaign in Auckland and Wellington to provoke public debate about the social and cultural ethics of genetic engineering in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00003.htm


2: Images: Lord Of The Rings Exhibition At Te Papa

In anticipation of the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the central instalment in writer/director/producer Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien masterpiece, Te Papa proudly announces a world exclusive and a bold ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00234.htm


3: Free trade deal a tragedy for New Zealand

National Party Leader Don Brash says the free trade deal announced today between Australia and the United States is a tragedy for New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00099.htm


4: Skull & Bones & John Kerry & President Bush

A little-known fact unites Democratic frontrunner John Kerry and President Bush: they are both members of Yale's secret society Skull and Bones. We speak with the author of "Secrets of the Tomb: Skull and Bones, the Ivy League, and the Hidden Paths ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00143.htm


5: Australia buys a lemon

The Green Party is calling on the Labour government to abandon any hope of negotiating a so-called free trade deal with the United States, as details begin to emerge about the Australia-US free trade agreement signed today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00100.htm


6: Public Address 09/02/04 - Rushes

Clearly, things got emotional at Waitangi this year, but we'd do well to remember that we have seen far more dramatic events in Waitangi Day's brief history as a national celebration. In 1984, the last commemoration before Treaty claims were seriously ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00057.htm


7: XTRA Jetstream Plans Include Flat-Rate Broadband

Telecom will launch a new range of residential Xtra JetStream plans next month, including a flat-rate broadband plan.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00067.htm


8: Smith: Brash's colonialism betrays his ignorance

Don Brash's comments on the Treaty of Waitangi and on Maori portray the blindness of a colonialist mentality and simply demonstrate his ignorance of the fundamentals of the Treaty of Waitangi, United Future's Maori issues spokesman, Murray Smith, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00111.htm


9: Letters: House Disorder – Brash – Brash & Brash

As i trooped on down to the House on the last sitting day of 2003 to watch you all in action, i realised how privileged we, as members of the public are to be able to observe the legislative process within the House of Representatives, and how privileged ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00056.htm


10: Sugar Helps Australia's Medicine Go Down

"The only people celebrating the US Australia free trade agreement are Australia's ideological zealots who were prepared to sell out their country and the US companies that plan to plunder them', said Dr Jane Kelsey on behalf of ARENA (the Action, Research ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00053.htm


11: Highlighting Government double-speak

The National Party is so disturbed about Government deception on the seabed and foreshore issue that it is undertaking a nationwide newspaper advertising campaign on Tuesday, the opening day of Parliament, to highlight this.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00096.htm


12: Waitangi Day From Aotearoa Indymedia

“Waitangi Day is not just a holiday, it is a day of honesty and clarity about where we stand in Aotearoa, New Zealand.” – Teanau

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00045.htm


13: $520 Million For Rebuilding Effort In Liberia

Donors meeting at the United Nations in New York today pledged $520 million to help Liberia to meet a host of reconstruction and humanitarian needs, including disarming fighters, creating jobs, retooling the country's infrastructure and stopping the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00055.htm


14: Environmental Collapse - Sooner Not Later

There is an interesting article in the February 9, 2004 edition of Fortune Magazine - CLIMATE COLLAPSE - The Pentagon's Weather Nightmare - by David Stipp. The Pentagon is apparently taking "climate change" seriously even if the White House is not. The ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00051.htm


15: US-Australia free trade deal an opportunity for NZ

Australia’s success to secure a free trade agreement with the United States creates a platform for New Zealand to strengthen its case for negotiating a similar arrangement without too much delay.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00057.htm


16: Public Servant or Political Profligate?

Politicians the world over seem to share, among other things, an amazing ability to live ''high on the hog'' and bury their snouts ''deep in the public trough'' without, apparently, the least concern or consideration for those footing the bill.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00058.htm


17: Australia/US FTA - Confirms TLN's Worst Fears

Reacting to the conclusion of a "free trade" agreement between the United States and Australia, Trade Liberalisation Network Executive Director, Suse Reynolds, said it confirmed the Network's worst fears for agriculture.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00060.htm


18: Australia-United States FTA - Overview

This agreement represents a landmark in improving Australia's trade relationship with the world's most dynamic and richest economy, a third of the world's GDP, and the world's largest merchandise and services exporter and importer.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00065.htm


19: Peters Confirms Meurant's Resignation Received

Rt Hon Winston Peters today confirmed that he had received the resignation of Ross Meurant.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00098.htm


20: Free Trade Agreement with the United States

Trade Minister Mark Vaile today concluded an agreed text for the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement with his US counterpart, Trade Representative Bob Zoellick.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00064.htm


21: ACT's The Letter - Monday 9 February 2004

On Tuesday parliament reopens with Labour under pressure. The TV pictures from Waitangi showed the state of the country’s race relations. Pressure is on Helen Clark to produce a Prime Ministerial statement that has an answer to the growing gap between Maori ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00108.htm


22: McDonald's campaign "Cruelly deceptive"

Fast food giant McDonald's has been accused of making deceptive and misleading claims in their recent advertisement, promoting their "Farm Fresh" eggs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00070.htm


23: Stateside: Poem for the National Party

Reaction to NZ Herald report of Don Brash's comments

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00054.htm


24: The secret (not glamorous) life of garment workers

Big brand companies and retailers in the fashion industry are driving down employment conditions for millions of women workers around the world, according to a new study by international agency Oxfam.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0402/S00055.htm


25: Getting Broadband To More New Zealanders

New JetStream packages announced today will put broadband within the reach of a whole lot more New Zealanders, Telecom Chief Executive Theresa Gattung said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0402/S00066.htm


26: Sometimes It Is A Soldiers Duty To Tell The Truth

The following interview was conducted with a US Army high level commander who has been back from Iraq less than two weeks. I was shocked that someone of his rank would be so open and willing to speak out, but he told me he has lost over 100 soldiers ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00049.htm


27: Dame Silvia Cartwright – Waitangi Day 2004 Address

Nga manuhiri tuarangi, nga rangatira ma, nga iwi o te motu, nga mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00093.htm


28: Upton-on-line Diaspora Edition – Feb. 9th 2004

Alain Juppé stars as a martyr in his very own political drama, more on the veil, and three books reviewed from the burgeoning academic industry in analysing health reforms.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00055.htm


29: Afghanistan's Drug Economy Is Fuelling Terrorism

Surging opium production in Afghanistan is contributing to instability and even terror campaigns in the war-ravaged country, the United Nations' most senior anti-drugs official said today on the eve of an international conference on the issue.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0402/S00051.htm


30: Dunne on Oz-US FTA

United Future leader Peter Dunne commented today "If the detail of the FTA between Canberra and Washington is as reported, then it demonstrates that the USA is still unwilling to make an honest commitment to the principles of free trade.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0402/S00109.htm


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