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ACT New Zealand Leader Richard Prebble today criticised the Liquor Licensing Authority's decision to crack down on supermarkets selling rice-based cooking wine due to its high alcohol content, describing it as an over-zealous application of the law.
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.
MetService Weather Ambassador Bob McDavitt described today's storm as extreme and one which delivered more than it promised.
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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 ...
Images from the Royal New Zealand Air Force 3 Squadron of their helicopter search and rescue operation activities in and near the township of Whangaehu. Photos NZDF.
With more than 5 million African refugees and internally displaced people preparing to return home, the United Nations refugee agency announced plans today to hold a ministerial-level meeting next month on comprehensive regional approaches to repatriation ...
Complacent after four years of raping the treasury, leading the country into an illegitimate war and torching the environment, G.O.P. mouthpieces have prepared a laundry list of slanders against Democratic nominee Sen. John Kerry that they will unveil as soon ...
Questions to Ministers 1. DARREN HUGHES to the Minister of Civil Defence: How has civil defence reacted in the current emergencies?
I wondered how long this would take to happen: Apple iPod music players are to be sold through the Sounds music store chain - with download kiosks planned for later this year. The problem, of course, is that copying a song from a CD you have purchased ...
Road and commuter train disruptions of unprecedented scope have affected the Wellington region this morning with slips and downed trees throughout the city and surrounding areas. Eastbourne and Wainuiomata have been cut off and the Johnsonville commuter ...
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America’s leaders in Washington and Wall Street firmly believe in the righteousness of war and authoritarian forms of government as a means to ''safeguarding democratic values''.
Unlike the Wairarapa and Manawatu, major rivers in the western part of Wellington region have generally sustained moderate flood flows in the southerly storm that swept the lower North Island last night, although there is a lot of surface flooding.
New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to Samoa will be career diplomat John Adank, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today.
ACT New Zealand Leader Richard Prebble today said that the Labour Government's personal attacks on Dr Don Brash were now verging on the hysterical.
Some time in the next day, week or month a lot of us will be putting pen to paper condemning a Palestinian suicide bombing in which innocent civilians have been killed. But, more than any other time in the past we would be condemning the other side as ...
The brewing cauldron that has been simmering for nearly a year is ready to blow its lid. The quagmire called Iraq is near civil war, anarchy and Balkanization. This witch’s brew concocted by the neocons, George W. Bush and his administration has ...
Images from MDC.govt.nz Feilding From Above Flooded Farmland Aorangi Bridge & Golf Course Council Carpark Flooded Council Carpark After The Flood Mud Outside the Library
Brian Easton Joins The Race Debate - A transcript of an interview of economist Brian Easton by Carol Archie for Mana News broadcast on “Radio New Zealand”, 6.25am Tuesday 10 February 2004. See... Public Policy& the Maori and the Don Brash-eitis
Aucklanders are being asked to have their say on Auckland City’s new draft gambling venue policy that restricts the number of electronic gaming machines, commonly called pokies.
A work permit policy for Zimbabwean nationals, which was introduced in February 2003, will be extended due to the continued instability within Zimbabwe, Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel announced today.
As National's leader, Don Brash appears to have rejuvenated a sector of New Zealand's land of long white faces, with his infamous speech inferring zero tolerance to Maori issues, indigenous lifestyle magazine, TU MAI offers a refreshing and enlightening ...
Skype Technologies S.A., the Global P2P Telephony Company that offers consumers the ability to make free voice calls using their broadband connections, today announced the world's first peer-to-peer (P2P) Internet telephony conference calling feature, ...
Acceptance by ACT that its days as a significant player at a Parliamentary level are drawing to a close might be assumed from the attention it is now paying to involvement in local authority politics.
The ZM radio network in association with the mary-kateandashley brand is searching for New Zealand's biggest Mary-Kate and Ashley fan! The winner and two companions will get to meet the most famous teenagers on the planet in their home city, Los ...
Forest and Bird Conservation Manager Kevin Hackwell's family cat, Bolletje, has successfully gained accreditation to carry out statutory biosecurity checks of sea containers.
IT industry and Government must work closer together to make New Zealand an offshore outsourcing destination says IDC
After a hard look at himself in the mirror on Monday, President Bush said he doesn't believe he is guilty of lying to the American public about the threat Saddam Hussein posed to the United States and so people should just get over it already.
The Government has finally come clean on the scope of its plans for Maori customary title over our foreshore and seabed, says National's Constitutional and Treaty of Waitangi spokesman Dr Wayne Mapp.