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1: World Bank, Pentagon: global warming red alert

A world thrown into turmoil by drought, floods, typhoons. Whole countries rendered uninhabitable. The capital of the Netherlands submerged. The borders of the US and Australia patrolled by armies firing into waves of starving boat people desperate ...

2: 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.

3: Dominionist Bill Limits Supreme Cts Jurisdictiion

We wrote about it before it happened, we called them by their own name, Dominionists, and we told you that Dominionists in Congress were about to fire their first guns for reformation of the American government.

4: 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 ...

5: Halliburton's Second Criminal Probe In Four Years

Halliburton and its former chief executive, Vice President Dick Cheney, could become President Bush’s Achilles heel come the November presidential election.

6: Brash hammers employment Bill

National Party leader Don Brash has launched a vigorous assault on the Employment Relations Law Reform Bill and promised a concerted campaign to oppose it.

7: 'David Kelly Murdered' Says British Lawyer

Michael Shrimpton, a British National Security Lawyer with numerous contacts in intelligence on both sides of the Atlantic, appeared on the US Alex Jones Radio Show yesterday evening (morning, US time), and asserted that Dr David Kelly, who was found "dead ...

8: Ombudsman's Report On "Lie in unison" Memo


9: Ombudsman Exposes Shabby Cover-up

Today's Ombudsman's report into the Immigration Service exposes the internal report by the Secretary of Labour as "a shabby cover-up" and poses serious questions of those who were responsible for it, says National MP Murray McCully.

10: Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 26 February

1. Dr DON BRASH to the Minister of Immigration: Does he stand by the Government's decision to accept an internal enquiry by the Secretary of Labour as an appropriate response to allegations that officials had agreed to "lie in unison", and ...

11: Supercomputer Weather: Double Whammy

Come Saturday, comes torrential rain across most of the country. Come Sunday, a monster, slow moving low system with rain and wind from Invercargill to Cape Reinga. And then to top it off - come Monday, comes cyclone Ivy to Northland, the East Cape and Hawke's ...

12: UQ Wire: 9/11 Families Issue Bold Challenge

Part 1 : Access to Presidential Daily Briefings Part 2 : Extension of Deadline until January 10, 2005 Part 3: Request for Senate Intelligence Committee to Hold Hearings on the 9/11 Independent Commission Part 4: Letter to Senate Select Intelligence Committee ...

13: Chuckman Cartoon: John Kerry, Bush Lite

Cartoon by John Chuckman

14: EU amends wine labeling rules

The European Commission has adopted a set of amendments to its wine labeling regulation, paving the way for so-called ‘traditional expressions’ to be used to describe wines from countries outside Europe.

15: TV One Insults and Angers Sri Lankan Community!

We, the Sri Lankan community in New Zealand have noted with a feeling of grave hurt and outrage, the unbalanced and inaccurate media coverage that has been taking place relating to the recent deportation of a Sri Lankan girl asylum seeker.

16: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - 25 February

1. Low-Wage Earners - Conditions 2. Haparangi A4 - Settlement 3. Schools - Network Reviews, Invercargill 4. Reducing Inequalities Policies - Reported Comments 5. Accident Compensation Corporation - Performance 6. Primary Health Organisation - Funding, ...

17: 42 Below Emmy's & Elle Media Release

Celebrities at the party hotspots of Hollywood and London are continuing their love affair with New Zealand's own 42 BELOW vodka.

18: A winter storm in summer

The wild weather that saw parts of the lower North Island and top of the South Island under water last week had a definite touch of winter about it.

19: Liberia: Yellow Fever Immunization Scheme Begins

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO) and several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) will begin a mass immunization campaign later this week to combat an outbreak of yellow fever in Liberia.

20: New Zealand's Creative Economy

[Keynote address to Asia Society seminar and ministerial luncheon on New Zealand's Creative Economy, New York City, 1.15pm Tuesday, 24 February New York time]

21: Public Address 26/02/04 - Shore Thing

So the foreshore proposal looks set to go from "people's title managed by the Crown" to "people's title vested in the Crown" - does it make much of a difference? Fundamentally, no. In the court of public opinion, quite possibly...

22: Pacific Blue Offers The Lowest Tasman Airfares

Pacific Blue today reaffirmed its commitment to offer the cheapest fares across the Tasman by announcing a continuation of the sale on all existing and start-up routes in New Zealand.



24: Ombudsman's report accepted in full

The Acting Immigration Minister Paul Swain says he accepts in full the report of the Ombudsman into the actions of the Department in regard to an Official Information Act complaint.

25: UN Appeals For $10mil To Feed Refugees In Ethiopia

With food for refugees hosted by Ethiopia likely to run out by May, two United Nations bodies and the country's Government appealed today for $10 million to feed some 126,000 Sudanese and Somalis living in camps through the end of this year.

26: No need for new Treaty Commission of Inquiry

Associate Maori Affairs Minister Tariana Turia says New Zealand already has a Commission of Inquiry into the Treaty of Waitangi – it is called the Waitangi Tribunal.

27: More Wet-and-Windy Yo-Yo Weather

MetService meteorologists have issued a special weather advisory as they monitor two storms which are expected to bring further heavy rain and strong winds to New Zealand over the weekend.

28: The Brash-Report - No. 24, 25 February 2004

Since my last newsletter on 11 February, we have seen the Prime Minister behaving indecisively in the face of clear evidence that her Minister of Immigration, Lianne Dalziel, had lied to the media, with questions asked about whether this could be ...

29: Clean Slate For Welfare Thief

Justice Minister Phil Goff's Clean Slate Bill will help fraudsters like Lisa Clement in the future, allowing them to find fresh employers to prey upon, ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said today.

30: Ross Kennedy: What You Don't Know You Don't Know..

During my many years as a house owner, I have developed a love of DIY home projects and, along the way, have accumulated a fair range of DIY skills.

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