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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: NEWSFLASH: Turia Still Considering Options - PM

At a press conference just completed the Prime Minister has told reporters that should Associate Maori Affairs Minister Tariana Turia vote against the Seabed and Foreshore Bill then she will "need" to lose her ministerial portfolios.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00219.htm


4: Helen Clark has no choice

National Party Leader Don Brash says Helen Clark has no choice but to sack Associate Maori Affairs spokeswoman Tariana Turia in the face of her defiance on the seabed and foreshore legislation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00424.htm


5: Snippets Heard At The Tariana Turia PM's Presser

The following comments were made by the PM Helen Clark at today's 12.10pm PM's press gaggle at Premiere House concerning Tariana Turia and the Seabed and Foreshore issue. Note some questions have been paraphrased.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00223.htm


6: Richard Prebble to Resign as Leader

"I have today advised the ACT caucus of my intention to resign as leader of the ACT party.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00422.htm


7: Commonsense - An Endangered Species?

I was asked to choose a topic for my speech today and as usual, I left it until the last minute to provide Hewitt Humphrey with the title. Deadline came when I was reading the latest piece of bureaucratic nonsense to cross my desk.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00418.htm


8: Scoop Images: Foreshore & Seabed Hikoi In Auckland

A Hikoi conservatively estimated at around 5000 strong has made its way across Auckland Harbour Bridge. Low cloud and rain this morning did not dampen the turn out. Those taking part in the Hikoi included Kaumatua, Kuia, the young and old. There was a ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00225.htm


9: NEWSFLASH: Seabed Hikoi Reaches Harbour Bridge

Scoop's reporter on the scene Selywn Manning reports that a Hikoi around 2000 strong is presently making its way up the Northern side of the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Low cloud and rain this morning appear not to have dampened the turn out too much.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00215.htm


10: Bev Harris: Inside CA's Diebold Decertification

SCOOP EDITOR'S NOTE: Bev Harris is presently on the road. The following is taken from a forum post from the Democratic Underground website updating the online community on yesterday's startling developments in the fight for an accountable vote counting ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00199.htm


11: Prebble To Be Sorely Missed

On hearing the news that ACT New Zealand Leader Richard Prebble will resign the ACT leadership, ACT New Zealand MP Stephen Franks today cut short his trip to the US.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00425.htm


12: Thank You Richard Prebble

"It is with great sadness that I will be informing the members of ACT New Zealand that Hon Richard Prebble CBE has decided to resign as leader of ACT New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00423.htm


13: Prebble Resigns As ACT Leader

Richard Prebble has resigned as leader of the ACT party, standing down after a series of poor poll ratings.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00221.htm


14: PM's Presser: Seabed & Foreshore (Part 1)

When not dealing with vital issues, the Prime Minister managed to find time to answer some questions; on the fate of Tariana Turia and the seabed and foreshore ( again ) and the new Inspector-General (Justice Paul Neazor) .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00213.htm


15: NEWSFLASH: Tariana Turia Not Speaking Today

A spokesman for Associate Maori Affairs Minister Tariana Turia said his minister, who walked out of an all day caucus at Premiere House earlier today, is not expected to make any further comment on her position in the Labour Party today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00218.htm


16: Chilean President to visit New Zealand

The President of Chile, Ricardo Lagos, will arrive in New Zealand on Sunday for a three-day state visit, Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00414.htm


17: George Hawkins Should Act On Hikoi

National Party Leader Don Brash is calling on George Hawkins to step into the seabed and foreshore protest march, which is threatening traffic chaos in Auckland today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00417.htm


18: Chuckman Cartoons: Sharon, Bush, Cheney & Coffins

Two cartoons by John Chuckman...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00209.htm


19: Mr Hide owes apology to NZ trade promotion agency

Opposition MP Rodney Hide owes an apology to the country's trade promotion agency after one of his latest hastily put-together statements.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00416.htm


20: PM's Presser: Zaoui & The SIS (Part 2)

The thousands of soldiers who died and were maimed in two world wars would certainly have been consoled to know that their sacrifice was not in vain. Those Kiwi’s & Ockers, the ANZACs, who gave their all defending democracy and press freedom would ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00214.htm


21: A Chance To Meet Mary-Kate And Ashley In LA

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00118.htm


22: Michael King's Last Interview - Transcript

Long live the King The following is a transcript of the last interview Michael King gave before his untimely passing. It aired March 22, 2004 on 95bFM . Interviewer is Simon Pound, transcriber Matt Nippert. From: http://fightingtalk.blogspot.com

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00011.htm


23: Emirates Unveils Special Fares For Christchurch

Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline, today announced special launch fares to Melbourne, Dubai and 20 European destinations as part of its new Christchurch service, which is scheduled to commence on 1 July.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0404/S00246.htm


24: Public Address 27/04/04 - Far And Wide

…and on Friday, I went to Wellington. I had a few people I wanted to interview down there, they weren't coming up my way, so Mohammed went to the Mountain. Or the Beehive, which is like a mountain, smaller and with worse carpet...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00222.htm


25: UQ Wire: A Transparency Opportunity of a Life Time

Every once in a while an opportunity to shift the political landscape in radical and transformative ways comes along.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00200.htm


26: Naked In Nuhaka: Back To The Ahi Kaa

Am I an oxymoron? Dame Kiri said that all Maori are lazy at home on the dole. That means I'm not really Maori, right? Can a sickly brown liberal ever live up to the standards of the Hongi Snobs?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00203.htm


27: Statement From Tariana Turia On Seabed & Foreshore

I have heard the consistent call in my electorate – from Tirau to Tawa - to oppose the Bill and put forward their views to my colleagues. I have advised the Prime Minister, as directed by my constituency, of the clear opposition to the Bill from the people ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00428.htm


28: Bush Fails History... Jefferson Predicted Iraq

Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon thought they could bomb Vietnam into accepting democracy. George W. Bush thinks he can do it with Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00196.htm


29: Falluja, Najaf & the First Law of Holes

Anyone who believes that April has been the cruelest month of this Iraq war - 111 Americans killed with the total dead now at 718, hundreds upon hundreds of Iraqi civilians killed - should gird themselves for the reality that the worst, the very ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00207.htm


30: Hikoi Orgs, V8 Car Racers Should Face Same Law

With the risk of major traffic disruption tomorrow as the hikoi crosses the harbour bridge in Auckland, the Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern) is calling for one standard of law to apply to protest marchers as to V8 car racing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0404/S00202.htm

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