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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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
"I have today advised the ACT caucus of my intention to resign as leader of the ACT party.
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
"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.
Richard Prebble has resigned as leader of the ACT party, standing down after a series of poor poll ratings.
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) .
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.
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.
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.
Two cartoons by John Chuckman...
Opposition MP Rodney Hide owes an apology to the country's trade promotion agency after one of his latest hastily put-together statements.
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 ...
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 ...
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
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.
…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...
Every once in a while an opportunity to shift the political landscape in radical and transformative ways comes along.
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?
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 ...
Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon thought they could bomb Vietnam into accepting democracy. George W. Bush thinks he can do it with Iraq.
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 ...
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.