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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.

2: 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 ...

3: 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 ...

4: 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 ...

5: Full Coverage: A Critical Day In Race Relations

Full Coverage: A Critical Day In Race Relations - STORY OF THE WEEK - WEEK ENDING 30th APRIL (Part 1)

6: 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 ...

7: $7 Billion Debt Pays for Lower Taxes on Wealthy

This figure is a staggering indictment of the Labour government which is allowing its baby boomer generation to steal from the emerging generation.

8: 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 ...

9: UQ Wire: BushCheney Testimony Before 911 Comission

Chairman Kean: The Commission will come to order. Welcome, Mr. President and Mr. Vice President. Although, per our agreement, you are not being placed under oath, we expect that your testimony will consist only of the truth. The Commission and ...

10: Clampdown On Illegal Street Racing

More streets are to be restricted to non-residential traffic on weekends and public holidays in order to tackle the scourge of illegal street racing in Manukau. This will include a large stretch of Te Irirangi Drive between Dawson Road in Otara and ...

11: UQ Wire: Judge Opens 9/11 Whistleblower Hearing

Whistleblower Sibel Edmonds could soon become the thorniest of thorns in the side of the most secretive administration in American history. Whether she does or not depends on whether or not the American public will stand up and challenge the Department ...

12: Public Address 28/04/04 - Human Traffic

"How did the hikoi go?" asked Fee as I watched the news. "Oh, not too bad," I said. "The traffic didn't snarl up on the bridge." Oh truly, I am an Aucklander. Our race relations hang in the balance, and I'm worried about the cars...

13: The Column: Labour Attacks NZ's Foundations

While the Government’s lack of investment into essential infrastructure is holding the country back – with motorists wasting time and money snarled up in traffic congestion, property owners battling Resource Management Act costs and delays, and Kiwis across ...

14: Ken Mair On Radio in Montreal

CKUT Radio with Ken Mair and Cherryl Waerea-i-te-rangi Smith: Maori struggles for justice against latest New Zealand government landgrab

15: Fighting Talk From Fighting Talk - Blog Digest

So I though I'd have a look on the web, and sure enough: any number of people were discussing the actions of the Coalition of the Mislead and Coerced in Iraq with reference to the opinions of Niccolò di Bernado Machiavelli. Opinions, unsurprisingly, varied ...

16: PM tears down constitutional conventions

"The Prime Minister is tearing down the fabric of constitutional conventions that have underpinned New Zealand's democratic system of government," says National Party Justice spokesman Richard Worth.

17: Colin L. Powell On Release of Japanese Hostages

MR. KANEHIRA: Thank you so much, Secretary. We just received the good news from Baghdad that three Japanese civilian hostages have been released in Baghdad.

18: UQ Wire: Translator Alleges FBI/State Espionage

Former FBI contract linguist Sibel Dinez Edmonds did not back down regarding reported evidence she uncovered implicating espionage in the FBI and State Department when we recently asked whether she thought the explosive information would ever see the ...

19: - road safety information

The LTSA is encouraging people to visit the new website to access road safety information and to get their driving up to scratch.

20: Christine Fletcher Returns to Political Fray

Speech Mt. Eden Rotary Club Langtons Mangawhau - "Auckland is hurting. It is hurting because the good work started when I was mayor is now being undone, by a mayor who couldn't care less about destroying a city, so long as he and his cronies make out.

21: Science And Art Collide - An Angel's Wing?

Unseen Worlds – New Dimensions explores the shared ground between art and science, and is designed to give New Zealanders an opportunity to see the amazing images that scientists create in the course of their everyday work.

22: Photo-Essay 1: Death and Casualty From Iraq

Editor’s Warning: The images in this series are horrific and depict the reality of injury and death in this US-led War against Iraq. Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage ...

23: UQ Wire: Connecting The Dots Bush..Bath..Bin Laden

Saudi Sheikh Khalid bin Mahfouz, an Osama bin Laden benefactor, has laundered money into tax-exempt U.S. entities for years as a foreign financier of terrorism. But a new 9/11 lawsuit is thrusting Mahfouz’s latent past business links to George W. ...

24: Scoop Feedback: Death and Casualty From Iraq

The following feedback has been received from Scoop readers in response to our decision to publish graphic pictures from Al Jazeera showing the true horror of war.

25: Afghanistan: First execution since fall of Taliban

Amnesty International today (26 April 2004) expressed shock at news of the first judicial execution known to have been carried out in Kabul since the fall of the Taliban. Abdullah Shah, a military commander from Paghman, was executed on approximately ...

26: Photo-Essay 2: Death and Casualty From Iraq

Editor’s Warning: The images in this series are horrific and depict the reality of injury and death in this US-led War against Iraq. Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage ...

27: US Soldiers to America: Bring Us Home Now

I had the unique opportunity to interview five US military servicemen who just got back from Iraq, or in the case of two men, corresponded with their wives so that I could ask questions of these soldiers by mail.

28: Martin LeFevre: Beyond Bush and American Power

Does the slow-motion collapse of the international order, greatly accelerated by America’s opening up a black hole in Iraq, present an opportunity to prepare and build a true world order?

29: Playing hooky to hikoi unacceptable - English

"It is unacceptable that parents are excusing their children from school to take part in seabed and foreshore protests," says National Party Education spokesman Bill English.

30: Energy debate continues on on-line forum

New Zealand’s future electricity demand could be met by solar energy and tidal power – these are just some of the suggestions being made at the Electricity Future Forum (


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