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1: Images: U.S.Troops In Iraq Sexual Abuse Photos

*** WARNING: This page contains graphic images of sexual abuse seemingly being committed by US Troops against Iraqi civilians and POWs. While images have been edited to remove sexually explicit details, many of the images remain highly offensive. Please view ...

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: 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: Scoop Images: Panorama Of Hikoi At Parliament

The following image gives a better impression of the size of the Foreshore and Seabed Hikoi at Parliament. As this picture was taken a large number of people were yet to enter the grounds of Parliament. (For more images see... Scoop Images: Seabed ...

5: Scoop Images: Seabed Hikoi Reaches Parliament

A set of images of today's Hikoi to Parliament. The Hikoi's welcome to Parliament is presently underway. Far from being snubbed at Parliament a large contingent of MPs was present to welcome the Hikoi. Particularly visible were members from the ...

6: Pre-European Maori Village Life Revealed

Thirty years of archaeological investigation into an early Maori village will culminate on Friday in the launch of Kohika (AUP), a book drawing a rare picture of pre-European Maori village life.

7: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 5 May 2004

1 Foreshore and Seabed—Public Access 2 Foreshore and Seabed—Legislation Negotiations 3 New Zealand Superannuation—Rates 4 Employment Relations Law Reform Bill—Review 5 Paraparaumu Airport—Sale Question No. 6 to Minister 6 Foreshore and Seabed—Mâori ...

8: Hikoi Standoff: Parliament Comes To Standstill

Parliament has come to a virtual standstill after over 10,000 people occupied Parliament grounds today. The Hikoi, now camping down on Parliament’s grounds, is protesting against the Government’s proposed seabed and foreshore legislation.

9: Cartoons: US Torture And Iraqi Hearts & Minds

Cartoons by John Chuckman concerning the US campaign to win the "hearts and minds" of the Iraqi people. The torture cartoons refer to the recent release of a set of photos showing POWs being tortured and sexually abused by US soldiers ...

10: 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 ...

11: 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.

12: Teen Pregnancy Leading Cause Of Death

Pregnancy And Childbirth The Leading Cause Of Death For Teen Girls In The Developing World

13: Public Address 06/05/04 - Trouble All Over

So the movement associated with the hikoi has genuine momentum: that's clear. What's less clear is exactly what the marchers want, and whether they all want the same thing. If the belief regarding the key issue (the government's response to the Appeal ...

14: Scoop Images:The Day After The Hikoi

Maori gathered again today on Parliament's forecourt, this time in sunshine, as Parliament prepared to debate the first reading of the Foreshore and Seabed Bill. The debate is presently underway. Images by Alastair Thompson.

15: Chuckman Cartoon: Rumsfeld Clears The Air

Cartoon by John Chuckman

16: War Pictures Cause Yellowtimes.Org To Be Shut Down

Somebody doesn't like hearing the truth. Okay, for a second, lets scratch that and choose a slightly less politically charged term. Someone doesn't like to be disputed with alternative views, counterclaims, research and fact. Someone wants you, the ...

17: 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 ...

18: Newsflash: Nanaia Mahuta Will Not Resign

Tainui Maori Labour MP Nanaia Mahuta has just announced to Parliament that she will not be resigning her seat and from the Labour Party.

19: Full Coverage: A Coalition's Shame - Abusing POWs

It was revealed this past week that, on top of the indiscriminate bombardment of civilians in Iraqi urban areas, both U.S. and British soldiers have become involved in the torture of Iraqi prisoners as well.

20: UN Disarms Over 18,000 Ex-Rebels In Liberia

With more than 10,000 weapons collected from over 18,000 ex-fighters, the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) is winding down the first phase of its programme to demobilize and disarm the war-torn West African country's three main warring factions.

21: Symantec Security Response:

Within recent weeks, several critical vulnerabilities have been disclosed and in some cases, worms and other automated tools have been launched exploiting these vulnerabilities. Exploit code has been made publicly available for all of these vulnerabilities.

22: Foreshore and Seabed Bill

First Reading speeches by Jeanette Fitzsimons, MP and Metiria Turei, MP

23: Bernard Weiner: Horrid Thoughts About Horrid Leade

Maybe you've forgotten John DiIulio. An early ranking member of the Bush Administration -- in charge of faith-based programs -- he was the first to leave and tell us what really went on inside the White House.

24: SIA Record For Longest Non-Stop Commercial Flight

Singapore Airlines To Set A New World Record For World’s Longest Non-Stop Commercial Flight

25: Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 6 May 2004

1. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister of Maori Affairs: Does he agree with the Prime Minister's statement that she has "always been there for Maori."; if so, why?

26: Mapping The Real Deal: CACI Who?

On day last year, while sitting through one of my depositions with the Department of Justice (DOJ), I was impressed by the extraordinary number of documents managed by the litigation support contractor.

27: Ten Thousand Hikoi Marchers Reach Parliament

The first marchers in a 10,000+ Hikoi have reached Parliament where around 200 police have gathered to ensure security prevails. Officers have manned barricades. Seats have been laid out for the more elderly members of the Hikoi – as a march of disrespect ...

28: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Hikoi Confronts NZ Parliament - PM's Press Conference: Hikois, Tariana Turia and Nukes - Hikoi Challenges Conscience Of Public Service - Stateside Photo Essay: Cinco de Mayo, 2004 - Green Left Weekly: Will US Withdrawal Lead To Civil War? - Dan Spillane: ...

29: What’s THAT in your coffee?

When you next buy a $3 cappuccino, the coffee farmer who grew the beans won’t even get three cents. Around 25 million coffee farmers across the world are facing economic ruin while the giant roasters make huge profits.

30: Price rise an ill omen for cheap oil addiction

Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons is warning that rising petrol prices are "the shape of things to come" and that tough policy decisions need to be made now if New Zealand is to adjust peacefully to the imminent end of cheap oil.


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