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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: 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 ...

3: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 25 May 2004

1 & 3 Crimes Amendment Bill (No 2)—Age-related Sexual Conduct 2 Government Spending—Pressures 4 Quota Management System—Confidence 5 Community Education—Inquiry into Spending 6 Telecommunications—Unbundling of Local Loop 7 Auckland Transport Package—Proposals ...

4: Full Coverage: Nicolas Berg Beheading

Firas Al-Atraqchi: Zarqawi Be Damned - Nicholas Berg screamed. He screamed when he saw the sword brandished in the hands of one of his captors. He screamed when he was pushed down on the ground and his held pulled back, ready for the slaughter. ...

5: UQ Wire: Iraq Whistleblower Threatened By Feds

NOTE: While not directly 911 related the following two stories (linked below) concerning whistleblowers coming forward are directly relevant to the 911 story in the context of the case of former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds . - The UQ Wire Editor

6: 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 ...

7: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: History Reheating Itself

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8: Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 26 May 2004

1. STEVE CHADWICK to the Minister of Health: What is she doing to improve access to orthopaedic services?

9: 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 ...

10: What Business can expect from the Budget

Hon Dr Michael Cullen Speech to Wellington Chamber of Commerce : What Business can expect from the Budget

11: Government Censorship Bill Goes Soft on Filth

The Society wants the Minister of Justice, the Hon. Phil Goff, to immediately dump a controversial change contained in a Government Bill that proposes changes to our censorship laws. It also calls on him to make amendments that clearly define the ...

12: Iraq: Beheading Of Civilian Condemned

Amnesty International condemns in the strongest terms the abduction and beheading of an American civilian by an armed group, Muntada al-Ansar, in Iraq - a video of which was released yesterday. The organization is appalled by the public display ...

13: UQ Wire: New Israeli Nuclear (Moving Van) Incident

For the second time in the past two weeks Israelis in a moving van have been detained near a U.S. nuclear facility, this time at the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base near St. Marys, GA., near Sea Island, host of the G-8 Summit next month.

14: Transcript: Bush Speech On Iraq Transition May 24

President Outlines Steps to Help Iraq Achieve Democracy and Freedom Remarks by the President on Iraq and the War on Terror United States Arm You War College Carlisle, Pennsylvania

15: UIA Celebration of Cities Competition Exhibition

The International Union of Architects (UIA) initiated the Celebration of Cities Competition and Consultation, contending that: "The city is a fundamental and universal human creation. It is a unique center for social life as well as individual and collective ...

16: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Zarqawi Be Damned

Nicholas Berg screamed. He screamed when he saw the sword brandished in the hands of one of his captors. He screamed when he was pushed down on the ground and his held pulled back, ready for the slaughter.

17: Full Coverage: Abu Ghraib Torture Scandal (5)

SEE ALSO EARLIER SCOOP FULL COVERAGE: - Full Coverage: Abu Ghraib Torture Scandal (4) - Full Coverage: Abu Ghraib Torture Scandal (3) - Full Coverage: Abu Ghraib Torture Scandal (2) - Full Coverage: Abu Ghraib Torture Scandal (1) - Full Coverage: Nicolas ...

18: Tamihere caught telling Parliament porkies

Official papers released this week show that Land Information Minister John Tamihere repeatedly misled the public and Parliament over the extent of private ownership of the foreshore.

19: William Rivers Pitt: Trickle-Down Morality

Back in November of 2003, retired Special Forces master sergeant Stan Goff played the role of prophet in an open letter he wrote to American soldiers engaged in the occupation of Iraq. In his letter, Goff wrote:

20: 95th B'day –Milestone In Scientist's Career

Landcare Research is preparing to celebrate an important birthday for a research associate who has been studying algae for more than 75 years and is still passionate about her science.Dr Elizabeth (Betty) Flint is New Zealand's foremost researcher ...

21: Prime Minister Pays $30 Million For Photo Ops

It appears that Prime Minister Helen Clark has taken public relations to new heights - paying $30 million on photo opportunities is absolutely astounding, ACT New Zealand Arts, Culture & Heritage Spokesman Heather Roy said today.

22: Underage abortion: a parent's right to know

Helen Clark's statement that 16 is probably too young to start a sexual relationship should guide the government on legislation that allows underage girls to have abortions without parental knowledge or consent, says National MP Bill English.

23: Chris Sanders: The Ghost Of Adam Smith

A stressed network organised around a few crucial nodes is liable to collapse. What if you saw the collapse coming? Might you not try to improve your position in light of your knowledge? Might you not even try to ensure that the timing of the collapse ...

24: Iraq: A Ring of Hell of Our Own Creation

''Iraqis shall covet the day when Saddam or someone like him is back in power,'' declared a colleague of mine in a dissolute coffee shop in some Arab capital. I quivered at the cruel sound of his words, yet held my peace.

25: Daniel Patrick Welch: Impeach the SOB

It's time to stop beating around this Bush and start beating up on him -- but good. There is no set of humanitarian or democratic principles by which this administration would not have been removed in any sane society.

26: Budget 2004: Culture and heritage gets new boost

Rt Hon Helen Clark Prime Minister Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage 26 May 2004 Media Statement Budget 2004 Culture and heritage gets new boost

27: Govt. Double-Dealing And The Developing Andean War

The United States and Britain make suitable partners. Abuse and torture at the Hola camp in Kenya in the 1950s, Fort Morbut in Aden in the 1960s and the Castlereagh interrogation centre for twenty years in Ireland remain potent symbols of British ...

28: Michel Chossudovsky: Who is Ahmed Chalabi?

On the 19th of May, US forces raided the Baghdad home of the head of the Iraqi National Congress (INC) Ahmed Chalabi. The media in chorus, without further investigation, described the raid as an effort to silence Chalabi's condemnation of the US-led occupation:

29: Kevin List: An Audience With Matt Robson

In an interview with Kevin List former Corrections Minister in the Labour-Alliance Government and now Progressive MP Matt Robson picks up the political football of law and order and gives some of the hard issues around private prisons a sound kicking.

30: The bFM WIRE Today Hosted by Russell Brown

12:00 News with Will. 12:10 AUSA Report with Kate Sutton. 12:20 John Pagani of Molesworth & Featherston talking about the budget preview. 12:45 Chief Executive of the Alcohol Advisory Council discussing their reaction to the Ministry of Justice's report on ...


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