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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: From Journalism To Politics

Speech to members of the Gisborne Business & Professional Women, Gisborne Club, Gisborne, Monday May 3, 2004.

4: Al Gore Address on Iraq Policy - May 26, 2004

George W. Bush promised us a foreign policy with humility. Instead, he has brought us humiliation in the eyes of the world.

5: IRD Publishes Unpaid Monies List

Inland Revenue Set For Seven-Figure Pay-Out As It Publishes 2004 Unpaid Monies List

6: Improved FileMaker Meetings And FileMaker Tasks

Improved FileMaker Meetings 2.0 and FileMaker Tasks 2.0 Business Applications Now Shipping From FileMaker

7: 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. ...

8: Democracy, Not The Free Market, Will Save America

Here are a couple of headlines for those who haven't had the time to study both economics and history: 1. There is no such thing as a "free market." 2. The "middle class" is the creation of government intervention in the marketplace, and won't exist ...

9: 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 ...

10: Festival of Music

The Alliance Francaise is proud to present the 8th annual Fete de la Musique festival of music. This year’s festival is located at four inner city venues and features twelve of Wellington’s most inspired and inspiring musical groups.

11: Budget 2004 - PMs Speech - AK Chamber of Commerce

Rt Hon Helen Clark Prime Minister, Address to Auckland Chamber of Commerce Post Budget Luncheon, Hyatt Regency Hotel Auckland

12: National Geographic: End Of The Cheap Oil

"The END of SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream" is the world's first documentary that explores the end of the age of cheap oil, and what it means for America.

13: Public Address 31/05/04 - What We Did ...

So the Sunday Star Times' follow-up to its ''shock'' story on the supposed lowering of the age of consent came in the form yesterday of a brief, pompous editorial offering ''congratulations'' to Justice minister Phil Goff for ditching the age-gap defence ...

14: Emphasis on trade in Brash's overseas trip

National Party leader Don Brash leaves tomorrow for a two-week visit to Washington, London and Beijing - a trip where much of the emphasis will be on trade.

15: Allen L Roland: Who Bush Answers To

George Bush actually believes this picture (above) which is one of the reasons he does not take accountability for the intelligence failures of 9/11 , the W.M.D. intelligence debacle, the illegal ' outing ' of a CIA case officer or the recent Iraqi prisoner ...

16: Eating Media Lunch - Returns Tomorrow (June 1)

Eating Media Lunch returns for a second season on June 1. With its mixture of satire and comment, the show hit a chord with New Zealand viewers in it’s debut 2003 season, attracting that rare mixture of critical acclaim and high ratings. ( The season finale ...

17: Don Brash responds to PM's 'desperate comments'

National Party Leader Don Brash says he backs every effort to win a free trade agreement for New Zealand with the largest economy in the world, contrary to claims made by Helen Clark today.

18: Chuckman Cartoon: Is Kerry Part Of The Problem?

Cartoon by John Chuckman

19: Zimbabwe: Mrs Kidd's life and safety threatened

Amnesty International is gravely concerned for the safety and life of Mrs. Birgit Kidd, a Finnish citizen living in Zimbabwe.

20: Scambusters launch website

A group of traders on New Zealand’s largest online auction venue, Trade Me, have launched their own scam prevention website,

21: The Column: ACT Leadership Election Primary

I am writing to ask you to consider joining ACT so you can support me in my bid for the leadership of the Party.

22: The Letter - Monday 30 May 2004

Today's issue of ACT's The Letter concentrates on last weeks budget as wll as touching upon the search for a new ACT leader and the judiciary.

23: New Zealand Police Statement of Intent 2004

The New Zealand Police Statement of Intent outlines the medium-term outcomes sought and the strategies put in place by the Government and Police to facilitate:

24: Government moves to preserve NZ's digital heritage

New measures have been announced to protect New Zealand's increasing digital heritage for future generations.

25: Robert Higgs: US War Crimes In Iraq & Afghanistan?

After World War II, the U.S. government, in cooperation with the governments of the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, and France, established an International Military Tribunal to bring to justice the leaders of the European Axis regimes.

26: The Fundy Post - Issue Three

And We're back. Usual rules apply: read, enjoy; if you go to the website - - you can click on the links and read them. If you like the Post, pass it on to kith and kin. If you don't, email us and we will remove you from the mailing list. If ...

27: Schröder: Poland is in the heart of Europe

On May 26 Chancellor Schröder gave a speech at the Polish Lisbon Strategy Forum in Warsaw under the heading: "The European Union on the way to becoming the world's most competitive economy".

28: Franks Welcomes Leadership Comments

ACT New Zealand Leadership candidate Stephen Franks today welcomed ACT Party founder Sir Roger Douglas' comments on the requirements for the ACT leadership.

29: Chuckman Cartoon: Blair's Just Reward

UK PM Tony Blair recieves an award from the Chimp in Chief - Cartoon by John Chuckman

30: Wasserman: Will Bush Become America's Pinochet?

Will Bush The Beheader Use Terrorism To Become America's Pinochet? by Harvey Wasserman May 28, 2004 From:


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