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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 ...
Anita McNaught: You based yourself in the Middle East 25-30 years ago… in terms of writing about history being forged, you could scarcely have put yourself in a better spot, could you?
Bush "Stays Course" on Iraq Plan But Confronts Difficult Military and Political Reality - Interview with Wayne Madsen, investigative reporter, formerly with the National Security Agency, conducted by Scott Harris
The Appeals Chamber of the United Nations-sponsored Special Court for Sierra Leone has ruled that the former Liberian President Charles Taylor is subject to its criminal proceedings even though he was in office at the time of his indictment in March 2003.
President Bush’s strategy in Iraq is now clear. And I don’t mean the five-point rehash of existing platitudes found in his recent ''major'' speech at the Army War College. I’m talking about the real, behind-the-scenes plan.
The Sri Lanka Peace Process, MoU at grave risk becouse of the Hidden hand behind killings "It is apparent that the killers have all the assistance from the SLA and we request of you to advise the [Sri Lanka] government that if the SLA continues ...
A nuclear attack by terrorists against the United States is inevitable, according to an American international relations expert visiting the University of Canterbury.
Yes, the Herald's lead story on a poll indicating that New Zealanders are prepared to countenance a more relaxed attitude to nuclear ship visits is, as Gerry Brownlee noted, "interesting". But was the question based on a fantasy?...
For background see… Free trade discussed at Don Brash's US meetings Don Brash MP National Party Leader 02 June 2004
Tuesday 1st June, Auckland, New Zealand: 42 BELOW Vodka today announced the Canadian team that will compete in the 42 BELOW Cocktail World Cup event to be held on June 28th in Queenstown, New Zealand, as part of this year's annual Queenstown Winter ...
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 ...
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. ...
The Ministry of Justice is to be commended for re-examining the law surrounding age of consent, however Labour’s abrupt U-turn would have us criminalise half of all teenagers who continue to experiment sexually outside the law. The attitude of ...
Three Auckland political parties - Citizens & Ratepayers, Auckland Now and Advancing Auckland - are joining forces to offer Aucklanders a unified ticket of candidates under a common policy platform at October's local government election.
As of this writing, June 2, 2004, the transcript of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's testimony to the 9-11 Commission during the May 18-19, 2004 hearings in New York is the only transcript of that hearing omitted from the Commission website. ...
The Budget’s more or less been done, don’t you think? So we’re ignoring it. Our exclusive rolling poll of polls shows no one can form a government on current figures. We look ahead to interest rate rises next week, the economic outlook and the Big Mac’s impact ...
After a meeting with US Trade Representative Robert Zoellick in Washington today, National Party Leader Don Brash says it's clear New Zealand is not on the radar screen for a free trade deal with the US.
Julian Haszard, a 27 year-old Dentist from New Plymouth reached the summit on Sunday 23 May 2004. He said his ascent was the scariest and toughest thing he’s ever done, but is elated by his success.
Hollywood’s latest blockbuster, The Day After Tomorrow , has triggered the release of vast amounts of hot air from fossil-fuel industry funded ''greenhouse skeptics''.
Thank you all very much. I'm honored to join with President Clinton, President Bush, Senator Dole and other distinguished guests on this day of remembrance and celebration.
The movie "The Day After Tomorrow" provides a dramatic picture of climate change and sea level rise. Whilst the reality may not be as dramatic, climate change is nevertheless devastating for small island developing states like Tuvalu.
National's Education spokesman, Bill English, questions whether internal investigations by ERO and NZQA will show-up whether there are real problems at Cambridge High School.
Manning Marable, Director of African American Studies at Columbia University, today called for immediate action to be taken to end use by the U.S. military of a book, ''The Arab Mind,'' by Raphael Patai.
George W. Bush promised us a foreign policy with humility. Instead, he has brought us humiliation in the eyes of the world.
The town of Bukavu in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) fell to dissident forces today, while troops from the national army either fled or sought sanctuary among troops serving with the United Nations peacekeeping ...
The speed with which the anti-war forces have coalesced and influenced the general mood of the country about Iraq has amazed the peace-movement.
Hundreds of Sudanese fleeing attacks by Janjaweed militias in the western Darfur area must be transferred to refugee camps located well away from the Chadian border before the rainy season begins, the United Nations refugee agency said today.
Meat & Wool New Zealand says it is disappointed that China will register only a small number of New Zealand's world-class meat plants, effectively limiting beef and lamb exports to this expanding market.
Written by Charlie Kaufman who brought us: Being John Malkovich, Confessions of Dangerous Mind & Adaptation. Joel (Jim Carrey) is stunned to discover that his girlfriend Clementine (Kate Winslet) has had memories of their tumultuous relationship erased.