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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: Haiti: Air France Chief Executive Killed

Didier Mortet, Air France chief executive in Haiti is the latest victim of the high levels of violence which have cost the lives of hundreds of civilians since the uprising in February. Didier Mortet, was shot dead by three men on a motorcycle as he approached ...

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: US DU More Deadly Than Gas

When this war ends, George Bush will have caused the poisoning of hundreds of thousands more humans than he said Saddam Hussein poisoned.

6: Goodbye Sweetheart Virgin Blue

“Pacific Blue’s suggestion that it is not seeking special treatment or a ‘sweetheart deal’ for its airport proposals can only be greeted with incredible disbelief,” said New Zealand First MP Dail Jones.

7: Public Address 28/06/04 - Wellsprings

I presume I'm not the only one to detect the irony in the fact that on the front page of the Weekend Herald there was a teaser for the head of the Catholic church's proclamation of a modern "moral wasteland" - while on page four there was a...

8: Weary Of Stubborn Indigenous Resistance Stains?

''Negotiating a free-trade agreement with the U.S. is not something one has a right to - it's a privilege.'' [1] This quote from US Trade Representative Robert Zoellick came to mind when the BBC reported former head of Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, US army ...

9: UQ Wire: Farenheit 9/11 - Summer Of Truth ALERT!

Contents: 1) Join -- Summer of Truth Leafleting Campaign 2) 9/11 Visibility -- Lobby theaters to show Farenheit 9/11

10: ACT's The Letter: Monday 28 June 2004

ACT MP Ken Shirley last Wednesday told parliament of an affidavit making claims that, if true, mean the end for NZ First. The following is an accurate full transcript of Ken Shirley’s speech.

11: UQ Wire: Fahrenheit 911 Censored In GOP Stronghold

Michael Moore’s controversial new movie Fahrenheit 9-11 was completely blacked out in densely Republican vote-heavy Delaware county and faced near total censorship in the fifth largest U.S. market -- Philadelphia and its Delaware Valley suburbs ...

12: Prohibition Of Torture 'Absolute,' UN Officials

Secretary-General Kofi Annan leads a chorus of United Nations human rights officials and experts denouncing torture today, saying that international prohibitions against such cruel treatment are absolute and apply whether in peacetime or war.

13: New Zealand And Australian Armies To Talk

The three day annual Army-to-Army talks between New Zealand and Australia starts today at Linton Military Camp.

14: Stop the drug turf-war, Nandor tells Christians

Green MP Nandor Tanczos today accused the Christian-based drug education service Drug Arm of putting turf-protection before public safety, following their criticisms of the Angelcare charitable trust.

15: North Korea: Aid Needed To Solve Impasse

There will be no resolution to the international tension over the nuclear programme of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) unless the impoverished Asian country receives support for its ailing economy, a United Nations envoy said today.

16: Golden anniversary that shouldn't be celebrated

Nearly 300 families have spent more than 50 years in the same state house - a golden anniversary that should never have been celebrated, says National's Housing spokesman, David Carter.

17: Dog Skin Report: The Fahrenheit 9/11 Posts

The entire crew here at the pound have now seen it. This is brought to the silver screen. Fahrenheit 9/11 is the ''Hearts and Minds'' of the Iraq War generation.

18: Ken O'Keefe a Political Prisoner in Israeli Jail

Irish-American political activist Ken O'Keefe remains in an Israeli jail after interference in his court hearing by Israeli security services. The judge cleared the courtroom for fifteen minutes to hear the arguments from three agents 'in camera,' before declaring ...

19: Good for Business, Bad for the People

It's funny. I'd seen all this stuff before -- I mean it isn't as if there was anything really new here for anyone who's been paying attention for the past few years. And yet, I cried.

20: Fashion Week Showcases Creative Excellence

28 June 2004 -- New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Director Creative Industries Dame Cheryll Sotheran, welcomed the launch of Air New Zealand Fashion Week (ANZFW) 2004, saying the event is a unique opportunity to brand New Zealand internationally as ...

21: Charles Shaw: Critical Analysis - The Bush Empire

The Bush Empire: How four generations of arms, oil, fascism, and US Govt. defiance made America's First Family

22: Sonia Nettnin: Review - Fahrenheit 9/11

Michael Moore’s FAHRENHEIT 09/11 is a dramatic examination of George W. Bush’s words and actions before and during his presidency. Also, his documentary investigates the business relations among the Bush family, their friends and the Saudi royal family.

23: Cuba: Releases of prisoners should continue

Amnesty International (AI) welcomes the release of two further prisoners of conscience by the Cuban authorities, but calls for more to be released. Manuel Vázquez Portal and Juan Roberto de Miranda Hernández were granted medical parole, both having received ...

24: How Much Have We Forked Out On Rapist?

ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks today wrote to Corrections Minister Paul Swain and Justice Minister Phil Goff, asking how much rapist Faamanatuga Seumanutafa has cost taxpayers in his bid to avoid deportation.

25: Bush Gains EU Support – Eyes NATO Commitment

U.S. President George Bush has achieved his bid to secure European Union support in stabilizing war-torn Iraq. Bush schmoozed Europe’s leaders at a EU-U.S. summit held in Ireland over the weekend.

26: 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. ...

27: Image: The Snow Keeps Getting Better!

After a day of snowfalls yesterday the skies cleared this morning to a windless blue bird day with 40cm of fresh powder at Cardrona Alpine Resort. Much of Wanaka took the day of work to enjoy these outstanding early season conditions.

28: Genevieve Cora Fraser: Moore Turns the Heat Up

Fahrenheit 9/11 Turns the Heat Up on the Bush-Cheney Administration By Genevieve Cora Fraser

29: Washington's Anti-Aristide Game Plan for Haiti

Murky circumstances surrounding the departure of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide may at last be clarified.

30: INVESTIGATION: Sept 11th - Unanswered Questions

Within a few months, the events of Sept. 11th, 2001 became but an echo of the events that followed. War in Afghanistan, anthrax, unprecedented powers of detention: the public mind moves from one shock to another, appearing to accept the government’s ...


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