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1: Scoop Video Link: George W. Bush’s Big Pick

While we are addressing the subject of fingers, noses and so-called world leaders . Scoop’s editors would be remiss not to notify readers of perhaps the most famous nose pick in Internet history. A quick search of Google will show you just how much ...

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: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - 27 July 2004

1. Economy—Reports 2. Sickness Benefit—Invalids Benefit 3. Sickness Benefit—Unemployment Benefit 4. Foreshore and Seabed Bill—Veto Powers 5. Food Safety—Contaminated Cornflour 6. Tertiary Education Commission—Growth and Innovation Question No. 7 to Minister ...

4: Images: Departing LOTR Stars Meet Their Planes

The Lord of the Ring's stars come face to face with themselves on the side of Air NZ planes as they bid New Zealand goodbye at Wellington Airport before boarding the Air New Zealand 767 emblazoned with giant images of the characters Aragorn and Arwen.

5: Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 28 July 200

1. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Deputy Prime Minister: Can he confirm that where customary rights recognised under the proposed foreshore and seabed legislation are in an area where a major infrastructure development is planned, for example part of the Auckland ...

6: Breastfeeding Week It's OK To Breastfeed In Public

It's fine for women to breastfeed their babies in cafés and other public places. That's the message that well known actresses Theresa Healey and Robyn Malcolm want to get across. The women have taken a public stand for World Breastfeeding Week, ...

7: New Queen’s Counsels Appointed

Attorney-General Margaret Wilson today announced the appointment of Michael Ring, Harry Waalkens and Miriam Dean, all of Auckland, and Wellingtonian Francis Cooke as Queen’s Counsel.

8: Counterfeit Protégé in Port-au-Prince Bailed Out

After the Fact, the International Community Moves to Bail Out Its Counterfeit Protégé in Port-au-Prince

9: Public Address 28/07/04 - Responses

The brilliant Michael Wolff has a great essay on "Kerry's Karl Rove" - senior campaign adviser Bob Shrum - in the current issue of Vanity Fair. Wolff was unable to secure an interview with Shrum, but he draws a fascinating and convincing picture of the ...

10: Scoop Archive: 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.

11: PM's Presser: Spies, The CJ, Think Tanks & Zaoui

In This Edition: Israelis And Intelligence New New Zealand Public Policy Think Tank Justice Sian Elias's Comments To British Parliamentary Committees Zaoui's Place Of Detention And Diplomatic Cables Concerning His Case

12: George W. Bush’s Lasting Legacy to America (3)

Oh how the incompetent fail when granted the keys to the world. It was just after 9/11 that all corners of the globe came together in support of America.

13: Brash Speech: To Local Govt New Zealand

Don Brash Speech: An Address To Local Government New Zealand By National Party Leader Don Brash

14: Nandor to police: stop poisoning pot users

Green MP Nandor Tanczos said today that police were making a mockery of their duty to protect the public by poisoning outdoor-grown cannabis, which was still then available for distribution on the black market.

15: RMA: Ridiculous Metaphysical Act

The Thames poltergeist sham highlights the nonsense of allowing spiritual and metaphysical considerations to creep into our laws and judicial consideration, ACT New Zealand Environment and Conservation Spokesman Ken Shirley said today.

16: 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. ...

17: George W. Bush’s Lasting Legacy to America (4)

Fundamentalist Islam’s Uncle Sam is George W. Bush, the perfect recruiting tool and poster boy for waging jihad against US interests throughout the world.

18: Alexander seeks planetary advice from Nandor

United Future law and order spokesman, Marc Alexander, is seeking information from the Green MP, Nandor Tanczos, as to what planet he hails from, following the latest advice from Mr Tanczos to the police concerning their anti-cannabis operations.

19: Film Fest “Lies” and Defending Coprophagia

Mr Bill Gosden, Director of the New Zealand Film Festival Trust (“the Trust”), who appeared before the eight member Film and Literature Board of Review (“the Board”) representing the Trust, failed in his bid to overturn the Office and Film and Literature ...

20: Nats want end to spiritual nonsense in RMA

"The Environment Court fiasco over poltergeist claims by a local iwi relating to a Thames housing project only serves to make a mockery of the Resource Management Act,” says National Environment spokesman Nick Smith.

21: UQ Wire: Hopsicker - 9/11's Big Dirty Secret

Based on an ''investigation'' notable only for failing to interview a single firsthand eyewitness, the National Commission on Terrorism’s report will totally ignore the big dirty secret lying at the heart of the 9/11 coverup: elite deviants trafficking ...

22: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - 28 July 2004

1 Foreshore and Seabed—Infrastructure Development 2 Schools—Enrolment Scheme Legislation 3 Capacity-building Grants—Policy 4 Resource Management (Waitaki Catchment) Amendment Bill—Planning Process 5 Spring Hill Prison, Waikato—Iwi Consultation 6 Housing—Community ...

23: UQ WIRE: The 9/11 Commission Report

Distribution via the Unanswered Questions Wire Sign up for the wire at: Unanswered Questions : Thinking for ourselves.

24: UQ Wire: 9/11 Unanswered Questions Remain

Since the 9/11 report was released on 22nd July it has been poured over my more than a few reporters. While some have reported what they were supposed to report, others, including the following two reporters, from the Los Angeles Times and the Washington ...

25: 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 ...

26: Helen Diana Winkelmann Appointed High Court Judge

Attorney-General Margaret Wilson today announced the appointment of Helen Diana Winkelmann as a Judge of the High Court.

27: Noam Chomsky: The Rules Of Disengagement

In this article Noam Chomsky clarifies his position about Sharon's ''disengagement plan'', as well as the Geneva Initiative, binationalism and what should be the aim of activists in the short term.

28: Molesworth & Featherston - 27 July 2004

An update in the exclusive Molesworth & Featherston rolling poll of polls confirms the next government is Winston Peters’ call at the moment. You’ll find lots of political and media comings and goings, this week’s Cabinet decisions, the Reserve Bank prepares ...

29: Bartercard $200m Member-To-Member Trading

AUCKLAND , 28 July 2004 - Bartercard New Zealand announced today that its innovative business approach has attracted members including Just Water Limited, and National Car Rentals, bringing trading between B2B members to around $200 million per year.

30: Workers from collapsed airline welcome money

The union that represented many of the workers who lost their jobs when Tasman Pacific collapsed in 2001 is welcoming news that they are to finally get some money, but says the saga highlights the need for change.


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