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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.
It is clear that policy makers, Government bigwigs, ostentatious self-promoting Mayors and general associated ignorami are about to make an error of monumental proportions. The mistake involves the gross misappropriation of public funds to build roading ...
There are four oil fields in the world which produce over one million barrels per day. Ghawar, which produces 4.5 million barrels per day, Cantarell in Mexico, which produces nearly 2 million barrels per day, Burgan in Kuwait which produces 1 million ...
African Union: Member states should urge Nigeria to surrender Charles Taylor to the Special Court on Sierra Leone
Strong winds hampered sailing at the Olympics overnight. Only the Finn and Yngling classes recorded results from Monday while racing was cancelled for the Men’s and Women’s 470, and both the Europe and Laser fleets.
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.
OIL Commentators keep insisting the world is running out of oil but oil would have to reach US $100 a barrel to be at the peak price of the 1970s’ oil crisis. And while we’re debunking stories we are reminded that David Bellamy has written that it is ...
Yesterday the biennial Youth Parliament took shape. This event brings together 120 young people aged between 16 and 18, each sponsored by a different member of parliament, to participate in (mock) debates, oral questions and select committees.
Dear George: A pretty awful joke has been making the rounds lately. Some might say it's an awful joke because of the comparison. Most, however, think it's an awful joke because it isn't funny. It's too close to the truth to be funny.
There's so much BS and baloney thrown around about Venezuela that I may be violating some rule of US journalism by providing some facts. Let's begin with this: 77% of Venezuela's farmland is owned by 3% of the population, the 'hacendados.'
In the autumn of 1999 Dick Cheney expressed concern that in the coming years world demand for oil was projected to rise at the rate of 2% per annum:
One of the perils of the line of work into which I have fallen, the media criticism part anyway, is that you won't always meet the standards you recommend to those around you. Thus, my new Wide Area News column in The Listener contains an error and an ...
Rod Stewart – One Night Only at the Mission Estate Winery Concert – It’s All Rod and It’s All Night!
“…but there are always some men who cling to one or another of the older views, and they are simply read out of the profession” Thomas S. Khun.
"Just allow civil unions and marriages between consenting adults," declared Scott Wilson today, cutting through the debate on the Civil Union Bill and the Relationships (Statutory References) Bill as he released the Libertarianz party submission on the ...
Please Join Us, Sir Paul Reeves, Dr Ngatata Love, Mayor Sukhi Turner, Headmaster Roger J Moses, Other Eminent New Zealanders And The People Of Wellington At Large On The Forecourt Of Parliament For A Meeting On Racial Harmony In The Wake Of The ...
Commentators keep insisting the world is running out of oil but oil would have to reach US $100 a barrel to be at the peak price of the 1970s’ oil crisis. And while we’re debunking stories we are reminded that David Bellamy has written that it is ...
Microsoft New Zealand today confirmed that Windows(r) XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies has been released to manufacturing over the weekend. The easiest way for most customers to ensure they receive Windows XP Service Pack 2 is through ...
The police are in danger of losing their greatest weapon - the respect of middle New Zealand, United Future leader Peter Dunne said today.
Green MP Mike Ward says Marian Hobb’s announcement today that the Environment Ministry has reduced its waste to landfill by 80 per cent is great news.
The Ministry for the Environment has slashed the waste it sends to landfill by 80 per cent thanks to introducing a simple rubbish reduction system.
The One News Colmar Brunton poll will have been the one that Labour was sweating on. Through some vagary of polling method, it is traditionally the unkindest poll for the centre-left. It was also the poll that confirmed the Brash backlash earlier ...
Something very strange happened in Volusia County on election night November 2000, the night that first Gore won Florida, then Bush, and then as everybody can so well remember there was a tie.
Brussels, 16 August 2004 (ICFTU OnLine): The army's killing of 3 trade union leaders from Colombia's Arauca department earlier this month brings the number of unionists murdered in the South American country in the first eight months of 2004 to over ...
American athletes at the heavily fortified Olympic games in Athens have been assigned bodyguards by the U.S. State Department and have practically had to assume secret identities in an attempt to remain safe.
The State Services Commissioner, Mark Prebble, said it is with reluctance that he has accepted the resignation of the Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections, Mark Byers.
Cambridge, UK, 17 August 2004 – A new species of bird has been discovered on a remote island in the northern Philippines, by a team of Filipino and British wildlife researchers. The Calayan Rail is a relative of the internationally familiar Moorhen, with bright ...
17 August 2004 - Broadcaster Sharon Crosbie OBE is congratulated by Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright on being made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
Government and industry co-operation to build a sustainable fisheries management programme through quota systems and regulatory controls is proving to be a trailblazer in international best practice.
Goff meets leaders, NZ troops in Afghanistan Foreign Minister Phil Goff is in Afghanistan to meet government leaders and visit New Zealand Defence Force personnel in the south-east of the country, in Kabul and Bamiyan.