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The Republican party, once the home of liberals, conservationists, internationalists, and moderate Christians, is now dominated by an improbable alliance of libertarians, free market absolutists, greedy plutocrats, and Christian fundamentalists.
"The Sri Lankan state and military are using armed groups to divide and rule Tamil society in Batticaloa. They did it in the past. My people will never fall prey to the machinations of divisive forces because they have made immense sacrifices ...
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 my last column, I inquired into the existence of a sacredness beyond thought, and proposed that if a person is self-knowing, and really does the work of passively observing thought into stillness, there is an awareness of energies which words like ...
One of the most difficult questions for me as a contemplative is this: Can the gap between nature-loving religiosity and church-going faith be bridged?
Three images and brief MPEG videos of yesterday's storm taken near the Wellington Airport. The Airport was closed for the entire day due to high winds.
The Campaign for Civil Unions will not attend the Destiny Church rally taking place next Monday (August 23) at Parliament, says the campaign spokesperson Jeremy Lambert.
BANGKOK, Thailand -- American bounty hunter Jonathan "Jack" Idema, who was put on trial in Kabul for allegedly torturing Afghans, arrived in Afghanistan alongside U.S. invasion forces in 2001 and enjoyed threatening to kill journalists.
Conditions were light and racing was frustrating on day four of Olympic sailing in Athens. 5 New Zealand sailors competed with mixed results.
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.
Terrorist Alerts: Genuine Threats or Political Ploy? - Interview with Craig Eisendrath, senior fellow with the Center for International Policy, conducted by Scott Harris
IDA Condemns Cruel Poisoning of 50,000 Stray Dogs Prior To Olympic Games Calls for Olympic Athletes To Speak Out Against Mass Poisoning
• Despite internal discord and a reputation as Latin America’s reluctant giant, recent actions in the international arena reveal a Brazil which is rapidly maturing into a significant independent world player after having achieved the status of a ...
Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says Mighty River Power's proposal to convert the Marsden B power station to coal is a quick and dirty fix that will make clean and sustainable energy solutions harder to develop.
''The tourism sector remains set for continued strong growth over the period to 2010,'' the Minister of Tourism, Mark Burton, said today.
Well, that does change things. The best thing John Banks has had going for him in his campaign to be re-elected as Mayor of Auckland has been his rivals. Whatever their legitimate claims on the job, neither Christine Fletcher or Bruce Hucker - ...
New Zealand's First Locally Made Men's Hair Remover Offers Hope To China's Hairiest Man
The Government is seeking views from business on what a Free Trade Agreement with China should address. MICHAEL BARNETT sees some positive opportunities to build a strong trading relationship with China that learns from our history of using advanced ...
Rt Hon Winston Peters has warned that the Government is “cynically manipulating” the immigration points system to bring in an extra 20,000 immigrants who will be given residency without having confirmed jobs to go to.
The entire New Zealand Olympic sailing team raced overnight last night. Our board sailors brought in the best results in light to moderate breeze of 8-14 knots.
It's obvious that no mainstream news reporter has the gumption to seriously question Vice President Dick Cheney's ethics when he was chief executive of Halliburton, the oil-field services company that is currently embroiled in a scandal with the Pentagon ...
African Union: Member states should urge Nigeria to surrender Charles Taylor to the Special Court on Sierra Leone
For the Venezuelan government the result of the recall referendum last Sunday was a triumphant validation of its legitimacy, its policies and its President, Hugo Chavez.
Ornithologists on an expedition to the Calayan Island in the Babuyan Islands in the Philippines have discovered a rare near-flightless rail, related to New Zealand’s weka. It is thought that only 2000 of the Calayan rail (Gallirallus calayanensis) ...
Rt Hon Winston Peters says Don Brash’s comments in an Australian newspaper reflect his inexperience and lack of political leadership skills.
This originally appeared in the Herald here . I reproduce it in full because it is so short. Yet so rewarding.
NEW YORK/BAGHDAD – In the last year, hundreds of children have been killed in Iraq and thousands more injured. Continued fighting and landmines pose a daily danger, made worse by lawlessness in parts of the country.
International education is a key component of the social and economic development of this country. New Zealanders gain exposure to global connections and experience. Students from other countries gain New Zealand qualifications and an impression of ...
Michael Moore's blockbuster documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 isn't just an assault on the Bush regime and the “war on terror” — it indicts the corporate vultures who rushed to cash-in on the warmongers' post-9/11 crusade.