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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: STORY OF THE WEEK: The Day Of Destiny (1)

Day Of The Blackshirts: He Came – He Spoke – He Left Photo Essay: Brian Tamaki Comes To Parliament

3: Norma Sherry: Girls Of The Olympics

Playboy Magazine arrived in our mailbox yesterday. On the cover was a striking Olympiad in a rather demure bathing suit, but the promised story was far different.

4: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 24 August 2004

Question No. 7 to Minister 1. Treaty of Waitangi—Historic Settlements 2. Oil—Prices 3. Post Primary Teachers Association—Employment Agreement 4. Economy—Australia and New Zealand 5. Taxation—Tax Base Protection 6. Health Services—Primary Health Organisations ...

5: Telecom Signs Agreement For Computerland NZ

Telecom has signed a sale and purchase agreement to acquire Computerland NZ Ltd for $26 million.

6: Calling For Breast-Cancer Volunteer Collectors

Volunteer Collectors are urgently needed between 11.00am & 1.30pm on Saturday 4th September to help raise money for breast cancer awareness at the 'Great Race' Gallagher Boathouse 8s.

7: Bev Harris: Diebold End-Runs Around Certification

If certification isn't being done properly, the whole house of cards falls. Below are actual copies of internal Diebold memos which show that uncertified software is being used in elections, and that Diebold programmers intentionally end-run the ...

8: Public Address 25/08 - The Meat Raffle Of Destiny

I was keen for Tariana Turia to come on my 95bFM Wire show today to talk about the potential impact of the Destiny New Zealand party on on Maori politics, which, as I noted yesterday, is likely to be more pronounced than it is in the broader political ...

9: Budget Fails To Prepare For The End Of Cheap Oil

In today's Appropriations debate, Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons has told Parliament that the Government's Budget is a "house of cards" that will be blown down by the relentless rise of oil prices.

10: Sarah Ulmer – Riding To Victory, Driven By Ford

The 'Golden Girl' of New Zealand's 2004 Olympic team, Sarah Ulmer, enjoys a special relationship with Ford New Zealand – the Motor Company has been Sarah's vehicle supplier for the past six years.

11: Anti-Americanism And Its Discontents - Swindells

I would like to talk to you about a phenomenon that has actually been around for a while, but has in recent years come to be called ''anti-Americanism.''

12: Scoop Images: Anti Racism Demo. At Parliament

Images of yesterday's anti-racism demonstration at Parliament, called in response to the desecration of two Wellington Jewish cemeteries earlier this year. Images by Alastair Thompson.

13: 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.

14: Questions for Oral Answer: 25 August 2004

1. JILL PETTIS to the Minister for Economic Development: Has he received any recent reports on economic and regional growth; if so, what do these indicate? 2. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Immigration: Does the Government have any plans to review ...

15: Iran: reported execution of a 16 year old girl

Amnesty International today expressed its outrage at the reported execution of a girl who is believed to be 16 years old, Ateqeh Rajabi, in Neka in the northern Iranian province of Mazandaran, on 15 August, for "acts incompatible with chastity" ...

16: Real Deal: Meditations At The Crossroads

She leaned over the banister to say hello and goodbye that sunny February morning. My father being in Chicago for a medical conference, I was the last member of the family to see her alive. I was the first member of the family to arrive the next ...

17: Jordan Carter: Our Place, Our Country Too

Waves of emotion. Rolling sound overpowering thought. Chanting. Black shirts. Black and red. The sound of the haka. Twelve year old boys shouting 'Enough is Enough.' Placards. Love and friendship. Fear and anger. Fists being raised to cries of 'Jesus.'

18: Olympic Sailing Results – 24

August New Zealand’s board sailors raced overnight in Athens and now have only one race remaining. Barbara Kendall claimed two race wins though she is now out of medal contention, while Thomas Ashley also moved up the ranks.

19: UQ Wire: The 9/11 Cell Phone Calls

The 9/11 Commission's Report provides an almost visual description of the Arab hijackers. It depicts in minute detail events occurring inside the cabin of the four hijacked planes.

20: Cullen Speech - The Economy and Future of NZ

Two somewhat contradictory events caught my attention last week. The first was an article published in the Australian Financial Review, in which the National Party Leader, Don Brash, launched a stinging criticism of New Zealand, arguing that as ...

21: Fitzsimons On The Budget's Oil Price Projections

The 2004 Budget is a house of cards. It has some very nice features we would like to support but a strong wind is blowing and the cards are flapping. Without an unprecedented effort to strengthen the foundations we will be without shelter in the future. I ...

22: Images: Views And Counter Views At Destiny Protest

About 5000 protesters were met by counter-rallies when they marched to Parliament yesterday in opposition to the proposed Civil Union Bill. Auckland-based Destiny church organised the protest. Leader Brian Tamaki had said they were marching for ...

23: Bernard Weiner: The White House Horrors

Below is a short list of positively frightening power-grabs by the Bush Administration that will curl your hair -- and, I hope, provide reasonable justifications for a Kerry vote by those still undecided or those leaning toward Nader or other alternative ...

24: Winston's “There’s a Hole in Our Bucket!” Speech

An address by Rt Hon Winston Peters to Breakfast Club, AUT Conference Facilities, Wellesley Street, Auckland at 0715, 25th August 2004

25: Public Address 24/08/04 - The New Black

An attractive Maori woman in her thirties leaps out of a taxi and heads up the street with her son, who is about eight. They're both wearing 'Enough is Enough' t-shirts. She runs as fast as her shoes will permit and he's running as fast as he can to keep...

26: Images: Enough (Civil Unions) Is Or Isn't Enough

Images of today's Pro and Anti Civil Union Bill protest marches in Parliament's grounds. Images by Kevin List.

27: Prebble V Awatere Huata Supreme Court Action


28: Big News: "Your Hatred Is Intolerable"

Well, the Destiny march is over. Everyone has had enough. The Destiny party wanted to make an impact and they did - even if only one MP came out and mingled with the crowd.

29: Road report ignores reality of Peak Oil

Green Party Co-leader, Jeanette Fitzsimons is questioning the sense in building billions of dollars worth of new roads around the country when the rising price of oil will eventually leave them empty.

30: Sarah Ulmer Wins Gold: Sheers 2 Seconds Off Record

New Zealand's Sarah Ulmer sheered a further two seconds off her world record set the previous day winning an Olympic Gold medal in Athens early Monday morning (NZ time).


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