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1: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - 8 September

1. Economy—Reports 2. Sovereign Yachts—Contribution to Economy 3. Sea Lion Deaths—Southern Squid Trawl Fishery 4. Internal Affairs, Department—Grant Investigations 5. Work and Income New Zealand—Creative Industries Programmes Question No. 4 to Minister ...

2: Bernard Weiner: Rehnquist's Defeat-Bush Memo

I hadn't heard from Shallow Throat in nearly three months. The high-ranking mole in the Bush Administration contacted me last week, at the height of Rove's Smear Boat attacks, agitated because of the Kerry Campaign's belated, and at first, ineffectual ...

3: 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.

4: Flushing away cancer research

Christchurch Animal Action will be out on the streets during Daffodil Day, encouraging members of the public to not flush half their donation down the toilet.

5: Foreshore Submissions Defy Belief

Some Maori have expectations that can never be satisfied, and transcend the ridiculous, ACT New Zealand member of the Select Committee considering the Foreshore and Seabed Bill Ken Shirley said today.

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: SCOOP LINKS: Where Is George Bush's Bounce Today?

The following series of links and articles is intended as a counterbalance to the widespread reports that Bush has acquired a commanding lead in the latest US election polling. Whilst Newsweek and Time indeed did publish polls after the RNC which indicated ...

8: Electric 4WD wins $20K in business competition

Plans for an electric all terrain vehicle with potential in the local and overseas markets got a $20,000 boost today after winning Up-Start, a business start-up competition.

9: Ernest Partridge: Pravda on the Potomac

On Monday, August 2, a federal crime was committed in plain view of millions of Americans and millions more abroad. A Pakistani intelligence mole, crucial in the “war” against al Qaeda, was outed by an individual in the Bush Administration.

10: Neil Diamond To Grace Our Shores

Brand New Show! Neil Diamond On Stage For The Whole Show With Brass Section And Backing Singers

11: Public Address 09/09/04 - The Idol Crisis & More

At election time in a modern economy such as ours, the USA's multi-trillion dollar projected fiscal deficits would be a massive, screaming, huge issue. Although the incumbent might seek to play down such a fiscal crisis, you'd expect someone to enter ...

12: 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.

13: Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 9 September

1. Hon TONY RYALL to the Minister of Corrections: How many beds are currently "mothballed" or unused in the prison service, and why are these beds not being used to relieve the worsening muster crisis?

14: Scoop Images: TVNZ Fesses Up On Credit Card Usage

TVNZ's CEO Ian Fraser and Board Chair Craig Boyce fronted up this morning to Parliament's Commerce Select Committee having been called back to explain their credit card usage policies as part of their annual financial review.

15: 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.

16: U.S. Politics Coverage & The Corporate Agenda

Big Media's Coverage of U.S. Politics Influenced by their Corporate Agenda - Interview with journalist and filmmaker Danny Schechter, conducted by Scott Harris

17: Crown: Secret Information = Indefinite Detention

"We wouldn't wear this argument anywhere else in the law" was the irritable response from Justice Hammond after listening to Deputy-Solicitor General, Cheryl Gwyn outlining the Crown's case for keeping detained refugee Ahmed Zaoui in jail indefinitely.

18: UQ Wire: The Coincidence Theorist's Guide to 9/11

That governments have permitted terrorist acts against their own people , and have even themselves been perpetrators in order to find strategic advantage is quite likely true, but this is the United States we're talking about.

19: NEWSFLASH: Bomb Outside Oz Jakarta Embassy

Reports from Jakarta Indonesia say a bomb has gone off outside the Australian Embassy. The bomb apparently disrupted a procession going on there at the time. There are no reports of anyone dead at this time.

20: Scoop Images: Latest Image Of Hurricane Frances

The following image was taken at 15.30 UTC on September 1 (approx. 3.30am this morning NZT). It shows Hurricane Frances bearing down on the Bahamas. The latest hurricane advisory and commentary follows the images . At present the forecast path for the ...

21: GLW: 'War On Terror' Has Not Stopped Terrorism

9/11 three years on: 'War on terror' has not stopped terrorism Rohan Pearce & Alison Dellit Green Left Weekly

22: High Voltage Opera Helps Oncology

Genesis Energy Chief Executive, Murray Jackson momentarily swopped his “captain of industry hat” for a toreador’s montera this week assisted by opera star, Jessie Raven (pictured). Miss Raven who performs the title role in the upcoming Genesis ...

23: Mcleod Speech: Lifting Growth And Living Standards

The New Zealand Business Roundtable has a key goal of raising living standards by growing the economy. A focus on creating wealth doesn’t resonate with some people, but how else can we raise household incomes and expand the quantity and quality of ...

24: Chuckman Cartoons: A Medal Of Honour?

Two cartoons by John Chuckman marking the occasion of the 1000th US military death in Iraq.

25: Roger Kerr Speech: INt. Trade And NZ's Place In It

SPEECH - Roger Kerr Executive Director Wellington New Zealand Business Roundtable International Trade And New Zealand's Place In It

26: New Zealand tops the world for doing business

New Zealand tops the world for doing business - National need to take a reality check

27: Public Address 08/09/04 - Innocents II

It would seem some other blog has linked to Monday's post, because yesterday afternoon I got a sudden rush of emails whose collective message might be paraphrased as "YOU ARE A FRIEND OF THE CHILD-MURDERING TERRORISTS! AN APOLOGIST FOR AL-QAEDA! YOU HATE ...

28: Don Brash: Gov. Taken To Task By Auditor General

In the 16 June edition of this newsletter, I noted that the Government was planning to spend an astonishing $21.15 million advertising its so-called "Working for Families" package, announced in the Budget, and that this quite unprecedented ...

29: Italian Iraq Hostages Are Peace Activists

We, the Italian peace movement, the brothers and sisters of Simona Pari and Simona Torretta, who are doing their work of peace activists in Iraq, are asking the people who are holding them together with the two Iraqi volunteers, Ra'ad Ali Abdul-Aziz ...

30: Sludge Report #127 - The Hunt For Flight 77

In This Edition: The Hunt For Flight 77 - A Truly Remarkable French Website - Disinformation Warning! - Not Everyone Is Convinced - Eyewitness Reports Of The Crash….


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