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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: John Kerry Takes on Cheney and Halliburton

17, 2004 Kerry Takes on Cheney and Halliburton; Unveils Plan to Stop Halliburton Type Abuses For Immediate Release

4: 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.

5: Tamihere lands paua tie in launching report

Small Business Minister John Tamihere gets tied up by fashion designer Leiana Rei Perawiti at today's launch of a new small business report by the Ministry of Economic Development.

6: Bush's Catastrophic Failures In Iraq - Fact Sheet

Bush received a classified National Intelligence Estimate in late July which ''spells out a dark assessment of prospects for Iraq.'' The three possibilities outlined in the estimate paint a grim picture for Iraq through the end of 2005.

7: UQ Wire: BushCheney Testimony Before 911 Comission

Chairman Kean: The Commission will come to order. Welcome, Mr. President and Mr. Vice President. Although, per our agreement, you are not being placed under oath, we expect that your testimony will consist only of the truth. The Commission and ...

8: Public Address 21/09/04 - First Responders

You might be thinking that the right time to write a letter to the editor of a newspaper would be after you'd read the newspaper in question. Get with the programme, Sparky. In the cyber-age, you can start writing your letters to the editor before the thing's ...

9: Why the Genesis Wind Farm Never Stood a Chance

There has been a mixed reaction to the decision to decline the application by Genesis Energy to construct a 19 turbine windfarm on the wind-swept Awhitu Peninsula, 7km west of Waiuku on the Manukau Heads, south of Auckland.

10: Iraq: Beheading Of Civilian Condemned

Amnesty International condemns in the strongest terms the abduction and beheading of an American civilian by an armed group, Muntada al-Ansar, in Iraq - a video of which was released yesterday. The organization is appalled by the public display ...

11: Peters: "Treaty casts gloom over New Zealand”

Rt Hon Winston Peters Address to Napier GreyPower & Districts Heavey Hall, 92 Wycliff Street, Onekawa at 1.45pm, 21 September 2004

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: Wind energy a smart option says EECA

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) believes that wind energy has a vital role to play in electricity generation.

14: Images: John Kerry Takes To The Offensive On Iraq

Introduction: The Kerry/Edwards 2004 Campaign has moved to the offensive over the issue of the Iraq War. As Democratic Party sources are widely reported saying that Kerry intends to take the President on directly over his mishandling of the Iraq ...

15: PM Clarifies Zaoui/FIS/Terror Confusion

The Prime Minister today sought to clarify the confusion that has resulted from the above paragraph contained in a recent New Zealand Government listing of terrorist groups that seemed to link detained refugee Ahmed Zaoui's political party, the Islamic ...

16: ''If You Harbor Terrorists, You Are a Terrorist''

While delegates to the GOP convention were congratulating themselves for their candidate’s tough stand against terrorism, the Bush administration was creating an international incident—little publicized in the United States—by harboring a notorious group of ...

17: 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 ...

18: Welcome to Washington, Mr. Peruvian President

• President Toledo, you will arrive to Washington carrying the dubious distinction of being one of the America’s most unpopular leaders since Latin America’s re-democratization commenced a decade ago. As of September 12, your popularity stood at a miniscule ...

19: 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. ...

20: UN: Beheading Of US Hostage In Saudi Arabia Tragic

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today said the execution in Saudi Arabia of a hostage from the United States was tragic, and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

21: ACT's The Letter

THE WEEK Parliament is in recess. Most select committees will be meeting to keep up with the programme of legislation. Despite media impressions to the contrary, the government has a heavy reform programme. Chris Trotter in his column last week ...

22: Size Xxxxxl Knickers Pound The Street This Week

Girls dressed in extra big knickers, size 12XL to be exact, this week take to the streets throughout New Zealand to launch a new hey sister! campaign and the Summer 04 range.

23: Visa waivers for new EU states

Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that New Zealand is extending visa-free arrangements to six new European Union states, whose citizens have until now required tourist visas to visit New Zealand.

24: Tina Nixon Seeks To Take Fight To Labour

Fifth-generation Southlander Tina Nixon is to seek the National Party nomination for Invercargill, promising to take the fight to the Labour Party.

25: Gone by lunchtime - support to be axed

National MP Bill English has finally admitted his party will not raise the education budget but instead he is promising to axe all the extra help teachers and schools get, Education Minister Trevor Mallard says.

26: Public Address 20/09/04 - Hubbard et al

I dropped into Magazzino on Friday to pick up a copy of the National Business Review so I could read its Dick Hubbard hatchet job in its entirety. All five pages of it. But unfortunately, there were no NBRs...

27: Marjorie Cohn: Bush & Co.: War Crimes and Cover-Up

As the election approaches, we are bombarded with stories about swift boats, dereliction of duty, and who's the most macho leader. Missing from the discourse is a critical examination of why George W. Bush failed to heed warnings before September 11, why ...

28: NZ Govt Wins On Zaoui – But Where Is The Justice

Far from vindicating the Government's position on the imprisonment of Algerian refugee, Ahmed Zaoui, today's Court of Appeal decision finding that his imprisonment is legal emphasizes the duty of the Government to ensure he receives a fair hearing of the ...

29: GM Corn Recall Demand Has Authorities Scrambling

Demand for Recall of Suspect GM Corn Has Food Authorities Scrambling GE Free (NZ) is demanding a total national recall of the MON 863 (A484) corn by New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) following revelations that it was found to be harmful in ...

30: Bare Facts Rather Than Bare Bodies

Bare facts rather than bare bodies will throw much more light on the ethics of cage production of eggs, says Michael Brooks, executive director of the Egg Producers Federation, in response to a campaign against cage production by activist organisation ...


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