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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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00003.htm


2: UQ Wire: Harper's Cover - 9/11 Report A Whitewash

In an essay of the new October Issue of "Harper's Magazine", editor and professor Benjamin DeMott describes, ''how the 9/11 Commission Report defrauds the nation''.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00028.htm


3: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 6 October 2004

1. Cannabis—Legal Status 2. Aoraki Polytechnic—Funding 3. Benefit Reforms—Domestic Purposes and Widows Benefits 4. Question No. 2 to Minister 5. Surgery—Transfers to General Practitioners 6. Primary Health Organisations—Enrolments of Over 65s 7. Health—Funding

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00108.htm


4: Questions for Oral Answer - 7 October 2004

1. GERRY BROWNLEE to the Minister in charge of Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations: Why has the Government agreed to transfer title to 14 Rotorua lakebeds to Te Arawa, when Te Arawa originally transferred the ownership of those lakes to the Crown in return ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00119.htm


5: Don Brash alarmed at Maori fee plan for ‘free air’

National Party Leader Don Brash says revelations today that Ngati Tuwharetoa want to charge for the use of air space above Lake Taupo will confirm for many New Zealanders the Treaty industry has gone much too far.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00113.htm


6: Not A CNN Embed Report: The Situation In Samarra

SCOOP EDITOR'S NOTE: The following message was forwarded to Scoop by a member of the Wellington activist community. It contains an eyewitness report of the battle for Samarra. It appears to come from a CNN correspondent providing a completely different ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00052.htm


7: UN Peacekeepers Face Armed Groups In Haiti

Battling armed groups and street gangs that have attacked civilians and police officers and destroyed shops and properties, United Nations peacekeepers are helping Haitian National Police as they attempt to restore order to some of the most dangerous districts ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00094.htm


8: Public Address 07/10/04 - Hospo Gossip

Noelle McCarthy did a couple of great interviews on Tuesday's Wire on 95bFM on the matter of the Restaurant Association's plan to introduce drug-testing for hospitality industry workers. First up was Alistair Duncan of the Union of Food Handlers, who ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00082.htm


9: Human Rights F Submission Citizenship Bill

We have concerns with respect to powers conferred on the Minister, the Police, and specific agencies, and the use of classified information (paras 23-31 and 31-33). Legislative drafting should ensure that a particular provision is tailored to its ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00073.htm


10: Don Brash asks: what did NZ get for the $34b?

National Party leader Don Brash has launched a stinging attack on the culture of big government fostered by the Labour-led Government.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00109.htm


11: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00024.htm


12: Brash should ask his caucus about deed

National leader Don Brash's comments on issues surrounding Tuwharetoa's property rights to Lake Taupo are hypocritical, Conservation Minister Chris Carter said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00117.htm


13: Brash Speech: What did NZ get for the $34b?

I am told that during preparations for his America's Cup campaigns, Sir Peter Blake asked a standard question when confronted with a new proposal to spend valuable campaign funds.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00110.htm


14: William Rivers Pitt: Cheney's Avalanche of Lies

Clearly, Dick Cheney is no George W. Bush. On Tuesday night in Ohio, Cheney showed the American people who is really running things at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. He was controlled, calm, every inch the CEO in charge.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00076.htm


15: Prince Of Norway Visits Cambodia On A UN Mission

5 October, Phnom Penh, Cambodia -- Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, who is a Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), began a four-day trip to Cambodia today to advocate for bridging the poverty gap in Cambodia. He will talk ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00078.htm


16: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00234.htm


17: Powell IV With Claudia Bomtempo - Brazil TV Globo

QUESTION: Hello, Mr. Secretary. Nice to meet you. Thank you so much for this interview. We could say we are very surprised that you could find the time to visit Brazil during this presidential campaign. What brings you here that is so important?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00097.htm


18: Naked in Nuhaka: 28 Days Later

WE'RE NOW 28 DAYS OUT FROM THE U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, and I think its time for a bit of an update on the way the world is.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00080.htm


19: Iranian Says Oil Brings The West To Persian Gulf

Control of the world’s energy supplies, not peace and democracy, was the reason for the presence of foreign military in the Persian Gulf, according to a senior researcher for Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00069.htm


20: $23 million more for Wellington trains

Finance Minister Michael Cullen today announced $10.6 million for rolling stock for Wairarapa train services. This will be added to $15.85 million to be provided by Transfund New Zealand for the project.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00112.htm


21: Noriega: Remarks at the Miami Americas Conference

At the outset, let me extend condolences and express my solidarity to all of those--some of whom are with us today--who have been affected by the terrible storms that have passed through Florida and the Caribbean in recent weeks. We stand by our friends ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00070.htm


22: PowerLess NZ - The 2007 Peak Oil date explained

The real point is not so much the exact date of peak but the statement that the First Half of the Oil Age, which was characterised by growing production, is about to be followed by the Second Half when oil production is set to decline along with all ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0410/S00009.htm


23: Diebold Memos Disclose Florida 2000 E-Voting Fraud

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00211.htm


24: Intel Collaborates With Nokia

Intel Collaborates With Nokia, Symbian To Help Deliver Series 60 Platform-Based 3g Smartphones Using Intel Technology

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00082.htm


25: Nats & Greens Work On Short Sighted Coalition

National and Greens work together in a coalition of the short sighted to demolish security in retirement

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00116.htm


26: Stateside with Rosalea: Veep, Veep

You only had to look at who was moderating last night's vice presidential debates to see how rankism works in the United States. And the saddest thing is that many people would think that it was sooo democratic and inclusive to have a non-white, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00081.htm


27: Don Brash Writes: No. 41

Clause 37 of the Care of Children’s Bill provides that, where a girl under the age of 16 seeks an abortion, the doctor from whom she seeks assistance is under no obligation at all to advise the girl’s parents of this request.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00102.htm


28: Paul Buchanan: The Return To Dictatorship

Around a decade ago two proclamations were made by prominent US scholars: the demise of the Soviet bloc had brought about ''the end of history'' in which a ''third wave'' of democratization would result in the extension of liberal democracy, or at least ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00062.htm


29: In Aotearoa, It Is The Year Of Pasifika

AUCKLAND (Lali Media/Pacific Media Watch): There¹s no denying 2004 is the year of Pasifika in Aotearoa --- and we still have three months to go.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00028.htm


30: Leading New Zealand Dancer Returns To New Zealand

Acclaimed New Zealand dancer Sarah-Jayne Howard will return home to dance alongside Michael Parmenter in the Wellington and Auckland seasons of Weather.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0410/S00032.htm

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