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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: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 13 October

1. Housing New Zealand—Treaty of Waitangi 2. Career Planning—Economic and Social Policy 3. Accident Compensation Corporation—Bold Perspectives, Shared Objectives Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Conference 4. Local Government—Voting System ...

3: NZ First 100% Behind Govt Regarding Zaoui

As well as receiving support from New Zealand First regarding the Seabed and Foreshore legislation it would seem Helen Clark’s Government also has an ally in New Zealand First when it comes to the Government’s handling of detained refugee, Ahmed Zaoui. ...

4: Cheney's Halliburton Helped Saddam Siphon UN $Bns

The one company that helped Saddam exploit the oil-for-food program in the mid-1990s that wasn't identified in Duelfer's report was Halliburton, and the person at the helm of Halliburton at the time of the scheme was Vice President Dick Cheney.

5: Violence in Haiti: Powell Blames Aristide

Violence in Haiti: Colin Powell and Gerard Latortue Blame Aristide, When the Blame Lies With Them

6: Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 14 October

1. HELEN DUNCAN to the Minister of Education: What progress has been made implementing the recommendations of the School Staffing Review Group?

7: House Prices -- The Worst Is Yet To Come


8: Mark Levey: Sharon's Green Light To Attack Iran

The Bush Administration urged the members of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to approve an October 31 deadline on Iran for compliance or face sanctions at the UN Security Council. Bush lost that vote. Had the motion passed, that would ...

9: 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.

10: 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.

11: Public Address 14/10/04 - Curiousity!

In this time of peace and reconciliation in local body Auckland, it would seem a little tacky to be in possession of the infamous Hubbard-NBR PDFs, wouldn't it? Yet if you go to Aaron Bhatnagar's blog, click on the link marked My personal photos, ...

12: Scoop Link: Seymour Hersh Talks Iraq As It Is

"The only sense you get is we're basically in a full-scale air war against invisible people that we can't find, that we have no intelligence about, so we bomb what we can see."

13: NZQA should mind its political manners

The NZQA should heed a warning by the State Services Commissioner and remove a politically charged press release from a prominent position on its website, says National's Education spokesman, Bill English.

14: Electricity and Gas legislation passed

Energy Minister Pete Hodgson has today welcomed the completion of the third reading of the Electricity and Gas Industries Bill.

15: 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 ...

16: Adams: Business NZ needs to get real

The rigid right-wing ideologues of Business New Zealand have lost the plot, United Future's Paul Adams said today.

17: Students launch Maori ‘Thursdays In Black’

Te Mana Akonga (National Maori Tertiary Students’ Association) and The Tertiary Women’s Focus Group (TWFG) of the New Zealand University Students’ Association (NZUSA) will today launch a te reo Maori ‘Thursdays in Black’ shirt to add to the ‘Thursdays in ...

18: D. Fisk: Advancing the Day When Cuba Will Be Free

At the outset, I want to recognize the commitment and sacrifice Cuban Americans have made in service to this country. Your sacrifices have helped to secure the freedoms and values that we all hold dear.

19: UF slams ‘Treaty nonsense’ in Housing NZ

United Future leader, Peter Dunne, today called on Housing Minister Steve Maharey to instruct immediately his Housing New Zealand officials to put an end to the ‘Treaty nonsense’ that surrounds the appointment of middle managers at the State agency.

20: Chuckman Cartoon: John Kerry, Bush Lite

Cartoon by John Chuckman

21: Matt Robson Writes To Dail Jones On Zaoui

Matt Robson, Progressive MP, sent this email to Dail Jones at eight o'clock last night in response to the NZ First MP's media release .

22: Cullen Address to Rail & Maritime Transport Union

It is my pleasure to address your 2004 Conference. The last year has been a momentous one for the New Zealand rail industry, and this morning I would like to review what has been achieved, and the progress that is being made towards making rail a pivotal ...

23: American Coup: Mid-Term Election Polls vs Actuals

Scoop’s analysis found shows that - according to the polls - the Republican Party experienced a pronounced last minute swing in its favour of between 4 and 16 points. Remarkably this last minute swing appears to have been concentrated in its effects ...

24: The Real Crime Is The Hijacking Of Our Democracy

I Was Arrested but the Real Crime is the Corporate Hijacking of Our Democracy by David Cobb, Green Party presidential nominee

25: Richard L. Armitage Press Conference in Tokyo

MODERATOR: Good afternoon everyone. We are "on the record" today with Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage. First, the ground rules. We do have simultaneous translators, so when you come to ask a question, please give your name, your organization, ...

26: NZ to contribute to Caribbean hurricane relief

New Zealand will contribute NZ$200,000 in disaster relief to the hurricane-plagued Caribbean, Aid Minister Marian Hobbs announced today.

27: Cobb To Debate Bush & Kerry

Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb is doing everything he can to make sure the American people hear more than two frighteningly similar voices in this election.

28: Norwegian Parent Vaccine Never Released In Norway

Jonathan Eisen reveals that the now-famous "Norwegian parent vaccine" from which the New Zealand meningococcal vaccine was "derived" and which has been used to justify claims of "safety" and "efficacy"... was not even released in Norway, after scientists ...

29: Cullen Address - Doing Business with Australia

It is my pleasure to open today’s seminar. I have made it one of the goals of my tenure as finance minister to strengthen the trans-Tasman business relationship, which is of enormous significance to us in terms of trade and investment.

30: Papers confirm electricity fears

Treasury papers released today confirm fears that the security of the electricity supply would be undermined, rather than enhanced, if Genesis built its gas generator at Huntly, National's Energy spokesman, Roger Sowry, says.


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