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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: 'It's For The Tongan People,' Says Award Winner

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3: Cullen Puts Hide On Notice About Outside Payments

Acting PM Michael Cullen today put ACT leader Rodney Hide on notice similar scrutiny being applied to suspended Cabinet Minister John Tamihere's payments from the Waipareira Trust might also be applied to payments the ACT Leader has allegedly received himself.

4: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for October 18

BELARUS - Referendum and Parliamentary Elections / Results / OSCE Report / - Government Electoral Misconduct / Reports of Journalist Arrested - Election Observers - Consequences for U.S. Policy

5: Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 19 October

1. Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in Hon John Tamihere; if so, why?

6: 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.

7: Public Address 19/10/04 - Trust?

Assuming it was accurate, last night's 3 News report on the Waiparera Trust seems to indicate that somebody stole money from the trust in 1999. There can be no other gloss put on the revelations of invoices from bogus companies and matching cheques ...

8: Helen Clark's double standard for Ministers

"The public of New Zealand has every right to expect Helen Clark to apply the same rules to John Tamihere as she did to Lianne Dalziel," says National Party Leader Don Brash.

9: Maori Party Statement on Waipareira Trust

“We are disappointed that the President of the Labour Party, Mike Williams, and the Electorate Chairperson for the Honourable John Tamihere, Mike Tollich, have reverted to personal attacks upon individuals involved in the Maori Party over the media in ...

10: The Letter: Tamihere - Time's Up?

Tamihere - Time's Up? Labour has gone from expressing confidence that Tamihere will be cleared to saying he will win a by-election. Tamihere himself claims that 24 hours before the golden handshake story broke, he discovered that he did not support Labour's ...

11: Photo Essay: Powerful Mood Gains Strength

Photo Essay: Maori, Pakeha, politicians, and gang members all joined a Hikoi on Saturday marching down Queen Street Auckland intent on pressuring the Government into withdrawing proposed legislation on the Foreshore and Seabed of New Zealand. More than 6000 people ...

12: Africa Needs Europe's Help With Peacekeeping

Efforts by industrialized countries to train troops from Africa in peacekeeping are welcome but cannot substitute for those nations deploying their own forces to the continent, the senior United Nations peacekeeping official said today.

13: Inside A U.S. Election Vote Counting Program

Publication of this story marks a watershed in American political history. It is offered freely for publication in full or part on any and all internet forums, blogs and noticeboards. All other media are also encouraged to utilise material. Readers ...

14: Powell To The U.S. Global Leadership Campaign

SECRETARY POWELL: Thank you all very much for your warm welcome, and, Jim and Peter, I thank you for this award, and through you I thank all the members of the Campaign for presenting me with this award.

15: Air New Zealand Fashion Week 2004 Begins

Get ready for another dose of fabulous fashion. The big names of New Zealand fashion are back and with them a raft of new design talent for the fourth annual Air New Zealand Fashion Week (18-21 October 2004).

16: Chris Carter’s Absurd Claim

The Hon. Chris Carter, the self-proclaimed practising homosexual Cabinet Minister promoting the Civil Union Bill, delivered the keynote speech on Saturday 16th October 2004 to the annual conference of the NZ Rationalists and Humanists Association which ...

17: New Zealand a world-class film making destination

Business and cultural relations between India and New Zealand will continue to grow strongly, said the Prime Minister Helen Clark during a visit to Mumbai.

18: Powell IV by Clarence Page of The Chicago Tribune

MR. PAGE: I was talking with friends and doing a research and all. I was trying to get, you know, the top 10 questions everybody would love to ask Colin Powell.

19: Business And Government Leaders To Discuss Doha

With the World Trade Organization’s Doha Round of negotiations for a new global trade pact picking up steam, Asian and Middle Eastern business leaders and governments meet in Manila this month to see how they can work together to ensure the talks produce ...

20: 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 ...

21: A cheap muzzle is still a muzzle, Dr Cullen

Green MP Sue Bradford said today that the Government’s proposed rewrite of the Charities Bill has ignored the real concerns of the community and voluntary sector that the bill poses a significant threat to the sector’s autonomy and freedom from government ...

22: 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.

23: Flashback: When Perk Buster Rodney Hide Was Busted

Rodney Hide the onetime super perk buster – but now rather more subdued Leader of the Act Party - has once again been in attack mode this week regarding a number of allegations swirling around Labour Cabinet Minister John Tamihere.

24: Oil Shortages And Oil Prices – What Should We Do?

Governments around the world are becoming increasingly focused on the rapid rise in oil prices. They wonder if these recent prices rises are simply short term responses to short term problems, or whether they signal the end of the era of cheap oil – ...

25: M. Shahid Alam: America, Imagine This!

Over the past three years, I have followed the mainstream public discourse on the abhorrent attacks of 9-11 with the eerie feeling that I was watching a new version of Hamlet where the King of Denmark – the father of Prince Hamlet – dies a natural ...

26: ACTs The Letter - Monday 18 October 2004

Labour has gone from expressing confidence that Tamihere will be cleared to saying he will win a by-election. Tamihere himself claims that 24 hours before the golden handshake story broke, he discovered that he did not support Labour's foreshore bill.

27: Questions linger after hijack of Corngate inquiry

"The select committee inquiry into Corngate failed to uncover the truth about what occurred because of the Government's abuse of its numbers on the committee," says National Party Environment spokesman Nick Smith.

28: Hubbard Foods Apologises To Foodstuffs

Hubbard Foods has apologised to the Foodstuffs Group and its members for having trade terms that were different over a defined period from those provided to a major competitor which it also supplies.

29: Norwegians Challenge Bush In Washington Post Ad

When the Norwegian government doesn't tell George W. Bush the Norwegian opinion on the Iraqi war, we have to tell him ourselves.

30: Public Address 18/10/04 - Debates And Dopes

I've been fascinated by the controversy over John Kerry's mention of Dick Cheney's l*sbian daughter, Mary, during the third presidential debate. In answering a question about whether homosexuality was a choice or not, after Bush had claimed that he didn't ...


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