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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.
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Many Thais believe ghosts are wandering tsunami-hit beaches, spooking taxi drivers, making the Andaman Sea hungry for more victims, and jinxing an economic recovery for devastated resorts.
J Tamihere, MP Presentation to the Waitakere Rotary Club Trust Stadium Waitakere City - Wednesday 19th January 2005
For months before taking his second oath of office, the resolute Mr. Bush has done exactly what he promised he would. He has raced full-throttle to expand his Middle East Crusade, this time against Iran, number two on his Axis of Evil.
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA – January 18, 2005 -- Marking thirteen consecutive years as the Official Information Technology Provider to the Australian Open tennis tournament, IBM today announced a range of innovative new and enhanced initiatives to support ...
Emirates was the first airline to order the A380 and has 45 on order for delivery ? more than any other carrier by far, and a full third of the firm orders received by Airbus for this new aircraft.
While statistics students at The University of Auckland are taking a break from studies for summer, their new "teacher" can't wait for the new semester to begin.
Logic has failed us, theories have failed us, technology has failed us, policy has failed us, diplomacy has failed us, our military, our leaders in government, media, and the intelligentsia. . . even our faith seems to have failed us.
In the shadow of overwhelming irregularities in the Ohio’s election, New Mexico has played out it’s own post-election drama almost unnoticed by anyone outside the state. Even before the November 2, New Mexico had been in the news for reports of malfunctioning ...
SECRETARY POWELL: (Applause and cheers.) Thank you very much. Thank you, all. Thank you. (Applause and cheers.) Whew! (Laughter.) Thank you so much, my dear friends. This is an exciting day for the Powell family. We close yet another chapter of our ...
Adherents to the Cult of Mac who have visited the fine websites operated by Scoop, The Listener, Street Talk, Rialto and Stuff in the past two or three days may have noticed some odd behaviour...
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.
There’s Music In The Air – And It’s 100% Kiwi. New Zealand music’s continued coming of age has finally stirred life into a six-year old plan to establish an all-New Zealand content radio station. In what is being touted as the biggest move in local ...
Cartoon By John Chuckman
COLUMBUS -- In a stunning legal attack, Ohio's Republican Attorney-General has moved for censure against the four attorneys who sued George W. Bush et. al. in an attempt to investigate the Buckeye State's bitterly contested November 2 election.
Since 6.54pm this evening there have been five earthquakes in roughly the same spot 40km south east of Martinborough off the Wairarapa Coast.
I am a statistician. When I testified about electoral tampering in Martin County, Florida, in November 2000, I focused exclusively on the fact that the number of disputed ballots would have changed the outcome. That was shortsighted. As U.S. newspapers ...
This week, Newman on-line looks at the origins of political correctness, its rise in New Zealand, and outlines what Kiwis can do to oppose it.
18 January 2005, Bangkok –“Each year, half a million women die giving birth – that is the death toll from one Asian tsunami every four months. Every year, three million people die of AIDS. That is one tsunami every three weeks. Every year, 11 million ...
A voyage of comedic adventure nearly ended in south Waikato when a traffic incident re-designed a borrowed car moving the boot a lot closer to the rear seat. Fortunately, with the kind help of a police officer and the bus, Wellington comedian, Guy Capper, ...
The death of long-serving trade unionist Bill Andersen is a huge loss to the union movement, Council of Trade Unions secretary Carol Beaumont said today.
It’s metallic, sleek, red and stylish… no, it’s not a fast new car – but something almost as sexy: it’s the new Stella Artois aluminium bottle.
It’s good to be here on Waiheke with you, sharing what is at last a traditional New Zealand summer: sun, sea, families, home-grown music, fun and general goodwill. It’s also good to be back in Green heartland. Waiheke residents gave the Greens 21 percent ...
Rodney Hide, Leader ACT New Zealand - State of the Nation Address; Crown Plaza Hotel, Auckland; 12noon, Thursday, 20 January 2005.
Consumers Are Urged to Make Donations Directly to Official Web Sites Rather Than Respond to Unsolicited Requests
The Moscow 2012 Bid Committee is proud to announce that Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has agreed to become an Ambassador to promote Moscow as the Host City for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Wellington High School students have organised a protest against the continued presence of Destiny Church in their school. Despite a series of student protests and a petition signed by more than half the school’s pupils, Destiny Church continues to use the ...
John Key appears to have caught the Brash disease, says Finance Minister Michael Cullen.
PHUKET, Thailand -- Shops are selling high-quality, color photographs of bloated, blackened corpses of foreign tourists and Thais who perished in the tsunami, and video compact disks showing waves battering and flooding Thailand's tiny islands.
While both of the terrorist pilots who crashed into the World Trade Center were students at Venice Florida’s Huffman Aviation, the flight school's owner Wallace J. Hilliard, 72, of Naples, FL., was simultaneously pursuing his own diplomatic opening to Fidel ...