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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: Ghost Stories Haunting Thailand's Tsunami Zones

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00168.htm


3: Tamihere: Speech to Waitakere Rotary Club

J Tamihere, MP Presentation to the Waitakere Rotary Club Trust Stadium Waitakere City - Wednesday 19th January 2005

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00153.htm


4: Steve Weissman: Target Iran. War with No End

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00170.htm


5: IBM serves up Australian Open results on demand

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0501/S00024.htm


6: Emirates' Airbus A380-800 Fact Sheet

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0501/S00077.htm


7: Artificial intelligence alive and well

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0501/S00029.htm


8: Sam Smith: Getting Through The Bad Times

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00158.htm


9: Warren Stewart: What Are They Hiding in New Mexico

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00152.htm


10: Colin Powell Farewell Remarks - January 19, 2005

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0501/S00215.htm


11: Public Address 20/01/05 - Geeky Stuff And More!

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...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00169.htm


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.

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


13: There’s Music In The Air – And It’s 100% Kiwi.

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0501/S00087.htm


14: Chuckman Cartoon: President Bush & His God

Cartoon By John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00164.htm


15: Revenge Attack On Ohio Election Protection Team

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00166.htm


16: Swarm Of Earthquakes Hits Wellington Region

Since 6.54pm this evening there have been five earthquakes in roughly the same spot 40km south east of Martinborough off the Wairarapa Coast.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00146.htm


17: Guest Opinion: Why We Must Question Our Elections

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00148.htm


18: Newman On-Line: PC Threatens The Kiwi Way

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00152.htm


19: Tsunami Spotlights Long-Term Development Needs

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0501/S00184.htm


20: Billy T Awards Journey Becomes No Laughing Matter

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, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00171.htm


21: Trade Unions Mourn Loss of Bill Andersen

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0501/S00150.htm


22: Stella Artois presents ultimate way to drink beer

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0501/S00084.htm


23: Jeanette Fitzsimons: “Picnic for the Planet 2005”

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00108.htm


24: ACT - The Workers' Party

Rodney Hide, Leader ACT New Zealand - State of the Nation Address; Crown Plaza Hotel, Auckland; 12noon, Thursday, 20 January 2005.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00157.htm


25: Investigation of Tsunami "Phishing" Attacks

Consumers Are Urged to Make Donations Directly to Official Web Sites Rather Than Respond to Unsolicited Requests

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0501/S00088.htm


26: Maria Sharapova Supports Moscow 2012 Olympic Bid

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0501/S00083.htm


27: Campaign To Get Destiny Church Out Of Wgtn High

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0501/S00035.htm


28: Key Joins His Leader In Flip Flops

John Key appears to have caught the Brash disease, says Finance Minister Michael Cullen.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00161.htm


29: Tsunami Report: Thai Shops Selling Gruesome Photos

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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00082.htm


30: Daniel Hopsicker: The Covert Op That Ate The World

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00161.htm


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