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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: 2005: The Year of Global Oil Production Peak?

By now anyone that listens to the news or reads a paper ought to know what Peak Oil means. The Green Party, primed by Jeanette Fitzsimons ''Picnic for the Planet Speech'' intends making it an election issue.

3: Rice's Confirmation Bad News for Latin America

Rice's outdated Cold War credo suggests her term at the helm of the State Department will witness no new diplomacy, let alone innovative ideas.

4: 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.

5: Images: Destiny NZ Protest At Wgtn High School

A group of protestors from Not In Our Schools picketed the Destiny NZ Sunday Church service being held in the Wellington High school hall on Sunday, January 23rd. The protestors have asked the Wellington High School Principal and Board to cancel the ...

6: Post-Inaugural Crimes & The Progressive Posse

OK, so there were no electoral ''anomalies'' in Ohio that the public would accept as smoking-guns, no last-minute miracle that was going to block the coronation.

7: Public Address - Redefining Worthless Opinion

Deborah Coddington's Herald on Sunday column continues to redefine the concept of worthless opinion. Last weekend's was particularly woeful. It opens with her usual hyberbolic flourish:

8: Margaret Wilson withdraws electorate candidacy

Tauranga-based list MP and Speaker for the House of Representatives nominee Margaret Wilson today announced that she would not stand as the Labour Party candidate in Tauranga at this year's election.

9: Strategies And Cunning And The General Election 05

Scoop broke major news surrounding the Ahmed Zaoui case, exposed shadowy goings on surrounding claims the SIS was spying on Maori, considered what impact Don Brash would make as a PM - now we publish a guide to General Election 05.

10: Lackluster US-Latin American Relations To Continue

Yesterday George W. Bush officially began his second term in office and those familiar with U.S.-Latin American relations have little hope for improved ties between Washington and its traditional ''backyard.''

11: Don Bash Strikes Again

The Green Party says Don Brash's expected attack on beneficiaries in his 'Orewa 2' speech this evening will be another failed attempt to 'divide and rule'.

12: Tsunami damage to Indonesia environment millions

Beyond the horrific loss of human life, the recent Indian Ocean tsunami extensively damaged Indonesia's coastal environment, causing $675 million in losses to natural habitats and important ecosystem functions, the United Nations Environment Programme ...

13: 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.

14: Tube Talk: 24 Reasons To Trust No One

Sometimes, television gets so obsessed with being socially responsible, that it forgets one of its primary objectives: to entertain us.

15: F.D. Roosevelt & G.W.Bush: Unsettling Similarities

In view of the ideological chasm that seems to separate the admirers of Franklin D. Roosevelt from those of George W. Bush, one might suppose that these two presidents exhibited completely different character and conduct, yet a close examination reveals ...

16: 'Enough is Enough' - Get Your Facts Right

Pastor Brian Tamaki, the Senior Minister of Destiny Churches New Zealand, says an NZ Herald claim that Destiny Church is flouting a Transit veto to march over the Auckland Harbour Bridge is unfactual.

17: The Moa : Back From Extinction On Maori Television

Primeval New Zealand was a pristine wilderness ruled by the biggest bird in the world – the moa. Today, only the great bird’s bones remain. Witness an incredible re-enactment through cutting-edge computer technology to bring these mythical beasts back to life ...

18: 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.

19: Trust Petition Launch At Parliament

A number of prominent New Zealanders are taking to the streets today in support of the campaign to change the New Zealand flag, as the petition is officially launched at Parliament.

20: Cullen: Mathematics in Industry Study Group

I am very pleased to open this year’s Mathematics in Industry Study Group. The Study Group is exactly the kind of cross-fertilisation between academia and industry that we need to sustain growth in our economy and to build a vigorous tertiary education ...

21: Welfare policies should measure up

ACT Deputy Leader and Social Services spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today published a checklist of criteria which to judge welfare policy initiatives against.

22: Halliburton - Poster Child For War Profiteering

Of course, by now, everybody has at least heard of Halliburton, the all-time poster child for war profiteering. But I'll bet most people don't understand exactly how this company has gone the full financial circle in Iraq. Some background info may ...

23: UN disaster assessment and aid team goes to Guyana

A four-member United Nations team has been sent to Guyana to assess the needs of thousands of people who have been forced out of their homes in the flooded capital and coastal villages of the South American country, the UN Office for the Coordination ...

24: 2005 Student (Immigration) Policy Review

At the present time, the export education industry is dominated by the recruitment of students to New Zealand (compared with other modes of supply such as offshore commercial presence and cross-border delivery such as e-learning). In this context, ...

25: 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 ...

26: Public Address 24/01/05 - Debrief

I was a Big Day Out medical statistic. At about 6pm, I was having a rest in the bar and I remarked to my buddy John Russell that I had developed a little headache in the course of the past five hours, and I hoped it wouldn't get any worse...

27: ACT's The Letter - Monday 24 January 2005

Today’s Letter is taken directly from Rodney Hide’s State of the Nation address.

28: Meditations: A New Theory of Human Nature

As absurd as it must appear in much of the rest of the world, the ''theory of evolution'' is a big controversy in America these days. Like the flat-earthers of the Middle Ages, who couldn’t stand the thought that the sun and stars did not revolve around ...

29: PeopleSoft First to Receive Hackett Group Cert

Financial Management and Supplier Relationship Management Solutions Certified - Built-in Support for World-Class Best Practices - - Delivers Efficiencies and Cost Savings -

30: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for January 24

IRAQ - Iraqi Elections and International Election Observers - Credibility of Iraqi Elections - Training of Iraqi Election Observers and Poll Workers - Election Outcome and Composition of Iraqi Government Security for Elections - Al-Zarqawi's Audiotaped ...


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