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Discrepancies in New Edison/Mitofsky Report and Urge Investigation of U.S. Presidential Election Results.
A speech at the first sitting of Parliament for 2005, delivered by Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons
National Party Leader, Don Brash, today explained why the fine-tuning of his party's election year line up included demoting Katherine Rich from the opposition front benches.
Vaccines are the only drugs that American children are mandated to receive. Although it may be true that vaccines are mandated by state governments, the decision to mandate a vaccine is based on the recommendations of Federal advisory committees.
Her name is ms Veendam and she’s described by her owner, Holland America Line as “A masterpiece of the shipbuilder’s art”.
"Imperialism Is Not Invincible" Venezuela’s Chavez Closes World Social Forum with Call to Transcend Capitalism Monday, Jan 31, 2005 By: Cleto A. Sojo - Venezuelanalysis.com
2005 began with the international response to the catastrophe caused by the tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Worldwide, hearts were touched by the appalling death toll, the plight of the survivors, and the sight of the devastated communities.
Remarks at Town Hall Meeting Secretary Condoleeza Rice Dean Acheson Auditorium Washington, DC January 31, 2005
"It’s easy to understand why some politicians give politics a bad name. My advice to visitors to Wellington this week is that if you're hanging around with nothing to do and the zoo is closed, come over to Parliament, you'll get the same kind of ...
''United States officials were surprised and heartened today at the size of turnout in South Vietnam's presidential election despite a Vietcong terrorist campaign to disrupt the voting.'' - NYT September 4, 1967
Questions to Ministers 1. GEORGINA BEYER to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What reports has he received on benefit restructuring?
From time to time people question whether New Zealand’s small size and geographical remoteness hold back its economic performance. For example, David Skilling, now chief executive of the New Zealand Institute, has claimed that these factors constrain ...
National's new welfare spokesperson Judith Collins got off to a bad start this morning when she denied having suggested that beneficiaries "sit around all day watching Sky TV, living off the taxpayer, letting their children run riot and getting stoned", ...
Over the last five weeks floods have ravaged Guyana, killing six, causing enormous property damage as well as displacing thousands and affecting over half of the country’s population.
1. Benefits—Restructuring Reports 2. Economy—Prime Minister's Comments 3. Families—Labour Force Participation 4. School Fees—State Secondary Schools 5. Savings—Beneficiaries and Low-income Earners 6. Corrections, Department—Emergency Response Unit 7. Orthopaedics—Operations ...
Does Don Brash actually want women to vote National? Yesterday, he demoted Katherine Rich - when he didn't really need to - to give himself an all-male front bench. He later declared he wasn't going to have a woman there just to satisfy "political correctness"...
"We have no confidence in this government and nor do New Zealanders. They are sick of Helen Clark and her nanny state approach to New Zealand.
The significance in differences in argument between what Colin Campbell terms the ''flat-earth fraternity'' and Peak Oil theorists is profound.
This is the full text of the speech by Judith Collins that has led to some debate between Ms Collins and Minister of Social Welfare, Steve Maharey, The speech is available on Ms Collins website.
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.
Labour 44.8 National 35.3 Greens 6.9 NZ First 4.7 United Future 3.0 ACT 1.6 Maori 1.5 Alliance 0.6 Christian Heritage, Destiny NZ 0.4 Progressives 0.2 Mana Maori 0.1
The Labour Government is forking out taxpayers' money to encourage civil servants in the Ministry of Economic Development to join Labour-friendly unions, ACT MP Ken Shirley revealed today.
Hon Jim Anderton Progressive Party leader - Speech on the Opening of Parliament 2005 2 February 2005
The day of blood and elections has passed, and the blaring trumpets of corporate media hailing it as a successful show of ''democracy'' have subsided to a dull roar.
Peter Osborne, the Libertarianz Spokesman to Deregulate Education today applauded Act MP, Deborah Coddington's call to allow school dumping of the NCEA.
When viewed as a whole, the post 9/11 'security state' seems less about protecting us from terrorism, and more about population control and quelling dissent.
"I move that this House has no confidence in the Government led by Helen Clark who, given the opportunity to outline her vision for New Zealand, has failed to even identify the big challenges which lie ahead for our nation;"
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.
"Steve Maharey should offer New Zealanders a cast iron assurance that there are absolutely no beneficiaries who 'sit around all day watching Sky TV, living off the taxpayer, letting their children run riot and getting stoned'," says National Party Welfare ...
Travellers from New Zealand are visiting Norfolk Island more than ever before. New Zealand visitor numbers to the sub-tropical island in 2004 are up 40 per cent on the previous year.