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United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie and fellow actor Brad Pitt spent Christmas in Costa Rica
I recently had the privilege of conducting a “cyber interview” with one of the preeminent domestic critics of the
American Empire. Despite his relatively recent start, Stephen Lendman has rapidly become one of the most ubiquitous and
Joining the conservation vessel the Sea Shepherd in their anti-whaling voyage are two New Zealand crew are Jaimie Brown
from Kaikoura and Marcus Graham of North Shore, Auckland. Both utterly sure that what they will be doing will be of
importance and ...
22 December 2006 – United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced his deep concern at the death sentence
imposed by a Libyan court on five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor for the alleged intentional transmission of
HIV/AIDS to ...
Word of Mouth Media
New Zealand’s semi-arid high country and basins need to be protected in perpetuity before the face of the landscape is
ruined says an international landscape architect.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has received the single largest earmarked donation in its 60-year history -
$201 million pledged by the Government of the Netherlands to radically expand the agency’s efforts to ensure that
youngsters caught in conflict ...
Business Council for Sustainable Development
Business leaders are welcoming a Government policy option to impose tighter emission controls on imported vehicles, but
say cash incentives will be needed to make sure the country quickly cleans up one of the world's oldest and dirtiest car
It was the coldest June since 1972, and that was mainly due to the "snowball storm" that hit on 11-12 June. We had a
southerly autumn, an early and slippery winter, a windy spring and then a cool start to summer. This article gives some
notes from ...
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
On Saturday, the 23rd of December [Australian EST(Eastern Summer Time)], the international volunteer crew of the Sea
Shepherd flagship Farley Mowat departed from Melbourne. The departure of the ship launches our campaign to intercept
Japanese whaling operations ...
Capping months of intensive negotiations, the United Nations Security Council today unanimously decided to impose a set
of sanctions against Iran in response to its uranium-enrichment activities, which Tehran says are for peaceful purposes
but which ...
The building of the Bypass and the destruction of an historic part of Wellington is a tragedy that must never be
repeated said Green Party spokesperson for Wellington City Iona Pannett.
New Zealand Government
Another record year of fine collections should act as a warning to people owing fines and reparations this summer – you
will get caught and you will have to pay, says Courts Minister Rick Barker.
With conflict in Somalia now involving Ethiopian air strikes and hundreds of wounded, United Nations Secretary-General
Kofi Annan today telephoned Ethiopia’s Prime Minster and Kenya’s leader to try and halt the escalating violence, while
the UN envoy ...
University of Auckland
A digital model of the human buttocks engineered at The University of Auckland is set to bring new levels of comfort to
office workers and wheelchair users.
Boxing Day Sales Provide Boost For Retailers Electronic and online transaction statistics
New Zealand Government
The government is giving funding support to the Kea network of expats abroad, to further help New Zealand business and
industries tap into our global talent pool and extend international connections, Economic Development Minister Trevor
Victoria University of Wellington
In 2006 Students have failed to challenge this government over its failure to address student funding problems. Although
student debt is higher than it’s ever been student leaders spend more time lobbying and kissing up to Labour than
standing up to them. ...
Waiareka Valley Preservation Society
Rodney Jones, spokesman for the Waiareka Valley Preservation Society, commented today: “The Society has carefully
examined the limited additional data and comments that Holcim released on their Weston Cement Plant. We hope to receive
more complete data ...
Word of Mouth Media
Emergency services won’t be the only organisations rushing around helping people over the festive holiday season.
An independent United Nations human rights expert on the situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)
has met refugees from the troubled country and visited a facility that helps them acclimatize to life in the Republic of
KiwiFM Audio: Saddam Hussein's appeal to have his death sentence quashed has failed, Iran says get lost to UN Security
Council sanctions and announces its intent to proceed with its nuclear programme, so is Iran really rising as the major
state of influence ...
Christchurch Radiology Group (CRG) has purchased New Zealand’s first Dual Source CT scanner. The machine will be
operational in February and provide a new level of clinical diagnosis, particularly for heart patients.
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today reacted with sadness to the news of a fuel pipeline explosion that
killed hundreds of people in Nigeria, and pledged the world body’s help in efforts to prevent other disasters from
occurring in West ...
In response to flash floods that swept over the province of Aceh in Indonesia earlier this month, the United Nations has
allocated an initial $2 million grant from its Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for the relief effort in the area,
where an ...
New Zealand Police
Police are appealing for public assistance in finding the husband of a 42-year-old Otara woman who was found fatally
stabbed in her bed yesterday morning.
Families seeking respite care for their elderly parents are being turned away because of an ongoing shortage of beds,
HealthCare Providers NZ said today.
New Zealand Council of Trade Unions
"While most of us are enjoying time with friends and families today, let's spare a thought for those at work on
Christmas Day today and during the New Year holidays," said CTU president Ross Wilson.
Sailors hit the water tomorrow off Takapuna in the lead-up to the 420 World Championships 2007. The Pre-Worlds Regatta
starts tomorrow and lasts three days with the first World Championships racing set for 3 January 2007.
New Zealand Police
Police were called to Dominion Road Papakura shortly before 8pm tonight to deal with a drunk male assaulting people.
Reaffirming the civilian status of journalists, the United Nations Security Council has adopted a resolution urging
warring parties to prevent abuses against them and to respect their professional independence and rights.