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* Food exports to countries who have banned or are considering banning G.E. modified foods totalled $2.779 billion last
GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... does anybody get the feeling that after all those years of El Ninos and La Ninas we're getting
back to just having weather? Big, cold, winter weather it was too: the biggest snowstorm in 10 years. But for all that,
it wasn't ...
Right to Life New Zealand supports the Judeo-Christian sanctity of life ethic from conception to natural death and is
opposed to embryonic stem cell research.
What a silly little tirade Keith Rankin unleashed this morning on the subject of Political Polypoly.
Auckland — A team of independent Belgian scientists has discovered “unknown DNA” in Monsanto’s genetically engineered
“Roundup Ready” soybeans. The discovery of unrecognisable DNA segments in the company’s flagship product may necessitate
a full-scale re-evaluation ...
Wind speeds of up to 100km/h at Mt Ruapehu's Turoa ski field on Wednesday brought with it wind chill temperatures of
-35°c to -40°c.
"When will the Government require bookshops to ensure that they sell a minimum percentage of New Zealand books?" asks
Libertarianz International Trade spokesman Scott Wilson "for that is the absurdity of her veiled call for local music
Researchers based in the Dunedin School of Medicine have recently published a study in the Australian and New Zealand
Journal of Public Health, which examined sunburn and sun protection among New Zealand adolescents.
Green Party Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Keith Lock today called on the Government to endorse a resolution before the
United Nations Security Council for peace monitors to be sent to the West Bank.
According to the sequence of NOAA supercomputer forecasts below super-typhoon Pabuk is headed for the Japanese mainland
with an ETA of Monday or Tueday NZT.The coloured lines in the images show rainfall.
Large format image of the sea off the South Wairarapa Coast as yesterday’s storm approached.
The following images were taken on Tuesday on the South Coast of Wairarapa by Wellington photographer John MacGibbon.
They show the big seas and wild skies that have been characteristic of the big southerly blow over the past few days.
The fishing boats ...
About 15 intrepid GE free activists braved wind and cold to protest outside Helen Clark's electorate office in
Sandringham Road today with signs asking motorists to toot for a GE free NZ. Images Aotearoa Indymedia.
The Christchurch City Council's response to street racers who use Christchurch roads in industrial areas as drag strips
and burnout pads has been to establish a burnout pad sub-committee. Maree Howard writes.
Thank you for the opportunity to be here today to address the issue of "Where to now for National?"
Mid-winter dialogue, Christchurch Medical School, "The way ahead for Maori and Pacific Island health"
Fiji's elected Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry and members of his government held hostage last year would have been
killed if it was not for the presence in Parliament of former British SAS soldier, Ilisoni Ligairi, the Sun reports.
Pics and Specs of Mini Cooper at BMW computer science student recruitment drive at UC Berkeley last month. The specs are
taken from the 'resume' in the car's window, so are US-speak and dollars.
15 August – The Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations has requested an urgent meeting of the Security
Council, citing its "obligation to effectively and immediately intervene to put an end to the present tragic situation
in the Occupied ...
ACT MP Rodney Hide today accused Defence Minister Mark Burton of misleading Parliament with his response to the
usefulness of the army's proposed new LAV III vehicles in East Timor.
Defence Minister Mark Burton today dismissed as 'bizarre' the claims by Act MP Rodney Hide of problems over the NZ
Defence Force's purchase of LAV III armoured vehicles.
Economics extols the marketplace. Markets work best when there is competition. The best name for competition is polypoly
("many sellers"). This contrasts with monopoly, duopoly, oligopoly: one, two, few sellers.
ACT leader Richard Prebble has written to the Prime Minister seeking the resignation of Defence Minister Mark Burton
over his misleading answer to a Parliamentary question on the LAV3 armoured personnel carriers.
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Today's questions of the day concerned: Rail – SOE Power Prices – Industry Training – SOE Power Prices – Student Job
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There are serious question marks over the New Zealand Army's proposal to purchase 105 LAV armoured personnel carriers
for $658 million, National's Defence spokesperson Max Bradford said today. "Minister of Defence Mark Burton has been