Alastair Thompson is the co-founder of Scoop. He is of Scottish and Irish extraction and from Wellington, New Zealand. Alastair has 24 years experience in the
media, at the Dominion, National Business Review, North & South magazine, Straight Furrow newspaper and online since 1997. He is the winner of several journalism awards for business and investigative work.
Only weeks after U.S. President Joe Biden courageously ended the war in Afghanistan—in
the face of bitter opposition from the media and Congress—came the announcement
of the formation of AUKUS, a new trilateral security alliance between the U.S., the ...
At the Guardian Haroon Siddique writes Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair
dies aged 81 . Sir Clive Sinclair, the inventor and entrepreneur who was instrumental
in bringing home computers to the masses, has died at the age of 81. His daughter, ...
It began just after a news interview. Time: a quarter past nine. Morning of September
22, and yet to take a sip from the brewed Turkish coffee, its light thin surface
foam inviting. The Australian city of Melbourne in its sixth lockdown, its residents ...
Radio New Zealand ( Checkpoint ) ran stories last week about New Zealanders aged
over 65 stranded in Australia who are at risk of having their pensions ('New Zealand
Superannuation') stopped, and then having to repay the funds they received while ...
Te Paati Māori continues to provide a breath of fresh air in the political space,
otherwise thoroughly choked by Covid19. Its call this week this week for a referendum
on changing the country’s name to Aotearoa by 2026 is timely and a welcome diversion ...