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In one of the final polls due before Saturday, the latest Fairfax New Zealand ACNielsen poll, gives National a six-point
lead over Labour heading into the final three days of the campaign.
There's a fight taking place out in marginal seats where even a high-placed Cabinet minister looks likely to lose. Scoop
can confirm National is gaining traction. Here is a list of marginal seats and what to watch for on Election-Night.
Prime Minister Helen Clark today visited Canterbury University. Greeted by a rowdy crowd she made a fairly hurried exit
after speaking briefly. Ms Clark later told Scoop that she had felt threatened by the proximity of a group of aggressive
The Government will provide $512,000 for a satellite service to South Pacific television broadcasters, Broadcasting
Minister Steve Maharey and Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff said today.
ACT Leader Rodney Hide said today that Treasury costings of Labour's interest-free student loans had sunk any chance of
Labour being re-elected to office on Saturday.
In the 2005 election both the National and Labour parties are likely to push election advertising spending close to its
limits. So far as Scoop can determine this is the first time this has happened in a New Zealand General election.
Is your policy going with the party that gets the most votes a bright line absolute test. If for example the Labour +
Greens gets more than National + United Future is there wiggle room to go with Labour? Or is it simply a matter of which
major party ...
Racial Politics Te Putatara a newsletter for the kumara vine Maori news, views and comment Tuesday, September 13. 2005
A new analysis of recent New Zealand political polling reveals that the current voter vacillation is primarily driven by
one demographic-- Generation Jones, the large generation between the Baby Boomers and Generation X. U.S. political
analyst and ...
“Costings released today show Labour’s interest free student loans policy is easily affordable and, even over a 15 year
timeframe, would have a negligible impact on government debt,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.
"Trevor Mallard, Michael Cullen and Helen Clark have consistently lied about the cost of their student loan policy,"
says National Party Education spokesman Bill English.
Former US security advisor and current Auckland University lecturer, Paul Buchanan, is about to launch a book that
examines security and intelligence relationships in NZ and abroad. Scoop caught up with him for a preview of the book.
National 43% Labour 37% NZ First 7% Green 6% United Future 3% ACT 1% Maori 1% Destiny 1% Progressive 1% Other 1%
Don’t think that the Internet news, Scoop or Counter Punch is not being read or getting passed around. On March 24,
2005, an article entitled, "Utah Prosecutors Are Soft On Polygamy," authored by Yours Truly, was published in Scoop, and
within two weeks ...
National Party Finance spokesman John Key says the Treasury costings released on Labour's last-minute student loans
promise confirm National's worst fears.
This election has brought me into a mild epistemological crisis. What has really shocked me, after seeing into the
hivemind of our polity, is that nobody really knows what's going on. It's not that anyone is particularly incompetent,
it's just that ...
Labour list candidate and Manukau City Councillor, Su'a William Sio has released a statement equating Destiny New
Zealand to former Christian Heritage Party leader Graham Capill on the basis of shared Christian values.
Labour is committed to a secure, affordable and sustainable energy future. New Zealanders need modern, reliable sources
of energy that will ensure that our lights will stay on and our businesses keep working. We want to continue to have
energy available ...
In a few days New Zealanders will go to the polls with our eclectic mix of motivations. Some of us will vote according
to the party we identify most strongly with, or against, some of us will vote in self-interest, some will vote with
their hearts, some will ...
Eyewitness Account: Marooned At The Ritz - Stranded in New Orleans during Katrina, medical professionals set up a
treatment center at the Ritz Carlton. by Joseph Pulvirenti, M.D.
In an effort to ensure that there are no miss-understandings of precisely what New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters
means by his stated policy of backing the party which wins the most seats actually means, Scoop's Alastair Thompson
questioned Mr ...
United Future leader Peter Dunne says the time has come for the Prime Minister to cut the Greens loose, since it's now
clear the Greens have become the major obstacle to Miss Clark's getting a third term as Prime Minister.
This Undernews extra gives background on the amazing, scary history of FEMA and a bizarre funeral scandal that involves
George Bush, one of his major contributors, the former head of FEMA and the corporation just named to handle body
removal in ...
Households and small businesses stand to make big savings on the cost of telephone services as broadband provider Woosh
Wireless starts rolling out phone packages over its network this month.
This year, as with every election year, migration is a hot issue amongst politicians vying for the public’s vote. Like a
repetitive tune stuck on replay, at election time we hear racist jibes being thrown at migrants and ethnic groups that
do not ...
The Impreza 2006 WRC will make its public debut at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show.
In protesting about the potential cost of interest-free student loans, National is wrongly assuming that young Kiwis
will act like property speculators in a vain effort to mimic John Key, the Green Party says.
Award winning broadcaster, Larry Williams, deals to current affairs in a straightforward and provocative manner. His "no
spin" approach cuts through the rhetoric as he interviews the newsmakers and experts of the moment:
National Party Finance spokesman John Key says he is looking forward to analysing the student loans papers which Labour
was trying to bury until after the election.