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The tide continues to turn against the National Party. Their Bright Future announcement has failed to translate into
votes while the Winebox victory of Winston Peters immediately puts New Zealand First right back in the picture.
Scoop is anticipating a big week in Parliament this week with mounting pressure on the government and particularly the
Prime Minister, as the opposition mounts an offensive on the Secrets and Lies revelations made by Nicky Hager last week.
John Howard reports that on the second anniversary of Princess Diana's death there remain a number of unanswered
Bank managers and receivers hear the same story every day: businesses never go under through bad management. They fail
because of the competition from cheap imports, or the exchange rate, or lack of subsidies. Not long ago, it was the
exchange rate. ...
Employment Contracts ACT (much disorder) - Nutrition Survey And Poverty - Agriculture Research - Ascot Hospital -
Auckland Mayors - Violent Crime - Wanganui Prison Escape
Police are cracking down on Auckland’s homeless, street-kids, and sex workers in the run up to the APEC leader’s summit
meetings next month.
Last week Reserve Bank governor Don Brash was reported (Herald, 20 August) as having chastised his fellow economists for
not having done more to convince the public that free trade is always the best policy for any nation.
An unabashed supporter of British sport reports on a historic victory for NZ cricket and an ignominious defeat for
Government changes to the student loan scheme announced in November last year - and then again last week - are perhaps
one of the most poorly communicated government announcements in recent times. Scoop's Jonathan Hill reports.
A bezerk Michael Cullen was booted out of the House today after a serious breach of Parliamentary discipline. Cullen had
stormed from the House in a remarkable display of bad temper. He was called back by Mr Speaker who sent the Sergeant of
Arms to ...
Those people who know me personally would not describe me as the sort of person who is often lost for words. But during
the past weekend I have been very quiet indeed. It's not that I haven't had a lot to say; in fact, the opposite is true.
But the ...
Here, courtesy of Auckland's 95Bfm is Auckland councillor, Maire Leadbeater's "Lost Column". AUCKLAND CITY COUNCILLOR
Maire Leadbeater refused to edit her column for this week's edition of the council's PR rag to the public, "City Scene".
"The 747 I'd like to fly the world in [with the All Blacks]" - Kevin Roberts"
We frequently hear these days about the plight of the middle class, or the middle classes. But who are the middle
classes? Are they simply those people (or households?) who earn between the median income and the 90th or 95th
percentile? Can we really ...
Prime Minister Jenny Shipley's frustration at evidence of a worsening health status for south Auckland children is a
mere red herring, a smoke-screen designed to cloud the Government's role in this order of social shame.
UK supermarkets say demand for organic beer made from organically grown New Zealand hops has grown amid deepening public
concern over food safety and the environmental impact of modern farming. John Howard reports.
New Zealand will keep its place as the most violent country in the developed world after South Africa until we get full
employment, a victim-centred justice system and a vastly improved mental health system, Alliance leader Jim Anderton
The seat of Coromandel, currently held by National MP Murray McLean but fiercely contested by Green MP Jeanette
Fitzsimons, promises to be one of the most interesting and potentially significant seats of the looming general
election. Jonathan Hill ...
As the third reading of the SIS Amendment Bill No. 2 is put before the New Zealand Parliament, a Canadian Anti-APEC
campaigner warns of spy infiltration of New Zealand groups. Those particularly targeted are organisations and
individuals openly critical ...
Michael Wilson and Judie Alison, Co-Chairs of Rainbow Labour, the Labour Party's gay, lesbian and transgender branches,
said today that Graeme Capill's reaction to the Discussion paper on same sex relationships was extreme, and the sign of
a desperate ...