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Banks in Asia are still in serious trouble and could spark further financial turmoil in the region, according to an
international banking authority. John Howard reports.
(Note: This week's ratings were distorted by a rogue robot which read a couple of stories rather obsessively on
Wednesday - we have deleted the No 2. rating story from this list as a result. The No. 1 rating story is probably also
higher ranking that it would have ordinarily been.)
As violence threatens to take still more lives in East Timor there are probably only three people capable of making any
difference in East Timor: The President of Indonesia B.J. Habibe, leader of the largest opposition party Megawati
Sukarnoputri, and ABRI ...
His tale reads like a scene out of the Frederick Forsyth book "The ODESSA File". But while what you read here is clock
and dagger, it is not fiction. Published on Scoop for the first time in New Zealand is Jaggi Singh's account of what
Taking nothing away from the Wallabies victory - they played very well and the All Blacks poorly - but there are lessons
for World Cup contenders, fans and organisers in the refereeing of tonight's Bledisloe Cup match in Sydney.
Allegations of blackmail and espionage at Wellington City Council? Sounds ridiculous, perhaps, but there appears to be
some substance behind the latest contretemps between the spurned independent councillors and the Labour-Wellington Alive
How Pete Hodgson was granted leave to deliver a 5 minute speech on what Labour will do to the ECA during question time -
and what he said.
The government is planning to push through three significant bills reforming the Kiwifruit, Apple and Pear and Dairy
boards over the next four sitting days, however the passage of the legislation is not expected to plain sailing.
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".
In the last twelve years I have enjoyed the confidence and support of four prime ministers and seven ministers of
Internal Affairs. It is obvious from her public statements that this is not the case with Mrs Shipley. I always thought
that helping ...
With five sitting days till the house rises the Beehive's best and brightest are engaged in a game they became well
accustomed to last year as the government sat on a knife edge- counting the numbers.
Scoop's Jonathan Hill looks at how Labour Party President Bob Harvey's comments on the CIA this week could be the much
needed start of a fresh new approach to Labour's election campaign.
Late this week treasurer, Bill English and Act's Rodney Hide came out swinging against the Alliance proposal for a
financial transaction tax to replace GST, calling it "a loopy and failed idea." But the international community is
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 ...
In this latest instalment of the Scoop Inside APEC Series we reveal the letter issued by the New Zealand Police to
suspected leaders of Anti-APEC groups and organisations.
If you were near a television set on April 19, 1993, you will never forget the sight of the Mt. Carmel religious
community in Waco, Texas, going up in flames. What precisely had these people done to justify the Fed's surrounding them
with tanks? With reluctance, ...
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 ...
Next year, around 50,000 low-to-middle income working families will pay no tax, Treasurer Bill English said today.
Following a series of misleading statements quoted in both written and electronic media, the Employers' Federation has
today forwarded the attached two communications to the Labour Party.
ACT Leader Richard Prebble, one of the few MPs in Parliament to have personally known Norman Kirk, has accused Labour
President Bob Harvey of whipping up anti-American feelings on the eve of APEC, with his absurd claim that the CIA
murdered Norman Kirk.
In a move which does not bode well for the upcoming APEC talks in Auckland, China, Russia and three Central Asian states
have pledged in a declaration to promote a "multi-polar world" and thwart global domination by the United States. ...