The top 20 rating items on Scoop over the past seven days were...
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considering blanking out the offensive words we have decided to use it at is. Consider yourself warned if you choose to
We received the above image yesterday via e-mail. It appears to show a soldier carrying a Steyr rifle with an Australian
imprint the word “Humps” and various things written in Indonesian on it.
It looks as though an Aussie soldier has written the Indonesian for "Halt, hands up!" on his rifle."
What's driving the future of automotive brands? Address to the Toyota Australia dealers conference Sydney, 23 September
Concern is mounting worldwide that donor-money countries provide to the IMF and World Bank for loans may not be
reaching those in need. John Howard reports.
Every election is, of course, of vital interest to politicians and those who earn their living either helping or
hindering them. The world beyond the Ngauranga interchange (which for the benefit of non-Wellingtonians is where the
bumpy old Hutt Motorway ...
"You're on my turf now," Labour Deputy Leader Michael Cullen is alleged to have said to West Coasters during an angry
meeting in Parliament yesterday over Labour's plans to end sustainable logging. Scoop’s West Coast correspondent John
Scoop’s Fraser Rolfe attended yesterday’s Coast Action Network protest in favour of native logging in Wellington and
filed this photo feature report.
GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... so we have a date with democracy on November 27, and not November 6. The Prime Minister has
apparently surprised the pundits and disappointed some of her caucus by going for the earlier date.
(Los Angeles, October 7, 1999) – The Lord of the Rings film trilogy begins principal photography in Wellington, New
Zealand, on October 11, 1999, under the direction of Peter Jackson, it was jointly announced today by Robert Shaye,
Chairman and Chief ...
A roundup of the programme for the final days of this Parliamentary session - list and timing of valedictories and FULL
TEXT of URGENCY MOTION.
New Zealand’s leading broadcaster and New Zealand’s leading telecommunications company have joined together in a
programme designed to put every New Zealander on screen for the Millennium.
While Victoria University of Wellington's academics went on strike today there were signs that the industrial action was
not supported by even the half of Victoria's staff that belong to their union.
The Government appears determined to duck Parliamentary questions on the Auditor-General's inquiry into the Work and
Income NZ chartered aircraft affair, says Labour's social welfare spokesperson Steve Maharey.
When New Zealanders place themselves on the political spectrum the majority opt for centre-left according to the New
Zealand Values Study but when it comes to specific ideology we are much more confused.
If there was ever any doubt that tertiary education was shaping up to be one of the key election issues, then week two
of the election campaign has put those doubts to rest.
The coming election gives us renewed opportunity to interpret everything that politicians say and do with cynicism. It
would be nice if we can rise above such a self-imposed stupor. We did it with APEC.
Cabinet Minister Simon Upton today dispensed with the industrial age reliance on broadsheets and the wireless with the
launch of his daily Internet column, upton-on-line.
"I'm disappointed Rod Donald is throwing the towel in without a contest. He was a likeable character and he has
certainly made an impression on New Zealand politics," says Banks Peninsula MP David Carter.
Labour Leader Helen Clark today said that it was a sign of the level of desperation in National's ranks that the
government is now considering eleventh hour changes to the student loans system.