The election news rush appears to be on with Scoop rating roughly 40% ahead of its ordinary levels today. Today's top 20
rating items are...
Round Robin two of the Louis Vuitton Cup Challenger Selection Series ended after three previously cancelled matches were
re-sailed from Race 6 of 14 November. Team Prada's yacht Luna Rossa completed the Round Robin yesterday with a total of
46 points, ...
Tonight, with four days to go, a much promoted - mano-a-mano - Shipley vs Clark TV special was the centerpiece of the
campaign for both major parties on state TV's leading serious channel Television One.
Round Robin Two of the Louis Vuitton Cup finished with a flourish on Saturday. Three matches, rescheduled from Race Six,
were sailed today. The matches were outstanding - all at one point featured good close match racing by teams fighting
for precious ...
The state of democracy in New Zealand looks shot to bits as, only four days out from a general election, nearly half of
all voters do not understand how our electoral system works and forty per cent are unaware they will also be required to
vote on ...
Jonah Lomu has signed to the Wellington Rugby Football Union for two years and will be eligible to play for both the
Hurricane’s Super 12 team and the Lions NPC team. There is some talk about the odd game for the Petone club too. Jonah
says he is looking ...
After observing the celebrations of the last completely odd day for 1112 years last Friday, Scoop on a hunch decided to
check whether the date was also a prime - that is, a number indivisible.
While Jenny and Helen argue over what increased taxes on higher income earners might do to the economy, Australia has
simply gone out and done it - a tax to pay for peace. John Howard reports.
Breaking the habit of a political lifetime, upton-on-line tuned into Holmes at 7 pm to catch the head to head leaders'
debate between Jenny Shipley and Helen Clark.
Isn’t democracy a fine thing. Just when it seems this country has been governed by self perceived born to rule cronies
forever, the population deals out a right old telling off. Yip, here in south Auckland, three terms is long enough.
That’s the ...
Right. As the chances of getting this right are slim indeed, this guess is purely on gut feeling. I'm picking a week of
negative campaigning from National is not going to wash well with voters and will eventually be to the party's
Contrary to my Scoop colleagues predictions on the outcome of the election, I am favouring a National-led government for
the following reasons.
Scoop is proud to present another image of Hobbitton… this time of what appears to be a fairly grand Hobbit summer house
Undercover cop show LAWLESS dominates drama awards - Lifetime Achievement Award for Selwyn Toogood - Liz Gunn Best
I find it hard to agree with the prevailing media opinion that this election is headed for a cut and dried victory to
Labour. Most of the media commentary on this subject is based on the grand convergence of polls this last Friday.
Joy Faulkner reminds everyone - before they get out the wacky backy to celebrate a new Prime Minister - that Helen Clark
is the woman who brought in the Smoke-free Environments Act.
Gael Donoghue, Whanganui Christian Heritage Party Candidate, and Party Health Spokesperson expressed concern today about
the Gay Pamphlet published by the Labour Party which pictures their six Gay, Lesbian and Transgender candidates.
LOMU SIGNS FOR WELLINGTON HURRICANES!!
While it is not immediately apparent on the surface - given the focus on bringing you breaking news before the
traditional media - Scoop is actually a fully featured free electronic library as well as a news site.
Don't say Scoop didn't warn you. World oil prices have today hit US$28 per barrel, up from US$25.80 last Thursday. John
Author Nicky Hager has called for a parliamentary inquiry into links between Timberlands West Coast and the pro-logging
pressure group Coast Action Network, which paid for a full-page advertisement in Coromandel today attacking the Green,
Labour and Alliance ...