EXTENDED EDITION: Now the final election results are finally in - Scoop will follow with a election round-up bulletin
shortly. Last night's bulletin was delayed waiting for a result.... it was, finally, early this morning and the Greens
Have 7 seats - and Labour and the Alliance 59 - so we do have Frankenstein government afteralll. You read it first on
Scoop has been rating very highly over the last two days as the final results have filtered through. Interestingly there
was approximately twice as much interest in Winston's fate as there was in the Cabinet lineup.
Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
In the last four weeks of the 20st century, not to mention the millennium, the world is on the verge of experiencing the
effects of a new generation of horrific weapons systems.
Helen Clark has announced her new cabinet. The placings are:
Prime Minister-elect Helen Clark today announced the ministerial portfolios for the new Labour-Alliance government,
confirming Jim Anderton's appointment as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development and Michael Cullen's
as Finance ...
Beneficiaries around the country are reeling today after the Labour/Alliance Government confirmed they will cut benefits
by $20 a week before Christmas.
According to Scoop sources, with 49 finalised seats in the specials now counted, the Green Party is looking like getting
another seat – at Labour’s expense.
AmericaOne has beaten Americas Cup leading challenger Luna Rossa ITA48 after a controversial penalty was dished out to
Luna Rossa after it hit AmericaOne's transom with its bow. PLUS: here are the latest points, race tables, and
The Greens are looking good to get their seventh MP into parliament as a result of the special votes which are still
Here's the latest in the Americas Cup challenger series - Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes suffers serious damage - Next race to watch between top rated yachts - the points table - the weather - who
Shifts and light winds made a lottery out of Americas Cup challenger series match racing on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf
yesterday. Here are race reports, the latest of who won, who lost, the points to date and the weather conditions
expected for today's ...
Luna Rossa (ITA-48) managed to get on the stern of AmericaOne (USA-49) with two minutes to go before the start.
Francesco De Angelis was trying to push Paul Cayard towards the start line but he came too close and hit AmericaOne's
transom square in the middle.
The Rebel Caucus today voiced its disgust that the incoming government had reneged on their promise of a $20 per week
benefit increase, saying that it was tantamount to a cut in beneficiaries' incomes and could split the coalition.
The cost of the Greens 'Christmas Bonus' for all beneficiaries has today been put at a staggering $250 million.
The Green Party's Jeanette Fitzsimons has won the Coromandel electorate by 246 votes after the counting of special votes
"The arrival of the Greens will put the Labour Alliance coalition agreement to the test sooner than later", outgoing
State Services Minister Simon Upton said today.
In an Australian first, Tasmanian cannabis smokers will, from next year, be given up to three chances to reform their
ways before they face criminal charges. John Howard reports.
The "Washington Consensus" is the popular name for the neoliberal policy programme promoted by the Bretton Woods
institutions: the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and the late-born World Trade Organisation (WTO).
The chairman of the Australian Stock Exchange is warning that narrow trade on soaring global markets is a sign they
could "implode" soon. John Howard reports.
ACT Leader Richard Prebble said the country did not welcome the news that Labour and the Alliance look likely to be a
The Wellington City Council has approved $300,000 for a loan to set up a Film and TV school in the city, but it will
face some stiff international competition via the Internet. John Howard reports.
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, ...
Winston holds Tauranga by 62 VOTES! And all the rest of the days news...
The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party is claiming a key role in the election success of the Green Pary.
Tomorrow marks the changing of the guard at the United States Embassy as Ambassador Josiah Beeman, his wife Susan, and
their 6 month-old New Zealand-born daughter Olivia, leave our shores. John Howard reports.
A Libertarianz spokesman says Green MPs preparing for parliament have already demonstrated the need for their own
warning labels: 'Warning. These politicians contain socialism - consumption or use of their ideas will be dangerous to
you, your property, your ...
The 1999 General Election was a return to normalcy, rather than a radical change, Hon Peter Dunne, United New Zealand
leader and MP for Ohariu-Belmont, told Tawa Rotary club this evening.
Cannabis reform campaigners congratulated the Greens tonight on their "awesome re-entry", with the special vote from
cannabis country Coromandel putting six "grass root" MP's into the House of Representatives.
Cabinet - NZ First - Ikaroa Rawhiti - Russia - Middle East - Tattoo - Maori - Morphine - Challenge
The Greens have made it with six MPs into parliament but the future of NZ First and party leader Winston Peters still
hangs in the balance.
The Oklahoma teenager who opened fire on his classmates on Monday used a semi-automtic pistol and ammunition taken from
his father’s wardrobe.
Green party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons has just told Radio New Zealand that she expects to win the seat of Coromandel
in a result expected around 7pm tonight.