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Italy's Prada team has once again reclaims the top position in the Americas Cup challenger series.
Russia this week decided not to blanket bomb Grozny. With the benefit of hindsight it appears the decision not to bomb
was taken on Tuesday, right at the beginning of the week, Scoop's Alastair Thompson reports on the motivations behind
the sudden ...
SCOOP MILLENNIUM SPECIAL: Scoop's Alastair Thompson asks the ARL Weather Supercomputer about the Christmas forecast in
the Holy Land - Only On Scoop....
Speech to an Ericsson's product Launch Dr Michael Cullen Treasurer and Minister of Finance
The government has moved fast on student loans, saying students who enrol at tertiary institutions early next year will
pay no interest on their loans while studying or while earning under $25,000.
Lights go out, computers crash, flights are delayed, baggage is lost, ATM's run out of cash, cellular phone calls won't
go through - that's on a normal day. The White House wants you to know that. John Howard reports.
For the third day in row, the intrigue at the Louis Vuitton Cup concerned Young America and Le Défi. Both teams are
fighting for the final berth in the Semi-Finals. On the Pacific Course, Young America's Ed Baird found himself on the
wrong side of a significant ...
Mayors from the three West Coast councils are to meet tomorrow to discuss what action can be taken over Labour's gagging
of Timberland's resource management application to log the beech forest. Scoop's West Coast correspondent John Howard
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
New Zealand's first national Time Use Survey provides new and valuable information about the way New Zealanders spend
their time. Initial results from the survey were released today by Judy Lawrence, Chief Executive of the Ministry of
Women's Affairs, ...
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, ...
The Americas Cup Louis Vuitton challenger series is now getting serious with international teams competing for nine
points a win. Only the top six teams will advance to the semi-finals so performance is critical in this round.
After being confirmed as the MP for Tauranga for the third time since Election Day the Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader
of New Zealand First and MP for Tauranga, again thanked the people of Tauranga for their support but said that the
re-count in the ...
"If Phil Goff considers it judicious not to question the highest rate of civil rights violations for cannabis in the
world, then he is a foolish choice indeed for Minister of Justice", say South-Island Cannabis Party analysts, Kevin
Finally - the result for the November 27th General election appears to finally be about to be concluded with the recount
completed in Tauranga.
Gael Donoghue, Christian Heritage Health Spokesperson says, "Continuing revelations of using cannabis, and a
determination to continue to do so, by Nandor Tanczos now Green MP brings the integrity of the law into question.
"The Inland Revenue Commissioner's head should have rolled months ago," said Libertarianz deputy leader Richard McGrath,
as he drank to the demise of Graham Holland. "Perhaps now there will be a wrecking ball swung through his entire ...
New Zealand looks set to cancel its F16 purchase from the US, the Greens appoint a "musterer" and listening to the
wind....only on Scoop...
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.
Green Party Co-leader Rod Donald today announced that Ian Ewen-Street has been appointed as the "Musterer", replacing
the traditional role of party whip.