If NZ has such a colossal drinking problem, it makes you wonder how many actually realise this, and how many will appreciate the price of their alcohol being increased.
Several events were staged in Gaza City today in preparation for the Global March to Jerusalem, to take place this coming Friday, 30 March. An event at the Ministry of Detainee Affairs was attended by most of the Palestinian prisoners released last ...
The colleague who called me Tuesday evening called me again today – this time from Al Shifa hospital.
Over a thousand women marched from the Square of the Unknown Soldier in Gaza City to the 'occupation' outside International Red Cross in Remal, demanding the release of 29 year old hunger-striking political prisoner Hana AlShalabi.
350,000 people today gathered in Gaza to celebrate the 24th Anniversary of the founding of the Islamist movement Hamas, and to affirm their resistance to Israeli occupation. Prime Minister and Gaza Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh addressed the crowd, assembled ...
The Wellington Phoenix launched their new uniform in the city on Wednesday.
The Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh with the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Mr. John Key, at his ceremonial reception, at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi on June 28, 2011. Smt. Gursharan Kaur and Mrs. Bronagh Key are also seen.
As the sun sets on monetarism, Don Brash soldiers on
Coinciding with the international ‘Day of Direct Action against Extraction’ commemorating the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, a substantial group protested against Deep Sea Oil Drilling in New Zealand Waters in Wellington today. The group consisted ...
Police board the te Whanau a Apanui owned fishing vessel, San Pietro, off East Cape today to warn crew about approaching within set distances of the seismic survey ship Orient Explorer. The San Pietro is part of the flotilla opposing deep sea oil drilling.
Martin Doyle Cartoon: On The Demise of NZPA
What is Celia Wade-Brown trying to prove?
A busy street in downtown Wellington has been partially cordoned off following a shattered window in a high-rise government building.
The lawn outside Parliament on Wednesday was immaculate as always, but that didn’t stop several dozen demonstrators poring over it in search of a way to close New Zealand’s gender pay gap.
Libertarians are not particularly well known for their solidarity, but around a hundred ACT supporters, farmers, climate change denialists and other rugged individuals marched on Parliament Tuesday to protest the Government’s Emissions Trading Scheme.
Prime Minister John Key is “not ideologically opposed” to state asset sales but says his party has not discussed it as a policy position for next year’s election.
Farmers and firms will be the big winners in this year’s Budget with an extra $225m in science, research and technology funding, Prime Minister John Key announced today.
Confusion reigned in the Beehive Theatrette today as reporters grappled with funding for the Government’s flagship Whanau Ora programme.
If there’s one thing student politicians will cross the party line for, it’s the right to party. That was the message Thursday as the youth wings of Young Labour, Young Nationals, Young Greens and ACT On Campus banded together to protest raising ...
An eerie silence hung over Parliament’s grounds Friday lunchtime as a throng of Greenpeace, Sea Shepherd and Greens supporters mourned those whales consigned to death by international whaling. But despite the apparent solemnity of the occasion, ...
Medical students’ loans will loom even larger under Government plans to loosen fee caps, Prime Minister John Key confirmed Monday.
Neil Gaiman is in Wellington as part of the NZ International Arts Festival's Writers and Readers Week. This afternoon he and his fiancée, musician Amanda Palmer, held a small press conference consisting mostly of media not potent enough to get an interview ...
The busy shoppers and workers of Wellington’s Lambton Quay must have wondered what to make of the scene. But after taking a walk and looking at some of the shop windows in the vicinity, all becomes (sort of) clear.
New Zealand servicemen are now officially fighting in Afghanistan, Prime Minister John Key confirmed Monday.
A sunny evening borught out a large crowd for the first free event of the Festival of the Arts – an outdoor dance duet between a man and a digger; a mixture of dance, danger, technology and moments of rather improbable emotion.
Prime Minister John Key says he is confident the public are “open-minded” on GST hikes despite recent polls suggesting otherwise.
The Wellington Fringe Festival’s anarchic opening ceremony saw Cuba Street teeming with silver statues, cows on bicycles, superheroes and what appeared to be an intergalactic KISS covers band. Scoop was there for the photo finish.
Wellington’s Lambton Quay was swamped with Sevens supporters on Thursday, many in costume – although a particularly plucky Air New Zealand cabin crew dispensed with clothes entirely.
The 1000 plus crowd outside the opening of the Supreme Court in Wellington was a mix of Prince William fans, young and old, Monarchists and protesters from the PSA and Republican movement.
Prince William opened New Zealand's new Supreme Court in Wellington just before midday today. The recent bad weather disappeared and in the morning heat more than 1000 people lined the streets around the new building.
Acting Prime Minister Bill English and Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully field questions about the tsunami that hit Samoa Wednesday morning (NZ time). An Airforce Orion is on the way to Samoa and will arrive in the next few hours, leaving ...
With the passing of Ted Kennedy, there has been much talk about the ‘end of an era.’ The kidd doesn’t believe this to be the case. After witnessing the funeral celebration at the JFK Memorial Library and the eulogies at the funeral mass, we ...
Prime Minister John Key and Speaker Lockwood Smith welcomed senior members of the Vietnamese Government at parliament today. General Secretary of the Communist Party Nong Duc Manh inspected assembled NZ Air Force personnel to the sounds of a military ...
The Wellington Phoenix battle Adelaide United during the 5th round of the Hyundai A-League championship, at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.
The Wellington Phoenix battle Perth Glory at Westpac Stadium on a rainy sunday afternoon. The Phoenix beat Perth Glory 2-1.
Cartoon: IRD Getting Funny Looks Cartoon comment from Adrian Maidment Click to enlarge
Audio on Demand - Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully delivering a speech outlining the future of NZAID. He then answered questions from the media, which can also be heard below.
Scientists believe they have found new species after two weeks surveying Fiordland’s underwater ‘china shops’. Some of the sites have never been dived before, and another survey is due to start soon.
RNZAF University students arrive in style to start their academic school year. - Iroquois touching down on the “Oval” at Massey University.
At a press conference held this morning Jeanette Fitzsimons announced her intention to stand down from the Green Party co-leadership at the party's conference in June. Green MPs Metiria Turei and Sue Bradford also discussed their intention to stand ...
A fun image of a Christchurch boy blowing bubbles on the Avon River has won the Christchurch City Council's photo competition
Protest and petition presentation against Section 92A of the Copyright Act. Speeches by Bronwyn Holloway-Smith of the Creative Freedom Foundation and MP Peter Dunne.
Perilous '09 landed at Wellington's Civic Square on Sunday. The annual circus event includes open air performances and the chance for the public to try out a range of circus skills for themselves.
Common Ground opened at Lower Hutt's TheNewDowse on Friday night. The exhibition, a collaboration between New Zealand's Cut Collective and German group Via Grafik (and also including skateboard decks by local designers), was launched with music, ...
Close to one hundred New Zealanders of Tamil descent rallied outside the British Embassy in Wellington this morning in an attempt to raise awareness about the plight of ethnic Tamils in Sri Lanka.
Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff has created artworks that call on the world to condemn what he describes as the Israeli holocaust of Gaza.
Photo-Essay: Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design recently held its annual fashion show on the catwalk at the Viaduct Harbour, Auckland. Here is a photo essay including entries from Whitecliffe's Bachelor of Fine Arts students.
Audio-Text-Images: Scoop co-editor Selwyn Manning has returned from Jakarta having attended a forum discussing how media plays a part, both positively and negatively, in shaping our region's history - especially when reproting conflict & crisis.
The kidd , coming off an 8-year tirade with the previous administration visited the Lincoln Memorial this week.
Ferrari’s Felipe Massa finished the 2008 Belgian Grand Prix, held at the legendary Spa race track at the weekend (7 September 2008) in second place, but ended up winning the race after Lewis Hamilton, who took the chequered flag, was penalized 25 seconds ...
Environment Minister Trevor Mallard helps clean up the beach during Seaweek
Jim Anderton with director Sheldon Drummond at the launch of the new light mushroom in Gisborne. May 2008
Scoop editorial images by Lyndon Hood, for stories from April 2008.
Jim Anderton and the team with the Colossal squid at Te Papa
Photo-Essay: Karim Sahai has captured the dawn service at the Wellington Cenotaph, ANZAC Day, April 25, 2008.
Thousands of people have gathered around NZ before dawn to commemorate those who gave their personal sacrifice, in times of war. All stood in silence as the sombre notes of The Last Post was observed. And all said: "We will remember them."
Click for big version A delegate from Christchurch bought a bunch of nice flowers for the Prime Minister
Cartoon by kiddmillennium.com...
The Arizona Senator announced from a bunker during the recent celebration of the US's 5th year anniversary of "shocking and awing" Iraq... that he was happy with the results we accomplished in such a short period of time.
Justice Minister Annette King and Deputy Police Commissioner Rob Pope today announced a new organised and financial crime agency (OFCANZ) will be launched on 1 July.