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Infant Armour: Jacinda Ardern, Baby Madness and Myth

Friday, 22 June 2018, 3:15 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The Jacinda Ardern phenomenon, clumsily dubbed Jacindamania, shows no signs of abating. Journalists have long given up bothering about policy analysis regarding New Zealand’s prime minister, instead focusing on pregnancy and the newly arrived infant. More >>

Ten reasons to have hope for a better Media in the future

Friday, 22 June 2018, 2:46 pm | Joseph Cederwall

Last week, I wrote about the news crisis in 2018 and why there is hope for journalism despite of (or perhaps because of) this dire situation . This piece will explore what exactly gives us at Scoop hope and will outline some tangible projects and approaches ... More >>

Equality with the stars

Friday, 22 June 2018, 11:41 am | Don Franks

NZ Prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s bearing of a baby while in office has understandably launched many words. More >>

Fonterra denies food safety issue for Chinese partner

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 4:16 pm | RNZ

Dairy giant Fonterra insists a new controversy involving partner company Beingmate is not an issue of food safety. More >>

Large fishing companies caught in net of lies

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 3:53 pm | RNZ

Three men associated with one of Hawke's Bay's largest fishing companies have today admitted misleading officials about their catches and falsifying documents. More >>

Agency urgently rechecks truck-trailers

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 3:35 pm | RNZ

Roading officials are urgently double-checking inspections of truck-trailers on the West Coast by a certifier who is now under investigation. More >>

All Blacks not interested in putting trophy on the line

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 3:31 pm | RNZ

The French may feel hard done by but they are getting little sympathy from All Blacks coach Steve Hansen heading into the third and final test in Dunedin on Saturday. More >>

Flooding closes SH1 north of Whangarei, some Akl roads

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 3:30 pm | RNZ

State Highway 1 north of Whangarei and a number of Auckland roads are closed because of flooding. More >>

Malmström and Parker launch NZ/EU Trade Deal

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 2:00 pm | The Scoop Team

Press Conference Multimedia: EU's Cecilia Malmström and NZ Trade Minister David Parker on Launch of NZ/EU Trade Negotiations. More >>

Oranga Tamariki apologises for TradeMe ad

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 11:05 am | RNZ

Oranga Tamariki has apologised for what the National Party is calling the crass use of auction website TradeMe to find foster parents for children. More >>

Systematic racist and xenophobic policy

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 8:48 am | Euro Med Monitor

New report warns of refugees’ eroding ability to integrate into European communities resulting from systematic racist and xenophobic policy More >>

House goes into Urgency over tax bills

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 11:08 pm | The Scoop Team

The Government moved to put the House into Urgency tonight after making slow progress on the committee stage of the Land Transport Management (Regional Fuel Tax) Amendment Bill . More >>

Nurses plan strike action for next month

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 4:54 pm | RNZ

Nurses across the country have confirmed a notice of a 24-hour strike, starting on 5 July. More >>

Dramatic drop in native bird numbers spotted in gardens

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 3:43 pm | RNZ

There's good and bad news for stay-at-home bird spotters across the country. More >>

Organic farm ordered to pay $45k for exploiting workers

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 3:33 pm | RNZ

An organic farm near Christchurch has been ordered to pay more than $45,000 for exploiting workers it claimed were volunteers. More >>

Insurer defends big quake risk insurance hike

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 3:29 pm | RNZ

Tower Insurance is defending big premium hikes for some houses in quake-prone areas. More >>

Children's Ministry shifts away from putting kids in care

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 3:20 pm | RNZ

Children's Minister Tracey Martin is signalling a shift away from putting children into care, and towards intensive intervention in a child's home. More >>

The Fed Is Driving Down Oil Prices

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 12:27 pm |

The U.S. dollar has jumped to its strongest level in nearly a year, raising questions about how a strong greenback could act as a drag on debt and oil demand in much of the world. More >>

Immigrants & Muslims Are Trump's Jews

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 12:26 pm | Harvey Wasserman

Make no mistake: Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions’ assault on immigrant families and their “tactic” of separating parents from their children are right out of the Nazi playbook. More >>

End the Wars to Halt the Refugee Crisis

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 12:22 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Europe is facing the most significant refugee crisis since World War II. All attempts at resolving the issue have failed, mostly because they have ignored the root causes of the problem. More >>

Gordon Campbell on tomorrow’s EU trade talks with NZ

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 11:29 am | Gordon Campbell

O ne of the world’s most influential bureaucrats – the European Union’s Trade Commissioner Cecelia Malmstrom - will be in New Zealand tomorrow to launch the formal process of negotiating a bilateral trade pact between the EU and New Zealand. Malmstrom ... More >>

'The Resettlement Portraits' Through a Different Lens

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 9:16 am | Aine Kelly-Costello

Around the walls of a carpeted room on the second floor of Auckland City Library hang the 27 photographs comprising the Resettlement Portraits exhibition, which Nando has photographed and curated, taken with this specific aim in mind. More >>

NZF set to investigate Football Ferns' complaints

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 4:37 pm | RNZ

An independent investigation into Football Ferns coach Andreas Heraf is imminent after formal complaints from several players. More >>

Inquiry into spying claims extended to all govt agencies

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 4:25 pm | RNZ

All government agencies will come under scrutiny as part of an inquiry into the use of the controversial security firm, Thompson and Clark. More >>

Breaking confession seal may not help prevent abuse: bishops

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 4:10 pm | RNZ

New Zealand Catholic Bishops say there is no evidence that breaking the seal of confession would keep children safer. More >>

One-stop pay system for NZ public transport on track

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 4:07 pm | RNZ

Commuters may soon be able to get around with just a mobile phone and app. More >>

Cap gains would cut house prices, increase ownership - study

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 4:02 pm | RNZ

House prices would fall, rents would rise but home ownership would improve if a capital gains or some other type of property tax was brought in according to a new study. More >>

Gordon Campbell on a new obstacle to the 'Hit & Run' inquiry

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 11:52 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the latest High Court obstacle to the Hit & Run inquiry First published on Werewolf More >>

Pros and cons of issuing central bank digital currency

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 11:38 am | Reserve Bank

The pros and cons of a public digital currency issued by a central bank are evaluated in an article published today in the Reserve Bank Bulletin. More >>

No more cash to sweeten nurses' deal, govt says

Monday, 18 June 2018, 8:27 pm | BusinessDesk

June 18 (BusinessDesk) - The government is open to a different structure to the proposed wage settlement for public sector nurses but there is no more money to throw at the problem, Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and Health Minister David Clark said ... More >>

Post-Cab Press Conference 18/6/18: Peters In, Nurses Out

Monday, 18 June 2018, 5:33 pm | The Scoop Team

Monday's post-cabinet press conference was held by Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters, who was joined by Health Minister David Clark, to answer questions which focused on DHB nurse pay negotiations and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters. More >>

Murder Incorporated

Monday, 18 June 2018, 3:18 pm | David Swanson

Murder Incorporated is a three-book series by Mumia Abu Jamal and Stephen Vittoria, which I can highly recommend based on the first book. The other two are not out yet. More >>

Medical students training for end-of-life-care 'woeful'

Monday, 18 June 2018, 1:11 pm | RNZ

The palliative care sector is warning a crisis for New Zealand's ageing population is imminent as not enough people are being trained in end-of-life care. More >>

Otago water rights: 'It's time for this to be sorted out'

Monday, 18 June 2018, 12:59 pm | RNZ

Water is the new gold in Otago and there is a mountain of work to bring water allocation in the area in line with the rest of the country before time runs out. More >>

NZ teen in Australian detention centre for two months

Monday, 18 June 2018, 10:37 am | RNZ

A New Zealand teenager has been locked up in a Melbourne immigration detention centre - 12 to 13 hours drive from where his family live. More >>

Ko third in Michigan

Monday, 18 June 2018, 10:33 am | RNZ

New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko has finished outright third at the latest LPGA tour event in Michigan with a superb five under par final round that had her in contention for the title. More >>

More refugees leave Nauru for US

Monday, 18 June 2018, 10:31 am | RNZ

Twenty one more refugees have left Nauru for the United States. More >>

Dark Precedents: Matteo Salvini, the MV Tampa and Refugees

Friday, 15 June 2018, 2:20 pm | Binoy Kampmark

In August 2001, Australia’s dour Prime Minister John Howard demonstrated to the world what his country’s elite soldiers could do. Desperate, close to starvation and having been rescued at sea from the Palapa I in the Indian Ocean, refugees and ... More >>

Why The News Crisis Gives Us Hope

Friday, 15 June 2018, 2:09 pm | Joseph Cederwall

“No one experiment is going to replace what we are now losing with the demise of news on paper...But over time, the collection of new experiments that do work might give us the journalism we need.” More >>

Hundreds of jobs on the line at Spark

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 4:30 pm | RNZ

Hundreds of jobs are likely to go as telecommunications company Spark reorganises its back office to save costs. More >>

No Adams for Tall Blacks

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 3:18 pm | RNZ

New Zealand basketball fans will have to wait to see NBA star Steven Adams play for the Tall Blacks, if he ever does, after he made himself unavailable for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers. More >>

Defence spends $360m on ageing aircraft fleet

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 3:12 pm | RNZ

The Defence Force has spent around $360 million on maintenance and repairs over the past 10 years, twice as much as in the previous decade, official figures show. More >>

Sweden’s Military Madness

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 3:02 pm | David Swanson

The government of Sweden has reinstated the military draft and sent a war propaganda brochure to all Swedes promoting fear, Russophobia, and warlike thinking. More >>

Pushing Huawei Out

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 2:24 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Be wary of the Chinese technological behemoth, goes the current cry from many circles in Australia’s parliament. Cybersecurity issues are at stake, and the eyes of Beijing are getting beadier by the day. More >>

Mercury raises earnings outlook again

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 12:18 pm | BusinessDesk

June 14 (BusinessDesk) - Mercury NZ has raised its earnings guidance for a fourth time as more rain around Taupo keeps the power company's North Island generation pumping out more electricity. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Waikeria Prison decision

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 11:39 am | Gordon Campbell

S o much for the easy part on prison policy. Yesterday, the coalition government announced its decision to build a smaller 500 bed high security prison at Waikeria, with a 100-bed mental health unit attached – rather than the huge 2,000-3,000 bed ... More >>

Shane Jones lambasts Fonterra at Fieldays

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 10:30 am | RNZ

Regional Development Minister Shane Jones has taken a swing at the dairy giant Fonterra, saying the cooperative has become disconnected from the farming community. More >>

Green Party labelled 'sellout' over water decision

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 10:26 am | RNZ

The Green Party is facing blowback from supporters who say it has sold out after one of its ministers allowed a Chinese water bottling giant to expand. More >>

Antarctica ice melt speeding up

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 10:21 am | RNZ

Antarctica has lost about three trillion tonnes of ice since 1992 and scientists say the window of opportunity to prevent major meltdown of the icesheets is narrowing. More >>

Peters deploys favourite political weapons

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 5:26 pm | RNZ

Analysis - In just one day the number two in the government has deployed three of the weapons that have sustained him in politics over four decades. More >>

Councillors condemn Phil Goff in letter

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 5:17 pm | RNZ

Nine councillors have signed a letter to the Auckland mayor, Phil Goff, saying he's shutting them out and creating a distrustful working environment. More >>

NZ Super Fund undecided on Bloom Energy stake after IPO docs

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 5:09 pm | BusinessDesk

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund hasn't decided on what to do with its stake in US fuel cell maker Bloom Energy, which yesterday signalled plans to go public. More >>

Text of Auckland Councillors' Open Letter to Phil Goff

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 5:00 pm | The Scoop Team

Nine Auckland councillors have sent an open letter to mayor Phil Goff on his handling of a report on a stadium proposal and his leadership style. More >>

Is public service working for MPs or the public?

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 4:44 pm | RNZ

Opinion - Public service failures in the recent news have raised serious questions of competence and oversight. More >>

Plastics going straight to landfill as China waste ban bites

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 4:36 pm | RNZ

Plastics that were once able to be recycled are now heading straight to New Zealand landfills as China's waste import ban starts to bite. More >>

Demonstrators call for action on Kermadec sanctuary

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 4:33 pm | RNZ

A demonstration was held on the lawns of Parliament today, to gather support from MPs on the creation of a 6000 square kilometre sanctuary. More >>

Public sector reshuffle: No interviews, appointments men

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 3:49 pm | RNZ

It's disappointing five public service chief executive jobs announced yesterday were all men, moving between agencies without the jobs even being advertised, Equal Opportunities Commissioner Jacqui Blue says. More >>

Meeting on the Island of Death From Behind

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 2:28 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Everything about this summit is in the showy warm-up run. “I am on my way to Singapore,” tweets US President Donald J. Trump, “where we have a chance to achieve a truly wonderful result for North Korea and the World.” Such descriptions from America’s ... More >>

Jim Crow Supremes Enshrine Voter Lynch Law

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 12:57 pm | Harvey Wasserman

The US Supreme Court (by the usual 5-4) has certified Ohio’s Jim Crow stripping of more than a million mostly black and Hispanic citizens from the 2018 voter registration rolls. Unless the Democrats effectively respond, a GOP victory in the 2018 mid-term ... More >>

Palestinians Need Urgent Protection from Israel

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 12:53 pm | Ramzy Baroud

What is taking place in Palestine is not a 'conflict'. We readily utilize the term but, in fact, the word 'conflict' is misleading. It equates between oppressed Palestinians and Israel, a military power that stands in violation of numerous United Nations ... More >>