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New Zealanders cool on data analytics catching benefit fraud

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 10:04 am | Digitl

New Zealanders don't like welfare agencies using personal spending data from credit card or insurance to verify benefit claims. More >>

Why New Zealand outplayed Australia on the NBN 

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 5:33 pm | Digitl

New Zealand will reach its broadband roll out goal on time and on budget - with superior technology. What went wrong in Australia? More >>

New Zealanders naïve about wi-fi safety: Symantec

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 5:26 pm | Digitl

Two-out-of-three New Zealanders think their personal data is safe when they use public wi-fi hotspots. Roughly the same number use hotspots regardless of the consequences. Hardly any users know if they are transmitting data safely when using public wi-fi. More >>

Protecting the 12.9-inch iPad Pro: Covers, sleeves

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 5:18 pm | Digitl

Apple's Smart Keyboard cover gives the second generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro basic protection from knocks and scratches. More >>

How Microsoft killed Windows Phone

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 5:13 pm | Digitl

Monday Note's Jean-Louis Gassée writes about the death of Windows Phone: How could Microsoft’s Windows Phone licensing business model stand a chance against Google’s Free and Open Android? None of the Redmond giant’s complicated countermeasures ... More >>

Unisys Security Index 2017: How New Zealand compares

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 5:10 pm | Digitl

New Zealanders worry more about security than ever before. The 2017 Unisys Security Index shows the NZ index sits at 154 out of a possible 300. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the nation’s moral tizzy on Metiria Turei

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 11:48 am | Gordon Campbell

E ver since George Washington confessed to chopping down the cherry tree, his example has been taken to heart by every politician following in his wake. Thankfully we live in a country where politicians do not lie, or try to deceive the public, and ... More >>

PM's Press Conference 7/8/17: But His Text Messages

Monday, 7 August 2017, 5:24 pm | The Scoop Team

English was questioned about the large number of text messages Winston Peters has said English sent to his former electorate secretary Glenys Dickson at the time of the Todd Barclay affair. English maintained the issues had been covered and that ... More >>

Lyndon Hood: This ->

Monday, 7 August 2017, 2:31 pm | Lyndon Hood

It's been brought to my attention that Labour's new campaign slogan is "Let's do this". More >>

Gordon Campbell on National’s inability to find its target

Monday, 7 August 2017, 11:14 am | Gordon Campbell

Early days yet, but the National Party seems to be having trouble in finding a credible line of attack on Jacinda Ardern. Interestingly, the National campaign manager Steven Joyce didn't go straight for the “pretty little thing/lightweight” criticism ... More >>

Binoy Kampmark: Reviving the Cult of Princess Diana

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 5:32 pm | Binoy Kampmark

There is no rational explanation for this, even after searching for the coded meanings culture throws up. A not very bright, propelled on a wave of the pre-Kardashian phenomenon of celebrity for its own meaning; a youthful flower, gathered by the Grim Reaper ... More >>

Mr Football: Les Murray, Australia and the World Game

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 5:20 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Over the decades, there was one distinct name in the commentary box that broadcast through the stands and in the homes of immigrants and naturalised Australians: Les Murray. Not that it was his original name, one shared with Australia’s foremost ... More >>

Binoy Kampmark: The Pine Gap Anniversary Party

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 5:10 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It all happened without much fuss, since fuss was bound to be the enemy. Dignitaries, guests and various partners lined up for a gathering at Alice Springs in Australia’s Northern Territory on Saturday, commemorating the secret base’s half-century. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Labour leadership change

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 1:49 pm | Gordon Campbell

F or weeks now, Labour has been stalled on the train tracks with the election freight train bearing down on it. The recent run of polls didn’t create this looming disaster, but they confirmed that it was coming right on time. Well… Andrew Little has fled ... More >>

Acorn 6: MacOS image editing for the rest of us

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 12:22 pm | Digitl

For years Adobe Photoshop was my image editor. I used it on a Windows PC. Then switched to the Mac version. Now my first choice image editor is Flying Meat's Acorn 6 . More >>

We're spending more on tech, but not as much as Australians

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 12:11 pm | Digitl

Gartner says New Zealand technology spending will be $11.8 billion in 2017. That's up 2.7 percent from 2016. It's also a lot higher than last year's forward looking forecast from Gartner . The total spend is forecast to pass $12 billion in 2018. More >>

Nothing nebulous about Microsoft's cloud-transition

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 12:04 pm | Digitl

Four years ago Microsoft lost its mojo. The software giant had failed to compete in web search. More >>

What to do if employer makes counter offer when you quit

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 11:55 am | Digitl

How to quit your job and stay friends  looks at how to resign without harming your future career prospects. More >>

Counter offers don't work

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 11:38 am | Digitl

Counter offers are proving to be ineffective in retaining employees for the long-term despite being common practice for many New Zealand companies. According to independent research commissioned by specialised recruiter Robert Half, more than eight in 10 ... More >>

Unisys: New Zealanders want IoT driving seat

Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 11:34 am | Digitl

New Zealanders have a healthy scepticism when it comes to the Internet-of-Things collecting and sharing their data. More than anything, we want control. More >>

Newshub-Reid Research poll July 20-28

Monday, 31 July 2017, 6:21 pm | The Scoop Team

Maori Party 1.2 percent. 1000 people surveyed, 750 by telephone and 250 by internet panel. It has a margin of error of 3.1 percent. More >>

PM's Press Conference 31/7/17: School Funding & More

Monday, 31 July 2017, 4:42 pm | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Bill English opened his post-cabinet press conference with a statement on the Government's plan to use a 'risk index' system for targetted education funding to replace the decile system. More >>

Education should be a Key Issue this election

Monday, 31 July 2017, 1:15 pm | Alwyn Poole

Education should be a Key Issue this election After Labour had been in power for 9 years in 2008 I wrote a piece titled Education a Disaster Under Labour that got some play and can still be read here: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0810/S00124.htm ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Labour’s love, lost

Monday, 31 July 2017, 11:32 am | Gordon Campbell

P robably, the latest Colmar Brunton poll results must have felt like this for Andrew Little. Labour is down at a circa 25% level of support in the polls, eight weeks out from the election. To realistically hope to form a government, Labour needs to ... More >>

Colmar Brunton 1 News Poll - 22nd to 27th of July

Sunday, 30 July 2017, 6:23 pm | The Scoop Team

This poll was taken between the 22nd and 27th of July of just over 1000 eligible voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 per cent. More >>

Do we need a money revolution? Lecture Live Streamed

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 4:08 pm | Jan Rivers

Do we need a money revolution? Lecture Live Streamed Professor Bill Mitchell, a noted economist and modern monetary theorist from Newcastle University, NSW will be in Wellington tomorrow speaking at Victoria University’s Law School on New Zealand’s ... More >>

Trevor Project Responds to Trump Tweet on Transgenders

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 12:18 pm | Trevor Project

(WASHINGTON, JULY 26, 2017) The Trevor Project, the nation’s largest and only accredited suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ youth, calls President Trump's tweet announcing a ban on transgender individuals serving in the military ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Act, the centre-right’s ugly duckling

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 11:09 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on Act, the centre-right’s perennial ugly duckling First published on Werewolf More >>

Freshwater HiveMind Enters Week 2 – New Statements Added

Thursday, 27 July 2017, 6:03 am | Hivemind

After only one week we have already had almost 60 people take part in our HiveMind consultation on the issue of freshwater quality in NZ . The participants have cast a total of 1663 votes on existing statements and suggested a number of new statements ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the real truth deficit in welfare

Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 1:19 pm | Gordon Campbell

I t has been astonishing to see the amount of time and energy being spent on what Greens co-leader Metiria Turei did or didn’t do properly as a beneficiary back in the early 1990s - as compared to how little time and energy is being put into ... More >>

Binoy Kampmark: Justine Damond, Shooting Cultures and Race

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 5:28 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It plays out as a horror story of law enforcement. A distress call to the Minneapolis police about activity taking place behind the house on Washburn Avenue, possibly a sound of intercourse, distress, or both, taking place after 11 during the night ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Bojo visit

Tuesday, 25 July 2017, 11:53 am | Gordon Campbell

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson is in town today, just over a year since his political career peaked… and then wobbled off into a grey zone of indecision. More >>

PM 24/7/17: Boris, Infrastructure, Immigration, Drugs

Monday, 24 July 2017, 5:57 pm | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Bill English opened today's post-cabinet press conference by revisiting the announcement of 'Crown Infrastructure Partners' a vehicle for Government and private investment in infrastructure for housing, which allows councils to fund projects ... More >>

Scoop’s Kai and Korero – Can you come?

Monday, 24 July 2017, 4:21 pm | The Scoop Foundation

The Scoop Foundation invites Scoop's friends and supporters to celebrate Scoop’s 18th birthday in style. Eighteen – the age to vote so we have planned a timely election year celebration. More >>

Gordon Campbell on why Trump is a good thing

Monday, 24 July 2017, 11:02 am | Gordon Campbell

At this point, its worth noting there’s one good reason for being grateful that Donald Trump is in the White House – and the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as the White House Communications Director is a good reminder of just what that reason ... More >>

Cold reception to RCEP as People’s Resistance consolidates

Monday, 24 July 2017, 10:18 am | AFTINET

“The Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network strongly supports the community mobilisation taking place in India on July 24 to challenge TPP-like corporate proposals in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership,” said AFTINET Convenor Dr Patricia ... More >>

Most Read Items on Scoop – Week Ending July 20

Friday, 21 July 2017, 4:16 pm | The Scoop Team

Polls, youth work schemes, a new species of sunfish and addressing inequality were the most read political stories on Scoop from Friday July 14 to Thursday July 20. More >>

How Trump and Netanyahu Pushed Palestinians to A Corner

Friday, 21 July 2017, 3:22 pm | Ramzy Baroud

Early October 2016, Misbah Abu Sbeih left his wife and five children at home and then drove to an Israeli police station in Occupied Palestinian East Jerusalem. More >>

Has the Suicide Strategy Process been side-lined?

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 4:11 pm | Jan Rivers

Has the Suicide Strategy Process been side-lined? Warning: This article is about suicide and may be distressing to some readers. There has been much negative coverage of the proposed NZ Suicide Prevention Strategy since Mike King left the suicide advisory ... More >>

Freshwater as a common good; healthy and sustainable water

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 10:35 am | Joseph Cederwall

“How can we ensure we have healthy and sustainable water in New Zealand for the future?” More >>

Ethics of Not Ruining Everything

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 3:44 pm | David Swanson

Today I listened to the audio book of Entangled Empathy: An Alternative Ethic for Our Relationship With Animals by Lori Gruen while reading the hardcopy of From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds by Daniel Dennett. As a result I have been ... More >>

Opening the Election HiveMind: Freshwater Quality

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 2:19 pm | HiveMind

Welcome to Scoop’s second Opening the Election HiveMind exploration for 2017 “How can we ensure we have healthy and sustainable water in New Zealand now and in the future?” More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Greens’ room for political pragmatism

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 11:42 am | Gordon Campbell

T ry and guess which party I’m talking about. They’ve led the way in promoting women to leadership positions, and in allowing their MPs to vote according to their conscience. They’ve never won much in the way of electorate seats, but one of their ... More >>

PC sales could be worse

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 8:19 pm | Digitl

~650,000 machines still ship every day, but that's the lowest total since 2007 Source: PC sales still slumping, but more slowly than feared • The Register More >>

Duet Display uses iPad to extend Mac, PC

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 8:14 pm | Digitl

Duet Display started life as an iOS app to turn an iPad into a second screen for a Mac or Windows PC. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Metiria's flatmates

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 5:25 pm | Martin Doyle

Metiria Turei has thrown herself to the lions by admitting to welfare fraud [by having undeclared flatmates]. But when one examines the 'lions' with whom she 'flats' at Parliament, it becomes quite clear she is not alone in her capacity to extract large ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on humane welfare, child support and tax

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 10:58 am | Gordon Campbell

It made for an unusual Venn diagram, but Greens co-leader Metiria Turei and Finance Minister Steven Joyce were briefly sharing some common elements this week in the set that says – hey, don’t use the powers of the state in ways guaranteed to ... More >>

Do we need a money revolution? Strategy 2040

Friday, 14 July 2017, 4:33 pm | Strategy2040

Professor William Mitchell is in Wellington on Friday 28 July and he will be speaking at a Wellington event to discuss how Modern Monetary Theory could support New Zealand’s economy, society, environment, and way of life over the next 20 years. More >>

Turning disability into possibility

Friday, 14 July 2017, 3:10 pm | Pioneers Post

“I have the most amazing job in the world!” says Minnie Baragwanath, founder and CEO of Be. Accessible in New Zealand. She will be speaking at the Social Enterprise World Forum in September and she gives us an insight into why she believes social ... More >>

Most Read Political Stories on Scoop – Week Ending July 13

Friday, 14 July 2017, 1:49 pm | The Scoop Team

Immigration, housing, prison conditions and health spending were the most read political stories on Scoop from Friday July 7 to Thursday July 13. More >>

Most Read Business Stories on Scoop – Week Ending July 13

Friday, 14 July 2017, 1:47 pm | The Scoop Team

Dodgy Hamilton car companies, Fonterra’s latest appointment and housing were the most read business stories on Scoop from Friday July 7 to Thursday July 13 More >>

NZ IoT networks jostle for potential billions

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 7:20 pm | Digitl

New Zealanders have three mobile phone networks to choose from. New Zealand sensors will soon have four dedicated Internet of Things networks to choose from. That's a competitive market by any measure. More >>

Concerns about smart speakers are real

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 7:18 pm | Digitl

They capture data and insights about us and will become irresistible to hackers. Source: Why concerns about smart speakers are real - The Listener More >>

Enable Networks connects 50,000 to fibre

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 7:07 pm | Digitl

Hats off to Christchurch local fibre company Enable Networks. The company says it now has 50,000 customers connected to its network. CEO Steve Fuller says that means one in three of those who can get the company's services are now connected. More >>

Rural health professionals see fibre pay-off

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 7:03 pm | Digitl

Broadband gives health professionals and patients fast access to resources and expertise. In rural areas this would often be difficult, expensive or time-consuming to get any other way. More >>

Vodafone Australia mulls Wisp alliance, NZ implications

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 6:59 pm | Digitl

Wireless ISPs or wisps provide local wireless broadband. Most operate in areas the big carriers find uneconomic to service. They might connect a handful of properties further up a valley, or behind a range of hills. More >>

Vodafone Australia mulls Wisp alliance, NZ implications

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 6:59 pm | Digitl

Wireless ISPs or wisps provide local wireless broadband. Most operate in areas the big carriers find uneconomic to service. They might connect a handful of properties further up a valley, or behind a range of hills. More >>

Gordon Campbell on National v Labour family support packages

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 12:49 pm | Gordon Campbell

T oo bad that poverty can bring out the worst in people. Especially at times, among politicians well-fed, well-housed and amply rewarded by the same state that they’re prone to decry when it offers assistance to individuals and families who are less ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Time to bail out

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 11:59 am | Martin Doyle

New Zealand is capable of accepting a left-of-centre coalition government, but on only one condition: the parties clearly must be able to work together. More >>

Exaggerated Victories: The Mosul Effect

Wednesday, 12 July 2017, 10:22 am | Binoy Kampmark

The need to tick off the tactical and strategic boxes in the interminable war against Islamic State is so pressing it acquires the quality of ham acting, where generals and leaders become thespians of exaggerated promise before the camera. More >>