Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search


Scoop Today - Lots Of News Fast

Scoop Today, keeping you in touch with the world of politics and life in general, for FREE! Please forward this email on to a friend who might find this service useful.

Let The Talkfest Begin!


Billionaire Case Continues

- The judge responsible for the name suppression of the American drug importing billionaire has said has no authority to overturn his decision. Meanwhile, the editor of the Herald Newspaper has said they are prepared to take the case to the High Court. See... Billionaire's Name Suppression Off To High Court [1] in the Headlines wire. For the Judge’s media statement see... Judgement On Application For Discharge Of Suppression Order [2] in the General wire.

[1] -
[2] -

River Body Named

- Christchurch Police have named the body of the woman found in a Canterbury river on Sunday, now the subject of a homicide inquiry. They are now looking for her dog "Kaos". See... Christchurch River Body Identified [1] in the Headlines wire. For the Chrischurch Police press release. See... Name Released - Christchurch Police [2] in the General wire.

[1] -
[2] -

Scoop’s Questions of The Day

- The first question session of the New Year covered Labour's credit card pledges - ACC changes - climate change - superannuation - regional development - Victoria University's vice chancellor payout - primary teacher salaries - John Hawkesby - East Timor and Social Welfare Budgeting Assistance. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day [1] in the Headlines wire.

[1] -

Parliament Resumes Today

- Parliament resumes today at 2pm with the first Questions for Oral Answer by Ministers session for the new year. See... SCP HOUSE: Let The Talkfest Begin! [1] in the Headlines wire for a preview to today's proceedings in the house.

[1] -

Whopper Hawkesby Payout – PM wants Answers

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today said that the TVNZ Board would be called to account for the fiasco surrounding the massive settlement made to former newsreader John Hawkesby. See... Public owed explanation over Hawkesby fiasco [1] in the Parliament wire. Court documents released yesterday revealed that sacked newsreader John Hawkesby was awarded over 5.2 million dollars in an arbitration pay-out from state owned broadcaster Television New Zealand. See... News Flash - Hawkesby Payout - 5.2 Million [2] in the Headlines wire.

[1] -
[2] -

Waterfront Changes

- The Wellington City Council voted substantial changes to its controversial waterfront proposal Variation 17, in a marathon nine hour meeting yesterday. See... Wellington Waterfront Changes [1] in the Headlines wire. Also see... Mayor Seeks Middle Ground No Wall; No Paddock [2] and for the charter draft see... Draft People's Waterfront Charter [3] all in the General wire.

[1] -
[2] -
[3] -

Computer Benefits For Workers

- A US union has convinced the Ford Motor Co. to offer its 350,000 workers worldwide, a home computer, colour printer and Internet access, for $5 a month. John Howard reports. See... Internet Access For Workers [1] in the Headlines wire.

[1] -


GE Wheat Tests Withdrawn

- The international agriculture research company Monsanto has announced it will abandon it’s plans to field test genetically engineered wheat in New Zealand, although it says it will continue to do trials in other countries. The Green Party today welcomed Monsanto's decision. See... Green Party Praises Monsanto [1] in the Parliament wire.

[1] -

Preparing For Victory

- If Sunday’s Louis Vuitton final was anything to go by we should expect to see record crowds for the America’s Cup races Cup Village Organisers say . See... Record Crowd Numbers at AMEX Cup Village [1] in the General wire.

[1] -

E-Force Direction Change

- Timber company Paynter Timber Group has announced it is leaving the forestry industry and concentrating its business in internet commerce, renaming itself E-force. See... Paynter Timber Group Announces E-Commerce EGM [1] in the Business wire.

[1] -

Telecoms Merger

- In a joint statement, VODAFONE New Zealand and CLEAR Communications announced an alliance which enables CLEAR to offer VODAFONE mobile services to its customers. See... CLEAR And VODAFONE Announce Alliance [1] in the Business wire.

[1] -

Cabinet Committees

- The PM has announced the Cabinet Committees, their membership and areas of responsibility. See... Cabinet Committees: Terms Of Reference And Members [1] in the Parliament wire.

[1] -

Pot Smokers Support Smoking Laws

- The Health Minister's plans to ban all smoking in cafes and restaurants will encourage courtesy among “smokers of substances” assisting health promotion, said the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party.. See... Smoke-Free Initiatives Backed By Cannabis Party [1] in the Politics wire.

[1] -

Elderly Welcome Direction

- A lobby group for the elderly, Age Concern, is encouraged by government moves to ease the burden on the poor and students. See... New Direction In Government Welcomed [1] in the wire.

[1] -

© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


Using Scoop Professionally? Introducing ScoopPro

ScoopPro is a new offering aimed at ensuring professional users get the most out of Scoop and support us to continue improving it so that Scoop continues to exist as a public service for all New Zealanders. More>>


Don Rennie: Is It Time To Take ACC Back To First Principles?

The word “investing” has played a major part in the operations of the ACC since 1998... More>>

27-29 Sept: Social Enterprise World Forum Live Blog

1600+ delegates from more than 45 countries have came together to share wisdom, build networks and discuss how to create a more sustainable future using social enterprise as a vehicle. Attending the Forum were social enterprise practitioners, social entrepreneurs, policy makers, community leaders, investors, activists, academics and more from across the globe... More>>

HiveMind Report: A Universal Basic Income For Aotearoa NZ

Results from this HiveMind suggests that an overwhelming majority of Kiwis believe that due to changing circumstances and inefficiencies in the current system, we need a better system to take care of welfare of struggling members in our society. More>>


Scoop Hivemind: Medical Cannabis - Co-Creating A Policy For Aotearoa

Welcome to the fourth and final HiveMind for Scoop’s Opening the Election campaign for 2017. This HiveMind explores the question: what would a fair, humane and safe Medical Cannabis policy look like for Aotearoa, NZ in 2018? More>>