Top Scoops

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


Scoop: Daily Ratings


Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Sweden Offers Free-speech Refuge To U.S. Officials

STOCKHOLM - Blaine Williams hasn't stopped grinning since he arrived in Sweden two weeks ago. Several times a day he'll approach a complete stranger, offer a handshake and a smile, introduce himself as a former CIA analyst from America, and proceed ...

2: Dual citizenship for 7 countries including NZ

Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee made the announcement of giving dual citizenship to Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) at the opening of the first Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (Indian Migrant's Day) earlier in the day on January 9th 2003.

3: DoD News Briefing - Maj. Gen. John F. Sattler

(Special Briefing Via Telephone Onboard the USS Mount Whitney in the Gulf of Aden. Also participating: Maj. Stephen Cox, public affairs officer, Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa.)

4: I Was Nabbed, Beaten, and Deported: Jaggi Singh

Again, my thanks and gratitude to everyone who helped me after my recent nabbing, detention and deportation. I'm overwhelmed by your support and solidarity. Thanks to all of you, in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Nablus, Beit Sahour, Montreal, Toronto and ...

5: Jaggi Singh Beaten and Deported from Israel

ISM Activist Abducted And Beaten To Be Deported To Canada - Jaggi was to be deported to Canada for visa violations. The Canadian Consulate visited him in prison and provided laisse passé documents for his return to Canada. Jaggi is now at Ben Gurion airport ...

6: UQ Wire: Security, Secrecy and a Bush Brother

A company that provided security at the World Trade Center, Washington D.C.'s Dulles International Airport and United Airlines between 1995 and 2001 was backed by a private Kuwaiti-American investment firm whose records were not open to full public disclosure, ...

7: Is Bush About to be ‘Stiffed’?

Germany’s now on the UN Security Council. Will it vote yes to an Iraq war? And is its goal to 'stiff' Bush and have Europe become the balancing superpower preventing the USA from achieving its stated goal of sustainable global dominance?

8: Lock-Up Eco Lunatics Says New Zealand First

New Zealand First has described the so-called ‘Biodiversity Action Group’, who claimed to have released possums onto Kapiti Island, as a bunch of absolute lunatics.

9: Labour's Socialism by Stealth

While we undoubtedly finished last year with a buoyant economy, the country continues its inexorable slide to Third World status. From being a world leader in living standards we have now dropped to 21st position in the OECD rankings, below Puerto Rico. As ...

10: More pressure on watch-dogs to say no to Qantas

The National Party’s echoing the concerns of tourist operators and businesses after the United Airlines decision to abandon New Zealand as a destination.

11: UQ Wire: The Essence Of GWB's Inner War-Child

Please look at this face. Tell me. What do you see? Do you know who this man is talking to? He's making a speech in front of a group of soldiers in Texas, on January 3, 2003. He's talking to the television.

12: Cringing political correctness hits film-makers

Taranaki Maori objecting to the use of the region’s mountain in the Tom Cruise movie “The Last Samurai” are at risk of undermining the country’s reputation as a good place to make films, according to the National Party.

13: America Killing Its Own Soldiers

A study of the irresponsible and continuing use of depleted uranium ammunition by the United States armed forces proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that exposure to this poisonous substance guarantees cancer, birth defects and other lethal hazards.

14: HIV refugees to cost NZ taxpayer

The National Party’s alarmed by new statistics showing the number of HIV positive refugees who plan to give birth in New Zealand, putting stretched hospital services under more strain.

15: Avarice and Greed Displayed by Taranaki Maori

"The naked greed and avarice of some Maori in Taranaki toward the filming of The last Samurai is disappointing, embarrassing, and a threat to further investment in this country, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley said today.

16: NZ will pay price for bumbling diplomacy - Smith

“Trade Minister Jim Sutton’s bumbling diplomacy is putting New Zealand’s interests at risk,” according to the National Party’s Trade spokesman, Dr Lockwood Smith.

17: Hunting radicals holding heritage to ransom

The Green Party is horrified by threats to New Zealand's precious flora and fauna by pro-hunting radicals who claim to have released possums on Kapiti Island, and have threatened to release stoats on Codfish and Stewart Islands, Green Party Associate ...

18: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics (Welcome Back!)

Iraq Has No Smoking Guns: Blix - Which Country is the Biggest Threat to World Peace? - Is Germany About to 'Stiff' Bush? - I Was Nabbed, Beaten, and Deported: Jaggi Singh Tells all - NZ POLITICS: Brownlee Gears Up For Leadership Challenge - Scoop Letters ...

19: Threats to conservation sanctuaries shocking

Threats to assault some of New Zealand’s most valuable conservation sanctuaries were nothing short of eco-terrorism, Conservation Minister Chris Carter said today.

20: Eco-Economy: How America Restores Credit Rating

Talk of empire is everywhere, yet seldom has the word been applied in the context of American foreign policy. That is beginning to change.

21: Scoop Images: Helms Deep Press Conference (1)

The following pictures show film director Peter Jackson with members of the cast and crew of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films, the filming of which is now drawing to a close in the Wellington region.

22: Labour Slams Door On Debate Again

Rick Barker, Associate Minister of Social Services and Employment, in his defence of high payouts to welfare beneficiaries said yesterday that the state has a legal and moral obligation to help and support people through their time of need.

23: Scoop Letters to the Editor

From the Inbox: Is Germany About to ‘Stiff’ Bush? - Brownlee’s Nuke Rethink Dangerous...

24: Will Indonesia Wreck a Part of Its Economy?

One of the few things to go right in Indonesia in recent years was media reform. Soon after the ouster in 1998 of President Suharto, the country's strongman of 30 years, the new government abolished the reviled Ministry of Information, freed anybody ...

25: Check Your Till Receipts! - Kachingo!

With only two days to go before their first $250,000 draw, the organisers of the new rewards programme Kachingo! are reminding shoppers to check their Kachingo! tickets.

26: CYF should apologise for insensitive letter

The National Party’s calling for a formal apology from Child Youth and Family after sending an ill-considered letter to the mother of murdered Masterton girls Olympia Jetson and Saliel Aplin.

27: Brownlee’s Uranium Breath Leadership Challenge

It is likely that Brownlee will challenge English at National’s forthcoming caucus retreat in February. Whoever wins the leadership must demand consistency from his caucus colleagues. A clear, consistent and credible policy alternative is the only ...

28: United To Discontinue Service To New Zealand

AUCKLAND, Jan. 10, 2003 - As part of the carrier's programme to return the company to profitability United Airlines today announced changes to its international schedule which includes discontinuing flying its aircraft between the United States and New ...

29: Most Sole Parents Welfare Dependent

Figures from the March 2001 Census show that over 80 percent of female sole parents rely on the state for their income, Lindsay Mitchell, petitioner for a Parliamentary review of the DPB, said today.

30: Callous IRD Lacks Compassion

The Inland Revenue Department's demand that Charlene Aplin - mother of the two recently murdered Masterton girls - repay $120 in overpaid child support, shows just how insensitive the department is, ACT Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said today.

© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


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>>


Lyndon Hood: Notes On National’s Election Campaign, In Poem Form

Nationyl’s bitumen-ing / As they du du / Seed groweth / River floweth / Then ‘dozer drives thru / Highway ensu. More>>