Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search

 


Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

NZ BREAKING NEWS: Damages Ordered in ‘Rent To Buy’ Dodgy Deal
COLUMNS:
U.S. Deaths In Iraq Continue To Climb - Firas Al-Atraqchi Investigates
Shopping USA-Style: Aziz Choudry’s Consumer Cringe
PAN Pharmaceuticals And The Deadly Dose
Guest Opinion: A Study Of War And More
Weight Esteem And The Kiwi Woman
Firas Al-Atraqchi: The Descent In Fundamentalism
Scoop Features In Full Page Washington Post Indy Media Advert
Scoop Gets A Tick: Media Critics Blast Mainstream War Coverage

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)

BUDGET SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Scoop Helps Fix The Budget
NZ Must Help Stop Impending Indonesian Attack
Research Details Why Govt Must Not Lift GE Moratorium
Electricity Supply Announcement Due Tuesday
Young Girls In Prostitute Investigation Must Be Removed
Broomstick Violators Get Soft Options
Compensation: Franks Says Clean Ya Hands First
Hawkins Welcomes Counties Manukau Boy-Racer Operation
Fancy A FM Frequency?
English Speaks To Central NI Regional Conference
Govt Approves Aid To Drought-Stricken Farmers
Are Yo-Yo Balls Safe?
Protecting Our Blue Cod
Dalziel’s Tampa Address To Auckland Law Society
A Problem? Let’s Appeal!
Waitemata DHB Works With Chinese Community On SARS
Foreign Investment Sinks In NZ

***** Love Scoop! *****
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00070.htm
Sustain Scoop
http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=thankyou
Advertise On Scoop
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00056.htm
****** # # # ******

TO CHANGE MY SCOOP OPTIONS OR UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS LIST
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/signin.html

...TODAY'S PHOTO STORY...


Wind Power Not Coal and Whose Fault Is It Anyway?

http://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/0305/8df9a28752751bccd2f8.jpeg

-----------

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

------------

NZ BREAKING NEWS: Damages Ordered in ‘Rent To Buy’ Dodgy Deal

- Housing Minister Steve Maharey is welcoming a Tenancy Tribunal decision today awarding $500 exemplary damages and ordering illegal charges of $7580 to be repaid to a Papatoetoe family caught up in a scheme they thought was ‘rent to buy’, but in fact gave them no such right. See... ‘Rent to buy’ dangers highlighted [1] Smoked Kahawai Recalled! - The New Zealand Food Safety Authority is warning consumers who bought fresh smoked Kahawai fish from several North Island supermarkets and two fish retailers between 12 and 15 May 2003 not to eat it because it may cause illness. See... Food Recall Nth Island Only - Fresh Smoked Kahawai [2] Fill-er Up Mate! - BP is giving customers an opportunity to fill up today before they are forced to raise prices as a result of increased international oil prices. See... BP Urges Customers to Fill Up at Old Prices [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00506.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0305/S00217.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0305/S00216.htm


COLUMNS:

U.S. Deaths In Iraq Continue To Climb - Firas Al-Atraqchi Investigates - When U.S. forces first rolled into the outskirts of Baghdad on April 6th, the number of coalition fatalities stood at 126 -- 96 U.S. and 30 British. In the month following the "liberation" of Baghdad, the eradication of Saddam's Baath party, and the control of all Iraqi territory by the coalition and their allies, that number jumped to 172 total fatalities. In the week since May 6th, the number rose further to 186 -- 155 U.S. and 31 British deaths. See... "Hush, hush on coalition deaths" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00125.htm


Shopping USA-Style: Aziz Choudry’s Consumer Cringe

- Silly me! Here I was thinking that now, more than ever, we need to organise, mobilise, take to the streets, and voice our dissent - collectively. Then I went to a couple of supermarkets in the USA, and was left speechless by the sheer number of product ... See... Salvation Through Consumption? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00124.htm


PAN Pharmaceuticals And The Deadly Dose

- The following article was originally commissioned for publication in Organic NZ magazine’s July edition. However, the scale of reaction to deficiencies at Pan Pharmaceuticals has generated so much confusion and unease over the safety of commonly available ... See... Deadly Medicine - Balancing the Picture [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00127.htm


Guest Opinion: A Study Of War And More

- Brian Cloughley writes how the study of war covers much more than examination and analysis of the application of force - or should do if undertaken properly. The Principles of War, as ameliorated by commonsense and strategic imperatives, with a well-considered approach to cooperative ... See... Rumsfeld's Amateurs In Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00126.htm


Weight Esteem And The Kiwi Woman

- New Zealand women are becoming obsessed with their weight with nearly two thirds believing they are overweight, while one-in-three say they have suffered from an eating disorder according to a new survey by 'She' magazine. See... Howard's End: Suffering Weight Esteem in NZ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00123.htm


Firas Al-Atraqchi: The Descent In Fundamentalism

- The Islamic Republic of Iraq is becoming more of a reality with every passing day of lawlessness and civil disorder in Iraq. See... The Islamic Republic of Iraq? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00111.htm


Scoop Features In Full Page Washington Post Indy Media Advert

- From The Wilderness today ran a full-page ad in the front section of The Washington Post intended to educate the American people, support heroic leaders and promote a number of independent media outlets (Including Scoop.co.nz) which have made important contributions since 9/11. See... Full Page Ad. For Independent Media In Wash. Post [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00122.htm

-----------

OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

------------

BUDGET SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Scoop Helps Fix The Budget

- Many moons ago, at Dr Cullen's first budget Sludge offered the view "The Budget Is Wrong [1] ". At the time a few liberties were possibly taken for literary reasons. Now however we have a genuine budget mistake to report, a real goober. A $1.67 billion doozy which has led to a restatement of the accounts. See... Sludge Report #151 – The Budget Is Wrong! (Again) [2] and Sludge Report #150 - Budget! What Budget? [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0006/S00062.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00115.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00108.htm


NZ Must Help Stop Impending Indonesian Attack

- Green Foreign Affairs spokesperson Keith Locke wants New Zealand to try to stop the impending military attack on the Indonesian province of Aceh. See... NZ should speak out to avoid brutal Aceh war [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00493.htm


Research Details Why Govt Must Not Lift GE Moratorium

- New research showing that even our farmers don't want GE confirms that the Government should not lift the GE moratorium in October, Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today. See... Farmer feedback shows GE moratorium should stay [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00495.htm


Electricity Supply Announcement Due Tuesday

- The Government's preferred policy for improving electricity supply security will be announced at noon tomorrow in the Beehive Theatrette. Finance Minister Michael Cullen, who chairs the infrastructure group of ministers, and Energy Minister Pete Hodgson ... See... Electricity supply announcement noon tomorrow [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00501.htm


Young Girls In Prostitute Investigation Must Be Removed

- “CYF’s must remove the young girls at the centre of an investigation into prostitution from their placements,” said New Zealand First family affairs spokesperson Barbara Stewart. See... CYF's Must Remove Girls From Homes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00497.htm


Broomstick Violators Get Soft Options

- ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks today called for a change in policy so that offenders who appeal and lose can be given stiffer sentences to reflect the difference between those who accept their crime and show remorse, and those whose ... See... System Looks After 'Broomstick' Offenders [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00489.htm


Compensation: Franks Says Clean Ya Hands First

- The Waitangi Tribunal finding, that Wellington iwi deserve more compensation for unfair early land deals, should get a thorough review from impartial historians, ACT New Zealand Treaty Spokesman Stephen Franks said today. See... Don't Settle Until Iwi Have 'Clean Hands' [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00488.htm


Hawkins Welcomes Counties Manukau Boy-Racer Operation

- Police Minister George Hawkins has welcomed last weekend’s Counties-Manukau based operation targeting so-called boy racers. See... Minister welcomes Counties-Manukau boy racer blitz [1] ALSO:- ACT - Boy Racers and All the Usual Suspects [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00496.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00492.htm


Fancy A FM Frequency?

- Further allocations of FM broadcasting frequencies · · The government has decided to allocate some additional FM broadcasting frequencies and has made decisions about the management of radio spectrum used for low power FM broadcasting, Communications ... See... Further allocations of FM broadcasting frequencies [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00500.htm


English Speaks To Central NI Regional Conference

- To the Central North Island Regional Conference of the National Party, Waikato Events Centre, Heaphy Terrace, Hamilton.We represent people who know the value of work, who believe in self-reliance and reward for effort, who know they can do it better ... See... English Speech - Region National Party Conference [1] MORE: Nat’s Truancy Plan Would Sanction Welfare Dependent Parents - Under a National Government, welfare dependent parents could face sanctions unless they make sure their children turn up to school. See... National to target truancy in welfare paper [2] ALSO:- Maharey - No one will take Nat’s welfare extremism seriously [3] - Greens -English misses the mark on truancy [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00487.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00485.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00483.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00499.htm


Govt Approves Aid To Drought-Stricken Farmers

- The Government has approved further aid to farmers hit by drought in the lower North Island, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton and Social Development Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... More aid for drought-stricken farmers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00502.htm


Are Yo-Yo Balls Safe?

- The Minister of Consumer Affairs, Judith Tizard, has issued a public caution over a children’s toy, the ‘Yo-Yo Ball’, and asked the Ministry of Consumer Affairs to investigate its safety, after the toy was recently banned in the United Kingdom. See... Yo-Yo Ball safety in doubt [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00498.htm


Protecting Our Blue Cod

- Recreational bag limits for blue cod at the top of the South Island are being reduced in an effort to prevent further depletion of the fishery. See... Measures to protect blue cod fishery [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00494.htm


Dalziel’s Tampa Address To Auckland Law Society

- Address to the Auckland District Law Society’s Refugee & Immigration Committee Auckland Club Shortland Street Auckland See... Lianne Dalziel Speech: Beyond Tampa [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00491.htm


A Problem? Let’s Appeal!

- Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel said today that the government is considering an appeal of the High Court decision relating to a case taken by the New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment. See... Government may appeal court decision [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00490.htm


Waitemata DHB Works With Chinese Community On SARS

- The Waitemata District Health Board Asian Health Support Service is to join forces with the New Zealand Chinese SARS Foundation to target Chinese communities in the battle against the disease. See... Forces join to fight SARS in Chinese community [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00486.htm


Foreign Investment Sinks In NZ

- National's David Carter says only the economically-illiterate could be buoyed by reports that new foreign investment in New Zealand has fallen to a ten-year low. See... Anti-business Government turns off investors [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00484.htm


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

Mariana Cavalcanti Critics of the Olympic project can point a discernible pattern in the delivery of Olympics-related urban interventions: the belated but rushed inaugurations of faulty and/or unfinished infrastructures... More>>

Live Blog On Now: Open Source//Open Society Conference

The second annual Open Source Open Society Conference is a 2 day event taking place on 22-23 August 2016 at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington… Scoop is hosting a live blog summarising the key points of this exciting conference. More>>

ALSO:

Buildup:

Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

ALSO:

Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

ALSO:


Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news