Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 18 April 2005
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Crucial details in the biography of "Professor” Abdussattar Shaikh, the San Diego man called the "best chance to uncover the Sept. 11 plot before it happened” by the Joint Congressional 9.11 Intelligence Committee, are untrue, mis-leading, or false, ...
Live from the Asian future: Jin at Supa Jam The call came from a member of our Chinese posse, whose name and personalised number plate I cannot reveal for legal reasons. He was hemmed in by a police checkpoint designed to trap the Asians in Howick that ...
National Party Leader Don Brash says if Labour and the Maori Party are returned to government it will spell goodbye to any hope of ending race-based separatism.
Despite having only 27 MP’s and being consistently behind Labour in the polls for the last six months, the National Party’s election campaign manager, Steven Joyce was still a little miffed at getting less funding than Labour the allocations of ...
New Zealand First is calling on the Minister of Education to explain why scholarships for Maori and Pacific Island top achievers have been dropped.
Nepal has been fighting the violent communist insurgents for the last nine years. After two failed attempts to have a negotiated settlement of the dispute between the government and the insurgents, the violence inflicted by the insurgents against ...
To Labour's relief parliament is in recess for two weeks. Clark's scare with the aeroplane was a welcomed distraction. Labour's spin is that the Tamihere affair is peripheral and will do no polling damage.
Justice Minister Phil Goff today released two reports on the sex industry that will help set benchmarks for assessing the impact of the Prostitution Reform Act 2003 over the next few years.
The administrator of Labour’s prized Teachers’ Retirement Saving Scheme has written to all schools giving notice that it is withdrawing from the scheme, says National’s Education spokesman, Bill English.
Those of you old enough to have seen the moon before it had footprints on it might recall a fun little song with the words: "What did Delaware, boys? What did Delaware?... She wore a brand New Jersey, that's what she did wear."
MR. HANNITY: Why don't you tell us about this American contractor that's being held hostage. He had a gun to his head. America's been watching.
Welfare hardliner Judith Collins was forced to backtrack on claims that National would deny the DPB to women who refused to name the father of their child after intervention from leader Don Brash.
Below is a piece by former US Marine and UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter. It deserves to be read and re-read. And passed on.
I imagine many of you will agree with me when I observe that over the last fortnight we have witnessed one of the most extraordinary spectacles in New Zealand politics.
The Council of Trade Unions president Ross Wilson has called for Government and public support for international sanctions against Burma’s military dictatorship, following a meeting with Burmese democratic leaders in Wellington today.
Wellington City Council is to consider an alternative V8 racing circuit around the Westpac Stadium to the north of the CBD, Mayor Kerry Prendergast announced today.
On Friday, in an act that recalled the classic style of Latin American dictatorships, President Lucio Guriérrez of Ecuador forgot that it was his people who elected him and turned against them.
Judge Roy Moore knows how to rally the troops, especially among right-wing Christian evangelicals. A devout Southern Baptist, he tells them what they want to hear, as he did in early 2002 to a gathering in Tennessee:
One year after creating its first sound editing product for the movie industry, New Zealand company Virtual Katy is taking a new hugely powered, unique piece of technology to the world.
The woman whose body was found about 9am on Saturday morning in a vacant lot in central Christchurch was a 36 year old Christchurch resident, says O/C Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Harvey. There is no name release as yet as it has not been confirmed that her ...
NEW ZEALAND CINEMA INDUSTRY HEATS UP WITH PREMIERE OF STAR WARS EPISODE 3: Revenge of the Sith
Answers To Questions On Meningococcal Vaccine Programme Posted On Scoop - Ministry Of Health. ORIGINAL REFERENCE: Questions to Ask the MOH about MeNZB(tm) Ron Law, Risk & Policy Analyst Barbara Sumner Burstyn, Free-lance writer/columnist
I got a wee bit sidetracked when I was writing my earlier column and forgot to explain why someone with credit cards at their max is attractive to lenders. Two words: debt consolidation.
National’s Defence spokesman, John Carter, says some of the defence force’s light armoured vehicles are being cannibalised to keep others serviceable.
New Zealand women will soon have access to one of the world’s most popular brands of birth control pill.
For most people, the results of those choices play an overwhelming role in determining the quality of life they enjoy.
Anti-racist activists say that a concert in Wellington on Saturday night, dubbed a "white power" event by its organisers, dismisses claims by the National Front that they are merely patriotic, and not fascist. The concert was organised ...
A proposed $300 million wind farm on the Titiokura Summit, near Te Pohue will help meet the North Island’s critical need for electricity and increase the security of supply in Hawke’s Bay.
They say the darkest hour comes before the dawn. Well it sure has been dark of late. Maybe there are now glimmerings of dawn. This week the unbelievable happened and Don Brash announced they are going to alter their “mad” Electricity Reforms of the ...
The last two presidential elections revealed that American democracy is in distress. A full public airing is much needed and the stature of the Carter-Baker Commission promises to garner the national attention and respect required to truly grapple with ...