Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 2 May 2005
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Taming the screw: A manual for winemaking with screw caps will be released next month at the London International Wine & Spirit Fair. This exhaustive technical manual details all of the procedures relevant to the use of screw caps on bottled wine.
Beyond the unseemly spectacle of politicians using the commemorations of duty and sacrifice on ANZAC Day to score cheap partisan points on the issue of New Zealand’s defence, the question begs as to what, exactly, they are on about.
When I told friends that I was going to Boise, Idaho, the response I got was illuminating. "They're all survivalists up there." "White supremacist country. Beware." Coupled with my inkling that Boise (pronounced boys-ee) is the States' fun-time equivalent ...
The Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that the Iraqi man who has had his visitor’s visa revoked has not broken any laws but that the Immigration Minister and Labour Department’s decision to revoke his visa was correct.
National’s Defence spokesman, John Carter, says Labour’s reported $3 billion spend-up on defence is just a re-hash of what they have previously announced.
Yes, yes, I was so right about Hugo on Shortland Street. Ahh, the fan leans back with feet up and sighs, content in the knowledge that all that couch time wasn't for nothing. Oh, alright, so the video camera was a dead giveaway, as was the fact ...
A significant international oil industry conference in Scotland has acknowledged the imminent threat of Peak Oil and it's time New Zealand's Government did the same, says Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons.
The parade for the first Public Civil Union celebrated outside the Wellington Town Hall, across Civic Square and the City-to-Sea Bridge, and around the lagoon at around 4.30pm yesterday, May Day. Images submitted by Dylan Packman.
The Department of Labour today revoked the visitor's permit of an Iraqi man who was a diplomat in Saddam Hussein’s government.
Four Cartoons from John Chuckman….
NZ First leader Winston Peters looks set to cause a stir when Parliament resumes after a two-week recess. Mr Peters told Scoop today that he would be naming under parliamentary privilege the refugee status claimant whom he alleges was a high ranking ...
In the Narcosphere today, frequent Narco News contributor Sean Donahue looks at recent statements from Washington and wonders, "Will Colombia be the proxy in a U.S attack on Venezuela?"
For the first time in the history of the Organization of American States, the United States has been unable to impose its own candidate as head of that organization.
The news media is reporting, with much fanfare and praise, that the new Iraqi MPs have appointed people to several cabinet posts, ending months of acrimonious fighting between factions. The New York Times reported it this way: "Almost three months after ...
The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party calls upon the N.Z.Government to express the concerns of New Zealand Citizens to the Indonesian Government, and condemn any death sentance or life imprisonment for Schapelle Corby's alleged cannabis offences.
National Party Industrial Relations spokesman Wayne Mapp says the Labour Government has nothing to celebrate this May Day.
On May 2, 1975 the first New Zealand Top 40 chart was published listing the 40 biggest selling singles and albums for the week.
The fact that far fewer students are getting allowances is a damning indictment on the Government's tertiary education policy, the Green Party says.
Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline, today marked its new EK419 Auckland to Bangkok route with the first commercial flight of a Boeing 777-300ER from Auckland.
One recent dreary midnight, coming down with a cold and unable to sleep, I lay in bed listening to a call-in talk show from KOA, Denver's clear channel AM radio station. The topic for an hour's discussion, chosen by program host John Caldera, was whether ...
With job-related accidents and illnesses claiming more than 2 million lives each year, and the toll rising because of rapid industrialization in some developing countries, the United Nations labour and health agencies joined forces today in calling for ...
The government has ushered in a new era of structured defence funding and management with a $4.6 billion 10-year package, Defence Minister Mark Burton announced today.
For immediate release: 2 May 2005 Optometrists’ Contact Lens Monopoly Challenged Online option offers price advantages and convenience For those seeking new contact lenses, a few mouse clicks can now provide a cost-effective option, while saving ...
Lord of the Rings film director Peter Jackson has included in his Return of the King Special Edition DVD a promotional advertisement which encourages people to consider being organ donors.
A reminder for the GPJA Forum this Monday May 2 showing the hit documentary "Control Room" about the Arabic news service "Al Jazeera". It has been a smash hit internationally (see "What's On" below.) On Wednesday Students have the opportunity to see the Great ...
QUESTION: President Chavez said that he's convinced that the Americans are preparing an invasion to Venezuela. True or false?
Rt Hon Winston Peters has called on the Government to explain the shocking situation of how one of Saddam Hussein’s henchmen was allowed to wander about New Zealand without the Government or security authorities knowing about him.
National's Education spokesman, Bill English, says it's outrageous that Trevor Mallard is blaming students for the failure of his $65 million student support package.
National Party Leader Don Brash says Helen Clark made the wrong call by instructing Michael Cullen not to attend this weekend’s Australia/New Zealand leadership forum in Melbourne.
Australians boycotting Rotorua? Not correct says tourism leader and Te Puia chief executive Andrew Te Whaiti.