Scoop Top 30 Ratings - May 30 2005
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Scoop Editors' Note: Following publication on Scoop.co.nz of Barbara Sumner Burstyn and Ron Law’s report, Investigation: The Meningococcal Gold Rush  - a report into the flawed science and bad policy of the MeNZB™ vaccine - the Ministry of Health ...
During the 1981 Springbok tour it was observed that New Zealand had a scab, and once picked it lifted, releasing the pus of racism to flow. The metaphor was again put to test at New Zealand First’s immigration policy launch at Orewa on Friday. The scene there was best described by another more famous cliché: fear and loathing… in Orewa.
The flurry of news, hypotheses, and disinformation about the nature of the Iraqi Resistance against the Occupation continues unabated. How much of this is managed propaganda against the Iraqi Resistance?
Labour approved a discussion paper that proposed legalising brother-sister sex for over-20-year-olds, according to official documents released today by National’s Law and Order spokesman, Tony Ryall.
National Party President Judy Kirk today announced the National Party’s list ranking for the upcoming General Election.
Australian beauty therapist Schapelle Corby has been found guilty of drug trafficking by a court in Bali Indonesia of trafficking 4 kilograms of marijuana to Indonesia.
Thom Hartmann: Thom Hartmann here with you on AM 620 KPOJ in Portland and we're also going to record this and play it on our national program. Thanks so much, Mr. Galloway for being with us today.
Access to Tinakori Hill will be restricted at times from next week when the largest heavy lift helicopter in the country begins lifting logs from the steep slopes above Grant Road.
Following is a schedule of confirmed events in the City of Dunedin. The Dunedin City Council (DCC) City Marketing distributes the information on behalf of the attractions that appear below. Please contact event organisers directly for further information ...
“Well-placed” sources told the Press Association last week that the election date is July 30. The PM is neither confirming nor denying. Following Doonegate that probably fingers her as the well- placed source. Labour Party history is already re-written ...
Was it wise to continue the meningococcal B immunisation programme through the cold and flu season? Anecdotal evidence suggests that adverse responses to the vaccine have been both more significant and more widespread than the Ministry of Health has ...
The opening of New Zealand's 500th winery is testament to the strong growth of the wine industry, according to New Zealand Winegrowers.
I welcome the opportunity to speak to such an eminent group of business , professional and public service leaders. Some of you may recall that I last spoke here quite a few years ago on the initiative of my late friend Bernie Knowles who was then a member ...
Telecom is doing away with the concept of peak and off-peak international calling with its Anytime plans now offering direct dial calling rates to more than 200 destinations at Telecom’s traditional off peak rates 24/7.
The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party is calling on the New Zealand Government to condemn any death sentence that may be pronounced on Schappelle Corby by the Indonesian Government for cannabis charges. We expect our Government to put pressure on the ...
The past few weeks in Parliament have been action-packed. I doubt that even 'The West Wing' could have scripted a more tumultuous political drama. It's had everything: animal abuse, a foot-and-mouth hoax, Saddam Hussein cronies on the loose, Prime Ministers ...
In the US, many Roman Catholics support a women's right to choose - but remain Catholics. In Latin America, many priests practice 'liberation theology' - but remain Catholics.
National Party President Judy Kirk has hailed National’s 2005 list as an accurate representation of hard-working middle New Zealanders.
Bank of New Zealand Drops Rates, Launches Third Unbeatable Home Loan Campaign And Extends Unbeatable Promise To Three Year Fixed-Rate Term
Make the first $3000 of earned income tax-free, as part of the Working For Families package.
IT’S RARE that I would toss my hat into the political debates in this country. As a publisher, albeit of special interest titles, I have a duty to remain above all of it.
Finance Minister Michael Cullen warned today that National’s plans to carve more than $9 billion a year off government spending within three years would mean a savage loss of public services.
Just because you’re gay and over 40 doesn’t mean you’re sexually unattractive or “over the hill” says a new innovative health campaign by the New Zealand AIDS Foundation’s Gay Men’s Health programme.
United States-based entrepreneur Wayne Huizenga has been named Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year.
When I wrote Friday's blog I didn't expect to be leading Nine to Noon today on the strength of it. But I guess if you say something once, you should be prepared to say it again...
Scoop Link: New Zealand Security Intelligence Officers (SIS) have conducted an operation gathering information on Ahmed Zaoui from acquaintances and friends in the greater Auckland region - the Sunday Star Times has reported.
Disarmament Minister Marian Hobbs is disappointed a month-long meeting at the United Nations in New York has failed to agree on new steps to accelerate nuclear disarmament. The five-yearly review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty ended without an agreed ...
“According to the Sunday Star/BRC poll held recently ninety per cent of New Zealanders reject New Zealand First’s policies, including immigration, and I am not surprised” says New Zealand Federation of Ethnic Councils President Pancha Narayanan.
1. Riad Mohamad Yassin and Alian Ibrahim Abu Rachme released! 2. Public Hanging Against the Wall 3. The army is inside Beit-Likya right now, by Leila 4. Request for translators
Polytechnics will be hit hard by Education Minister Trevor Mallard’s move to renege on a deal hammered out last year over controversial community education courses, says National’s Education spokesman, Bill English.