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


Public Address 25/08/05 - Doctors, Boffins, Asians

PUBLIC ADDRESS 25/08/05 - Doctors, Boffins, Asians etc

A message from the National Party... | Aug 24, 2005 19:22
Keith Ng on the election trail

I got a phone call from the National Party earlier today, and I must say, I'm rather flattered. I guess I must be doing something right, or I'm doing everything *spectacularly* wrong! By convention, the Opposition gets to borrow a boffin from Treasury during the election to help them with...,

*** # # # ***

Whaddya mean you didn't get the memo? | Aug 24, 2005 17:48
David Slack on his own account

TO: Spin Doctors, Flacks, Flunkies and all other Political Operatives. FROM: Evil Thought Control High Command RE: 2005 New Zealand Election. Rules of Engagement Please disregard all previous memos. The Monday night debate has exposed a spin disaster...,

*** # # # ***

Metics Four | Aug 24, 2005 11:43
Che Tibby's view from Wellington

Maybe the best way to understand difference is to first understand what it is not. Sure, there's a chance that sounds a little too zen for some, but really what I mean is understanding sameness...,

*** # # # ***

Alternative Nation*10: The Final Countdown | Aug 24, 2005 11:41
Graham Reid's many things

The recording of the final programmes in this year's New Zealand Idyll -- in which leaders of political parties outline their vision for the country -- was disrupted this week when the invited audience constantly shouted down the contestants, and a leader previously dumped from the competition gate-crashed the studio...,

*** # # # ***

Colourblinded by the calculations | Aug 24, 2005 11:00
Living the invasion with Tze Ming Mok

It makes far more sense for Breakfast to ask Keith Ng what an 'Asian' is, than for Mark Sainsbury to ask Don Brash what a 'Maori' is. Al Kwun notes a follow-up to Brash could have been "and have you ever seen one on the street where you...,

*** # # # ***

Calcu-ma-lator | Aug 24, 2005 08:50
Damian Christie - Cracker With Attitude

Crikey. When I arksed for a calculator, I was just expecting some little solar-powered thingamy. Punch in the numbers, push the button and bingo. But no. This is some scientific sh*t. The Casio FX82-B with the fliptop lid that breaks halfway through your School C maths year ain't...,


© 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>>



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>>


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>>


Get More From Scoop

Top Scoops
Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news