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

 


Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
VIDEO & AUDIO: Brash On His Business Roundtable Relationship & Its Interest In NZ Race Relations Policy
RECOMMENDED AUDIO:
Clark Cites 'Leaked Memo' When Questioning Nats' ACC Policy
National's Pledge To Teachers: You Will Be $100 million Better Off
InternetNZ ICT Election Forum To Be Webcast Live Thurs Evening
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
POLL WATCH:
STATE OF IT: Brash Seeks Culture Change – Is Resistance Futile?
Lyndon Hood: Roger Kerr Seeks A Refund On A Faulty Tool
United Nations Urges Israel To Pull Out Of West Bank
MORE WORLD NEWS HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Jordan Carter Has A Closer Look At Dr Don's Race Speech
Stateside: Broken Levees In New Orleans
Sheila Samples: The Mothers Are Coming!
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
Maori Party Announces Treaty Of Waitangi Policy
John Key Challenges Peters To Come Clean On Tax-Cuts
Turia Commits To Keeping National Out Of Government
Brash Releases Treaty Principles Policy
MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:


TO CHANGE MY SCOOP OPTIONS OR UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS LIST
http://www.scoop.co.nz/myscoop/signin.html
IF YOU HAVE LOST YOUR PASSWORD
http://www.scoop.co.nz/myscoop/newpass.html

-----------

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS


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

VIDEO & AUDIO: Brash On His Business Roundtable Relationship & Its Interest In NZ Race Relations Policy

[1] Q: With relation to the race relations policy announced on Monday, would you be willing to say that Roger Kerr and Roger Douglas provided you with good advice? --- Q: What is the business angle on your race-relations policy – how is it good for business? See... Video: Brash Press Conf. On BRT Emails & Race (and/or Audio) MORE ON THIS STORY:

  • Selwyn Manning - Is Resistance Futile? [2]
  • Lyndon Hood - Roger Kerr Seeks Refund On Faulty Tool [3]
  • C.D. Sludge - Don Brash, Roundtable 'Tool' [4]
  • Winston Peters- Hidden Agendas – Who Is Surprised! [5]
  • Steve Maharey - Brash must pull Brownlee into line [6]
  • For full scoop coverage of this story see the.. SCOOP CAMPAIGN DIARY [7]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00281.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00264.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00263.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00226.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00791.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00778.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/features/E05CampaignDiary.html


    RECOMMENDED AUDIO:

    Click
here for Scoop Audio. [1] SCOOP AUDIO: Selwyn Manning on Adelaide Radio with Lisa Leong (Talks about Don Brash’s office having an apparent mole.) [2] Click
here for Scoop Audio. [3] SCOOP AUDIO: Kevin List on Radio Active (Talks about newspaper coverage of Don Brash’s email & fax leaks.) [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00002.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00002.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00001.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00001.htm


    Clark Cites 'Leaked Memo' When Questioning Nats' ACC Policy

    - Helen Clark today challenged the National Party to say how much of Dr Brash’s $3.5 million war chest target came from the insurance industry. “A leaked memo from the Insurance Council to its members makes it clear that details of National’s policy to privatise ACC have been deliberately withheld from the public after consultation with the Insurance Council. “National’s policy opens up to the insurance industry ACC’s levy business of more than $2 billion. That’s all the ACC’s levy business except the non-earner account," Helen Clark said. See... How much did National get for its ACC policy? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00007.htm


    National's Pledge To Teachers: You Will Be $100 million Better Off

    - Teachers will benefit by $100 million a year once National's lower taxes are in place. A trip to www.taxcut.co.nz compares the Labour and National packages. A small number of middle income families are better off with Labour's package, and every other working New Zealand is better off with National's package. National's package includes most of Labour's Working for Families payments as well as changes to rates and thresholds. See... $100 Million Tax Cut for Teachers [1] ALSO:

  • Nats - National wants Plain English reporting in schools [2]
  • Labour - Where will Nats slash education funding? [3]
  • Labour - National adopts B'ness Roundtable education plan [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00003.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00826.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00834.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00832.htm


    InternetNZ ICT Election Forum To Be Webcast Live Thurs Evening

    - This Thursday evening InternetNZ, in partnership with a number of related ICT organisations, is convening an Election Forum, for political parties to present and defend their policies relating to information and communications technology policy. See... ICT Leaders Online Election Forum 2005 (Thursday) [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0508/S00077.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Petrol Hits $1.50 – To Ignore It Would Be Stupid [1]
  • Westpac Gets Endorsement For Big New Rescue Helicopter [2]
  • ChCh: Landscaping In Honour Of John Britten [3]
  • Are NZers Losing Touch With Great Outdoors [4]
  • Nelson Arts Festival - The Word Goes Out [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0508/S00557.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0508/S00192.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0508/S00191.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0509/S00003.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0509/S00002.htm


    POLL WATCH:

  • Mâori Television TNS Poll – Tainui Electorate [1]
  • Mâori TV TNS Poll – Sharples Ahead Of Tamihere [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00282.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0508/S00365.htm


    STATE OF IT: Brash Seeks Culture Change – Is Resistance Futile?

    Scoop
Image: Don Brash. [1] Selwyn Manning writes that as is often the case introductions to concepts of culture-change arrive through fictitious means. Star Trek’s most creepy creation, The Borg, began: "This is the Borg Collective. Prepare to be assimilated. We will add your biological and technological distinctives to our own. You will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile." But should National’s plans to scrap the seven Maori electorates, render the Treaty Of Waitangi irrelevant, and attempt to assimilate all peoples unto the ‘mainstream’ be considered hypothetical? Definitely not. See… Is Resistance Futile? [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00264.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00264.htm


    Lyndon Hood: Roger Kerr Seeks A Refund On A Faulty Tool

    - (Satire)To: support@ national.org.nz / From: Roger Kerr / Subject: national party leadership - Some time ago I purchased a new National Party Leader(TM). At first it was barely rating as well as the one I upgraded from. Then I spoke to a friend about it and he suggested installing a race card - that worked a treat. See... Lyndon Hood: Not The Sharpest Tool In The Box [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00263.htm


    United Nations Urges Israel To Pull Out Of West Bank

    - A United Nations committee on Palestinian rights has called for Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza to be followed by similar steps in the whole of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, leading to a just and lasting solution of the Middle East conflict. See... Israel’s Gaza Pullout Must Lead To West Bank Exit [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00005.htm


    MORE WORLD NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Malaysia: Last Vietnamese Boat People Return Home [1]
  • UN Seeks Plan To Combat Human Trafficking [2]
  • Iraq: All Sides Must Protect Journalists - Annan [3]
  • UN Expresses Sympathy For Katrina Victims [4]
  • Iraq: UN Pledges Help Following Bridge Tragedy [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00009.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00008.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00006.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00003.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00001.htm


    -----------

    SCOOP COLUMNS


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

    Jordan Carter Has A Closer Look At Dr Don's Race Speech

    - I have now spent some time reading Don Brash's speech from Monday, and have reluctantly come to the conclusion that Don Brash doesn't actually understand what he is talking about. See... New Zealand? Or the new Australia? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00003.htm


    Stateside: Broken Levees In New Orleans

    - When I moved to this poor part of Oakland last year, one of the things I noticed first about it was the amount of subsidence and number of potholes in the streets. See... Stateside with Rosalea: When The Levee Breaks [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00276.htm


    Sheila Samples: The Mothers Are Coming!

    - It's an amazing thing. Doctors' offices in New York and Washington will likely be standing-room-only in a couple of months. I can see it now -- the look on a nurse's face when she asks the vacuous, target-eyed media twits when they are "due," and ... See... Sheila Samples: The Mothers Are Coming! [1] MORE:

  • David Swanson -A Blog From Camp Casey, Crawford TX [2]
  • Ramzy Baroud - The Power of The Ordinary [3]
  • Sheila Samples - Suddenly, This Summer... [4]
  • Between The Lines - Between the Lines: Interview with Celeste Zappala [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00268.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00257.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00235.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00206.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00203.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Keith Ng & Ors - Public Address 31/08/05 - Imagine! [1]
  • Guest Opinion - Sione Palu: Unitec is a University Wannabe [2]
  • Mark Drolette - Mark Drolette: But What About The Fish? [3]
  • Evelyn Pringle - Halliburton Illegalities, Bush Busts Whistleblower [4]
  • William Rivers Pitt - William Rivers Pitt: Here's the Funny Part [5]
  • Narconews - Day One of Posada Carriles Hearing [6]
  • Bob Fitrakis - Money Trail To Stolen 2004 Ohio Election Exposed [7]
  • Bernard Weiner- UQ Wire: 20 Things We Now Know 4 Years After 9/11 [8]
  • Ivan Eland - Top Ten Reasons to “Undo” Iraq in Due Haste [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00275.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00274.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00273.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00272.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00271.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00270.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00269.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00267.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00266.htm

    -----------

    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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

    Maori Party Announces Treaty Of Waitangi Policy

    - The Tiriti/Treaty of Waitangi was entered into with our tupuna who were recognised as indigenous people with sovereign rights. This is the reason the Tiriti/Treaty has both the capacity and the mana to act as a constitutional document for all people ... See... Tiriti O Waitangi/Treaty Of Waitangi Policy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00836.htm


    John Key Challenges Peters To Come Clean On Tax-Cuts

    - National Party Finance spokesman John Key says Winston Peters must make it clear to Kiwis whether he supports tax cuts or welfarism. “This is a simple question really. Either you support initiatives that will allow people to keep more of what they earn and get ahead through their own efforts, or you support the Labour model of redistribution and welfarism. “Unlike other political parties, our tax plan has been costed and given the green light by independent experts, yet Mr Peters continues to dither over whether he supports a fair tax structure that sees 85% of New Zealand taxpayers parting with no more than 19% tax on extra work. See... Winston Peters wrong on tax [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00813.htm


    Turia Commits To Keeping National Out Of Government -

    Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia has stated that her party will not support National post election after its leader Don Brash said he would remove any legislative requirements to Tiriti o Waitangi from the statutes. See... Maori Party Commits To Keeping National Out [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00764.htm


    Brash Releases Treaty Principles Policy

    - National Party Leader Don Brash has today signaled changes to speed up the Treaty process and treat all New Zealanders on the basis of their need not their race. "There can be no basis for government funding based on race, no basis for separate Maori electorates, no basis for introducing Maori wards in local authority elections, and no obligation for local government to consult Maori in preference to other New Zealanders. I meant every word of the Orewa speech last year, and I stand by those conclusions today. We are one country with many peoples, not two peoples living in some form of partnership," Don Brash said. See... We Are All New Zealanders [1] ALSO:

  • Brash Speech - We Are All New Zealanders [2]
  • Nats - Statutes Containing “Principles” of the Treaty [3]
  • Labour - Nats try to make souffle rise again [4]
  • Labour - Nats try to divert focus from internal problems
  • Green Party - Brash wants to hack Maori heart out of Kiwi body [5]
  • ACT (Preview Speech) - Dump the Treaty or respect it? [6]
  • NZ First - Brash Attack Becoming Unfocused - Peters

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00742.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00745.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00744.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00747.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00740.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00728.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • Govt - Funding for dental therapy to increase [1]
  • Govt - New air quality standards begin clearing our air [2]
  • Govt - Industry plan attracts 1,000 extra road workers [3]
  • Greens - Senator Bob Brown to meet Tampa refugee leader [4]
  • Progressives - Sting Operation Launched On NOS Retailers [5]
  • Progressives - Peters + Brash = Stability? Hello? [6]
  • ACT - Labour's poll driven dental desperation [7]
  • ACT - Labour pits health worker against health worker [8]
  • Labour - Labour revamping dental services for young NZers [9]
  • NZ First - Protecting The Kiwi Way Of Life [10]
  • NZ First - NZF Calls For ACC Review For Physios [11]
  • United - Turner welcomes medical support [12]
  • United - Turner: Pain in the ACC [13]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00830.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00828.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00838.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00837.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00001.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00833.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00840.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00835.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00831.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00839.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0508/S00825.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00006.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00005.htm

    ENDS

    © 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