Scoop Top 30 Weekend Ratings - 27-28 May 2006
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Wellington’s funniest improvisers pit themselves against each other in a battle of wits with the audience as judge, jury and (possibly) executioner. More real than reality TV, this is comedy the way you want it – stand up, sit down, lie about – ...
That the presidential elections of 2000 and 2004 were stolen has become an article of faith for millions of mainstream Americans. But there has been barely a whiff of coverage in the major media about any problems with the electronic voting machines ...
The “mystery” of Porter Goss’ resignation last month as CIA Director is apparently directly related to the huge seizure in Mexico several weeks earlier of over 5.5 tons of cocaine, according to government documents recently obtained by the The MadCowMorningNews ...
Transit New Zealand advises motorists of proposed closures for work on State Highway 1 for the construction of the Northern Busway over the next week (weather permitting).
The off-label prescribing of drugs has become a serious problem over the past decade. Doctors are adjusting dosage levels and prescribing drugs for medical indications and treatment durations for which the drugs were never approved or intended.
Manukau companies taking pride in what they do are sought to enter the prestigious Westpac Manukau Business Excellence Awards.
In the interests of balancing Senatorial responsibility for the absence of law enforcement action against polygamy, while the FLDS, America's largest polygamy cult, is incorporated in Utah -- members live and vote on either side of the Utah-Arizona border. That ...
ARC parks chairman Sandra Coney has added to the gathering storm over the ARC by the use of ratepayer's money to fund a belated objection to a building consent approved by the Environment Court. (A2, NZ Herald, 25/5/2006)
U.S-based security monitors are reporting that a failed coup is to blame for the clashes between East Timorese security forces and former soldiers, Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri said May 25. Stratfor, a leading security consulting intelligence agency, ...
As the newly-elected MP for Epsom last year, I quickly gained a new appreciation for the problems people have with local government.
New Zealand would be supporting a comprehensive review of policing in the Cook Islands following a request received from the Cook Islands Government, Foreign Minister Winston Peters said today.
On May 18, 2006, almost after a month from the day the king revived the House of Representatives  dissolved on May 22, 2006, the revived House of Representatives made Declaration effectively ending the 237-year old Shah Dynasty.
Intelligence-Security Watch: Over 500 British intelligence and security officers have conducted pre-dawn raids on the homes of alleged terrorists throughout England.
News that an innovative Parkinson’s disease-fighting compound invented at Otago University will go to Phase II clinical trials is being warmly welcomed by the University’s commercialisation arm, Otago Innovation Limited, (OIL).
If you can't trust your partner, who can you trust? Certainly not your neighbour if the results of the 2006 Reader's Digest "New Zealand's Most Trusted" survey are anything to go by.
Close to 90 per cent of property investors intend to increase their holdings in the next five years in spite of indications price increases may be leveling off, the ANZ/NZPIF Property Investment Survey shows.
Scoop News: Assistant Police Commissioner Clint Rickards, former police officers Brad Shipton and Robert Schollum are facing sexual offence charges alleged to have been committed during the 1980s. In March, the three men were acquitted of raping ...
As the two week-long meeting of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues nears its end, indigenous leaders today said they wanted a key UN human rights body to consider taking new steps to meet their concerns.
1. Hon MARIAN HOBBS (Labour—Wellington Central) to the Minister for Economic Development: What steps is the Government taking to promote investment in the venture capital market in New Zealand?
Challenges and Opportunities in Pushing Ahead on UN Reform Ambassador John R. Bolton, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Washington, DC May 25, 2006
Representative John Conyers Jr. of Michigan is a small and soft-spoken man. One gets the definite sense upon meeting him that here is a man who could probably have made a fortune in Hollywood, had he chosen a different direction in life, playing the ...
Two reports out today on the staffing crisis facing the health workforce amount to "paralysis by analysis", says National's Health spokesman, Tony Ryall. The reports, one from the Ministry of Health and the other from the Health Workforce Advisory ...
Wild Bean Cafe is excited to announce its 12 top baristas in the whole of New Zealand. The announcement has come after six weeks of intense competition across the 61 Wild Bean Cafes throughout the country.
Media Release from the Centre for Resource Management Studies. Planners are grinding our cities to a halt.
The Ministry of Education has been accused of attempting to 'brainwash' primary school students about climate change. The accusation has been made by Roger Dewhurst, of Auckland, in a letter to MPs. Mr Dewhurst, a consultant geologist and hydrogeologist ...
Okay, so now the Google Video copy of the Telecon mash-up has been DMCAd too. The person who uploaded it got the standard letter: "Hi, Google was notified that your video "Telecom commercial spoof" allegedly violates the copyright ...
There are times when the walls start to close in on me. When that happens, I reach out for a true thing. Something that pushes the walls back out and that makes a way in my spirit.
National has new billboards. One feels obliged to mash them up, but frankly, they're not all that inspiring. Since their Internet release, the ripfest has not been furious. The campaign itself seems familiar, but diminished.
On Tuesday, 18 April 2006, the democratically elected Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands was stoned by an angry mob on the steps of Parliament, tear gas was tossed around, a large chunk of the national capital, Honiara, was burnt to the ground, ...