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Scoop Lines Up Top Political Analysts For Budget08

Scoop Lines Up Top Political & Business Analysts For BUDGET08 Coverage

Scoop Media ( has lined up some of New Zealand's top political, business, and economy analysts/writers to offer the most comprehensive Budget Day 2008 coverage available.

Scoop Media is a leading raw news and analysis service. Our team of media professionals provides you with insights into political, economic, and business developments that inform you, identify trends and opportunities, and provide comprehensive media-leading analysis designed to keep you ahead of the information/intelligence wave.

Scoop's BUDGET 2008 specialist analysts include:

  • Gordon Campbell – formerly The Listener magazine's top political writer
  • Pattrick Smellie – formerly a senior writer with The Dominion Post, Sunday Star Times, The Australian, Australasian Financial Review and Time Magazine
  • Jonathan Underhill – formerly a top Asian editor reporting business and economics with the global newswire Bloomberg, and before that with the National Business Review.
  • Scoop co-editor Selwyn Manning said: "This Thursday, Scoop Media will present the most comprehensive political, business, and economics analysis on Budget 2008 freely available to a New Zealand and international audience.

    "From mid-morning until 2pm on Budget day, Scoop's top line-up will be inside the Budget 2008 lock-up questioning the Finance Minister and Treasury officials about the intent and purpose of Dr Michael Cullen's announcements. Gordon Campbell, Pattrick Smellie, and Jonathan Underhill offer Scoop's audience and subscriber clients the very best reportage and political, business and economic analysis," Selwyn Manning said.

    Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell will report on and examine the Labour-led Government's ninth Budget, analysing political events that led up to Budget 2008, tax cuts, fiscal prudence, social policy, the consequential impact Budget 2008 will have on New Zealand and you, and whether Budget 2008 heralds a new political tack for the Clark Labour-led Government.

    Pattrick Smellie Pattrick Smellie will identify and analyse the big issues that will impact on New Zealand's business sector, test whether Dr Michael Cullen's Budget will lift business confidence, and examine likely impact on the electoral climate.

    Jonathan Underhill Jonathan Underhill will report on and analyse the economic impact on New Zealand, the financial markets, and what effect Budget 2008 will have on New Zealand's trade and export sector.

    Driving the Scoop engine-room we have: Kevin List, Lyndon Hood, Jackie Llewellyn, and David McLellan.

    Is this Budget 2008 a master-stroke by Finance Minister Dr Michael Cullen? Will it save the Clark Labour Government from annihilation at this year's General Election? Scoop's team of media professionals will keep you ahead.

    Also, in keeping with Scoop's tradition, it will provide its audience with the most comprehensive Raw-News Budget 2008 resource, including releases, statements, and speeches from the Government's executive, departments and ministries. And of course Scoop will publish complete reaction to Budget 2008 from all political parties, local government authorities, the business and corporate sector, NGOs and lobby groups.

    So bookmark Scoop Media at and ensure you keep ahead of the information/intelligence wave.

    • Click here For Scoop's BUDGET 2008 raw news resource.
    • Click here For Scoop's Election08 section, edited by Gordon Campbell.
    • Click here For Scoop's Politics section.
    • Click here For Scoop's Business section.
    • Click here For information regarding Scoop's NewsAgent media tracking service.


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