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

 


Scoop Today – Who Else Would Find This Useful?

THE PROMO BIT

Valued Scoop Today Subscribers: We would like you to spread the news about the FREE Scoop Today service. It is an ideal way for businesses with an eye on the value of information to keep in touch with the latest breaking news and analysis. Do you anyone who might find Scoop Today and Scoop Gold useful? If so the Scoop team would love you to forward this message on to them.

FREE - SCOOP GOLD AND SCOOP TODAY - NOW ONLINE

http://www.scoop.co.nz/FRarchive.html

See also: Launch notice - New Service Launched

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9906/S00064.htm

You will have been sent an email when you registered for Scoop Today. You can now use this to access Scoop Gold – Scoop’s archive service which allows you to browse through three years of political and news history in New Zealand. If you have lost it you can get another simply by reentering your email address. If you encounter any technical difficulties please mail editor@scoop.co.nz. We welcome feedback and suggestions of what further features you would find useful or desirable.

The Scoop Team...

TODAY'S SCOOPS


SCOOP ANALYSIS: Origins Of A Political Storm In A Teacup - Just who did break the confidence of the Prime Minister's post Crossfire interview remarks? Following a tip-off last week the Scoop has been inquiring into the background to the release of the "I made it up" story concerning the Prime Minister's comments on the size of John Hawkesby's payout in a TVNZ Crossfire interview two weeks ago. See…Scoop Delves Into "Dangerous Territory" With TVNZ for a Scoop exclusive in the Headlines wire.

Looking At The Polls - - The Scoop's Matthew Thomas takes a less than fond look at the pollsters in his Soapbox Column: Poll Position in the headlines wire.

City Voice: Why Scoop? - Today Scoop republishes a feature article from the latest Wellington City Voice newspaper. The story explains some of the background to why Scoop had its beginnings. See..City Voice: Fallout Among Idealists in the Headlines wire.

Sporting Scoop: NZ Lose Test - The Scoop's sports correspondent in England says that England cruised to victory in the first test as NZ played abysmally , see the headlines wire.

Kathryn Asare To Stand Against Dunne - ACT Leader Richard Prebble confirmed at the weekend the ACT New Zealand candidate for another Wellington electorate. ormer broadcaster Kathryn Asare will contest Ohariu-Belmont for ACT in the next election. See…ACT Contests Vote-Rich Wgtn Electorate in the Parliament wire.

Aziz Choudry On APEC And Forestry - Wellington may not see eye to eye with Washington over lamb tariffs but the two governments are in cahoots in pushing for a global trade agreement to eliminate remaining tariffs on forest products - with dire consequences for the world's forests, says GATT Watchdog’s Aziz Choudry. See.."Global Free Logging Agreement" Must Be Outed in the Business wire.

Bury Your Guns – In the Politics wire the Libertarianz Party advises decent new zealanders to bury their guns in the wake of plans to pass new gun laws.

The Big White - Southern skiers were out in force yesterday, enjoying one of the biggest snowfalls in 25-years. In Queenstown, major skifields such as Coronet Peak were closed Saturday to allow for preparation and because of power failures, but yesterday it was all on with bases topped off with a metre of snow. The snow has come just in time for next week's winter festival.

Teenager Arrested - A teenager has been charged with aggravated robbery after a couple were allegedly threatened in their Gisborne home with a softball bat and had their car stolen. A 13-year-old was also arrested, but has been released as he is too young to charge. The charge against the 17-year-old is thought to be the first laid since tough new penalties for home invasion crime were passed into law last week.

School Grants - Marie Hasler, Associate Minister for the Environment, has announced environmental grants to 15 schools, totalling $20,222. See the Parliament wire.

Rent And The Government - ACT's Muriel Newman asks should the Government dictate private rents. See the Parliament wire.

On The Campaign Trail - In the headlines wire, The Scoop takes a look at National's 'pre-campaign campaign' and says it is campaign time for National.

Surplus $431 Million Ahead Of Forecast - The Financial Statements of the Government for the eleven months ended 31 May 1999 show the surplus is $431 million ahead of the budget prediction. The operating surplus ending May 31 was $3.02 billion (forecast: $2.6 billion). The Crown balance (net worth) was $13.2 billion (forecast:$12.8 billion) and the net Crown debt was $21.5 billion (forecast: $22.1 billion). See… Financial Statement Of Government To 31 May 1999 in the Parliament wire.

Food Saga Ends - One of the longest running public policy debates and bureaucratic power struggles in the New Zealand civil service has finally been resolved. The Government today announced plans to set up a single, separate Ministry to handle all food regulatory and administration issues. Initially MAF had the prize for itself - now no existing agency gets the role. See…Single, Separate Ministry Committed To Food Safety. The decision has been applauded by the Opposition who say the food decision is a victory for commonsense.

APEC Will Be Popular With Kids - Foreign Minister Don McKinnon has announced that the Government had decided to authorise a holiday for schools in the Auckland region on Monday 13 September, to reduce traffic flows in the region to accommodate the APEC Leaders' meeting. See.. Auckland Schools To Close On APEC Monday in the Parliament wire. Meanwhile the APEC monitoring group says the APEC School Holiday Is A Cynical Ploy in the Business wire.

Home Invasion Bill Concerns - Rape Crisis National Spokesperson Claire Benson has criticised the government's new home invasion legislation, saying it sends mixed messages to both criminals and the community. See Scoops report in the Headlines Wire - Home Invasion Bill Fatally Flawed - Rape Crisis. In the Parliament wire, the Justice Minister says the legislation sends a powerful message.

Mixed Polls - The latest poll, this time by the NBR has Labour up 2 points to 44% and National down one to 33%. The poll was taken after the beginning of the 'Hawkesby Affair'. It is the latest poll to give a different picture. Recently TV1 and TV3 not only gave a different result, but also showed contrary trends. See Polls Apart in The Scoop archive.

Another East Timor Attack In the general wire, The Scoop has the UN On a second attack on UN police in East Timor.

Preparing For Drought - Further details of the contestable water studies fund for drought prone areas were today announced by Food and Fibre Minister John Luxton. See the Parliament wire.

Child Offenders Model - The Justice Minister launches a manual for handling Child Offenders. See the Parliament wire.

Dioxin All Clear The Health Ministry says consumers can be confident that any Belgian, Dutch or French foods on sale in New Zealand are free of the cancer-causing chemical dioxin. See "All Belgian foods were identified" in the general wire.

Payout Deal Announced Former Tourism Board members, Bryan Mogridge and Michael Wall will get $212,000 including legal costs and travel expenses and an apology for damage to their reputations. The original unlawful payment of $340,000 is to be returned. ACT says the payouts offend the public sense of justice and Jim Anderton is to take his outrage to the PM's electorate. While, Peter Dunne says the Tourism Board Fiasco is a costly joke.

Speaker Dismisses Complaint A complaint that the Prime Minister misled the House in her personal explanation to the House earlier this week has been dismissed by the Speaker. Both Labour and the PM comment on the matter in the Parliament wire.

Police Shoot Man - A homicide inquiry has been launched after a man was shot and killed by police following a car chase north west of Auckland. The man is reported to have brandished a weapon at police.


© 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