Scoop Today - The Weekend Top 20
The weekend's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...
GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... if we needed a reminder that Parliament is a different place than it used to be, it came in some of the new MPs' maiden speeches this week.
The following is a promotional still from the new New Zealand "family" film Savage Honeymoon which has just received an R18 rating as a result of the allegedly irresponsible way it deals with alcohol use. The Film Commission and film's makers ...
There are many issues on which I can sympathise with the left, and understand their point of view. The topic of free trade is not one such issue.
A Labour/Alliance government would have enough vote to govern on its own if an election had been held this week according to the first poll of the New Year published today in NBR newspaper.
Rather than over-reacting to Haider's innocent praising of Hitler's full-employment policies, we should be concerned about: (i) why increasing numbers of European voters are voting for racist parties, (ii) why parties to the left of the mildly-right-wing ...
The following pictures - supplied to Scoop anonymously - show actress Liv Tyler in action during the shooting of some scenes for the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. The pictures were taken in the South Island near Wanaka.
The Green Party is leading the smaller parties in the latest National Business Review - Compaq poll.
I give greetings to the earth that sustains all life and to the sea that surrounds us I greet this house, that has watched over so many important decisions I greet the spirits that guide and protect I&I and I greet the guardians of this area ...
Christchurch legalisers are mildly critical of Green M.P. Nandor Tanzcos, saying his restrained coverage of New Zealand's perverse marijuana laws suggests constituents may have been beguiled into voting Green, rather than the ALCP.
The following pictures show the inside of the set for the town of Bree from the Lord of The Rings Trilogy which began shooting in New Zealand yesterday under the direction of Peter Jackson.
More images from Timor courtesy of the New Zealand Defence Force this time of service personnel working out and making friends at their base in Suai, East Timor.
Hard News With Russell Brown - Left Jump Ahead In Latest Poll - CITY VOICE: Support Grows For Waterfront Reserve - Search For Killer Continues - Police Budget Blowout - Nat's Fault - Opinion: Return Of The Luddites - Nandor Not Strong On Pot - F16 ...
I am privileged, honoured and humbled to make my first address as a Member of Parliament in a Chamber, which reverberates with the history of our ancestors.
Mr Speaker, it is an auspicious time to enter Parliament -at the start of a new century and a new millennium, as a member of a new party in Parliament, working with a new government with a bold new agenda for change. I detect a more optimistic mood in ...
It has been said that it is a foolish thing to make a long prologue and be short in the story itself.A sentiment I shall endeavour to follow. Mr Speaker - may I congratulate you on your elevation to this high office that I am sure you will serve with distinction. ...
The United States Government has called in the FBI after cyber vandals disrupted several high profile internet sites, shutting out millions of users.
Detective Superintendent Bill Bishop, Police National Crime Manager, said a survey undertaken as part of work on an organised crime strategy showed the incidence of corruption was low.
Development of alternative fuelled cars is continuing to make steady progress, with many manufacturers focussing on electric powered cars as a medium term option.
Addington, Mr Speaker, is a small suburb in the Wigram Electorate within that great city of Christchurch, and Addington is where my story begins.