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The Australian author of the best-selling book "How to Lose Friends and Infuriate People" is facing legal action from Dale Carnegie, author of "How to Win Friends And Influence People". Alastair Thompson reports.
“Political language – and with variations this is true of all political parties – is designed to make lies sound truthful… and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind.” George Orwell
Prime Minister Helen Clark will be straining to hold back her trade-mark gloat, two recent polls show voters have continued their honeymoon with her and the Labour Party, conversely while National’s support is holding, the only good thing voters ...
A fancy party aiming to promote Wellington as a film destination in Los Angeles fell flat when it ended up entertaining only Hollywood small-fry.
I am an unlikely fan of Simon Upton. He's a man who has made many, many enemies on the left. While I don't agree with him, he is intelligent and his ideological positions are well thought out and reasoned (unlike those of many of his colleagues). However, ...
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.
Pre-election commitments of the Alliance and Labour to create jobs through a partnership approach to economic development were set in motion today.
Today's questions concern: Economic Development Ministry- Job Forecasts - Biosecurity And Used Cars - Jodi Ihaka Personal Grievance - Biosecurity And Used Cars - Paikatore And Tariana Turia Conflict Of Interest - School Cert and NCEA - Health Announcements ...
A new European security policy is being drafted which will set out to prove the EU can act militarily without the US. A large boost in defence spending is expected and UN peacekeepers may no longer be needed. John Howard reports.
Yesterday the Herald's editorial writer criticised Jim Anderton's regional development plan - announced on 29 February. The Herald sees Anderton's approach as a trade-off between efficiency (or "competitiveness" which is not always the same thing) ...
According to Statistics New Zealand's latest Agricultural Production Survey the estimated national sheep population is 45.2 million as at 30 June 1999.
A disastrous decision early on by Prada in race four of the America’s Cup meant the Italians ended up the giving the race to New Zealand - a fitting 38th birthday present for Kiwi skipper Russell Coutts.
It seems the relevant luminaries have now returned from their study tour of North Korea to parade a glossy new ‘jobs machine’ to be presided over by none other than Industries Commissar Jim Neanderton. Reflects former Libertarianz leader Lindsay ...
Scoop’s anonymous Hobbit photographer has been busy again snapping away at Lord of The Rings sets, this time at the most photographed set of them all, the Haywards Hill (Dry Creek) quarry. Filming at the site is now fully underway with scenes of ...
The weekend bombshell that British and American spy agencies have eavesdropped on world leaders, including politicians, is reminiscent of the 1950's FBI witch-hunt over alleged communist infiltration of the US government. John Howard writes.
Radio Active is broadcasting an arts show live from the street for Festival 2000. The following pictures show DJ Amanda from Active and flautist Michelle Scullian from Zamba Flam a Latin Fusion band. Photos Tori Buttle.
Christchurch City Council is proposing to erect a sculpture of a giant chalice in the Cathedral Square this year as part of the celebrations for the new millennium.
Team NZ's superiority over the Italians showed today when they became the first country outside the United States to successfully defend the America's Cup.
A web-site aimed at New Zealand’s technology industries is trying to solve a critical shortage of skilled technologists that is hampering this country’s drive towards a knowledge economy.
In regard to the debate on defence procurement, we are at a crucial point-of-choice as a nation. A point in history where we reflect on the past and step into our future.
Prime Minister Helen Clark must give New Zealanders an assurance she will fight to retain hard fought-for travel rights for New Zealanders to Australia, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today.
“The Manufacturers Federation welcomes the Government’s announcement today on the new Ministry of Economic Development as the first tangible sign of its commitment to rebuilding New Zealand’s productive sector,” said Simon Carlaw, Chief Executive ...
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.
Christian Heritage Party Spokesman on Employment, Nick Barber, said today that, “New Zealand pays some $150 million per year to subsidise New Zealand unemployed in Australia but Helen Clark says she may consider paying the full amount of $300 to $400 million ...
The ghosts of Matai industries and the Development Finance Corporation lurked behind the Deputy Prime Minister today as he unveiled another version of failed central Government funding of regional development.
Last night Adrian Chisholm continued to battle Big Brother (or in this case Big Sister) – sleeping overnight in Christine Fletcher’s office while the stand off between them simmered.
Team New Zealand may use a new skipper today as they seek a 5-0 triumph over a Prada crew beaten on the water and browbeaten by their tycoon boss.
Party Leader Graham Capill was delighted to learn that the Christian Heritage Party out-performed NZ First in the first Colmar Brunton Poll of the year.
Kofi Annan's comments yesterday that the purchase of 28 F16s would not, in his view, assist greatly in NZ's ability to participate in peacekeeping are timely and apposite.
Philips has set a new standard in TV technology with the launch today (March 1) of its new Matchline TV - the Philips RF100 (Real Flat 100 hertz).