Scoop: Daily Ratings
The Federal Reserve Board’s announcement of a 50 basis point cut in the Federal Funds rate this morning NZ time has failed to halt the haemorrhaging of US stock markets.
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Dr Harry Ballard. I am a Wellington based researcher whose life has been appropriated and then distorted by a local film company, First Sun.
Today's questions of the day concerned: R&D Taxation Changes – Foot And Mouth – Rapid Growth Industries – Money For Art (or Nothing) – Sentencing Reform – Pulling The SAS Out Of The Gulf – Rosslyn Noonan – Muriwhenua Settlement – Dr Lexchin x 2 ...
ACT Leader Richard Prebble says the minority coalition government’s intention to appoint trade union official Rosslyn Noonan as Chief Human Rights Commissioner, breaks a pledge by Prime Minister Helen Clark.
Exactly five years ago today Sir Michael was sworn in as New Zealand's seventeenth Governor-General.
1. MARK PECK to the Minister of Revenue: What steps is the Government taking to encourage the private sector to invest in research and development?
Today's questions of the day concerned: Foot and Mouth – ACC Double Payments - Beehive Timber – Health Research Decisions (Peter Davis) – NCEA Compromise - Saltmarsh Mosquitoes – Pharmac Inquiry Costs – Police Cars - Air Force Resignations - Home Detention - ...
"Thank God there wasn't another tragic death." National's Defence spokesperson Max Bradford's comment follows news tonight that an A4 Skyhawk crashed 100 kilometres off the Australian west coast.
A few more sharp and very Zen observations on aspects of life...
Jim Anderton speaks - Major John McNutt’s coffin - The New Zealand flag at half mast - Gun Carriage - Haka - Haka and carriage - Honour Guard - US Servicemen
Listening to today’s morning political radio interviews, on the day after Helen Clark offered her truce on house spousal mudslinging, Sludge has been astonished to see how little politicians appear to understand the political value of magnanimity.
The following, found circulating on the Internet as an email, is definitely an example of serious un-sharpness…. “SUBJECT: My Friends, I give you… THE DUMBEST GUY ON EARTH!
Isn’t technology an amazing thing… Attention all MPs, their advisors and media minders… Have you seen a picture of yourself, or your MP, in one of the Scoop panorama photographs from the house, from Scoop house photographer Mark Graham yet?
The Wool Board’s rumoured plan to take up to $60 million of grower’s reserve funds to finance its own version of the McKinsey restructuring is tantamount to theft, ACT Rural Affairs Spokesman Owen Jennings said today.
We are conducting a survey of TVNZ journalists, commentators, and indeed other staff on a similar matter.
16: Skyhawk crash
The Minister of Defence Mark Burton says there is nothing at this time to indicate any specific safety issue with the RNZAF Skyhawk fleet, or any connection between three recent incidents.
Hon David Caygill Chair Electricity Governance Establishment Committee C/- Buddle Findlay PO Box 2694 WELLINGTON
"All research and development spending expensed under generally accepted accounting practice will qualify for an immediate tax deduction from 1 April, this year," Revenue Minister Michael Cullen announced today.
A widely experienced group of eight New Zealanders, led by Dame Catherine Tizard, has been chosen by the Government to lead a six-month public consultation process on the development of a national Oceans Policy.
The following panoramic images of the New Zealand House of Parliament were taken last Tuesday during question time. See also Scoop Images: All About The House (Opposition) .