Scoop: Daily Ratings
Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were…
While not wishing to reopen the seemingly "lost cause" debate on defence, recent purchases announced by "the tiny city-state of Singapore" must have our defence wizards wondering how they got it so wrong.
The sexist and intimidatory behaviour by Cabinet Minister Steve Maharey and the head of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Mark Prebble must surely be sackable offences, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today.
GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... ideas are a dangerous commodity. Quite how dangerous was demonstrated this week when a few laboratory ideas escaped into the wild and caused widespread civil panic.
Judicial tantrums, rudeness, rolling their eyes, shaking their heads, belittling comments in front of clients and comments to clients families; this is a system in crisis with the public the meat in the sandwich. Justice be damned! Maree Howard ...
ORGANIC CONSUMER and FAIR TRADE GREEN ACTIVISTS WILL LEAFLET & PROTEST AT STARBUCKS COFFEE SHOPS IN OVER 200 CITIES ON JUNE 25-26. CONSUMERS DEMAND STARBUCKS REMOVE GENETICALLY ENGINEERED INGREDIENTS FROM THE COMPANY'S BRAND-NAME PRODUCTS, START ...
If only one quarter of the allegations voiced in the Employment Court by Michael Quigy in his opening statement and later by Christine Rankin are true, it just goes to show the depth of bigotry and overall absence of any sense of decency inherent ...
ALL Black power rode rough-shod over Argentinian aggro at Jade Stadium tonight with the Anton Oliver led New Zealand pack paving the way for an impressive 10 try, 67-19 victory over a tough Puma XV.
Rankin Hearings – Bashing – Breast Screening – Transient Students – Hydro Lakes – South American Earthquake – Wahid Visit – Speight Trial – NZ Post – Abandoned Yacht – Abandoned Yacht – Ferry Near Miss – Meningococcal Disease – Middle East – Court ...
"I have listened, and with the agreement of Cabinet, decided to put the proposed increase in court fees on hold for three months," says Minister for Courts Matt Robson.
Recently a young man posted the following on my SOLO (Sense of Life Objectivists) Forum:
The recent execution of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh focussed international attention on the emotive issue of capital punishment.
Having a gang criminal advise on prisons and corrections policy “is not necessarily silly”, says Act Justice Spokesman, Stephen Franks. "We could support it. Everyone has heard of setting a thief to catch a thief, poacher turned gamekeeper etc.
Yet more images from Norman Mackay of the view from Ohau Village in the heart of New Zealand’s Southern Alps.
United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says today's expected Cabinet decisions to turn TVNZ into a Crown company and retain BCL will do nothing to secure TVNZ's long-term future in today's television market.
National's Consumer Affairs spokesperson Marie Hasler says the Ministry of Health's proposal to impose a complete ban on the importation of soy sauce may be taking things too far.
ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks today made a renewed call for Sandra Lee to take action over media gagging provisions in the Local Electoral Act.
TVNZ will be re-established under its own legislation as a crown owned company, the Minister of Broadcasting, Marian Hobbs, announced today. This will enable TVNZ to give priority to fulfilling its charter while maintaining its financial performance.
[Address to Ministry of Research, Science and Technology hui — Whaia te Ara Putaiao o Aotearoa — Wellington]
The Te Reo Maori Television Trust, Te Awhiorangi, today expressed grave concern at what it says is a continued wall of silence and inaction by Government regarding the establishment of a Maori television channel.
The US' Suva Embassy head of Political Affairs, John Hennessy has been quoted by a journalist as saying that the August elections will not be held. The journalist James Heartfield writes: "In August John Hennessy is coming back to Fiji, with ...
The latest war of wills between the meddling George Hawkins and the Commissioner of Police over whether or not there will be another search in the Tory Channel raises questions about the state of the relationship between the two, National's Police ...
22: Soy Saucery
It is quite amusing to see the Green Parliamentary party hopping round like cut cats demanding action on some brands of soy sauce. It is also fascinating to see ANZFA taking "urgent action" to amend the Food Safety Standards immediately. ...
The Alliance is pleased to have played a central role in making the decision to create a new Crown-Owned Company, TVNZ. We were not supportive of a split between BCL and TVNZ, Deputy Prime Minister and Alliance leader Jim Anderton said today.
Images of the most photogenic alpine destination on the planet, and its wildlife, from Norman Mackay .
Monday 25th June 2001. Animal rights activists are converging on Hamilton this week to protest against a vivisection conference
There has been a nervous tension in Wellington recently. It is election year for New Zealand's city Mayors. There has also been a recent emphasis on city safety issues due to eleven highly publicised rapes in the central city of Wellington over the ...
A TIMARU man has been charged with breaches of the Food Act 1981 relating to the sale and packing for sale of products containing 1,4,butanediol.
· Understand that the retention of the current rail network is essential to the economic wellbeing of NZ
When we teach economics today, we still contrast the "classical" with the "Keynesian" point of view. The central (though largely forgotten) point of difference relates to the importance or otherwise, to the national economy, of ...
The military has confirmed reports of rumours of unrest in Suva city and the military barracks.