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Here is the first in a series of columns titled the Election Trail 2002, where Scoop's Selwyn Manning examines factors shaping political parties that will influence the outcome of this year's general election.
U.S. Army Pfc. Jodi Smith watches from the outer perimeter as detainees in orange jumpsuits sit in a holding area in Camp X-Ray at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during in-processing to the temporary detention facility on Jan. 14, 2002. The detainees ...
Finalists Named For The Roger Award For The Worst Transnational Corporation In New Zealand In 2001
In this edition: Money for Jam - Warehouse style - Kiwi Bank, Every New Zealander’s Dismal Venture - Crocodile Tears All Dried Up - Israel Acting Like Rogue Country Possessing Weapons Of Mass Destruction With The Help Of US Veto! - Torture of Peter ...
Who would have thunk it? Not only am I old enough to remember the days when steam locomotives roamed the earth, but I've lived long enough to see the demise of the lead balloon. I suppose THAT went down like a presidential pretzel. Suspicious Old ...
The protest by Green foreign affairs spokesman Keith Locke that the Americans are torturing Al Qaeda prisoners at Guantanamo Bay by forcing them to wear blindfolds and earmuffs, is just hypocrisy, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.
Edinburgh is exploding; every night the castle glows red and white before erupting into a brilliant display of fireworks, while saxophonists, drummers, jugglers and living statues compete with the flier distributors and tourists for footpath space ...
The new year has started well, the rain is producing grass hydroponically and driving people into shopping malls. The two old parties seem to have gone on holiday. While Helen Clark was away in North America, no one in government did anything.
The following pictures show film director Peter Jackson with members of the cast and crew of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films, the filming of which is now drawing to a close in the Wellington region.
Sure. Let’s go in there full throttle and use our most impressive machinery to bomb those Iraqi bastards back to the Middle Ages. Let’s teach them a lesson they won’t forget; destroy their bridges and their hospitals, their water refining stations, ...
In the midst of the United States’ war against terrorism, the issue of Kashmir has resurfaced. This is not something the United States wishes to see, as it is desperate to keep both India and Pakistan on side and supporting its campaign.
Green Foreign Affairs spokesperson Keith Locke wants the Government to speak out against the degrading treatment of al-Qaeda and Taleban prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.
ACT MP and dairy farmer Penny Webster today called on farmers to demand a full explanation of Mike Smith's concerns at Fonterra.
Trade Minister Jim Sutton sounded a note of caution at an apparent lack of comprehensiveness in the free trade agreement signed by Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi and Singapore Prime Minster Goh Chok Tong on Sunday.
The relative position of New Zealand consumers and taxpayers has deteriorated over the years - and the backward slide has increased markedly under the Labour-Alliance Government.
Los Angeles, California - Nine Greenpeace activists today walked free from court after pleading guilty to conspiring to trespass on a military base, during a peaceful protest against the Star Wars missile defence programme last July.
Phil Goff meeting Cuban President Fidel Castro in Havana. The meeting occurred early yesterday morning New Zealand time.
Former Defence Minister Max Bradford said today he was sad to hear of the death of Lieutenant General Tony Birks, former Chief of the Defence Force, who died yesterday.
At the weekend the official LOTR website http://lordoftherings.net broadcast a two minute preview from the movie. The preview is attracting unprecedented internet attention.
National today called on Helen Clark to assure New Zealanders that our SAS troops are being utilised in the areas they are trained and funded for, rather than building camps for German commandos in Kabul, National Defence spokesperson Max Bradford said ...
Spanking can be a valuable disciplinary tool if it is administered appropriately. It is essential to always balance firmness with loving sensitivity. Indeed, spanking is not appropriate at every age, and may even be enjoyed by some burly thirty year ...
Scoop's Hobbit strikes again. This time the furry fellow with a flair for photography has produced another - never seen before - shot of Hobbiton in the the Waikato. Showing it in the sun, before it was burned down. It looks like it was a tranquil and magical ...
Scoop's Hobbit strikes again. Yet another - never seen before - shot of Hobbiton in the the Waikato. Showing the other side of the millhouse pictured in an earlier shot, in the sun, before it was burned down. Hobbit houses can be seen across the ...
"Corruption in the Court system is a common occurrence", FARE spokesperson Darryl Ward said today. He renewed the call for a Commission of Inquiry following disclosures on Page 2 of yesterday's Dominion that a senior Christchurch psychologist, ...
A New Zealand delegation to the Midem 2002 trade fair, which starts tomorrow in Cannes, marks the first time in two decades that New Zealand has had a co-ordinated presence at the world's biggest music market, says Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage ...
Scoop is delighted to present to Frodo and Bilbo Baggin’s house in the Waikato – Bag End. Now we are getting magical….
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.
ELIJAH WOOD IS FIRST TO JOIN CAST OF J.R.R. TOLKIEN'S "THE LORD OF THE RINGS" FOR NEW LINE CINEMA AND DIRECTOR PETER JACKSON
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.
It's a scenario familiar enough to New Zealand voters with memories beyond the last two elections: 42% of electors cast their vote for parties that end up with just two - out of 79 - MPs in parliament.