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Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
Four life-sized 'sperm' took the safe sex message to Auckland's CBD this week.
Treaty policy - the challenge There is a real sense of frustration that Labour is moving too slowly to resolve Treaty claims. For all its goodwill and support among Maori, Labour have so far only completed claims where the work was largely done before ...
"In lyrical and poetic passages the smoothness of his playing, coupled with its fluidity and delicacy, was breathtaking ... Alexeev's sense of colour, of light and shade, and his extraordinary command over the dynamic range, were beguiling. ...
There's an old saying in politics that you win first in the House. The first sign a government is losing is when it can't win debates in Parliament. Labour has been on top in Parliament since about 1998, when National found it couldn't defend Tuku ...
The New Zealand University Students' Association (NZUSA) is outraged at suggestions that the Labour led Government will be reducing access to the living component of student loans, and re-directing existing funds into private savings schemes as part ...
National is calling on the Prime Minister to explain why she is allowing Jim Anderton and his supporters to remain in her Cabinet while they flout the intent of the Electoral Integrity Act.
Kyoto Protocol Congratulations to the Government for making policy commitments, albeit small, towards ratification of the Kyoto Protocol to diminish green house emissions. Green emissions are leading to global warming with potentially disastrous climate ...
There was welcome relief this week from the steady stream of US, Israeli and Palestinian ambulances that have populated TV's local and international news since September 11. Un-PC as the Maltese Cross (late of Jerusalem and Rhodes, and now based in Rome) ...
The catch-call 'build more prisons' is tantamount to saying, 'we expect in the future to have more people to lock up'. This is not tackling crime, this is dealing with the aftermath of failed crime policies.
Who's for an early election, then? For the second week in a row, it appears that the entire Parliamentary Opposition is up for it - even if they'd clearly get the fright of their lives if it happened.
11: Refugee Politics
"Helen Clark, in order to win political points with the Indonesian government, has agreed that New Zealand will take queue-jumping refugees.
The Board of Maori Television must answer serious questions over the lack of transparency and due process involving millions of taxpayer dollars, says National's Broadcasting spokesperson Katherine Rich.
Alliance education spokesperson Liz Gordon today stated her party's clear opposition to the introduction of a private individualised savings scheme for tertiary education.
Green MP Nandor Tanczos today said he was nearly put to sleep by the latest 'vigorous' attack from Winston Peters and felt obliged to respond only to help Mr Peters with his spelling and some basic points of law.
Recently, the suggestion was made (by Pamela Wade, a NZ Herald contributor) that Aucklanders should receive an Auckland allowance to top up their wages and salaries. The idea is not quite as silly as it sounds; after all Londoners receive a London ...
Lest you think that my comment about the New York Stock Exchange is too strong, let's look at one event that occurred before our "war on drugs" went into high gear through Plan Colombia, banging heads over narco dollar market share in Latin America.
“The call by the Green Party pro-cannabis member Nandor Tanzcos this week to ‘constipate the courts’ is unbelievably stupid and irresponsible,” according to New Zealand First leader Winston Peters.
You're a party hopper Jim! "Comparisons being made between the ex-Alliance members currently in Parliament and other MPs who have left their parties in the past are deceptive and misleading," says National's Shadow Leader of the House Gerry ...
Within a few months, the events of Sept. 11th, 2001 became but an echo of the events that followed. War in Afghanistan, anthrax, unprecedented powers of detention: the public mind moves from one shock to another, appearing to accept the government’s ...
The Government must join with the European Union in vigorously opposing an international move to replace the use of the 'genetic engineering' in labelling with the words 'modern biotechnology', say the Greens.
MP for Tauranga and Leader of New Zealand First Rt Hon Winston Peters has labelled as plain wrong, suggestions that the Local Government (Prohibition of Liquor in Public Places) Amendment Act 2001, is unworkable or is in some way flawed.
“These are exciting times as contemporary dance in New Zealand continues to forge new directions. New Zealand is no longer an isolated archipelago at the end of the world, but is woven into a global fabric.” - Choreographer Lemi Ponifasio
I'm reminded of the old story about a surgeon, an engineer and an economist discussing which profession has the longest history.
Wellingtonians are the country's most sophisticated users of the Internet, according to a survey of New Zealand cyber surfers carried out by NFO Research for Internet company Xtra.
The Council of Trade Unions supports greater protection for workers when their employer sells the firm, or part of it, or work is contracted out.
Not The Loans Shake-up Students Had In Mind - Stateside: Healthcare Nostalgia - Feedback: Govt On Right Track With Kyoto - Dream Project For Larval Central Bankers - Prebble’s Letter: Three Torrid Weeks In Politics
Libertarianz health spokesman Richard McGrath said today that anyone who has smoked since the U.S. Surgeon-General's report of 1964 has only themselves to blame for any health problems caused by their smoking.
Auckland, 2 May 2002 - Aucklanders have a chance to log-on to some of the world's funkiest computers and play with the latest digital tools and toys at the Apple Autumn Update Roadshow next week (May 9) at the Auckland Town Hall.
From all over New Zealand, we, being people with a social conscience, gathered in Blackball last weekend (27th April) to celebrate Mayday.
Conservation Minister Sandra Lee today applauded Spain’s decision to add its support to an international agreement aimed at reducing the impact of long-line fishing on endangered albatross and petrel.