Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search

 


Scoop: Daily Ratings

TO CHANGE MY SCOOP OPTIONS OR UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS LIST
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/signin.html
Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Screen Production Industry Taskforce Announced

The stars of New Zealand’s screen production industry are joining forces with the government to develop New Zealand’s innovative film and television industry.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00173.htm


2: What Woes Wellingtonians, Boxing Bill or Economics

Wellingtonians are unlikely to be seduced by the sight of a sweaty Bill English getting punched around inside a boxing ring. The Government's economic performance will. Paulo Politico considers a TKO.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00035.htm


3: Howard's End: Sth Oz Public Service Crackdown

The newly-elected Labour Government in South Australia is bringing in some of the toughest legislation ever and making changes to the law to sack directors of Government organisations including boards, public servants and even consultants if they don't ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00036.htm


4: Scoop Images: Ground Zero

Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson visited Ground Zero in Manhattan today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00033.htm


5: Kiwibank Runaway Success

The Kiwibank could be setting a world record for the speed of its branch openings.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00175.htm


6: Advert Outrages Secondary Teachers

A full-page Ministry of Education advertisement in the country’s metropolitan daily newspapers has outraged PPTA members.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00085.htm


7: Farewell Liz & Laila

"The Libertarianz Party welcomes the news that Alliance MP, Liz Gordon is considering leaving parliament," says Lindsay Mitchell, Libertarianz spokesman for the deregulation of welfare. "With any luck she will take Laila with her."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00080.htm


8: Scoop Images: Dublin Street Party

Up to 1000 people partied hard on the streets of Dublin yesterday on the south side of the River Liffey for three hours before the gardai (police) got their truncheons out and things turned ugly. It was the biggest event of its kind in the city and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00038.htm


9: Has Jim Anderton Lost It?

ACT Finance Spokesman MP Rodney Hide said today that being dumped by his own party has clearly placed far too much pressure on Jim Anderton.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00155.htm


10: Upton-on-line: French Election Special Edition

Despite going through the motions of declaring that a dreadful crisis had been averted, Jacques Chirac’s massive 82% to 18% win over Jean-Marie Le Pen had to be one of the least suspenseful election outcomes in electoral history.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00028.htm


11: Aviation Security Clarifies Laptop Confusion

The Aviation Security Service (Avsec) clarified today confusion surrounding the screening of laptop computers that airline passengers wish to carry as cabin baggage.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0205/S00015.htm


12: Feedback - Paulo Politico's Stats Add Up To Nill

Paulo Politico quoted lots of statistics that illustrate nothing more than the fact that parties tend to get a high percentage of the party vote where they also get a high percentage of the electorate vote. This is hardly surprising, it just means ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00039.htm


13: BTL Interviews HRW's Joe Stork On Jenin

One thing we've found is a very disturbing pattern of willful killings, killings of civilians in circumstances where there doesn't appear to have been any military justification -- in cases where there was not ongoing armed conflict.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00037.htm


14: Release Of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Is Warmly Welcomed

Amnesty International warmly welcomes the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the main political party in Myanmar, the National League for Democracy (NLD). She had been held under de facto house arrest by the State Peace and Development ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0205/S00012.htm


15: Secretary For Education Cannot Continue In Role

The Secretary for Education has politicised his role by placing misleading and highly biased full-page advertisements in daily newspapers, and cannot continue in the job, ACT Education Spokesman MP Donna Awatere Huata said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00171.htm


16: The 'Free Trade' Farce Continues

Green Agriculture Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street today said free trade was being shown up as the myth it is by US moves to lift subsidies for its farmers to NZ $400 billion over 10 years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00160.htm


17: Firas Al-Atraqchi: A Case of Rotten Coffee

The Israeli incursion into West Bank towns, the alleged Israeli massacres committed in the Palestinian refugee camps of Jenin, and the spectre of suicide bombers have provoked some stark commentary from luminaries around the world. In a speech made ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00032.htm


18: David Miller: Why I Did Not March On May Day

In the course of my business and research I travel to Wellington frequently throughout the year. When in the capital, I make a point to visit the House of Representatives, the numerous art galleries and museums, the cafes and bars and enjoy the cities nightlife. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00030.htm


19: Stunning Swan Lake Returns

“The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s production of Swan Lake is stunning. The brilliance of the dancers, the set design, costumes and choreography is enthralling.” - National Business Review, 1996.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0205/S00003.htm


20: Howard's End: An Unaccountable Court

The New Zealand Government ratified the UN Treaty which establishes the International Criminal Court that comes into being on 1 July. But yesterday the U.S. renounced its obligation to support the Court because of flaws in its mandate that leaves the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00031.htm


21: World Owed An Explanation Over US Farm Subsidies

The United States owed the world an explanation over its proposed Farm Bill, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00135.htm


22: The One Percent: Ghetto Schools That Suspend

One percent of secondary schools were responsible for nineteen percent of suspensions in 2001, ACT Education Spokesman MP Donna Awatere Huata revealed today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00157.htm


23: A Little Of The Windfall Would Mean A Lot

A tiny portion of the Government’s $905 million budget surplus would go a long way towards settling the secondary teachers’ dispute, the PPTA said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00078.htm


24: National Prepared To Take On Treaty Challenge

If New Zealand is to move forward as a country there must be one standard of citizenship for all, National Party Leader the Hon Bill English said in a lecture to the New Zealand Centre for Public Law today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00149.htm


25: Commission Applauds Court Of Appeal Decision

“The Court of Appeal has today put right a long-standing injustice”, said Chief Human Rights Commissioner, Rosslyn Noonan. She was commenting on the Court of Appeal decision in the case taken by the Director of Human Rights Proceedings, Mr Chris Lawrence, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00079.htm


26: Scoop Images: HipHop & Anti-capitalism In The Park

Panoramic image of a post-Mayday celebration of freedom loving New Yorkers held in Tompkin Square Park on Sunday May 5th.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0205/S00027.htm


27: 'Silly' Idea Becomes A Matter Of Life And Death

"Last year the Minister of Finance, Michael Cullen, called the idea of tax rebates for those with private health insurance 'silly', " observes Libertarianz spokesman for the deregulation of Health, Dr Richard McGrath."The considerable rise in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0205/S00077.htm


28: INVESTIGATION: Sept 11th - Unanswered Questions

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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00079.htm


29: First Bill Arrives For Hobbs' Charter

The taxpayer has received the first bill for Marian Hobbs' TVNZ Charter, ACT Broadcasting Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0205/S00167.htm


30: Council to back illegal street racing bill

A private member’s bill to combat illegal street racing is to get the support of the Auckland City Council.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0203/S00048.htm

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

Mariana Cavalcanti Critics of the Olympic project can point a discernible pattern in the delivery of Olympics-related urban interventions: the belated but rushed inaugurations of faulty and/or unfinished infrastructures... More>>

Live Blog On Now: Open Source//Open Society Conference

The second annual Open Source Open Society Conference is a 2 day event taking place on 22-23 August 2016 at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington… Scoop is hosting a live blog summarising the key points of this exciting conference. More>>

ALSO:

Buildup:

Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

ALSO:

Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

ALSO:


Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monitor
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news