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


Scoop: Daily Ratings


Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Call To Prosecute Australians Recruited By Israel

The Head of the General Palestinian Delegation to Australia, Mr Ali Kazak today condemned Israel’s recruitment of Australians of Jewish background to work with the Israeli army.

2: Busybodies Want State To Own Your Body And Mind

"It's my body and my mind, despite what SPCS and the other political parties think" Libertarianz Spokesman on Free Speech, Scott Wilson asserted today in response to two lengthy press releases, put out by the Society for the Promotion ...

3: Howard's End: The Squeeze On Gold

The price of gold and gold stocks is sky-rocketing with Central banks across the world coming in for severe criticism for the way they have sold official gold reserves, although in a disguised form. Maree Howard writes.

4: Tube Talk: Showbiz 'Aint News, TVNZ

Let's speak plainly ­- TVNZ's news and current affairs are a joke. Last week's fawning coverage of Bill Clinton's Auckland visit demonstrated just how banal, poorly researched and trashily focused our TV reporting has become.

5: Not Important? Think Again - 4 June 2002

EDITOR’S NOTE: Chris Sanders of Sanders Research , a London based investment advisory service has kindly granted Scoop permission to reprint his series of occasional news bulletins. Each edition of "Not Important? Think Again" highlights news ...

6: The Real Deal: Stealing Enron

The rich are not getting richer. The rich are stealing. And the people doing the stealing for them have names and addresses.

7: Stop Apologising and Get On With the Job

ACT Women's Affairs Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today, "With all of the apologising Helen Clark is doing, maybe the only group left that she really needs to apologise to are white, middle-class, heterosexual males who work - as they get ...

8: Scoop Satire: Tomb To The Unknown Medium-Pacer

The New Zeal Inc. Cricket Council today unveiled a moving testimonial to the scores of medium pace bowlers slaughtered in various cricketing campaigns during the past century.

9: Deborah Coddington as ACT New Zealand candidate

Journalist and author Deborah Coddington today announced that she is putting her name forward as a list candidate for ACT New Zealand, seeking nomination in the North Shore electorate. She said wants to be in a position to help make a difference because ...

10: Events In Palestine 02 June - PMC

- Solana: President Arafat Determined to Achieve Peace - Britain Likens Israeli so-called 'Security Zones' to South African Bantustans - Iceland's Parliament calls for Israeli Withdrawal from Occupied Palestinian Territory

11: Public-private partnerships – a model for future

Finance Minister Michael Cullen today welcomed the 50/50 joint venture between the Wellington Regional Council and Stagecoach to provide passenger rail services to greater Wellington, Porirua and the Wairarapa.

12: Invoking International Law to Avoid Nuclear War

The military confrontation between India and Pakistan, two nuclear-armed neighbors, has the world in a state of jitters. With each country mobilizing its forces - together totaling about a million troops along their 1800 mile border - there is a high probability ...

13: Howard's End : ACC Accused Of Misrepresentation

Christchurch police have confirmed that long-term ACC claimants have lodged a complaint against the Accident Compensation Corporation alleging contravention of statute, misrepresentation and false representation under the Crimes Act 1961. Maree Howard ...

14: Image: Erika Takacs Launches Nescafe Big Break

Television producer / presenter, Erika Takacs, signs her name on the Nescafé Big Break 'Do what you want with your life' billboard located on Beach Road in central Auckland as part of the official launch of the annual trans-Tasman programme.

15: Political Movies

If you are interested in politics, we have some films you won’t want to miss.

16: The Real Deal on 9:11: Rewarding Failure

The numerous allegations regarding fraud, government sponsored narcotics trafficking and black budget funding over the last two decades at the Department of Defense and the Department of Housing and Urban Development are deeply disturbing. Originally ...

17: The Morality of Dodge Ball

They’re at it again, those stalwart protectors of the safety and well being of our children. In a recent Time magazine article: Scourge of the Playground, the magazine reported that more schools across America are joining the ban on Dodge Ball, saying ...

18: Deborah Coddington to stand for ACT New Zealand

ACT New Zealand President Catherine Judd today announced that writer, broadcaster and award-winning North and South journalist Deborah Coddington, will stand as a candidate for ACT New Zealand at the next election.

19: "Give us a break", say Nescafe's coffee farmers.

So Nestle has increased its prize pool for a promotion to a "whopping" quarter of a million Aussie dollars. Ever wonder how they can afford to do that? One reason is that world coffee prices are so low families are starving and leaving ...

20: The New Write - 4th June 2002


21: Why GE Release Is A Bottom Line - Fitzsimons

Last week, the Green Party's seven MPs signalled a fundamental change in the balance of power in the New Zealand Parliament, writes Green Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons. By signalling they would pull support from any Government that ended the moratorium ...

22: The Green Face Of New Zealand

Environment Minister Marian Hobbs has marked World Environment Day by announcing the winners of the 2002 Green Ribbon awards. The Awards were introduced in 1990 to recognise people, community organisations and businesses enhancing our environment.

23: Stateside with Rosalea: Uncle Sam's Waistband

Pardon my delving, but what is going on down there? It would be very nice, thank you, for a nation as well-respected as New Zealand is by the people of the US not to give the words "proportional representation" a bad name. It is a concept ...

24: Tony Blair Government backtracks on GE

One can't help stifling a reflexive yawn at the latest UK headlines that the Blair Government is backtracking on GE.(1) One wonders just how long it takes for information to sink down through the clay of government bureaucracy. Jeanette Fitzsimons might ...

25: Guest Opinion: Don't Let Them Fool You, Folks

They might have been surprised by the ferocity of the attacks, but the highest-ranking members of the George W. Bush administration knew before Sept. 11 that something terrible was going to happen soon.

26: 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 ...

27: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington – 4 June

The Kiwi dollar has broken 48 cents US. The Kiwi has now increased more than 16% this year and its rise shows no sign of stopping. It's partly due to a fall in the US dollar and the weakness of the Yen, but the Kiwi is now rising against all currencies. ...

28: Enron Ties to White House Senate Panel Subpoenas

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Wenonah Hauter, director of Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy Project, who summarizes the latest developments in the investigation into Enron's corporate collapse and political scandal.

29: Winston Peters Speech - Immigration Matters

Immigration matters. Today let us spell out why it matters, how New Zealand has gone seriously wrong and where NZ First stands on this issue of vital importance to our country.

30: Greens host tour of egg farms

Green MP Sue Kedgley has organised MPs from three different parties to visit a free-range, barn-raised and a battery egg farm tomorrow morning.


© 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>>



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>>


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>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news