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As the King of Siam might say in song: "It's a puzzlement." Why is so much film and television product originating in the US so childish, as if created by using one of two cookie cutters, Weepy or Creepy? For the past couple of weeks I've turned ...
An amazing thing happened in Tulsa during the shooting part of the invasion of Iraq. Bitter political enemies representing the right and left wings of American politics agreed about the American forces' use of depleted uranium (DU) munitions in Iraq ...
A Former Military Officer Writes: There should be a shake-up in the manner Washington handles foreign policy. The first thing that should happen is official barring of Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz from commenting on matters other than defence in its most ...
Feedback on Scoop’s coverage of the USA-UK-Australian invasion of Iraq continues to arrive. Here’s is the latest from the Scoop Editors’ inbox...
IN THIS EDITION: What about the Congo? – Mohamed Atta and US/German Exchange Students - Baghdad – Electricity – Prostitutes – Road Map to Peace – “Statistics” and Politicians – Guyana – Irael/Palestine – NZ Constitution…
Howard's End: The Government's solution to the power crisis is so devoid of imagination, of vision, of lateral thinking that you'd think they're still waiting for a feasibility study for the wheel. But then, I'm probably just a silly old woman so what would ...
Kooky Captions Are In: Thank You Caption Writers. Scoop readers have issued a rich-dish of Kooky Captions to accompany our Chief Kook Image of the week – thank you to all concerned….
TV One features a documentary tonight at 9.35 p.m. called “Reel Life: Naked Ambition” featuring Steve Crow the hardcore porno NZ filmmaker and director of Vixen Direct Ltd.
It is growing massive. It has become newsworthy. It can be devastating. And yet, it's so simple. - We, the people, have chosen to hijack the question mark.
The Waitangi Tribunal has moved away from its mandate of righting historical wrongs and into "judicial activism", United Future leader Peter Dunne said today.
Britain's Prime Minister Blair has now claimed that the war in Iraq was justified by the discovery of mass graves. The ugly truth is that mass graves have become pretty common things since the beginning of the twentieth century, although many of the ...
1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Has the Minister of Finance kept her informed of taxation matters, and does he have her confidence?
UN Radio: Iraq Resolution – UN Iraq Rep – WHO Concerned At Security in Iraq – UNICEF Says Crisis In Iraq – Palestinian’s Living Conditions Worsen –1000s Flee Ethnic Killings In Congo - Timor-Leste Celebrates Independence…
Michael Cullen Speech: Notes for presentations to the Trans-Tasman Business Circle Breakfast: the New Zealand Economy and to the International CEO Forum.
New Zealand First has accused the Government of trying to cover up the level of Asian student crime in Auckland and silencing a police officer who went public with the problem.
More streets are to be restricted to non-residential traffic on weekends and public holidays in order to tackle the scourge of illegal street racing in Manukau. This will include a large stretch of Te Irirangi Drive between Dawson Road in Otara and ...
1. DARREN HUGHES (NZ Labour—Otaki) to the Minister of Youth Affairs: What steps has the Government taken to progress youth development?
Eighteen years after trade union leader João Canuto de Oliveira was assassinated by hired gunmen, the two landowners charged with ordering his killing will finally be brought to trial on 22 May 2003.
The Waitangi Tribunal has upheld claims by Mâori that Mâori have an ongoing ‘Treaty interest’ in petroleum, but not that it is a taonga as argued by claimants.
1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS (Leader—NZ First) to the Prime Minister : Has the Minister of Finance kept her informed of taxation matters, and does he have her confidence?
The New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women urges MPs to think very carefully about the consequences of voting in favour of the Prostitution Reform Bill, undergoing its Third Reading in Parliament this week.
Auckland, 21 May 2003 -- New Zealand’s wine makers are poised to benefit from the substantial growth taking place in the Korean wine market, after thousands of visitors gave the thumbs up to our wines at the recent Seoul Wine Expo.
The Government should abandon the market model and integrate electricity generation and supply under public ownership and community control, the Alliance says.
Scott Ritter, a former UN Chief Weapons Inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998, is much in the news. Although a Republican he is also a vociferous critic of the Bush administration. Invited to the Netherlands by the Dutch Socialist Party, he gave a series of lectures ...
Confirmation that the National Party is unable to move on from the policies which lost it the 1999 election will come today when it releases its welfare statement, says Social Development and Employment Minister Steve Maharey.
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND, MAY 22, 2005: The arrangements for the Pakeha Electoral Option have now been decided. After the 2006 census, the process of redrawing electorate boundaries will begin with a four-month Pakeha Electoral Option.
Jim Anderton will meet and thank Rapper/Hip Hop artist Coolio for the time he has taken in New Zealand to talk to students in schools about valuing themselves and their communities, and the dangers of drugs, particularly methamphetamines.
Washington -- U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick has dismissed the idea of negotiating a free trade agreement (FTA) with New Zealand any time soon.
The New Zealand Government has always thought that achieving a trade agreement with the United States would be a challenge, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today.
The Maori members of Labour's Caucus have every reason to feel betrayed by the Prime Minister, according to National Party Leader Bill English.