Scoop Top 30 Ratings - 2 June 2005
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A Scoop reader writes... "I think the Nats have done graffiti artists a great service with their cutting edge series of billboards. This is my take on the 'real' messages underneath all the c**p."
The National Party Election 2005 Campaign yesterday released the following eight billboards. ENDS
Elle Macpherson Intimates continues to challenge perceptions of the word “intimate” with a third evocative and leading-edge advertising campaign shot in New York in late April.
BANGKOK, Thailand -- The Osama bin Laden cigarette lighter is adorned with his raised, chrome portrait, an embossed "9.11", sketches of the World Trade Center, an approaching airplane, and a big red splotch.
The recent experience of Dr Michael Cullen seems to have given his colleagues ideas. For years they have struggled with the burden of it being inadvisable - and in some cases expensive - to declare obvious and demonstrable falsehoods. Or at any rate, ...
Tallahassee, FL: "Are we having fun yet?" This is the message that appeared in the window of a county optical scan machine, startling Leon County Information Systems Officer Thomas James. Visibly shaken, he immediately turned the machine off.
Dr DON BRASH to the Prime Minister: Does she believe the New Zealand public has confidence in the basic services provided by her Government, in light of the survey published by The New Zealand Herald showing 73.8 percent of people believe both Government-funded ...
Author's note: I cannot attest to the absolute accuracy of the following transcripts, as the print was smudged with perspiration by the time I received them. It seems my confidential source, a congressional page, had to smuggle them out of the House ...
Scoop Investigation: HIV is threatening the Pacific's isolated communities with an infection rate that destroys cultural, economic, and community stability. For example: HIV/AIDS, not global warming, is the number one problem threatening Tuvalu's survival. ...
Meridian Energy announced today it is seeking resource consent to develop a wind farm west of Wellington.
Tuesday's revelation that W. Mark Felt, the former number two man at the FBI, was the anonymous source known as Deep Throat, who helped Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein unravel the Watergate scandal in the pages of the Washington Post 30 years ago should ...
Secondary teachers at The Correspondence School say they no longer have confidence in the CEO and the Board of Trustees and are calling on the Board to engage in constructive and meaningful dialogue to restore lost trust.
That’s right, I said it. Forget about 9/11. Just put all those horrible images away. I mean no disrespect but I think it’s time to put things in perspective.
Scoop Editors' Note: Following publication on Scoop.co.nz of Barbara Sumner Burstyn and Ron Law’s report, Investigation: The Meningococcal Gold Rush  - a report into the flawed science and bad policy of the MeNZB™ vaccine - the Ministry of Health ...
(Associated Press, Nov. 8, 2006) The Democrats didn't waste any time after their landslide victory in Tuesday's midterm election that put them in charge, with huge margins in both the House and Senate.
I've been gagging all morning on the Washington Post's self-congratulatory preening about its glory days of the Watergate investigation.
1. China—Human Rights 2. Iraqi Immigrants—Investigation 3. Sexual Health Campaign—Minister's Statement 4. Education System—Performance 5. First Home Ownership—Government Assistance 6. Taxation—Consumer Price Index 7. Genetically Modified Corn—Unapproved Presence ...
For the world’s sole surviving superpower increasingly criticized for its brash unilateralism, the United States has exhibited a peculiar trait in delegating its Nepal policy to India. Allowing Indian perceptions to guide American policy on the kingdom would ...
As any politically-minded American should know, it's never a bad idea to regularly revisit the document that enumerates the core principles by which the American government operates.
Maori Party Co Leader Pita Sharples told Scoop this afternoon that he was sick of Maori being used as a political football in election year. Mr Sharples was angry at the latest National Party billboard, which he considered ‘degrading’.
A National Party billboard that is working a number of New Zealand internet political diarists into a lather is not quite kosher according to National Party Election 2005 campaign manager, Steven Joyce.
A few people have asked for a copy of my recent Mediawatch comment on the Internet peering controversy. Given that the old Mediawatch site is frozen pending a transfer to a new home on the revamped Radio New Zealand site, I thought it would be useful ...
It’s likely that the 2005 election will produce a Parliament where Maori politicians have a central role in determining the next government. About half of NZ First MP’s are Maori and NZ First retains significant support from Maori voters. The Maori Party ...
Auckland: Thursday 2 June 2005 -- Greenpeace today applauded Meridian Energy's plans for New Zealand's biggest wind farm, proposed near Wellington and called on Mighty River Power to follow suit, dump their plans for Marsden B coal-fired power station ...
The 2005 Hays Salary Survey, detailing typical salaries for a range of sectors and locations, including Auckland and Wellington, will be released tommorrow.
The New Zealand Wind Energy Association (NZWEA) today welcomed Meridian Energy’s announcement of a 210 MW wind farm in Wellington, saying it is further proof that wind is now New Zealand’s preferred form of electricity generation.
At 5.50pm on Saturday 4th June, Freedom Air's first new Airbus A320 will touch down in Auckland International Airport, signalling a new era and renewed confidence for the value-based airline.
The Greens are calling for the Government to develop guidelines for corporate sponsorship of government departments, after revelations that the Police are handing out McDonald's vouchers to school kids.
A diet rich in fibre, soy and vegetables may be as effective as taking a first generation statin to lower cholesterol, according to recent research.*
Prime Minister Helen Clark and Defence Minister Mark Burton today announced the re-deployment of around 50 New Zealand Special Air Service (NZSAS) personnel to Afghanistan for up to 180 days from June this year.