Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20
The top 20 rating items on Scoop yesterday were...
They show what appear to be Indonesian troops gunning down a youth in the street's of East Timor as he runs away.
What is really going on in East Timor and Jakarta? Scoop's Alastair Thompson surveys the limited sources of information currently available and attempts to reconcile what is clearly a very complicated crisis.
A front-page New York Times article about the precarious situation in East Timor (9/12/99) began by reporting that Indonesian "Gen. Wiranto, conceded Saturday that he had lost control of elements of his military" that were operating on ...
Scoop House Coverage: Snippets of the debate. Jenny Shipley, Helen Clark, Jim Anderton, Ron Mark, Richard Prebble, Jeanette Fitzsimons and Peter Dunne on NZ's East Timor peacekeeping deployment.
A picture and poem.
Prime Minister Jenny Shipley said today she will announce the date of the 1999 general election following a special caucus to be held in Auckland on Sunday 26 September.
Scoop understands that some filming for the massive trilogy The Lord Of The Rings is to take place in the countryside West of Masterton.
Prebble's Rebels New Zealand President Clint Heine is delighted with the results of the Victoria University Students Association (VUWSA) student elections.
Richard Prebble's admission that he's finally taken up residence in Wellington poses more questions about the embattled Act leader's fixed abode.
With an almost identical support base, the biggest head to head party clash in the coming election promises to be between New Zealand First and the Alliance. Early signs show the Alliance suffering as the Peters campaign takes hold. Jonathan Hill ...
Meanwhile there is a whole bunch of other stuff happening too...including an announcement of an announcement date for the next election.
New Timberlands West Coast contracts are aimed at forcing the next Government into logging native forests, Green Party Co-Leader Rod Donald said today.
The Minister of Tertiary Education, Max Bradford claimed in the latest Women's Weekly (20th Sept); "We have seen no hard evidence of students being denied bank loans, putting off buying houses or delaying starting families as a result of their student ...
Janes Defence Weekly is reporting the around 8,000 strong UN force (INTERFET) being deployed to East Timor can expect to be there for two years. What combat opposition are they likely to encounter? John Howard reports.
A picture and poem.
16: TV3 6pm News
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Claims by Max Bradford in this week's Woman's Weekly that student loans are not restricting people from obtaining bank loans, buying houses or starting families are not surprising given his general inability to understand the tertiary education sector, said Co-President ...
The Forest and Bird Protection Society today rejected claims by the Minister of Fisheries and the fishing industry that orange roughy was sustainably managed.
19: The Evening Post
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