Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search


TV1 6pm News

1. TAX CUTS - National has hinted at tax cuts. Treasurer Bill English says a cut of three cents off the corporate rate would boost the economy. Labour and the Alliance say National is trying to buy votes and the cut is not credible. ACT says the rate should be 20 cents not 33 cents as currently. English says the cuts would be possible with careful management of the economy.

2. DEATH PENALTY - Mark Middleton, who has been charged with threatening to kill the man who murdered his step-daughter, is to run for Parliament on one platform - bringing back the death penalty.

3. COUNCIL MERGER - Rate payers in the Hawke's Bay region have been voting today on whether the two local councils should merge.

4. TANKER RETURNS - The naval tanker Endeavour has returned to New Zealand after a tour of duty in East Timor.

5. ARMY POPULAR - Our involvement in East Timor has had a positive spin-off for the Army. There has been a 15% jump in those wishing to join up.

6. WORLD CUP - Rugby fans are in for a sleepless weekend with the semi-finals of the World Cup on

© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


Jan Rivers: The New Zealanders Involved In Brexit

There are a number who have strong connections to New Zealand making significant running on either side of the contested and divisive decision to leave the European Union. More>>

Rawiri Taonui: The Rise, Fall And Future Of The Independent Māori Parties

Earlier this month the Māori Party and Mana Movement reflected on the shock loss of their last parliamentary seat in this year’s election. It is timely to consider their future. More>>

Don Rennie: Is It Time To Take ACC Back To First Principles?

The word “investing” has played a major part in the operations of the ACC since 1998... More>>

Using Scoop Professionally? Introducing ScoopPro

ScoopPro is a new offering aimed at ensuring professional users get the most out of Scoop and support us to continue improving it so that Scoop continues to exist as a public service for all New Zealanders. More>>