Top 30 Stories On Scoop For Tuesday Oct 25
The Green Party is pleased the Chief Electoral Officer has upheld its complaint that the Exclusive Brethren's "Beware" pamphlet may have breached the Electoral Act.
NZ Foreign Minister, Winston Peters, will not be attending the Pacific Islands Forum in Papua New Guinea this week. Pacific leaders, including those from New Zealand, Australia, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Cook Islands, Nuie, Solomon Islands have gathered ...
Well despite a pre-election pledge that they would abstain on confidence and supply issues New Zealand First has of course signed a confidence and supply agreement with Labour. A major feature of the deal is that Winston Peters becomes the Foreign Minister. ...
Barokes Wine-in-a-Can technology paves the way for New Zealand’s Ready-To-Drink-Wine (RTDW™) market
It has been disconcerting watching the political courtship rituals taking place in the corridors of power over the last few weeks, especially those made towards the Maori Party by National.
On Saturday 22nd October a RNZAF 757, Flight NPB970, carrying a New Zealand media contingent, the official New Zealand PM's Party, & the premiers of Samoa, Kiribas, Naaru and Tahiti departed from Wellington for Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, where ...
National Party Maori Affairs spokesman Gerry Brownlee is describing as a "politically correct clap-trap" an advertisement for a new trustee of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation.
New Ministers have their heads down studying their departmental briefs. The PM has gone to Papua New Guinea for the forum. The Reserve Bank is expected to raise interest rates. Don Brash plans for opposition.
The Government must make clear to its departments and organisations that treating female employees and students differently because of their gender is not acceptable, says National Party MP Katherine Rich.
The Chief Electoral Officer has replied to the Progressive Party complaint over their use of a false address in their election publicity material.
Scoop Foreign Correspondent: Photo Essay: The Opening Of The 36th Pacific Island Forum Images by Jason Dorday
HIV Aids problem in West Papua must be highlighted at the Pan Pacific Aids Conference
Reem Abdullah was raised in a conservative family in a village near the city of Ramallah. She is a university student and needs some Internet time to do research for her studies. But Reem had a dilemma; family restrictions made it almost impossible for her to ...
The World Conservation Union (IUCN) co-hosts the First International Marine Protected Areas Congress in Australia; calls on the global community to achieve the UN 2012 target on marine protected areas
Proving his mettle with the Ferrari GG50, Giorgetto Giugiaro paints in glowing colors a great adventure
A virtual visit to Solomon Islands capital Honiara with New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark, October 23, 2005, (features images and audio) From Scoop Co-Editor Alastair Thompson on Assignment in Papua New Guinea and the Solomons – CLICK IMAGES FOR BIG ...
ACC costs will skyrocket and credibility of the scheme will plummet if unwanted pregnancy is compensated for as a 'personal injury accident', says National's ACC spokeswoman, Katherine Rich.
BirdLife International  today called on countries around the world to intensify efforts to stem the illegal trade in wild-caught birds, following recent detection of the highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus in both legally imported and ...
From retailers to designers, international media to sponsors, the fifth Air New Zealand Fashion Week was getting rave reviews as the week drew to a close on Friday night.
Today she's formed a government but how long can she hold it together. Helen Clark will try to put the complex set of deals she's done into plain English. We'll also talk to the new Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters, will his immigration ...
Over the weekend the Wellington Town Hall, Capital E and Civic Square turned into an exciting zone of music, dance, and culinary delights in celebration of Diwali. Scoop contributor Karim Sahai was there and captured some of the magic.
The deal that has cleared the path for government agencies to adopt and expand their use of non-proprietary software is great news for the Open Source cause in New Zealand, Green Party IT Spokesperson Metiria Turei says.
Powerful people are never poor. The poor, on the other hand, never have power. No matter how poverty is spelt out--badly paid job, poor or no education, constant illness, decaying homes, unsafe surroundings--the root cause always leads back to a lack of ...
The plan by Capital and Coast and Hutt Valley DHB to charge patients for private pathology testing is discriminatory and should not be allowed to happen without full nationwide consultation, says National Party Health spokesman Paul Hutchison.
There's only nine days to go till the first-ever public launch of the 2006 New Zealand International Arts Festival programme. To get things rolling the Festival has announced one of it's key New Zealand musical events: Maori Showbands - Taking on the World.
Scoop Talks To Two West Papuan Freedom Fighters .. and goes Inside The Campaign To Get West Papua Back On The Pacific Island Forum's Agenda
The German radio station Deutsche Welle has published the list of nominees for its weblog contest, including those chosen by Reporters Without Borders for the "freedom of expression" category. The bloggers who have been singled out include former ...
The Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand held a bilateral meeting today, the first since Helen Clark's re-election for a third term as NZ PM. Afterwards they held a brief press conference with New Zealand and Australian media.
All road users should actively promote cycling because everyone benefits. That's the key message to come out of the fifth New Zealand Cycling Conference.
A New Zealand advocate for sensible drug policy today said it was ridiculous to deny people employment on the basis of whether they had used recreational substances on the weekend.