Yesterday’s Top 30 Articles On Scoop
Dates: 28/Oct/2005, 27/Oct/2005
In This Edition: - Video Clip: Helen Clark & The Pikanini - Don't Mention The War - Who Cares If The War Isn't Mentioned? - Images: Sour Howard 10 Possible Reasons John Howard Doesn't Want To Talk About West Papua
Wayne Mapp needs to explain to taxpayers what he will be doing in his new role as National's spokesperson for Political Correctness Eradication, Steve Maharey said today.
National's policy of 'PC Eradication' has already started to backfire horribly, says Steve Maharey. "Less than 24 hours after National's Wayne Mapp launched his assault on political correctness, his own party has contradicted its new policy," Steve Maharey ...
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National Party Leader Don Brash today announced a reshuffled lineup of spokespeople that is designed "to take the attack to a tired, discredited, Government".
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
Employers and employees could be on untested ground should the predicted bird flu pandemic eventuate, according to Scott Wilson, an employment law specialist with Duncan Cotterill.
The Thirty-Sixth Pacific Islands Forum was held in Papua New Guinea, from 25-27 October 2005 and was attended by Heads of State and Government of Australia, the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, ...
When Helen Clark decided at the last minute to attend the closing celebrations of the Sixth Pacific Civil Society Forum Meeting on Monday, Scoop was the only NZ media present to record the occasion in pictures, audio and video.
Scoop Foreign Correspondent: Photo Essay: The Opening Of The 36th Pacific Island Forum Images by Jason Dorday
National Party Political Correctness Eradicator Wayne Mapp today restates his views on stamping out political correctness in public institutions. "There needs to be a clear political programme to reverse it; to remove the viewpoints and language ...
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.
Opening Address of the 36th Pacific Island Forum By the Grand Chief Rt Hon. Sir Michael Somare GCL GCMG CH CF KStJ Prime Minister
According to NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark The Pacific Forum leaders did not discuss the controversial issue of West Papua at their summit in Madang, in spite of an expectation before the forum by both herself and the Secretary General that they would do so.
Each minute of every day a child somewhere in the world dies because of AIDS, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said today on the eve of launching a major push to address the plight of the disease's youngest victims.
The Maori Party has today condemned the rising prison population as a crisis which needs urgent attention. “The all-time new record high of 7500 inmates is an indictment on our justice system” stated Dr Sharples.
The number of working aged New Zealanders on benefits dropped by 16,000 or five percent over the last year Social Development and Employment Minister David Benson-Pope announced today.
The Reserve Bank has increased the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by 25 basis points to 7.00 per cent.
First, there was the constitutional innovation involved in the formation of the new Government. Now, Don Brash has created a post for Wayne Mapp officially titled "Political Correctness Eradicator". This throws open a world of possibilities. Scoop has some ...
Spain/Morocco: The authorities must be held accountable for the violation of migrants' rights "You are nothing but Negroes. You must not ask questions."
National’s Finance spokesman, John Key, says Finance Minister Michael Cullen is partly responsible for the interest rate hikes being faced by businesses and homeowners – with the likelihood of more to come.
A newly launched kiwi-based investment banking firm is looking to use its strong network of international business contacts to help New Zealand companies find the backing they need to expand. Kiwi Growth Partners is headed by Alvin Donovan, who ...
ACT leader Rodney Hide said Kiwi homeowners are having to pay through the nose for the Clark-led government.
A US$20 million investment fund for the Pacific Islands targeted at small and medium enterprises will be launched at the Pacific Leaders Forum in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on Thursday, 27 October 2005 at 12.30 pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Port Moresby, Wednesday, October 26, 2005 Greenpeace today urged leaders attending the Pacific Island Forum to send a strong message of concern and support for urgent interim measures being discussed at the UN level on high seas bottom trawling.
SMALLER ISLAND STATES FOURTEENTH SIS LEADERS’ SUMMIT Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 24 October 2005
Pacific ACP Leaders from Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Niue, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu met at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Port Moresby, on 25 October 2005. ...
The National Party might have harnessed its talent, old and new and set out on a course of informed opposition to the new government, and the presentation of robust policy alternatives. Instead, it chose to make an appointment that makes it look ...
The Clark/Peters Government must act on the recommendations of a Human Rights Commission report and improve access to public transport for the disabled, says National's Disability Issues spokesman, Paul Hutchison.
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.