TRUNCATED LIST: The top four an 6th rating items were photo story's from the Lord of the Rings (see the Scoop front page for links to these stories)...The rest of the top 30 rating items on Scoop this week were...
Clark, Anderton, Prebble, Winston And Shipley - with John Campbell as presenter. Format: a minute to start - tax - income inequality - student loans - vision - and media analysis to boot. And the consensus is.... Winston Won!
Relations between the heir to the throne, Prince Charles, and British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, have hit an all-time low following Blair's branding of the prince as a "goon." John Howard reports.
Much of New Zealand has this morning been shaken by an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter Scale.
A US Republican Party aide says that New Zealand bore much of the blame for a disgraceful feud which is flaring over the appointment of US ambassador-designate to New Zealand, Carol Moseley-Braun. John Howard reports.
HONG KONG -- The first crack in the US government's version of the May 7 bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade came from an agency of the US government. Now, five months later, the official story has crumbled almost entirely -- but you'd never ...
The US Congress has voted for a budget bill not to pay its $900 million arrears to the UN possibly leaving the country without a General Assembly vote come 31 December. Clinton has vetoed the bill but loss of a US vote in the UN could be positive particularly ...
At the last count more than 365,000 hits had been received by the Young National’s “nocrap” website. The success of the site is partly due to publicity generated by Labour MP Pete Hodgson’s complaints.
Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath says he was tempted to join the National Party after Annette King claimed that government was responsible for a 'sexually transmitted disease time-bomb'.
There are some strange fates that can await you in this world. For example you could be walking the frozen tundras of Siberia, with your friends and relations 22,000 years ago, only to find yourself run over by a glacier and frozen solid.
As the official Halloween campaign launch days - for both Labour and National - approach, polls show a tightening gap between the two major parties. And finally, as we pass the half way mark of the campaign, some much needed humour (intentional ...
In a move which should make government's around the world blush with embarrassment, young law students at the University of California are taking on international human rights struggles and winning. John Howard reports.
THE Alliance candidate for Wellington Central, Phillida Bunkle, has finally endorsed tactical voting in the electorate by urging people to give their electorate votes to Labour.
Alliance candidate Phillida Bunkle is sending out letters to every household in the Wellington Central electorate this weekend asking voters whether they think she should withdraw from the race.
The kerfuffle over Coromandel is not about MMP. Rather, it's about first-past-the-post (FPP) and its retention in the MMP electorate vote.
Irish Eyes has learnt, through being especially vigilant in examining places capitalism has yet to reach, that if Australians vote to become a republic in their upcoming referendum on the matter the government will move to secure a $US12 billion two-year ...
Scoop welcomes Jordan Carter to our weekly columnist fold. He enjoys a good argument, and thrives on provoking debate. Today he offers a "bit of a hello" and sticks it to Winston Peters. Go Jordan! View "On The Left" exclusively on Scoop.
With the Greens launching their election campaign last weekend Labour has slowly started to hint that Labour supporters in the Coromandel should support Green co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons. This move has major implications. Jonathan Hill writes.
GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... so anyway, there I was in Melbourne when Jeff Kennett got rolled. Did you know I was there at either end of Auckland's great Ranfurly Shield run, too?
Labour Wellington Central candidate Marian Hobbs has welcomed the start of the television leaders debates saying that they showed voters how lacklustre and incoherent Richard Prebble is.
The Surf Life Saving Association is today conducting an inquiry after two fathers died at Piha, west Auckland, on Monday. Here Scoop brings you late evening images of the power and dangers of Piha surf. Our message: Be Safe, Have Fun.
Elected officials and public servants rather than businessmen are still seen as the "least likeable" occupational group in US prime time entertainment programming. And guess what - it's TV's fault. John Howard reports.
Inspired by the picture of Jonah now adorning Scoop’s front page - submitted by an ardent expatriate Jonah fan - Scoop has decided to run an interactive Scoop campaign in support of the All Blacks World Cup bid. From today through till November 6th ...
The Alliance Party is promising, within three years, as many as twelve hundred more sustainable, new jobs for the embattled West Coast of the South Island. Scoop's West Coast correspondent, John Howard, reports.
The biggest laugh of campaign week five came from the Libertarianz on Thursday. Deputy Leader Richard McGrath said he was tempted to join the National Party after Annette King claimed the government was responsible for a 'sexually transmitted disease time-bomb'.
Munawar A. Anees was tried for having sexual relations with Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia's former deputy prime minister, a charge Mr. Anees denied as part of a set-up to imprison Mr. Anwar and remove him from political life. He tells his own story...