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There is a new media revolution under way. You may not notice it if you are still getting the bulk of your information from Richard or Judy or Carol and John - or even the daily newspapers. John Howard reports.
In the aftermath of the failure of the Police's Incis computer project, Matthew Thomas points out that it would actually have been a miracle if the project had succeeded.
A book launched today using a package of documents from Timberlands’ West Coast’s public relations company may prove damaging to the government, especially the Prime Minister.
We frequently hear these days about the plight of the middle class, or the middle classes. But who are the middle classes? Are they simply those people (or households?) who earn between the median income and the 90th or 95th percentile? Can we really ...
The long range forecast from Weather Workshop for all of New Zealand to midnight Tuesday:
Advertisements attacking the Alliance and Labour in Sunday newspapers are paid for by the National Party, Alliance leader Jim Anderton says.
The Bright Future programme is one of the ways the Government will contribute to building a stronger, more diversified economy in the future.
I delivered it in Manila. What an amazing experience to be in the Philippines! Typhoons and the 50th anniversary of Ace Saatchi & Saatchi. The Philippines business community were an optimistic and receptive audience for the speech, and the media were buzzing ...
Scoop's Jonathan Hill looks at why we are unlikely to see the urgent issues associated with skyrocketing cannabis use addressed in the near future.
The season of electioneering is now well and truly upon us. A report from Scoop's Jonathan Hill and Alastair Thompson surveys the week ahead.
The Government's "Bright Futures" package is sexist and will do nothing to improve the situation for women students, say women student representatives and the New Zealand University Students' Association (NZUSA).
Since I was elected in 1978, Parliament has been evolving rapidly. At that time it was very much under the control of the Minister in charge of the Legislative Department, usually the Prime Minister. So much so that one of my predecessors had to go to the ...
In the Auckland High Court last week it was revealed that since 1969 heel-prick blood samples have been taken at birth from all babies and stored without informed consent. John Howard speculates on a hypothetical example of just what identification ...
In the same week as WINZ chief executive Christine Rankin was reprimanded for extravagance, WINZ staff were "living it up" at a three day conference in a Wellington Hotel, Green Party Co-Leader Rod Donald said today.
A poll of the Coromandel electorate, a seat held at present by National MP Murray McLean, shows Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons ahead.
Prime Minister Jenny Shipley needs to explain why she and staff in her office supported and assisted Timberlands’ politically-motivated multi-million dollar anti-environmental PR campaign but in response to a question in Parliament in July denied there had ...
The APSU Student Union is not impressed with the "5 Steps" announced today by National.
In answer to questions received this afternoon from the Dominion, Finance Minister Sir William Birch said tonight:
The Crown issued legal proceedings today against IBM NZ and IBM Corporation in relation to the INCIS contract, Finance Minister Sir William Birch announced today.
“Who the hell is NZUSA to criticise the Government’s new Bright Future programme?” is the response from Victoria University Young Nationals spokesman Philip Rennie to NZUSA’s bizarre criticisms.