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NZ Budget 2015 - A Budget With Poverty At Its Heart

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 2:05 pm | Alastair Thompson

Poverty of imagination. Poverty of opportunity. Poverty of ambition. Nothing has changed, really, since 2014. The fiscal stratagem remains fixed. Surpluses at all costs. Then spending restraints remain and any "fiscal headroom" is to be applied ... More >>

Catherine Austin Fitts Lecture In NZ - "Global Rebalancing" - Auckland University May 23

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 12:19 pm | Alastair Thompson

Catherine Austin Fitts, one of Scoop's most celebrated columnists is delivering a public Lecture in Auckland on May 23rd on the subject of "The Global [Economic] Rebalancing". More >>

"I Am Rawshark" - Ben Rachinger's Sequel To "Dirty Politics"

Monday, 4 May 2015, 11:28 am | Alastair Thompson

The story is a pot-boiling journalistic tale of a trip inside Dark Politics by a brave (some might say foolhardy) young hacker / journalist, a class of new entrants to the media scene who are having a big impact - and some of whom like Aaron Swartz, ... More >>

8 NZ Wgtn 7pm Comedy Festival double passes to give away.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 4:27 pm | Alastair Thompson

Tweet to @althecat before 5pm. CBD Pickup. More >>

104,000 #SaveCampbellLive Petition Signatures Taken To TV3

Friday, 24 April 2015, 2:06 pm | Alastair Thompson

On a mission to deliver 104,000 #SaveCampbellLive petition signatures - a lively gathering of Campbell Live show supporters descended on TV3 today. John Campbell came out to meet them. TV3 is currently reviewing continuation of a show which a ... More >>

Fonterra Management Appointments - 24 April 2015

Friday, 24 April 2015, 1:24 pm | Alastair Thompson

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today announced changes to the roles and responsibilities of two members of the Fonterra Management Team. More >>

#SaveCampbellLive Rallies Today: Auck, Wgtn, Chch, Dunners

Friday, 24 April 2015, 9:21 am | Alastair Thompson

A letter from Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson to the 8832 supporters of the "Save Campbell Live" petition to major Kiwi brands asking them to commit to directing advertising support towards securing the future of the best current affairs team in NZ broadcasting ... More >>

Poll: Byelection Defeat Bounces off Teflon "John Key" & Govt

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 11:07 am | Alastair Thompson

New Zealand First appears to have received a boost in nationwide polling following Winston Peters by-election victory in Northland. The latest Roy Morgan poll has NZ First up 2.5 percentage points to 8.5% support, while National dip one point to 45.5%. More >>

An Investigative News Media Blood Bath |500 Words

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 12:12 pm | Alastair Thompson

Last week was a bad week for NZ Media. And for much more than just the announced "review" of Campbell Live. More >>

#SaveCampbellLive - A Campaign For Advertiser Responsibilty

Friday, 10 April 2015, 11:48 am | Alastair Thompson

Contents: - Something is Rotten In The State of NZ News Media - The Rise Of Click Bait & The Danger Of Metrics - #SaveCampbellLive Shows We Do Care What Is On Our News Advertiser Responsibility & The Desirability Of Integrity More >>

Kiwis Have No Right To Know If They Are Being Spied On - PM

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 5:19 pm | Alastair Thompson

On Monday morning (March 9th) NZ Prime Minister John Key was interviewed by Morning Report Host Guyon Espiner. Espiner was following up on remarks made by former GCSB Director Sir Bruce Ferguson on the show on Thursday 5th February. In his interview ... More >>

John Key On "Mass Collection" Versus "Mass Surveillance"

Monday, 9 March 2015, 10:29 pm | Alastair Thompson

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has discovered a loophole in his August 2013 promise to resign if the GCSB was found to have engaged in "mass surveillance" of New Zealanders, namely that "mass collection" is a different thing, and if the GCSB ... More >>

Former GCSB Director Admits To Mass Surveillance Of NZers

Saturday, 7 March 2015, 12:22 am | Alastair Thompson

This morning former GCSB Director Sir Bruce Ferguson was interviewed on Morning Report by Guyon Espiner about reports based on Edward Snowden documents about GCSB activity in the Pacific. His answers clearly confirmed mass surveillance of New Zealnders ... More >>

Right of Reply - Scoop Responds To The Daily Blog

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 4:48 pm | Alastair Thompson

The following comment was submitted to The Daily Blog at 4pm for publication on an item published yesterday & headlined "Scoop’s latest attempt to rebrand itself". More >>

Crowd Funding Civilised Revolution | 500 Words

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 7:38 am | Alastair Thompson

Sometimes life presents an opportunity that you feel you have to pursue. And such an occasion presented itself to me in the autumn of 2013. More >>

"Party Party" - The Launch Of A Global Movement | 500 Words

Monday, 21 July 2014, 10:35 am | Alastair Thompson

The Launch Of A Global Movement The "Party Party" Tour (July 23-26 - AUCK CHCH WGTN DUND ) Interviews With Tommy Ill & Beat Mob Artur By Alastair Thompson More >>

Foreign Minister McCully Urges Restraint In Israel/Palestine

Friday, 4 July 2014, 1:24 pm | Alastair Thompson

At the request of Scoop NZ Foreign Minister Murray McCully today made the following statement about the situation in Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories. More >>

Happy 15th Birthday Scoop.co.nz !!!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 3:14 pm | Alastair Thompson

As you have now reached a working age it is fitting that you to start figuring out how you might earn your own way in the world. This "news business" that you seem to have set your heart on would appear to be a hard road. But you have our ... More >>

Budget 2014 - A Budget Worth Dancing Over | 500 Words

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 2:40 pm | Alastair Thompson

The dancing with delight episode attributed to Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey as he prepared for Tuesday's equivalent of our 1991 "mother of all budgets" raised rather a lot of eyebrows on both sides of the ditch. More >>

Lake Horowhenua Activist Philip Taueki Assaulted In Prison

Friday, 9 May 2014, 10:53 am | Alastair Thompson

Scoop this morning received the following affidavit filed in support of a bail variation and note from his partner, investigative journalist Anne Hunt. More >>

 

 

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