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Une Révolution Politique Paisible Commence en France

Monday, 25 April 2016, 11:34 pm | Alastair Thompson

Aujourd'hui (le 19 avril 2016) la ville qui ne dort jamais livrera un verdict sur Bernie Sander « la Révolution Politique ». En attendant, de l’autre côté de l'Atlantique, en France, une autre élection primaire vient de commencer. More >>

A Peaceful Political Revolution Begins In France | 500 Words

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 3:09 am | Alastair Thompson

Today (19th April 2016) the city that never sleeps will deliver a verdict on Bernie Sanders "Political Revolution". Meanwhile Across the Atlantic in France another primary race has just begun - for an independent "people's candidate" to stand against France's increasingly ... More >>

The Promise Of The #PanamaPapers - What Happens Next?

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 9:29 am | Alastair Thompson

#PanamaPapers is at least the fourth shot at revealing the dirty underbelly of a system of capital ownership in which secrecy and privacy exist by design. Earlier attempts have certainly produced results in the form of column inches printed and ... More >>

Waiting for the Eurogroup - Explosive IMF Leak Re: Greece

Saturday, 2 April 2016, 10:00 pm | Alastair Thompson

Wikileaks has today released a transcript (published in full below) of a meeting between three senior IMF managers discussing frustrations around their attempts to negotiate a way to avoid another Greek sovereign debt default in July this year. More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion : Jesus Is Helped to Carry the Cross

Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 10:13 am | Alastair Thompson

The soul who truly loves, does not keep count of how much it has suffered or worked, nor does it expect this or that reward, but it only searches for that which it believes glorifies its God… More >>

New wheels for Foxton Volunteer Beach Wardens

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 9:09 am | Alastair Thompson

The Foxton Volunteer Beach Wardens now have their own set of wheels to patrol the beach and coastal reserves, thanks to a partnership with Manawatu Estuary Trust. More >>

#COP21 Really Does Change Everything - The Announcement

Sunday, 13 December 2015, 1:36 am | Alastair Thompson

On 12 December 2015 the UN Climate Summit in Paris, France concluded 2 weeks of negotiations. The result was significantly more positive than anyone had thought possible. Not only is the draft agreement legally binding but it targets a 1.5 degree maximum temperature ... More >>

#COP21 Delivers On Its Promise And Really Changes Everything

Saturday, 12 December 2015, 9:51 pm | Alastair Thompson

After reading the reports out of Paris today I think we can call this #COP21 (even though its not quite over) as nothing short of a miracle. An amazing victory for diplomacy, common sense and the collective will of Civil Society throughout planet ... More >>

Inside The Hunt For Rawshark - Hager Raid Court File Part 2

Saturday, 14 November 2015, 6:57 am | Alastair Thompson

Scoop Independent News has secured access to the court file for the Nicky Hager Rawshark Raid Case and today publishes partially redacted versions a second group of documents released by the High Court. More >>

Saving Your Scoop - A Rally Cry (& The Fellowship Of Scoop)

Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 7:57 pm | Alastair Thompson

Saving Your Scoop - A Rally Cry | 500 Words And Introducing the Fellowship Of Scoop An Open Letter From Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson More >>

Dan Carter 19, Australia 17, Rest of All Blacks 15 - NZ Wins 3rd Rugby World Cup

Sunday, 1 November 2015, 10:14 am | Alastair Thompson

No ordinary win. An epic win by a team All Blacks legends, delivered in style, over our greatest rivals. 1st team to win thrice. 1st ever defence of the cup, 2011 &,2015. SBW gives away his medal! WTF! NZ is staggered. Our greatest ever sporting achievement? ... More >>

Police Comment On Lake Horowhenua Rowing Club Dispute

Saturday, 24 October 2015, 10:09 am | Alastair Thompson

In recent days Manawatu Area Commander, Inspector Sarah Stewart, responded to Scoop queries related to a series of crimes committed in Levin during an urgent hearing of the Waitangi Tribunal. The responses which follow came after Scoop.co.nz posed ... More >>

Inside The Hunt For Rawshark - The Hager Raid Court File

Saturday, 24 October 2015, 12:05 am | Alastair Thompson

Scoop Independent News has secured access to the court file for the Hager Rawshark Raid Case and today publishes partially redacted versions an initial group of documents released by the High Court. More >>

Remembering Niueans in World War I

Saturday, 10 October 2015, 1:13 pm | Alastair Thompson

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters is attending the Niue WWI Centenary Commemorations at the invitation of the Niue Premier, Toke Tufukia Talagi. “Niue responded within hours of hearing about the war, with the chiefs sending a message ... More >>

Post mortem finds Far North man died of natural causes

Thursday, 10 September 2015, 10:25 am | Alastair Thompson

A post mortem has found that a 62-year-old Far North man has died of natural causes. More >>

PM's Presser : Emergency Syrian Refugee Quota & The Flag

Monday, 7 September 2015, 5:25 pm | Alastair Thompson

The PM's post cabinet press conference today was dominated by questions related to the New Zealand Government's about-face on the question of Syrian refugees and today's announcement that 600 additional refugees from Syria will be accepted over the next ... More >>

Scoop's #FutureOfNews Challenge & Solution - A ''New Scoop''

Monday, 3 August 2015, 10:06 am | Alastair Thompson

A Speech by Scoop Editor & Publisher Alastair Thompson backgrounding the development of Scoop's new "Ethical Paywall" approach to licensing commercial use of its news content and addressing the current State of the NZ News Media and the challenges ... More >>

Stephen Thompson R.I.P. 27th July 2008 | 500 Words

Monday, 27 July 2015, 5:31 pm | Alastair Thompson

Six years, 364 days and 23 hours ago it was a cool but clear night in Karori. After attending mass, my wife and I were approaching the back gate of St Theresa's School when I received a phone call from my mother Margaret Thompson. More >>

Police Ignored Law When Applying for Rawshark Hager Warrant

Monday, 13 July 2015, 12:43 pm | Alastair Thompson

Representing Investigative Journalist Nicky Hager in his Judicial Review proceedings over the "Dirty Politics" police raid on his Wellington home last year, Julian Miles Q.C. has today launched a blistering attack on the way the police applied ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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