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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 >>

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 >>



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