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Niueans Encouraged to Eat Free Range Chooks

Thursday, 10 July 2008, 4:44 pm | Jeremy Rose

Niue’s Director of Health Dr Sitaleki Finau is encouraging Niueans to begin eating free range chickens. Unlike in most countries the move would actually save locals money. More >>

Niue: Smoke Free Village To Smoke Free Nation

Wednesday, 9 July 2008, 5:32 pm | Jeremy Rose

Niue could become the world’s first smoke free nation. Last year the village of Tuapa became the first village in Niue - and possibly the world - to declare itself smoke free. Scoop Review of Books editor Jeremy Rose reports... More >>

Niue: An Advertising Free Country

Monday, 7 July 2008, 7:56 am | Jeremy Rose

Jeremy Rose reports that Niue is quite possibly the closest thing to an advertising free country on Earth. The small Pacific nation's one television and one radio station are both ad free and advertising billboards are conspicuous by their absence. More >>

Pacific News: Niue Prepares for Influx of Visitors

Monday, 7 July 2008, 7:31 am | Jeremy Rose

With up to 500 visitors expected to descend on Niue for next month's Pacific Islands Forum, the country's health professionals are bracing themselves once again for the possible negative impacts of outside visitors. More >>

Booker Winner Ditches Listener Sub

Monday, 28 April 2008, 11:47 pm | Jeremy Rose

Booker prize-winner Keri Hulme hasn't exactly flooded the world with words since snapping up the Booker with The Bone People, but she took the time last week to announce on a local website she wouldn't be renewing her Listener subscription. More >>

Five Books For Anzac Weekend

Monday, 28 April 2008, 11:33 pm | Jeremy Rose

This week, with the country's books pages filled with reviews of books released to coincide with ANZAC Day, we thought we would recommend five books documenting those brave souls that risked their lives and/or liberty resisting war. More >>

Scoop Review Of Books Weekly Newsletter 18 Apr 08

Friday, 18 April 2008, 9:06 am | Jeremy Rose

New this week on the Scoop Review of Books... 'The Sixth Man' by James McNeish is reviewed by Mark Derby, 'The Stuff of Thought' by Steven Pinker is reviewed by Bernard Steeds, and 'The Quiet Girl' by Peter Høeg reviewed by Alison McCulloch. More >>

Extraordinary Biography Of An Extraordinary Life

Tuesday, 15 April 2008, 11:14 pm | Jeremy Rose

Paddy Costello's Russian-Jewish wife Bella, we are told, 'had in her beauty and sadness the sadness of small Jewish towns hemmed in by curses'. The precision, power and originality of this description are representative of the book. More >>

Kasper’s Sense Of Sound

Monday, 14 April 2008, 10:14 pm | Jeremy Rose

Kasper Krone has the hearing of a terrier and the indestructibility of a super-hero. He's annoying in a mystery-wrapped-in-a-riddle-tied-in-an-enigma kind of way, and can be awfully pompous. Kasper is the latest creation of Peter Hoeg, the Danish author. More >>

Bougainville Backgrounder

Monday, 7 April 2008, 10:18 pm | Jeremy Rose

Many readers of Lloyd Jones's Mr Pip come to the novel unaware that there is even an island called Bougainville let alone with any knowledge of the conflict that provides the backdrop to the award winning work. The following extract from New Zealand Abroad: ... More >>

Stutterer Gets Writers And Readers Week Off

Monday, 7 April 2008, 9:57 pm | Jeremy Rose

Stutterers don't stutter when they're talking to dogs.... Unless, perhaps, they're an intimidatingly intelligent dog," life-long stutterer and author, David Mitchell, noted while answering a question at the opening session of Wellington's Writers and ... More >>

Master Of The Intellectual Unease Packs Embassy

Monday, 7 April 2008, 9:47 pm | Jeremy Rose

There aren't many novelists who can sell out Wellington's grand single-screen Embassy Theatre. On a recent mid week afternoon Ian McEwan, the English master of intellectual unease, packed the Embassy to its lovely moulded plaster ceiling. More >>

The 302 Trillion Dollar War

Monday, 7 April 2008, 9:28 pm | Jeremy Rose

I'm no economist, and definitely not a Nobel Prize winning one, but by my calculations Joseph Stiglitz has under-estimated the cost of the Iraq war by a factor of 100 in his recently released The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict. More >>

Spare Prick at a Funeral

Monday, 7 April 2008, 9:13 pm | Jeremy Rose

Owen Marshall's new novel, DRYBREAD , is frank and funny. A wry meditation on how we come together and fall apart. It revolves around Christchurch print journo, Theo Esler. He has the scoop on Penny Maine-King, an ex-pat Kiwi who's done a runner from ... More >>

A Bougainvillian Gives Mr Pip The Thumbs-Up

Monday, 7 April 2008, 9:05 pm | Jeremy Rose

Lloyd Jones's award winning Mr Pip has been celebrated from London to New York but until now a Bougainvillian voice has been absent from those praising it. More >>

Community On The Verge of Extinction

Friday, 4 April 2008, 3:34 pm | Jeremy Rose

Connew's photos of the descendents of the indentured labourers that make up Fiji's dwindling Indian community, on the other hand, provide a portrait of a community rooted to the land it toils. More >>

The New Imperialists

Friday, 4 April 2008, 12:35 pm | Jeremy Rose

The new imperialism is part a recognition that, yes, the United States is an imperial power as accepted and supported by various neocon pundits and apologists, and part a recognition that it takes a different form than previous empires. More >>

Master Of The Intellectual Unease Packs Embassy

Thursday, 3 April 2008, 10:14 pm | Jeremy Rose

There aren't many novelists who can sell out Wellington's grand single-screen Embassy Theatre. On a recent mid week afternoon Ian McEwan, the English master of intellectual unease, packed the Embassy to its lovely moulded plaster ceiling. More >>

Bougainville's Self-Determination Struggle

Thursday, 27 March 2008, 8:56 pm | Jeremy Rose

Many readers of Lloyd Jones's 'Mr Pip' come to the novel unaware that there is even an island called Bougainville let alone with any knowledge of the conflict that provides the backdrop to the award winning work. More >>

A Bougainvillian Gives Mr Pip The Thumbs-Up

Thursday, 27 March 2008, 8:43 pm | Jeremy Rose

The Scoop Review of Books recently asked the President of the Autonomous Government of Bougainville, Joseph Kabui, whether he had had the chance to read the Mr Pip. “No, I haven’t heard of it,” was his succinct reply. More >>

 

 

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