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Peace Action Wellington Protest NZ DIA Conference

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 9:35 am | Robert Kelly

At eight o’clock this morning the Wellington Peace Action protest of the New Zealand Defence Industry Association entered its first stages. In Frank Kitts Park people dressed in grim reaper costumes mixed with families, students and several extremely ... More >>

PM Post Cabinet: Christmas Island and the US Navy

Monday, 9 November 2015, 4:31 pm | Robert Kelly

Prime Minister John Key will travel to South East Asia next week to encourage commerce and security links with South-East Asian and Pacific nations. He will lead a trade delegation to Vietnam before visiting the East Asian Summit in Kuala Lumpur and the ... More >>

Wellington All Blacks Parade

Friday, 6 November 2015, 1:28 pm | Robert Kelly

While it wasn’t quite a carnival atmosphere there was certainly a neighbour’s BBQ vibe on Lambton Quay from 10AM this morning. As the rumble of the busses ceased, the streets began to fill with people. By Midday it was difficult to move on the ... More >>

Please Release Me: A day in Scoop's inbox

Wednesday, 28 October 2015, 12:47 pm | Robert Kelly

Years ago I had a flatmate who was working as a new reporter and I remember asking him what Scoop was. He responded, “Oh they just do press releases.” I have been aware of Scoop since then but had never given any thought to how it worked, and that ... More >>

Post Cabinet Press Conference: PM and Minister of Health

Monday, 19 October 2015, 5:41 pm | Robert Kelly

Today Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman announced a new approach to tackle obesity in New Zealand beginning with childhood obesity. Coleman and the Prime Minister John Key said that there was no single solution and that sport, education, food safety ... More >>

SHAN Protest Against State Housing Sales

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 3:07 pm | Robert Kelly

The State Housing Action Network (SHAN) led a protest in Wellington today against the sale of state housing by the Government. More >>

PM Post-Cab: Deportation and the TPP Signing

Monday, 12 October 2015, 5:36 pm | Robert Kelly

Prime Minister John Key commented on the previous week's signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. He stressed that it had taken seven years to reach this point and he congratulated Minister of Trade Tim Grosser on his efforts representing New Zealand ... More >>

Wellington City Council Flies the Flags

Monday, 12 October 2015, 1:25 pm | Robert Kelly

At noon on Monday the five flag options for the first referendum were hoisted over the Wellington Town Hall. The wind did not disappoint and the contenders for the new ensign contender spot flapped happily in a spring wind. More >>

PM’s Post Cab Presser: New York and Flag Debate

Monday, 21 September 2015, 5:27 pm | Robert Kelly

Prime Minister John Key will attend the 70th anniversary of the United Nations in New York. If he gets the chance to speak with President Obama he will discuss the current position of the TPP negotiations. More >>

PM Post Cabinet Press Conference: Red Peak, Refugees

Monday, 14 September 2015, 6:01 pm | Robert Kelly

Much of Prime Minister John Key's post-cabinet press conference was concerned with the inclusion of the “Red Peak” flag in the flag referendum. Key was unwilling to voice his own opinion on that design but stressed that the process needed to remain ... More >>

'Into the River’ Silent Reading Protest Wellington

Thursday, 10 September 2015, 1:16 pm | Robert Kelly

On a wet and cold Thursday lunchtime protestors gathered outside Unity Books in Wellington to pointedly not voice their displeasure at the interim ban of Ted Dawe’s Into the River . Roughly 25 people joined together in a silent reading of Dawes’ novel. More >>

Shortlisted Flag Alternatives Announced by Professor Burrows

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 12:14 pm | Robert Kelly

At 10AM on Tuesday morning the Flag Consideration Project announced the four shortlisted flags for the referendum that will take place during November and December this year. The Minister in charge, Bill English acknowledged the chair, members of the Flag ... More >>

 

 

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