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Why New Zealand should say “No’ to Obama’s war

Sunday, 4 January 2009, 8:59 pm | Kevin List

If Iraq has been George Bush’s war, Afghanistan is shaping up to be an operation that is owned and operated by Barack Obama. The major increase in US and other Western forces ( and the new ways that these forces are to be deployed ) will be decided ... More >>

The Real Spirit of Xmas vs The Fake Spirit of Xmas

Wednesday, 24 December 2008, 12:45 pm | Kevin List

This Christmas Scoop received an email from a concerned and dedicated reader questioning whether Air NZ 's latest online Xmas message was really in the spirit of the season. The online animation shows Santa being grounded by the 'Green Police' due to his ... More >>

Audio: PM John Key On Airbus Tragedy

Friday, 28 November 2008, 3:50 pm | Kevin List

This afternoon New Zealand Prime Minister John Key held a short press conference in which he offered his condolences to the family's of the New Zealand air crew who died in the crash in involving an Air New Zealand Air bus that was leased to XL Airways ... More >>

Images: National Storm Cabinet Office

Wednesday, 19 November 2008, 4:48 pm | Kevin List

The takeover of the Beehive by John Key's National government was completed this afternoon with the first cabinet meeting of the new administration. On the way up to the rarefied air at the top of the Beehive there were however a few Vote Labour ... More >>

Images: No More Waiting - Key Is Prime Minister

Wednesday, 19 November 2008, 1:46 pm | Kevin List

Images taken at the swearing in of the New National-led Government's Ministry this morning. More >>

Audio: Rodney Talks Turkey Post Key Meeting

Monday, 10 November 2008, 3:22 pm | Kevin List

This afternoon National cemented a deal with Act that will make certain New Zealand has a centre right Government. National and Act's respective leader's John Key and Rodney Hide were fairly tight-lipped after their meeting this afternoon. It looks ... More >>

Greens And Nats Engage In Robust Disussion On ETS

Tuesday, 4 November 2008, 11:02 am | Kevin List

This morning Federated farmers launched their 2008 manifesto in front of assembled media politicians and high quality fake sheep. At the launch Green Party co-leader Russel Norman and National's Agricuture spokesperson David Carter had a robust discussion ... More >>

Scoop Review: Jenufa Gives Good Name To Melodrama

Thursday, 16 October 2008, 1:50 pm | Kevin List

The town where the unfortunate heroine of Jenufa lives is certainly suffering from a man drought. When the play begins the ruddy cheeked beauty of the village Jenufa is betrothed to the town drunkard and playboy Steva. Watching from the wings is Steva's ... More >>

PM's Presser: Monday, 29 September 2008

Tuesday, 30 September 2008, 9:49 am | Kevin List

The cabinet readout - including discussion of electoral enrolment - was followed by Q&A concentrated the decision by Labour and National not to participate in full leaders debates with minor party leaders. More >>

Letter Sent To Ron Mark Re SFO

Friday, 19 September 2008, 1:44 pm | Kevin List

After an interview on Radio NZ with Sean Plunket this morning New Zealand First MP Ron Mark has released to media a letter he considers was written by a member of the Serious Fraud office disgruntled that he [Mr Mark] voted to disband the SFO. At present ... More >>

Brian Henry's Return To the Privileges Committee

Tuesday, 16 September 2008, 12:57 am | Kevin List

Scoop went down and collected audio, images, tabled documents and video (coming) of the labyrinthine and positively Byzantine saga of whether or not Winston Peter's knew about a donation made to his legal fighting fund back in late 2005. More >>

Mallard Releases National's Conservation Policy

Friday, 5 September 2008, 3:18 pm | Kevin List

A gleeful Trevor Mallard today released a document that Mr Mallard considered was National's (as yet unreleased) Conservation policy statement. More >>

Mr Glenn And Mr Peters Latest Recollections Of 05

Thursday, 4 September 2008, 1:23 pm | Kevin List

Accusations that Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peter's solicited a donation from wealthy expatriate businessman Owen Glenn and failed to declare it to parliament's 'register of pecuniary interests' have led to Mr Peters being hauled before parliament's ... More >>

Scoop Reviews Non-Narrative Trip To 80s Art Scene

Wednesday, 3 September 2008, 6:10 pm | Kevin List

If the thought of attending a Roger Hall play leaves a theatregoer cold then perhaps a little non-narrative theatre could be just the thing. More >>

Glenn Drops Letter Bombshell On Peters + Images

Wednesday, 27 August 2008, 11:03 am | Kevin List

The differing recollections of Owen Glenn and Winston Peters over a donation to assist Mr Peter's court costs in a failed 2005 electoral petition are potentially troubling for either the business world or New Zealand's standing in the world. Mr Glenn is ... More >>

Campbell: A Privileged Look At Peters' Proceedings

Tuesday, 19 August 2008, 10:39 am | Kevin List

On the night, it seemed like game, set and match to Winston Peters in his initial skirmish with Parliament’s privileges committee. If this was heat being applied in the political kitchen, Peters barely raised a sweat. Ostensibly, this committee ... More >>

Second Best looking Conchord Weds True Love + Pic

Tuesday, 19 August 2008, 12:13 am | Kevin List

Flight of the Conchords' bespectacled star Jemaine Clement has married his long-time girlfriend, Miranda Manasiadis, whilst on a break from writing the second season of the hit show. More >>

Fire Service Defends Parliament From White Powder

Wednesday, 13 August 2008, 12:15 am | Kevin List

It was a bad day in Wellington for your house to have caught fire or ones cat to have got stuck in a drainpipe. A large number of fire crew turned up to investigate some white powder which had mysteriously arrived at parliament. More >>

Opera: Gingerbread Terror Strikes New Zealand

Monday, 14 July 2008, 6:35 pm | Kevin List

As something of an Opera expert after enjoying La Boheme a few months back it came as something of a shock that Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel was sung in English. Granted it took a few minutes to actually work out the famed childrens' fairy tale ... More >>

What A National Government May Entail - Part Two

Wednesday, 25 June 2008, 5:25 pm | Kevin List

Unless we get a few choice email leaks from John Key’s office - yoo hoo, ready and waiting - we can only estimate what National’s policies will be in government by checking its public statements to date. More >>