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Scoop Blogwatch: Occupied Press Club: Apply Within!

Tuesday, 1 November 2011, 12:51 pm | Rory MacKinnon

No big bloated essays for now – just a notice that I’ve been talking to Ryan of the Occupied Wall Street Journal about putting together an unofficial network of correspondents at occupations worldwide. In the same way that the papers are reflecting ... More >>

Scoop Report & Multimedia: Julian Assange Bail Hearing

Wednesday, 15 December 2010, 2:50 pm | Rory MacKinnon

Confusion reigned outside a Westminster courtroom today as freedom of information campaigner Julian Assange was granted bail – but had to return to prison without speaking to supporters and the press. More >>

Scoop Review - Apollo 13: Mission Control

Thursday, 4 November 2010, 2:46 pm | Rory MacKinnon

It's often said that the core of great theatre can be reduced to two things: an immersive world and a stark challenge to the audience. Apollo 13 then is truly great theatre. More >>

‘Dumb decisions made’ in Wilce affair

Thursday, 28 October 2010, 5:04 pm | Rory MacKinnon

New Zealand’s chief of defence says “dumb decisions” were made in appointing a former general manager of a kitset home company to head the country’s defence technology agency, ignoring complaints about the candidate even before the man began ... More >>

PM silent on Papua terror despite new trade talks

Tuesday, 26 October 2010, 3:34 pm | Rory MacKinnon

The Government is refusing to discuss human rights violations by Indonesian forces in West Papua – despite plans to meet Indonesian delegates at pan-Asian talks this weekend. More >>

Deadline: McCully's Moral Duty To West Papua

Friday, 22 October 2010, 5:07 pm | Rory MacKinnon

With all the Hobbit-chat of late you could be forgiven for thinking it was a slow newsweek – but here at the Scoop offices it was nothing of the sort. More >>

McCully: Papua Torture Raised, No Comment On Arson

Thursday, 21 October 2010, 1:36 pm | Rory MacKinnon

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says he has discussed human rights abuses in West Papua with Indonesia’s government – but his office has declined to comment on new allegations that link New Zealand’s police training programmes with the razing ... More >>

Thousands Protest 90-Day Law

Wednesday, 20 October 2010, 2:44 pm | Rory MacKinnon

There was a droll moment in Question Time Wednesday afternoon as Prime Minister John Key proclaimed “New Zealand workers are happy”. At that same moment thousands of demonstrators stood just metres from the House protesting the Government’s planned ... More >>

No Comment From McCully on Papua Torture Video

Wednesday, 20 October 2010, 1:44 pm | Rory MacKinnon

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has launched of an Indonesia-New Zealand ‘Friendship Council’ in Jakarta -- just days after the release of a video which shows Indonesian soldiers torturing priests in West Papua. More >>

No Guarantees For NZ Gaza Crew’s Safety

Tuesday, 19 October 2010, 1:11 pm | Rory MacKinnon

The Government has not sought assurances for the safety of six New Zealanders onboard a Gaza aid convoy but says the group is obviously comfortable with the risks. More >>

PM’s Presser: Govt Plays Possum On Gin-Trap Ban

Monday, 18 October 2010, 7:06 pm | Rory MacKinnon

A deal between Greens and the Government could see a new weapon in the war against possums, stoats, and other eco-pests -- but the Government has no plans yet to drop gin-traps from its arsenal. More >>

Aged Care "Woefully Inadequate" - Kedgley

Friday, 15 October 2010, 2:46 pm | Rory MacKinnon

Audio (34mns): A cross-party inquiry into New Zealand’s rest homes has found “woefully inadequate” levels of care, Green MP Sue Kedgley says. More >>

PM’s Presser: No praise for jailed Nobel winner

Monday, 11 October 2010, 7:27 pm | Rory MacKinnon

John Key says he has no words of congratulations for a Chinese political prisoner who has won the Nobel Peace Prize, but denies any pressure from the Chinese government. More >>

PM’s Presser: Actors Must Say What They Want

Monday, 4 October 2010, 5:43 pm | Rory MacKinnon

The union representing actors in Peter Jackson’s upcoming shoot of The Hobbit needs to say what they want from their employer, Prime Minister John Key says. More >>

Scoop Images: Wellington iMiEV Electric Car Launch

Thursday, 30 September 2010, 2:07 pm | Rory MacKinnon

It might seem unwise to play with an electrical appliance in the rain, but that didn’t stop Transport Minister Steven Joyce and Wellington City councillors from getting up close with Mitsubishi’s new electric cars at their official launch in Civic ... More >>

Scoop Audio: English on Foreign Investment

Monday, 27 September 2010, 2:29 pm | Rory MacKinnon

Foreign investors will need to convince the Government from now on that their purchases are in New Zealand’s economic interests, Finance Minister Bill English said Monday. More >>

PM’s Presser: Voting, McDonald's off prisoner menu

Monday, 20 September 2010, 7:06 pm | Rory MacKinnon

New Zealand’s prisoners have no more right to vote than they do to eat McDonald’s. That was the message Monday from Prime Minister John Key, who defended his party’s support for a bill that would strip the country’s entire prison population of the ... More >>

Garrett Quits ACT

Friday, 17 September 2010, 12:13 pm | Rory MacKinnon

Beleaguered ACT MP David Garrett says he has quit the party and is taking two weeks’ leave from Parliament. More >>

Scoop Images: Striking Teachers March On Beehive

Wednesday, 15 September 2010, 1:14 pm | Rory MacKinnon

Downtown Wellington was briefly brought to a standstill as hundreds of teachers marched on Parliament on Wednesday. More >>

Quick-Fix Quake Bill Won't Hurt Standards - Govt

Monday, 13 September 2010, 7:51 pm | Rory MacKinnon

Canterbury’s quake survivors can rebuild now and worry about resource consents later under new special legislation - but Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says it will "absolutely not" affect the quality of repairs being done. More >>





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