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Book Review by Alison McCulloch : Re-building Christchurch

Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 10:05 am | Scoop Review of Books

Rather like the city it is imagining, this sprawling book is full of brilliant ideas, clever people and infectious enthusiasm, all leavened – as any city is – with a few cul de sacs best avoided. More >>

Video Link: NZ Book TV Show Debuts

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 11:13 am | Scoop Review of Books

The first of 10 episodes of the new crowd-funded FaceTV Book Show, presented by Carole Beu and Graham Beattie, is now online at YouTube. The show screens on Wednesdays at 8.30pmor Thursdays at 12.30pm on FaceTV (Sky83). Or you can visit the Women’s ... More >>

Beche-de-mer Ban to Be Reinstated After May 31

Wednesday, 29 May 2013, 2:13 pm | Scoop Review of Books

The Government will reinstate the ban on beche-de-mer at the end of this month while warning that anyone harvesting the marine resource after May 31st is regarded illegal. More >>

EITI Meeting Successful: Lilo

Wednesday, 29 May 2013, 2:09 pm | Scoop Review of Books

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has described his recent engagement in the Extractive Industries Transparency International, EITI, global conference in Sydney Australia as fruitful and a successful one. More >>

Great Beer Boycott of '47

Saturday, 28 March 2009, 9:46 pm | Scoop Review of Books

Talk in Wellington on Wednesday 1 April The West Coast is known for its political solidarity, free flowing rain and even freer flowing beer. More >>

Hager Inspires Hollywood Thriller?

Saturday, 28 February 2009, 12:13 pm | Scoop Review of Books

Nicky Hager's The Hollow Men inspired both a stage play and a documentary but up until now his first, and in journalistic terms far more impressive work, Secret and Lies has failed to inspire fictionalised accounts. The Echelon Conspiracy starring, ... More >>

No to Nazi Pseudo-history: an Open Letter

Tuesday, 18 November 2008, 10:00 pm | Scoop Review of Books

To: Mykejon Winckel Editor, Franklin E Local Ground Floor, Professional House 12-18 Seddon Strett, Pukekohe 2120 More >>

Bougainville Novel Pipped to Post

Wednesday, 24 September 2008, 7:47 pm | Scoop Review of Books

Bougainville Blue is a recently published novel set during the island's civil war. Author Brian Darcey tells the Scoop Review of Books' JEREMY ROSE he had finished the book before the publication of Lloyd's Jones phenomenally successful Mister Pip ... More >>

Bougainville Novel Pipped to Post

Wednesday, 24 September 2008, 7:47 pm | Scoop Review of Books

Bougainville Blue is a recently published novel set during the island's civil war. Author Brian Darcey tells the Scoop Review of Books' JEREMY ROSE he had finished the book before the publication of Lloyd's Jones phenomenally successful Mister Pip ... More >>

From Nerd to P.I to Best Selling Author

Wednesday, 10 September 2008, 7:09 pm | Scoop Review of Books

AUDIO INTERVIEW Best selling author Robert Muchamore tells the Scoop Review of Book's Hanahiva Rose that he's "relatively loaded now" that he's selling 900,000 copies of his Cherub series of books each year. He admits to being a complete nerd ... More >>

Five Books that Made Me a Feminist

Friday, 5 September 2008, 7:58 pm | Scoop Review of Books

Wellington writer, librarian and feminist MARIA McMILLAN contributes the latest installment of the Scoop Review of Books' Five Books that... series. More >>

Who Owns the High Country

Wednesday, 3 September 2008, 9:11 pm | Scoop Review of Books

Media Release Who Owns the High Country is a startling expose of bureaucracy gone wrong. This controversial story tells of how and why large chunks of high country in the South Island were sold off for knock-down prices, in a process that was hidden ... More >>

SRB: An Israeli View of Aotearoa

Friday, 29 August 2008, 5:42 pm | Scoop Review of Books

Havaya newzealandit ("A New Zealand Experience") by Shifra Horn Olamot Travel Books (Hebrew), Am Oved, NIS 75 Reviewed by YOSSI KLEIN Here are some facts compiled by author Shifra Horn for those wishing to escape the hell that is the Middle ... More >>

SRB: Old Boys Rule!

Tuesday, 26 August 2008, 9:16 am | Scoop Review of Books

RUGBY The Pioneer Years by Alan Turley HarperCollins, $50. Reviewed by JOCK SHRINK for the Scoop Review of Books Alan Turley has an eye for a gap and taken it. While every other rugby pundit is felling forests to cover the latest in the Deans vs. ... More >>

SRB: Sam (in) Hunt for Laureateship

Sunday, 24 August 2008, 11:09 am | Scoop Review of Books

SRB Picks of the Week 23 Aug 2008 By Jeremy Rose for the Scoop Review of Books There's a growing clamour on the Internet for Sam Hunt to be named the next New Zealand Poet Laureate. Well, if not a clamour a chorus of two; former Listener staff writer Denis ... More >>

SRB: The Prosecutor and the President

Friday, 22 August 2008, 8:49 pm | Scoop Review of Books

The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder Vanguard, US$27, Reviewed by MICHAEL COLLINS for the Scoop Review of Books Vincent Bugliosi wants George W. Bush prosecuted for murder. There are others who are complicit in the crime, namely the Vice President ... More >>

SRB: Talking of the weather

Wednesday, 20 August 2008, 8:42 am | Scoop Review of Books

Poem of the Week: Talking of the weather From: Doubtless: new & selected poems by Sam Hunt Craig Potton Publishing, $30. More >>

SRB: Halina's Story

Tuesday, 19 August 2008, 9:30 pm | Scoop Review of Books

Growing up, Halina Ogonowska-Coates would find bread hidden in strange places around the house. Her mother had put it there – she had a lifelong obsession with hoarding bread in case she ever found herself without food again. LAURA MCQUILLAN of the Scoop ... More >>

SRB: MMP's Reluctant Midwife

Monday, 18 August 2008, 10:19 pm | Scoop Review of Books

The Bolger Years: 1990-1997, edited by Margaret Clark Dunmore Publishing. $38. Review by ALISON McCULLOCH for the Scoop Review of Books If there’s one thing from the Bolger years that the Nats seem to hate almost as much as Winston Peters, it’s ... More >>

SRB: Guangzhou Spastic

Friday, 8 August 2008, 7:00 pm | Scoop Review of Books

Beijing Coma by Ma Jian Chatto & Windus, $37. Review By Jeremy Rose for the Scoop Review of Books My first conversation in China was with a spastic street cleaner in Guangzhou. After establishing I was from New Zealand he asked whether the Treaty ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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