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Bent Spoon, Skeptic of the Year, Bravo Winners Announced

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 3:37 pm | Skeptics

The New Zealand Herald has won this year's Bent Spoon Award from the NZ Skeptics for credulous journalism, being cited for repeatedly publishing articles that clearly disregard the weight of evidence. More >>

Consumer Wins Bent Spoon Again

Friday, 24 August 2012, 1:14 pm | Skeptics

Consumer magazine has won its second Bent Spoon Award from the NZ Skeptics for continuing to promote homeopathic products as a viable alternative to evidence-based medical treatments. More >>

Sensing Murder Strikes Out Again

Monday, 25 June 2012, 1:03 pm | Skeptics

The discovery of the body of missing prostitute Jayne Furlong on the beach at Port Waikato directly contradicts the claims by the Sensing Murder exploitainment show that self-proclaimed psychics Deb Webber and Kelvin Cruickhank were able to “tune ... More >>

Everyone Take a Bow -- Group Bent Spoon Award for media

Friday, 12 August 2011, 12:28 pm | Skeptics

The NZ Skeptics have awarded their annual prize for journalistic gullibility to all those media outlets and personalities who took Ken Ring's earthquake prediction claims at face value, thereby misinforming the public and contributing to 50,000 people ... More >>

NZ Skeptics Conference 2011

Thursday, 7 July 2011, 4:47 pm | Skeptics

All welcome for two days of learning and laughter covering a diverse range of topics from environmental issues to earthquake predictions, psychic performances to podcasting on critical thinking. More >>

Moon Man Non-Event Lunch Planned

Saturday, 12 March 2011, 6:41 pm | Skeptics

Members of the New Zealand Skeptics, geologists, earthquake engineers, MP Nick Smith and NewstalkZB morning host Sean Plunket are to gather for a lunch on top of the Port Hills in Christchurch on March 20th, the time when so-called "Moon Man" ... More >>

Homeopaths Admit Expensive Concoctions Just Water

Sunday, 31 January 2010, 3:39 pm | Skeptics

A public mass overdose of homeopathic remedies has forced the New Zealand Council of Homeopaths to admit openly that their products do not contain any "material substances". Council spokeswoman Mary Glaisyer admitted publicly that "there´s ... More >>

Skeptics Slam Scare Stories

Thursday, 24 September 2009, 1:35 pm | Skeptics

A documentary which highlights the "distress, cruelty, horror, ecocide, cover-ups and contamination" involved in 1080-based pest control has won the Bent Spoon brickbat from the NZ Skeptics for 2009. More >>

Skeptics Give Police Thumbs Down

Wednesday, 17 September 2008, 3:12 pm | Skeptics

The NZ Skeptics Bent Spoon for the most irresponsibly gullible statement in the media in the past year goes to Detective Senior Sergeant Ross Levy of the New Zealand Police Force for promoting psychics as "just another tool" in the investigative policing ... More >>

TV3 gains Bent Spoon and Bravo Awards

Wednesday, 19 September 2007, 12:38 am | Skeptics

In the first double-header of its kind, one organisation has won both brickbats and plaudits from the NZ Skeptics in its 2007 Bent Spoon and Bravo Awards for gullibility and critical thinking respectively - TV3 News and Current Affairs. More >>

2007 Skeptics Conference

Thursday, 23 August 2007, 12:21 am | Skeptics

Friday September 21 7pm Opening social gathering Saturday 22-Sunday 23 presentations from 9am Magic, mystery and medical issues discussed and debated. More information: More >>

2007 Skeptics Conference

Thursday, 16 August 2007, 4:30 pm | Skeptics

Magic, mystery and medicine make up a potent mix at this year´s Annual Skeptics Conference, being held at St Andrews College, Christchurch, over 21-23 September. More >>

Skeptics: Critical Coverage Needed at the Listener

Wednesday, 20 September 2006, 3:58 pm | Skeptics

A Listener article on Brazilian medium and "miracle-worker" Joao de Deus has taken the annual Bent Spoon Award from the New Zealand Skeptics. More >>

Still Skeptical After All These Years

Friday, 8 September 2006, 2:12 pm | Skeptics

Twenty years of aliens, the paranormal and the fascinating foibles of human psychology are being celebrated in Auckland at the end of the month with the 20th Annual Skeptics Conference. More >>