Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search


Eyewitness Report From A Kiwi In Downtown NYC

EDITORS NOTE: The following note was received this morning by email from a friend now based in New York.

Subject: To All

Just a note to let you know we are OK.

Man. What a unbelievable sight. The first explosion woke me up and sent us scurrying to the back fire escape. We were watching, unable to comprehend the 15 floor blazing hole in the side of the WTC building. Thats when the second explosion came from the other building.

The collapse of the towers was unexpected and physically shocking. Palls of smoke masked the fact that the towers no longer existed - the absence of the large antenae on top being the only confirmation.

Sirens fill the air - the cloudless blue sky is obliterated by the clouds of smoke. People are on the streets wandering aimlessly. All exits from Manhattan are closed and the city that never sleeps has ground to a gut wrenching halt.

The continuous rumble of the subway trains on Manhattan Bridge beside our house are silent. The lack of sound is very disconcerting.

Its hard to comprehend the impact of this event and hard to imagine there will be no retaliation.

I suppose we can wait only wait to see what dusk will bring.

Arohanui to you all
Keri xx

© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


Using Scoop Professionally? Introducing ScoopPro

ScoopPro is a new offering aimed at ensuring professional users get the most out of Scoop and support us to continue improving it so that Scoop continues to exist as a public service for all New Zealanders. More>>


Don Rennie: Is It Time To Take ACC Back To First Principles?

The word “investing” has played a major part in the operations of the ACC since 1998... More>>

27-29 Sept: Social Enterprise World Forum Live Blog

1600+ delegates from more than 45 countries have came together to share wisdom, build networks and discuss how to create a more sustainable future using social enterprise as a vehicle. Attending the Forum were social enterprise practitioners, social entrepreneurs, policy makers, community leaders, investors, activists, academics and more from across the globe... More>>

HiveMind Report: A Universal Basic Income For Aotearoa NZ

Results from this HiveMind suggests that an overwhelming majority of Kiwis believe that due to changing circumstances and inefficiencies in the current system, we need a better system to take care of welfare of struggling members in our society. More>>


Scoop Hivemind: Medical Cannabis - Co-Creating A Policy For Aotearoa

Welcome to the fourth and final HiveMind for Scoop’s Opening the Election campaign for 2017. This HiveMind explores the question: what would a fair, humane and safe Medical Cannabis policy look like for Aotearoa, NZ in 2018? More>>