Top Scoops

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


House General Debate: Tuku Morgan Bites Back

Today Mauri Pacific MP Tukuroirangi Morgan used the general debate to accuse Labour MP Trevor Mallard of illegally bugging Aotearoa Television Network for political purposes.

He further accused Mr Mallard of knowingly using a "spliced" together tape recording to discredit him.

The matter is subject to a defamation action taken by Morgan against Mallard.

The following background comes from the Scoop Archive - login and use SCOOP GOLD for much more - circa March 1997.

MARCH - 11 - Radio New Zealand
Defamation writ from Tukoroirangi Morgan about will be served on a cooperative Trevor Mallard at 2pm today.
Parliament told by Labours Trevor Mallard that NZ First MP Tukoroirangi Morgan stood to make lots of money if the $4 million grant to Aotearoa Television Network went ahead. Claims he has tape to back him up.Tuku Morgan issues a statement categorically denying any financial connection to the TV station.

Later in the General Debate the government made much play of the fact that Labour said very little to defend Mr Mallard.

Mallard eventually turned up in the house to make a personal explanation and was denied leave to do so.

© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


Scoop 3.0: Saving The News

Scoop Co-Founder Alastair Thompson - One of the saddest aspects of the decline of the news industry, not just here in NZ - but everywhere, is that it often seems invisible, in large part because news is a confidence business... More>>


"Scoop 3.0" Crowd Sale and PledgeMe Campaign: Taking Scoop's Model To The World

Scoop has a real shot at creating the future of independent news and media intelligence and a solution to the news crisis. The Scoop 3.0 plan aims to create NZ’s first community-owned, distributed, blockchain integrated, news and media intelligence ecosystem in 2019. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Why The Highly Educated Vote Centre-Left

In March of this year, the French economist Thomas Piketty published a paper tracing the political journey that the university-educated have taken across the political spectrum in the past 70 years... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Elizabeth Warren’s Plan To save Capitalism

Over the past six weeks, Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren has emerged from the pack as Trump’s likely Democratic rival in 2020... As set out in the Accountable Capitalism Act she launched in August, Warren aims to rein in those market forces. More>>