Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search

 


TV3 News

Americas Cup - Who's The Friendliest - Runway Driver In Custody - Child Slavery - Titewhai Harawira - Kiwis Smuggled Into US -Millennium Baby - Passport Scam - Mortgage Rates -Big Daze Out

AMERICAS CUP: Team New Zealand dropped its skirts today and showed its undercarriage - its keel - unusual keel say observers. Prada says the boat is not going to make a difference this time as it will all be about sailing. Stars and Stripes skeptical about where the fins will be when sailing . Public impressed - "it's a winner". Prada is getting its gear off tonight.

WHO'S THE FRIENDLIEST? Air New Zealand makes an ad about going to the friendliest nation in the world - Australia! Qantas says the advert will outrage NZers. David Carter says Air New Zealand is aiding and abetting another Australian mistruth

RUNWAY DRIVER IN CUSTODY: (Included reconstruction computer image showing the driver playing chicken with a 767) Runway driver back in Police Custody after he breached bail conditions and went to Auckland airport to purchase a ticket home - he was taken to the wrong court - he was asked to explain why he went back to the airport in breach of his bail conditions. Judge asked for a psychiatric assessment to be done. He has now been remanded in custody for this for psychiatric assessment. Takahashi returned to the airport last night to buy an airline ticket. He may be deported if convicted.

CHILD SLAVERY: 50 year old and 45 year old couple accused of keeping eight children in slavery conditions.

TITEWHAI HARAWIRA: Titewhai Harawira has told the PM she will leave her in peace and not follow her to Akaroa.

KIWIS SMUGGLED INTO US: Several NZers are sought for proceedings in the states in a trucking immigration scheme. Six people include one named Harawira - they have been charged with smuggling illegal aliens - NZers - into the states to work as truck drivers. The truck drivers say they did nothing illegal. Video of the alleged king-pin. Extradition proceedings for the charged will take several weeks.

MILLENNIUM BABY: The millennium baby has gone home from hospital. A women's magazine will publish the first pictures.

PASSPORT SCAM: South Korean man has been fined $8000 in connection with a sale of passport scandal. 40 passports were allegedly sold in the scam.

MORTGAGE RATES: BNZ home lending rate up 0.25%.

BIG DAZE OUT: A sold out hive of hyperactivity. 45,000 crammed in. Lots of weird outfits and crowd surfing. Sweating an integral part of the experience. Good cool-off ten provided. 16 arrested so far - generally pleased with crowd. The concert will continue till midnight.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

Mariana Cavalcanti Critics of the Olympic project can point a discernible pattern in the delivery of Olympics-related urban interventions: the belated but rushed inaugurations of faulty and/or unfinished infrastructures... More>>

Live Blog On Now: Open Source//Open Society Conference

The second annual Open Source Open Society Conference is a 2 day event taking place on 22-23 August 2016 at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington… Scoop is hosting a live blog summarising the key points of this exciting conference. More>>

ALSO:

Buildup:

Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

ALSO:

Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

ALSO:


Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monitor
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news