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

 


National Radio 8am Bulletin

Student Loans Soar – Australian Intimidation - Snowboarders – Nigeria – Eruption – Labour Law Changes – Fast Ferries – Americas Cup Parade

STUDENT LOANS SOAR: National says the government’s promises to reduce debt has backfired with students rushing to take up loans this year. 45% more students will take loans this year. Steve Maharey says the government promised to lower the cost of being a student and that is what it has done.

AUSTRALIAN INTIMIDATION: The Hillary Commission says that vandals who attacked the Australian Cricket Teams van in Dunedin should have applied their “internal handbrake”.

SNOWBOARDERS: The mother of one of three NZ Snowboarders lost in Japan says that she is disappointed with the effort put in by Japanese searchers.

NIGERIA: More than 300 people have died in Nigerian riots following the introduction of Islamic law in a northern city. Bodies of Christians and Muslims lie in the streets. Lots of mayhem and destruction.

ERUPTION: One of the Philippines most deadly volcanoes has erupted and is sending rivers of fire down its side.

LABOUR LAW CHANGES: Labour Minister Margaret Wilson has outlined the new Labour relations laws to employers in Wellington. Employers say they are frustrated that they are so much in the dark.

FAST FERRIES: Fast ferry operators are taking a cautious approach to a council by-law which is designed to minimise fast-ferry wake. Warnings from operators that slowing them down may mean prices go up.

AMERICAS CUP PARADE: Auckland Councillor is having mixed success in organising a parade to mark the end of the Americas Cup.

© 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