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


National Radio Midday Report

Gisbourne Pathologist - Police Budget Blowout - Appeal Dismissed - Fire Service Contract - Lebanon Pullout - Mozambique Floods - Pinochet Returns - Ellis Inquiry - Team New Zealand - Piha Beach - Retail Down

GISBOURNE PATHOLOGIST: The Health Funding Authority has defended its decision not to widen the investigation into the work of the retired Gisbourne Pathologist Michael Bottril. The official inquiry is due to start this month in Gisbourne but it may be delayed until April.

POLICE BUDGET BLOWOUT: The minister of Police George Hawkins meets with Police officials this afternoon to find out why Police have breached their budget by $20 million.

APPEAL DISMISSED: The Court Of Appeal has dismissed the appeal of a fourteen-year-old boy given a stiff sentence for the brutal joint-rape of an Auckland woman last year.

FIRE SERVICE CONTRACT: The chairperson of the Fire Service Commission says she is confident that the tensions that have plagued the fire service can be put to rest by bringing everyone under a single employment contract. Fire fighters have been locked into disputes with Fire Service management and volunteer fire fighters for the past few years.

LEBANON PULLOUT: Israel is still waiting for an official announcement from Syria reacting to a withdrawal of Israeli troops from Lebanon. The Syrians are expected to announce that they too will pull out of Lebanon.

MOZAMBIQUE FLOODS: Relief workers trying to coordinate the rescue efforts in Mozambique saying conditrions in the country are frustrating them in their distribution of food and medical supplies.

PINOCHET RETURNS: Chile’s President elect says he will never forgive former President August Pinochet for his alleged war crimes and says he will fight to ensure the General is not immune to prosecution.

ELLIS INQUIRY: The Minister of Justice Phil Goff is expected to announce this week the results of an inquiry into a Peter Ellis case.

TEAM NEW ZEALAND: Team New Zealand should know by the end of the day how they will be flown to the South Island for victory parade celebrations.

NATIONAL CERTIFICATE: The Ministry of Education is urging principles to assure schools and parents about the delayed new National Certificate which will replace the old School Certificate examination.

CIVIL RIGHTS MARCH: The United States president Bill Clinton is retracing the steps of a thirty year old civil rights march from which begins in Alabama.

COKE BOYCOTT: CocaCola is facing a mass boycott of Afro-American workers across the country after black rights groups, National Association for the Advancement of Coloured Peoples (NAACP) alleged that they covered up racial discrimination against employees.

PIHA BEACH: Surf lifesavers say they cannot patrol Piha beach all the time because of a lack of resources. They urge swimmers to be careful when swimming outside of patrol times.

RETAIL DOWN: New Zealanders tighten their purse over the holiday period with latest statistics showing retail sales are generally down.

© 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>>



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>>


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>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news