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


National Radio 8am Bulletin

National Radio 8am Bulletin

PM and Chile – Mothers With AIDS – Fishing Rescue – US Primary Elections – DNA Testing – Israel – Polytechnics – Legal Aid – Wine Rare

PM AND CHILE: The PM is preparing to negotiate international political tensions as she heads towards Chile. Helen Clark says that everybody will be talking about Pinochet at the Presidential inauguration.

MOTHERS WITH AIDS: Medical professionals urged to ask pregnant mothers whether they are at any risk of having AIDs. Routine testing for pregnant women could reduce the risk of passing the illness on to their children.

FISHING RESCUE: Help is close at hand for 18 people aboard a fishing boat floundering 40km north of the Chatham Islands.

US PRIMARY ELECTIONS: John McCain has announced he is no longer an active candidate in the primary race to become the republican candidate in the upcoming Presidential elections. Barring unforseen circumstances McCain’s suspension probably means an end. Meanwhile Bill Bradley has withdrawn from the Democratic race.

DNA TESTING: Doubts about the reliability of DNA evidence have been raised by two inquiries into the mix-up of DNA evidence in two cases. Police remain keen on DNA testing.

ISRAEL: Egyptian President says prospects of Middle East peace are brightening following a meeting between Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

POLYTECHNICS: The Association of Polytechnics is predicting that more institutions will be seeking government assistance following a bailout granted to Wairarapa’s polytech.

LEGAL AID: In the 7 months to the end of January legal aid claims have fallen $9 million under the sum expected.

WINE RARE: The millennium harvest of sauvignon blanc is expected to be significantly down this year. The wine will be of high quality however.

© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


Kīngitanga: 160 Years Of Māori Monarchy

New Zealand’s Māori king, Te Arikinui Kiingi Tūheitia, recently celebrated 160 years since the installation of the first Māori monarch, Pōtatau Te Wherowhero, at Ngāruawāhia on the Waikato River in 1858. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Kavanaugh Case And Women’s Suffrage

On suffrage day when – reportedly – we celebrate women winning a political voice, and ensuring that their voices are heard, respected, and acted upon, despite all the attempts to ignore and silence them. More>>

Gordon Campbell: Are Only Old People Likely To Vote For Simon Bridges?

Around the world, young people seem to be gravitating to left wing policies and parties, leaving the old to prop up the conservative parties... the size of the gap suggests there’s more involved to this evolution than the usual clichés about the young being idealistic and the old being more realistic. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Fuss Over The PM’s Pacific Forum Trip

Truly, the abuse being levelled at PM Jacinda Ardern for doing her job at the Pacific Islands Forum shows just how much – and on how many levels – Ardern seems to enrage a goodly number of citizens. More>>