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

 


The Dominion

People Smuggling – Cricket – Police Review – Southerly Blast – Strange Wedding – Probation Scandal – Inside Political Headlines – Editorial: DNA Testing

PEOPLE SMUGGLING: The Dominion leads today with a report that a crime syndicate that police say traded in human misery spent five years smuggling hundreds of people into New Zealand, forcing some into lives of crime to pay off debts.

CRICKET: The front-page photo shows an ecstatic Daniel Vettori delighted to bag himself another wicket. Vettori has scored a remarkable 12 wickets in the first test against Australia at Eden Park.

Also on the front page:

- POLICE REVIEW: a report that the government said yesterday it had halted the review of police that was a “festering sore” on police morale;

- SOUTHERLY BLAST: a report that a strong southerly moving through Cook Strait last night caused the cancellation of Tranz Rail’s Lynx fast ferry, and dampened spirits at the final performance of the Edinburgh Tattoo.

- STRANGE WEDDING: a report that Bryan Gerrard will not forget the day he played in a band at a South Canterbury wedding reception. The marquee at Geraldine caught fire, despite the torrential rain, and an old man dropped dead and then was revived by a doctor. Later Gerrard was stopped driving drunk.

- PROBATION SCANDAL: a report that two women probation offices allegedly involved in a drugs for favours scandal had been suspended and a male officer sacked after separate sex accusations, the Community Probation Service said yesterday.

Inside Political Headlines:

- Anderton casts doubt on super plan;
- Leaders target social concerns;
- Opposition “using scare tactics” over new job bill;
- ABOUT THE HOUSE: It’s Jim but not as we know him;
- No three-way deal on F16 jets, says PM;
- Chile promises to speed up free-trade negotiations;
- Bill aims at widening auditor-general’s scope;
- Gaming laws ad hoc, out of date – Burton;
- Gun law changes in sight.

EDITORIAL: DNA – DNA Testing needs care, it is mind boggling how after five inquiries ESR remains confused as to how it made several mistakes in DNA analysis.

-
-

-

© 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