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


TV3 News

Centrepoint - Petrol Prices - Snakes Alive - Air Force - MP Poll On Cannabis - Clinton on Kashmir - Fire Funeral

CENTREPOINT: Bert Potter gets $50,000 as the Centrepoint commune gets rid of him. In a High Court decision Justice Cartwright says Potter and his supporters - all paid $49,000 each to leave - are no longer readily employable. Centrepoint is to be renamed.

PETROL PRICES: Petrol Prices are on the way down as the war heats up between the government and oil companies. BP, Caltex and Challenge all cut petrol prices by two cents. The Deputy PM is not impressed. Crude oil price has fallen by 20% in two weeks. BP says that the timing of the price fall only coincidentally followed his comments on the subject.

SNAKES ALIVE: Second snake to arrive in NZ has been identified as a pit viper much less deadly than the snake found in Petone last week. Conservation groups are calling enough with the two snake finds. Rod Donald - if things as big as snakes are getting in then what about moths. Marion Hobbs says that we should not get too excited about the finds.

AIR FORCE: Defence top brass have told pilots to hold fire over their F16s disappointment. The comments from the pilots were raised today in Parliament. Minister says that discipline is up to the Chief of Defence. Keith Locke a Green MP quoted asking who the Skyhawks might be used against to raise morale.

MP POLL ON CANNABIS: A TV3 news survey of MPs has found that MPs are split over decriminalisation. 110 MPs polled. 40 support decriminalisation, 39 are against and 31 are undecided. Annette King explains she is against legalisation but in favour of decriminalisation. Dover Samuels says that decriminalisation would mean social genocide for his people. PM won't say whether she has had a toke or not.

CLINTON ON KASHMIR: Bill Clinton has called on India and Pakistan to hold talks on Kashmir following the death of 35 Sikhs in a massacre.

FIRE FUNERAL: Fire fighters out in large numbers for a 17 year old volunteer member of the Morrinsville Fire Brigade killed when his fire-truck rolled down a bank.

© 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