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


National Radio 8am Bulletin

Health Bulk Funding – Starving Granny – Auckland Trial – Smoking Bill – Pakistan Coup – Ethiopia – Girl Abortion – Commerce Act – Prison Dinner – Chris Cairns

HEALTH BULK FUNDING: Some health economists are warning that some health customers could be disadvantaged by health bulk funding. Ken Buckingham says it offers fewer financial incentives to treat subsidised patients.

STARVING GRANNY: Northland Health will hold a meeting with a family who says a doctor says they should let the gran starve to death. They say there appears to be a breakdown in communication.

AUCKLAND TRIAL: The jury in the Teina Poura retrial has not yet returned a verdict on whether the accused killed Susan Burdette.

SMOKING BILL: A major law change affecting the rights of smokers has passed through its first stages in Parliament. The bill targets schools, workplaces and childcare centres and stop displays of cigarettes at checkouts.

PAKISTAN COUP: A court in Karachi will decide shortly whether Nawaz Sharif tried to kill General Pervez Musharraf by trying to stop his plane from landing.

ETHIOPIA: A UN representative in Ethiopia says people are already dying for lack of food. The UN has appealed for international help.

GIRL ABORTION: The Medical Association is worried the practice of aborting girl babies may have spread to NZ. Dr Pippa McKay says that abortions on the grounds of gender are against the law.

COMMERCE ACT: Changes proposed to the Commerce Act are coming under fire from some members of the business community. A spokesman for the Chamber of Commerce says that the changes could make companies more conservative in terms of their innovation. Fines are increased in the changes.

PRISON DINNER: Inmates at Christchurch Women’s Prison have won the right to keep their prison kitchen open. Cooking at the prison was going to be transferred to the men’s prison.

CHRIS CAIRNS: Chris Cairns has been named the player of the year and has won trophies for batting and bowling. Cairn’s has also been named by Wisden as one of its five players of the year and is now topping the all-rounder rankings.

© 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