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


TV1 6pm News Headlines (First Segment)

Cervical Inquiry - Inquiry Botch-Up - Framing Case - Scientist’s Boat - Stolen Treasure - Sir System Scrapped - Soldiers Pardoned

CERVICAL INQUIRY: A nameless woman was the first to give evidence in the Inquiry into the Gisborne Pathologist responsible for the misdiagnosis of 400 cervical smears. The testimony from women who had their names suppressed was often emotional. There was also harsh criticism for the man held responsible for the disaster- Dr Michael Bottrill.

INQUIRY BOTCH-UP: The run up to the inquiry was not without problems. A woman involved in the inquiry received a letter with information about another woman in a Health Department botch-up.

FRAMING CASE: A top lawyer is giving evidence in a case where he alleges he was set up by police planting evidence.

SCIENTIST’S BOAT: World reknowned scientist Dr David Lewis had to abandon plans to return sacred artifacts to Great Barrier Island when his concrete yacht sank. The yacht was not insured.

STOLEN TREASURE: There is still no sign of the sunken treasure stolen from Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World on Sunday. Police are looking for a worker at the centre in connection with the case but believe he may have already fled the country.

SIR SYSTEM SCRAPPED: Knights and Dames will be scrapped being replaced with a five tier New Zealand order of merit the Prime Minister Announced today. The new system will begin at the next the Queen’s birthday weekend honours list. Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley has pledged to restore the knighting system if reelected.

SOLDIERS PARDONED: Five New Zealand soldiers executed for desertion have now been pardoned by the Prime Minister today after revelations they were likely to have been shell-shocked. However the RSA is not happy with the judgment saying the Government is trying to rewrite history.

© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


There Is A Field: Reimagining Biodiversity In Aotearoa

We are in a moment of existential peril, with interconnected climate and biodiversity crises converging on a global scale to drive most life on Earth to the brink of extinction… These massive challenges can, however, be reframed as a once in a lifetime opportunity to fundamentally change how humanity relates to nature and to each other. Read on The Dig>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Barriers Facing Female Politicians

On the current evidence though, voters are less likely to regard a female politician as ‘likeable’ than a male one, and – even worse – this perception tends to become a barrier that only female candidates in the main, have to face. More>>

The Detail: Britain's Trump Is Now Its Prime Minister

Guardian journalist James Murray says Boris Johnson wears the hat that works, depending on what he’s trying to achieve. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Trump’s Open White Nationalism

By telling those four elected, American born and/or raised women of colour to “go home”, US President Donald Trump’s racist agenda has come out of the shadows. More>>


Mediaversaries: 20 Years Of The Scoop Information Ecosystem

Scoop celebrates its 20th anniversary this month. To celebrate, we are offering 20% off all ScoopPro subscriptions, including the newly launched ScoopPro Citizen service for Citizen readers. More>>