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

 


TV3 News

Prisoners Escape - Lion Nathan Leaving - Bitumen Explosion - Cave Creek Remembered - Gun Theft - Complex Fraud - Fire - Zimbabwe - Pilot Funeral - The Last Knight

PRISONERS ESCAPE: Auckland police are tonight hunting for two dangerous remand prisoners who scaled a razor wire fence to escape from Mt Eden Prison today. Police and dogs spent the afternoon trying to catch the prisoners. Police say that the public should ring 111 if they see the men. A big manhunt is underway in the suburb of Mt Eden tonight. They have been sighted heading for Khyber Pass road. Police believe they escaped by tying sheets together.

LION NATHAN LEAVING: Lion Nathan is moving its HQ to Australia. Lion says it makes sense to have its corporate office in Australia as 80% of its profits come from Australia. The company says the move will not affect its sponsorship in NZ, $5 million worth. Doug Meyers says that NZ should make its investment climate more friendly. Jim Anderton says his comments are "a bit rich" given that Meyers took $500 million in Japanese investment in NZ. The company believes its share price will benefit from the move.

BITUMEN EXPLOSION: Two men have been injured after a bitumen tank explosion at Taranaki's port.

CAVE CREEK REMEMBERED: Family and friends have gathered at Cave Creek to remember the 14 people who died there five years ago. Justice Minister Phil Goff has announced that the law may be changed concerning liability for government departments. The parents of the dead are applauding the decision.

GUN THEFT: Police believe and organised gang is behind the theft of 165 hand guns from a lock-up vault in Wellington. Police are concerned about the possible use of the firearms in incidents and are putting lots of resources in the hunt for the burglars. NZ First MP Ron Mark is concerned that the thieves had inside information.

COMPLEX FRAUD: Joanne Cole has plead guilty to complex fraud involving the creation of identities using dead infants birth certificates to obtain several passports, credit cards, drivers licenses and goods. In November last year the woman left the country. She spent more than $500,000 through her 22 identities.

FIRE: Firefighters have renewed calls for greater use of smoke alarms after a blaze in a garage nearly killed one man and his family.

ZIMBABWE: The British Foreign Minister has told a Zimbabwean delegation that there will be no money from the UK Government until the violence and farm occupations end. No hints of progress in over seven hours of talks.

PILOT FUNERAL: Family and friends have farewelled the pilot of a Cessna that crashed earlier this week near Lindis Pass.

THE LAST KNIGHT: The Governor General will perform the last NZ Knighthood ceremony in Tuhoi country tomorrow. The latest Knight says he does not approve of the end of royal honours.

© 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