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

 

National Radio 8am Bulletin

Waitara Shooting – Sierra Leone x2 – Monetary Policy Review – Kyoto Protocol – Brierley’s Fish – Wasps – Love Bug Suspects Arrested

WAITARA SHOOTING: The police say they are grateful the New Zealand Herald has not published the name of the police officer involved in the Waitara Shooting. Police now think that maybe legislation should be changed to protect. The New Zealand Herald editor Stephen Davis says that the paper decided last Friday not to publish the name.

SIERRA LEONE: The British Defence Secretary says it is sending an aircraft carrier to Sierra Leone where the situation is increasingly volatile. There are 1000 European and Commonwealth nationals in the area. Meanwhile there has been fighting around the home of the revolutionary leader.

SIERRA LEONE: The NZ Defence Force says it has located a NZ observer in Sierra Leone. He has not been abducted. Meanwhile another UN observer in Sierra Leone says the situation remains very tense.

MONETARY POLICY REVIEW: Finance Minister Dr Michael Cullen says he hopes a review of Monetary Policy will lead to more stable interest and exchange rates. Reviewing the way the Reserve Bank works may help it to keep the economy on an even keel.

KYOTO PROTOCOL: NZ Businesses are concerned that the government is moving too quickly to ratify the Kyoto Protocol on climate change.

BRIERLEY’S FISH: One of the original negotiators of the Sealord deal is calling upon the Maori Fisheries Commission to buy part of Brierley’s share. Dick Dargaville says the Commission should purchase at least 15%.

WASPS: Food growers want to introduce two parasitic wasps to attack pests. Citrus growers say that having a biological control will reduce the level of insecticides. Officials are opposed to the import saying it may affect native insects.

LOVE BUG SUSPECTS: A young Phillipino couple and there babysitter are the unlikely suspects thought responsible for the Love Bug.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Brexit Vote Aftermath

So, what happens next? Normally when a major policy like this gets so crushingly rejected – by 230 votes, when Theresa May had reportedly been hoping for a defeat by “only” 70- 100 votes – the PM would resign and/or a fresh election called. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Our History Of Selling Out The Kurds

For the past 100 years, the West has sold out the Kurds over and over again. So much so that it came as a surprise yesterday when US National Security advisor John Bolton appeared to walk back the latest act of betrayal... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Reactionary Politics Of Fear

What do you call a situation where the state tries to create panic among its own people for party political gain? As practiced by Theresa May and her faction of the Conservative Party, this has become a well-honed form of state terrorism… More>>

Viva Scoop 3.0! Rounding Up 2018 And Looking Ahead

2018 has been quite a year for Scoop. We are so thrilled to have successfully met the funding target for the first stage of the ‘Scoop 3.0’ plan raising $36,000. This means we can now proceed with the planning phase for the delivery of this bold vision for a community-owned, participatory, independent newsroom... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog