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


National Radio Midday Bulletin

Fiji Council - Fiji Violence - Asian Sweat Shop - Hamilton Casino: - Tamihere Allegations - Firefighters Concerned - China Relations - Israeli Army- Massey Redundancies - Prison Sex - Hfa Strip - Speed Limit

FIJI COUNCIL: In Fiji the Great Council Of Chiefs has entered it’s third day of negotiations over the hostage crisis, amid concerns that irreconcilable differences exist between the members.

FIJI VIOLENCE: The violence is spreading throughout the country as the crisis continues, Indian families have been attacked and a canning factory has burnt down.

ASIAN SWEAT SHOP: The Human Rights commission says it is shocked to find another sweat-shop with Asian workers operating in New Zealand.

HAMILTON CASINO: Work is continuing on the site of a proposed casino in Hamilton despite the residents legal efforts to stop the development.

TAMIHERE ALLEGATIONS: There has been angry response to a Maori affairs select committee after associate Maori Affairs Minister John Tamihere called a Waipareira Trust member a drug addict and a thief.

FIREFIGHTERS CONCERNED: Palmerston North Fire Fighters are concerned that they no longer have a ladder that can be used in buildings of more than four stories.

CHINA RELATIONS: President Clinton has urged congress to approve a Bill that would normalize trade relations with China.

ISRAELI ARMY: The Israeli Prime Minister has said the Israeli army will retaliate if it is fired on while leaving Southern Lebanon.

MASSEY REDUNDANCIES: Massey Staff in Palmerston North Campus are being made redundant after falling student levels mean’t there was not enough money to fund programmes.

PRISON SEX: Corrections Minister Matt Robson is considering a law which would allow women, chlidren and sex in prisons to help reduce re-offending rates.

HFA STRIP: Northland MP Chris Carter has said he has assurances the Health Funding Authority wants to strip funding from Northland Health.

SPEED LIMIT: The Transport Minister is considering laws which would allow local bodies to place lower speed limits on their towns.

© 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