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


National Radio Midday Bulletin

Fiji Crisis - Hostage Released - Waitara Shooting - Business Confidence - Reserve Bank Reaction - Farming Boom - Appeal Rejected - It Report - Northern Ireland - Bad Faith Employer? - Smoking Ban - Smoking Areas

FIJI CRISIS: The leader of the coup in Fiji, George Speight, has broken off the negotiations with the military because he says he doesn’t like who the military has appointed as the country’s president. The military’s choice Ratu Epilai dissatisfy Speight because he is related to the former President Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara and a cabinet minister held hostage by Mr Speight.

HOSTAGE RELEASED: Meanwhile one of the hostages was released to go to her husband’s funeral under unusual circumstances

WAITARA SHOOTING: Police have completed their preliminary report on the shooting at Waitara which has gone to the Police Commissioner. Within 24 hours the final report will be sent to the Crown law office for it to decide whether charges are to be laid against the policeman who shot and killed Steven Wallace.

BUSINESS CONFIDENCE: National Finance Spokesperson Bill English says the latest survey on business confidence reflects the growing perception that Government policies are anti-business.

RESERVE BANK REACTION: Meanwhile Deputy Reserve Bank Governor Murray Sherwin says he expects the economic outlook to remain good. He says the main reason for business confidence drop was the rising costs for business and a seasonal slump after last year’s high trading.

FARMING BOOM: An increased pay-out to Dairy Farmers is to be expected after record returns in the farming industry over the last year.

APPEAL REJECTED: The Court of Appeal has rejected the sentence appeal of the man who was convicted of murdering Beverly Bouma.

IT REPORT: An independent report into public sector management of IT projects says Government Department’s compare favourably with their counterparts in the private sector.

NORTHERN IRELAND: Northern Ireland’s political leaders have called for all sides to resolve their differences following the reestablishment of a power sharing government between the Ulster Unionists and Irish Republicans.

BAD FAITH EMPLOYER?: One of the companies which has been accused by the Engineers Union of acting in bad faith in Employment contracts, Independent Newspapers has denied the claims saying relations are better with employers under the Employment Contracts Act.

SMOKING BAN: Hutt Valley Health is taking a tough stance on smokers and will not allow cigarettes to be consumed anywhere on the hospital grounds.

SMOKING AREAS: Health Care Hawkes Bay has also adopted a smoke-free policy in line with International Smoke-Free Day setting aside smoking areas for staff.

© 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