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


National Radio 8am Bulletin

Winz – Health Study – School Arson – Cullen To Coast – Israel – Death Truck – Strike Complaints – CTU on Strikes Solomons – Fiji Crisis – Train Death – Netball

WINZ: The Minister of Social Services says WINZ changes will take up to two years to show results. Mr Maharey says the changes are not aimed at Ms Rankin but at the culture in the department.

HEALTH STUDY: A major World Health Organisation study has ranked NZ 41st. The survey writer would have expected to rank NZ higher. The survey found France Italy, Singapore and Oman had the best health systems.

SCHOOL ARSON: CYFS has confirmed that a boy arrested for the arson of the Whangarei High School was supposed to be in their care.

CULLEN TO COAST: Minister of Finance Michael Cullen is making his first visit to the West Coast today with Jim Anderton. Last visit Cullen was pelted with eggs.

ISRAEL: Four members of the Israeli coalition government have resigned leaving PM Barak with a minority in the Parliament.

DEATH TRUCK: EU leaders shocked by the deaths of 58 illegal immigrants in a truck have vowed to do something to stop the trade.

STRIKE COMPLAINTS: The Employers and Manufacturers Association says an outbreak of industrial action in Auckland is sparked by unions flexing their muscles in advance of the Employment Relations Act.

CTU ON STRIKES: The CTU says that claims from the employers on this do not stand up. Waterfront workers will announce today when they plan to strike.

SOLOMONS: Rebel groups in the Solomon Islands held meetings last night on an Australian naval ship.

FIJI CRISIS: In Fiji the Military government has told the families of hostages that they believe a resolution to the hostage crisis is imminent.

TRAIN DEATH: One person is dead in Auckland following a collision with a train. The person was thought to be walking on the tracks with a bicycle.

NETBALL: Australian Netballers trashed the Silver ferms last night 53 to 30.

© 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