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


National Radio 8am Bulletin

Fiji Coup – John Tamihere – Dover Samuels on Tamihere – Soccer World Cup 2006 – School Enrolments – Northern Ireland – Cancer Inquiry - Wimbledon

FIJI COUP: George Speight and his supporters say Fiji is headed for civil war. 300 protesting landowners gathered around barracks and shut down a power station. Elsewhere troops have handed over a base to rebels.

JOHN TAMIHERE: Labour MP John Tamihere says everything there is to know about him is now in the public arena. Mr Tamihere has admitted to a court case involving forgery and three drunken driving convictions.

DOVER SAMUELS ON TAMIHERE: Dover Samuels says the latest allegations against Mr Tamihere says that Parliament has sunk to its lowest level. “At the end of the day it is quite sick”.

SOCCER WORLD CUP 2006: The NZ Soccer Administrator Charlie Dempsey was the single abstention that gave the right to Germany to hold the 2006 World Cup. Had Dempsey voted for South Africa then the casting vote would have been used and South Africa would probably have won. The announcement screened live in Pretoria was received in stunned silence. The disappointment is bitter.

SCHOOL ENROLMENTS: Parents who try to get around new school enrolment rules may have their child’s enrolments annulled. A Christchurch principal says that parents are starting to dob in parents who are planning to manipulate the system. The Minister of Education says he hopes people will follow the rules.

NORTHERN IRELAND: Authorities in Northern Ireland have banned a second parade after four nights of violence at Drumcree.

CANCER INQUIRY” A cervical cancer screening programme audit has been cancelled because of privacy problems contained in section 74(a) in the Health Act. The Gisborne Inquiry head has suggested that women waive their rights to privacy.

WIMBLEDON: Serena Williams is philosophical over her 6-2 7-6 loss to her sister Venus in the Wimbledon quarter finals.

© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On The Kavanaugh Case And Women’s Suffrage

On suffrage day when – reportedly – we celebrate women winning a political voice, and ensuring that their voices are heard, respected, and acted upon, despite all the attempts to ignore and silence them. More>>

Gordon Campbell: Are Only Old People Likely To Vote For Simon Bridges?

Around the world, young people seem to be gravitating to left wing policies and parties, leaving the old to prop up the conservative parties... the size of the gap suggests there’s more involved to this evolution than the usual clichés about the young being idealistic and the old being more realistic. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Fuss Over The PM’s Pacific Forum Trip

Truly, the abuse being levelled at PM Jacinda Ardern for doing her job at the Pacific Islands Forum shows just how much – and on how many levels – Ardern seems to enrage a goodly number of citizens. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On MP Pay And The REAL P.C. Danger Zone

There has never been anything remotely credible about the way parliamentarians would paint themselves as the helpless victims of the Remuneration Authority when it came to their pay increases... More>>

  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog