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

 


The Dominion

Fiji Coup – Wimbledon – Rugby Tickets – Charlie Dempsey – Tranzrail – Lunar Eclipse – Queen Liz – Inside Political Headlines – Editorial: Dempsey

FIJI COUP: The Dominion leads today with a report that Fijian villagers supporting nationalist rebel leader George Speight burned down a Masonic lodge, took over a cannery and tried to overrun a police station on a small island yesterday;

WIMBLEDON: The front-page photo shows the girlfriends of the Wimbledon finalists Pete Sampras and Pat Rafter, one happy the other not so happy.

Also on the front page:

- RUGBY TICKETS: a report that Wellington Rugby Union’s allocation of tickets to next month’s Bledisloe Cup test at WestpacTrust Stadium has upset some grassroots supporters. The last 2000 tickets went on sale at 9am yesterday and were gone 20 minutes later;

- CHARLIE DEMPSEY: a report that Charlie Dempsey insisted yesterday that he had been given a free hand to act in the best interests of Oceania before his World Cup non-vote;

- TRANZRAIL: a report that the removal of railway sleepers above the railway line at Pukerua Bay has been described by Tranz Rail as “particularly” stupid and dangerous;

- LUNAR ECLIPSE: a report that a full lunar eclipse will be visible from just before midnight on Sunday;

- QUEEN LIZ: a report that Queen Elizabeth, once the wealthiest woman in the world, now ranks 19th, with her 1.9 billion pound fortune not even making her the wealthiest royal.

Inside Political Headlines:

- Deported couple’s case likely for review;
- OECD begins its homework on the NZ economy;
- WINZ in audits of effectiveness;
- Service aims to help Maoris build businesses;
- New prison for women expected at Auckland;
- Lee wants more input from public;
- Free condoms already in some schools, say officials;
- The longer in debt, the more resentful – study;
- Bill seeks dissolution of quake body;
- Paid Kapiti firefighters decision on hold.

EDITORIAL – CHARLIE DEMPSEY: Charlie is probably not enjoying his big moment on the world’s stage.

© 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>>

ALSO:

Buildup:

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>>

ALSO:

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>>

ALSO:


Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monitor
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news