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

 


National Radio Midday Bulletin

Parekura Horomia - Nz Soldier Killed - New Ge Cow Test - Ge Objector - Picket Line Death - Cervical Cancer Deaths - Homicide Inquiry - Free Tertiary Education - Waipareira Trust - Bush Running Mate - Camp David - Northland Prison - Sydney Olympics

PAREKURA HOROMIA - First term MP Parekura Horomia was confirmed as the new Maori Affairs Minister at a caucus meeting in Parliament this morning.

- NZ SOLDIER KILLED: The body of a New Zealand soldier killed in East Timor this afternoon will be removed after a site examination this afternoon.

- NEW GE COW TEST: The Environmental Risk Management Authority have approved the trials of genetically engineered cows with a human gene.

- GE OBJECTOR: An objector to a proposed transfer of a human gene into cows says today's approval for a field trial is like telling tangata whenua that their values mean nothing in their own land.

- PICKET LINE DEATH: A man accused of causing the death of a Lyttelton woman, Christine Clark on a picket line will go to trial in the High Court on a charge of manslaughter.

- CERVICAL CANCER DEATHS: An expert witness says five or six women around the country will die unnecessarily from cervical cancer, because of an eight-month delay in evaluating the national screening programme.

- HOMICIDE INQUIRY: Police homicide inquiry into the death of a 23-month old Caterton girl will today focus on talking to family members and those who had contact with her in the last few days.

- FREE TERTIARY EDUCATION: Southland may soon become a mecca for cash-strapped students under a new $11-million plan for free tertiary education in the province.

- WAIPAREIRA TRUST: Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust has announced plans to employ up to 300 people in a new business venture aiming to provide call-centre services here and overseas.

- BUSH RUNNING MATE: In the US, Texas Governor, George W. Bush has chosen his former Defence Secretary, Dick Cheney as his vice presidential running mate for the Presidential elections in early November.

- CAMP DAVID: Negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians are now taking place around the clock, with reports that the next 48-hours will be crucial for the peace talks.

- NORTHLAND PRISON: The Department of Corrections says it has purchased a farm in Northland for its planned regional prison.

- SYDNEY OLYMPICS: The company which contracts for the rights to sell tickets to the Sydney Olympics in New Zealand says if they can’t all be sold here they will be sold offshore.

© 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