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

 


TV3 News

Fiji Coup: George Speight Arrested, Kiwi Pilots Taken Hostage – Smart and Hope Murders – Concorde: Repairs Before Crash, Final Moments, Lucky Escape, Flies Again – Wellington Weather – Olympic Uniforms

FIJI COUP - GEORGE SPEIGHT ARRESTED: Speight supporters have seized two NZ pilots and are holding them hostage. Fiji’s army was in a hurry this morning heading for a rebel strong-hold. Army says that warning shots were fired. About 30 rebels were wounded and a 50-year-old was killed. Hundreds of supporters have been rounded up and are in detention. The Army says that Speight threatened to assassinate the President. Speight was taken to barracks where security was tightened. Foreign Minister Phil Goff is conditionally pleased with the developments but remains concerned.

FIJI COUP - PILOT HOSTAGES: Two Kiwi pilots have been taken to a village that is being used as a rebel base. Democracy advocates in NZ think the hostage taking is aimed at NZ because it has been critical of George Speight. The PM is concerned but is pleased the Fijian Military is asserting its control.

SMART AND HOPE MURDERS: Police are enlisting the Navy’s help to find the bodies of Ben Smart and Olivia Hope. The Moa’s side scanning radar will be used. Deep waters off Tory Channel will be probed in the latest search. The search is due to start on Monday weather permitting.

CONCORDE: Today it has been revealed that last minute repairs were conducted on the engine that caused the Concorde crash yesterday. At the crash scene police and investigators moved in today. Bodies were covered by white sheets. Investigators are combing through the debris. The French President today joined the relatives of many of the dead.

CONCORDE – FINAL MOMENTS: A computer simulation shows the Concorde’s final moments.

CONCORDE – LUCKY ESCAPE: A woman who jumped from a window of the hotel as it was hit by the Concorde holds a press conference.

CONCORDE – FLIES AGAIN: 29 of 78 passengers aboard a British Airways Concorde flight today cancelled their trip.

WELLINGTON WEATHER: Wind makes landing at Wellington Airport stomach turning. Ferries kept running too. At the summit of Rimutaka gusts were gusting to 140kmh – the road was closed. Augie Auer says the weather is typical for winter in Wellington.

OLYMPIC UNIFORMS: Performance enhancing fabrics used in Reebok uniforms for the Kiwi Olympic team unveiled today. Basketball team says the fabrics are fantastic. Colour will be used to give a psychological edge.

© 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