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


The Dominion

Local Government NZ – Family Clears Son – Petrol Prices – Hooliganism – Crash – Pigeon Shooting – Inside Political Headlines – Editorial: Timekeeping

LOCAL GOVERNMENT NZ: The Dominion leads today with a report that Wellington Mayor Mark Blumsky quit his executive role at Local Government New Zealand in protest at the way CEO Carol Stigley was being treated and agrees she was forced out of her job.

FAMILY CLEARS SON: The front-page photo shows a Wellington family who have won a three-year battle to clear the name of their son, who died when his Mack truck crashed near Marton, in September 1997.

Also on the front page:

- PETROL PRICES: a report into petrol price rises;

- HOOLIGANISM: a report that WestpacTrust Stadium has dobbed in three alleged bottle throwers to the police following an incident in the Bledisloe Cup test;

- CRASH: a report that a Wellington man died and another was seriously injured in a crash at Papakowhai last night;

- PIGEON SHOOTING: a report that two men hired to shoot pigeons caused an armed offenders call-out in Wellington yesterday.

Inside Political Headlines:

- PM Retreats on golden handshake pledge;
- Greens try to change employment bill;
- More breast screening files found;
- Ousted Fiji PM criticises lack of Pacific support;
- McKinnon admits being politically incorrect;
- JP should lose jail warrant report;
- Maori Council fears stalling tactics;
- Cullen to meet Costello

EDITORIAL: Rugby timekeeping time for a rule change.

© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On The Anti-Corbyn Split In British Labour

The resignation of seven UK Labour MPs in protest against the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn is another example of the centre-left’s readiness to sabotage its own cause... More>>

Scoop 3.0 Update & Membership Sale: The End Of ‘Objectivity’ In Journalism

2019 looks like it might well be another really bad, terrible, not so good year for the traditional journalism model globally... on the positive side, smaller independent players with innovative digital models and a more open approach like our ScoopPro service look likely to be more relevant than ever. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On America’s ‘Green New Deal’

‘Socialism’ is more of a political scare word than an objective condition. Even in the US, as Nate Silver’s 538 website pointed out this week there is polling evidence that modern Americans are inclined to treat socialism as meaning ‘equality’ rather than the ‘government ownership or control’ that Americans understood the term to mean back in the 1940s... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Listening To Ocasio-Cortez About Tax

In its attitudes to tax, New Zealand has been the last colonial outpost of Thatcherism. Change, however, may be in the air. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Nelson Fire And Climate Change

The Nelson fire has been a useful warning of things to come, given how climate change will (a) increase the likelihood of reduced rainfall and drought-like conditions in many parts of New Zealand, which – obviously – will raise (b) the fire danger and (c) the cost of providing the communities at risk with the enhanced firefighting capabilities that they’re going to need. More>>


  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog