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

 


TV1 News

Petrol Prices – Super-Yacht Facility – Black Box Inadmissible – Body Found – West Auckland Shooting – Refugee Clashes – Olympic Fever – Home Grown Olympic Fever

- PETROL PRICES: Motorists are demanding government relief as another huge petrol hike is in the pipeline. Petrol companies have warned of more rises likely this week likely to be a further four cents. Highest Crude oil prices since the gulf war and the weak NZ dollar have sent petrol prices skyrocketing - they are now a third higher than a year ago, with 91 now 118c per litre. Of that price, 9c is excise tax and 13c is GST. The Government says motorists are buying less petrol – so increased GST is not translating into higher tax income.

There are signs that transport and food costs will go up following petrol. Inflation seems an inevitable result, as higher petrol costs will send waves through other industries.

- SUPER-YACHT FACILITY: A new super-yacht facility will inject more than $80m into Northland. Alan Jones who left NZ to make his millions in the United States 12 years ago, has bought seven hectares from Northland Port Co for the project. It will bring jobs and skills into Whangarei.

- BLACK BOX INADMISSIBLE: A key piece of evidence – the black box flight recorder - has been ruled out of the manslaughter case against the pilot of the Ansett Dash 8 plane, which crashed killing four people, five years ago. The pilot faces four charges of manslaughter and three of injuring, after he allegedly failed to observe height restrictions, leading to the crash

- BODY FOUND: A body has been discovered in the hills around Christchurch. The body appears to have suffered injuries, Police have not said if the injuries were intentional or accidental.

- WEST AUCKLAND SHOOTING: West Auckland Police say the man shot in the stomach yesterday doesn’t want to press charges. Police have been accused of handling the gang related shooting badly. A man made a mercy dash taking the shot man to an ambulance, because the police wouldn’t.

- REFUGEE CLASHES: In Australia there have been violent clashes between police and rampaging refugees in an outback refugee centre.

- OLYMPIC FEVER: Olympic fever has gripped Australia, with the Olympic torch relay nearing Sydney.

- HOME GROWN OLYMPIC FEVER: West Coasters in New Zealand began their own Olympic torch relay today – the official torch didn’t make it to the West Coast when it passed through New Zealand earlier this year.


© 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