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

 

National Radio 8am Bulletin

Olympics – NZers at Olympics – Truck Safety – Peru – Manakau City – Queenstown Slip – Paula Yates – Toxic Bloom - Murders

OLYMPICS: The first two days of the Olympics have been marked by the expulsion of a weightlifting team and a rash of world records in the pool. The Roumanian team has been suspended following the third positive drug test. Eight world records have been set in the pool so far.

NZERS AT OLYMPICS: Cyclist Sarah Ullmer will ride for bronze today after being beaten in her semi-final last night. Barbara Kendall is 3rd overall in board sailing. Fellow board sailer Aaron McIntosh is in 25th place after over-stepping the start ,mark. Triathlon Hamish Carter finished 26th . All rowers have gone through to semi-finals.

TRUCK SAFETY: The Road Transport Forum has recommended new rules for truckies to make NZ’s roads safer. The forum wants one speed limit of 90kmh for all trucks.

PERU: There have been celebrations on the streets of Peru after President Fujimori announced that he will be stepping down after just a few months in office following May election. The decision follows bribery allegations involving the head of the secret service.

MANAKAU: The Ministry of Health wants to prevent Manakau City Council increasing its controls over community housing.

QUEENSTOWN SLIP: Work crews will begin work this morning on a massive slip on the Kawerau Highway at Nevis Bluff which has closed the main road to Queenstown. The slip is 50m long and 30m wide and is expected to take several days to shift.

PAULA YATES: British Police are treating the death of Paula Yates as suspicious. The former wife of Bob Geldof and partner of Michael Hutchence was found dead in her bed aged 40.

TOXIC BLOOM: Mussel farmers in Marlborough continue to wait for the toxic algal bloom to move into marine farming areas.

MURDERS: Police have increased the numbers working on a homicide of a pensioner in Hamilton. The pensioner was found in a central city park. In west-Auckland police are still trying to identify a body found in the Waitakere ranges.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Commercial Scoop User? Help Scoop Survive (and Thrive!)

The ScoopPro licensing terms require that commercial users of Scoop.co.nz pay a reasonable fee in order to access the Scoop site so that this same information remains free and accessible to the wider public regardless of their disposable income. More>>

Joseph Cederwall: Building a Community Newsroom

A combination of new technology, ideas, institutions and business models and a renewed energy and commitment by the Scoop team, means Scoop aims to be at the forefront of the development of this renaissance that we term ‘News 3.0’. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop 3.0: Saving The News

Scoop Co-Founder Alastair Thompson - One of the saddest aspects of the decline of the news industry, not just here in NZ - but everywhere, is that it often seems invisible, in large part because news is a confidence business... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Democratic Leadership And Trump

On the big picture, the poll predictions were dead right. In the end, the Democratic Party won a clear victory in the House, and lost as expected in the Senate, where it had been defending at least 10 seats in regions that had voted heavily for Trump in 2016. More>>

ALSO:


From Lascars To Skilled Migrants: Indian Diaspora In NZ/Aus

More than half a million people of Indian descent live in Australia and New Zealand. The history of the Indian diaspora in these countries is older than many might imagine, going back 250 years. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog