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


The Dominion

Passive Smoking – Corrections Dept. Blamed – Sun Harsher – Mouse In Loaf – Jammed Rifles

- PASSIVE SMOKING KILLER: Passive smoking is killing 388 New Zealanders a year, including 50 babies, according to new research. The Health Ministry funded study puts second hand smoke at the top of the list of environmental killers.

- CORRECTIONS DEPT BLAMED: The lawyer for murderer Taffy Hotene and the family and friends of the woman he raped and killed blame the Corrections Department for his being freed two thirds of the way through a 12-year sentence for rape and sexual assaults.

- SUN HARSHER: New Zealanders who believe they have been sunburnt more easily in recent summers are probably right, the National Institute of Water and Atmosphere Research says. Their research shows that peak erythemyl, or sunburning, ultraviolet radiation had increased by more than 15 percent since ozone depletion began in the late 1970s.

- MOUSE IN LOAF: A mouse embedded in a loaf of bread and a frog in a bag of frozen peas were amongst the finds investigated by Wellington food protection workers in the past year.

- JAMMED RIFLES: Several New Zealand soldiers involved in a fatal ambush with militiamen in East Timor suffered jammed rifles, a problem the army is aware of, troops say.

Inside Political Headlines:
- Brash’s $11,500 pay rise ironic says Clark;
- National’s claims over lawyers bill backfires;
- Lotteries chief paid more after uproar;
- Clark snubs two business leaders over criticism;
- Agency makes about-turn on funding treaty claims;
- National brands super scheme as unrealistic;
- Tears as trophy presented;
- Aitken resigns as ERO boss;
- Health chiefs to step down.

Editorial: First step to normality.

© 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>>



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>>


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>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news