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

 

TV3 News

Goodbye Liam Holloway – Liam’s Legacy – Russian Sub – Kiwi Pilot In Suicide Incident – Child Abuse – Ferret Banned From FINZ

GOODBYE LIAM HOLLOWAY: Cancer kid Liam Holloway died of cancer two days ago. In late 1998 Liam started chemotherapy. In January last year Liam was taken by his parents away from Otago Hospital for alternative treatment. The parents were on the run for several months, pursued by the hospital. Eventually Health Care Otago abandoned their law suit. A lawyer said it was unfortunate that it went to court. Family friends were grieving today and restating their support for Liam and his parents. The Holloway family issued a statement today saying they were grateful for the support they received.

LIAM’S LEGACY: A government committee is being set up to look at alternative health care. A herbalist says this is in the public good. Doctors are worrying how far $150,000 will go into looking into alternative therapy. But Dr Pippa Mckay says it is a good start to start looking for evidence to support alternative therapy.

RUSSIAN SUB: A note has been found on the Kursk belonging to a crewman who says he was writing in the dark confirming crewmen were alive in the sub. The note was written to his wife Olga. The families will want to know how long the crewmen were alive.

KIWI PILOT IN SUICIDE INCIDENT: A NZ family is waiting to know whether their son will get part of the blame for a plane crash in Indonesia. Kiwi Co-pilot Duncan Ward’s last flight had the appearance of pilot suicide. A near new 737 was flying to Singapore. There is speculation that Ward may have been disabled by the captain before the plane crashed. The flight voice recorder was turned off before the flight went into a steep descent and the pilot may have had a grievance against Kiwi pilots. The Ward family say they will not be happy until their son’s name is cleared but are concerned that the report will not be clear on who was to blame to avoid pinpointing blame on the pilot.

CHILD ABUSE: A Conference at Parliament on Child Abuse is boycotted by the Government. The Government said there was no point in attending a National Party conference. Steve Maharey says he talks to the groups anyway. Simcock appears to have wide support from the Children’s Commissioner and the Green Party and Women’s Refuge. Protests today in Wanganui added weight to the argument in favour of mandatory reporting of abuse. The government says it is taking the issue seriously by a

FERRET BANNED: Auckland’s famous ferret may be forced onto a diet of sandwiches after being banned from FINZ restaurant. The ferret said that overall they were sorry they went to the restaurant. Bill Ralston and Geraldine Johns are defending their comments saying the ban is just the latest in a long line of badges of honour. The restaurant is just worried about how hard it is to make a buck at the moment says Ralston. In response a restauranteur says that Metro may be worried about its ratings.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

UN Rights Declaration At 70: We Are All Born Free And Equal

On Article 1 of the UDHR: Dignity is the foundation of all human rights. Human beings have rights, and should be treated with utmost care, precisely because each one possesses intrinsic worth. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The (Delayed) Judgment Day For Theresa May

When under stress, British PM Theresa May reportedly eats peanut butter straight from the jar. Crunch time is looming... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Politely Fake Political Obituaries (And The Paris Discord)

One unfortunate side effect of “personality politics” is that when prominent politicians die, the niceties we observe at the death of private individuals get automatically extended to them as well... More>>

ALSO:

Unique And Vanishing: NZ Biodiversity Losses Match Global Crisis

One might think that it is buffered from some of the effects of biological erosion, especially since people only arrived less than 800 years ago. But as we show, the impact on wildlife has been catastrophic. More>>

Your Name Here(ish): Sponsor A Section On Scoop.co.nz!

Scoop.co.nz has just launched Section Sponsorships - the newest way for you to gain exposure for your brand to Scoop’s high value audience of 500,000 monthly readers. More>>

ALSO:

You Did It! The Scoop 3.0 PledgeMe Closes

Update: The Scoop 3.0 Crowdsale and Crowdfunding Campaign met its target with a total of $36,024 pledged. It looks like it has all been worthwhile. We are nearly there and Scoop.co.nz will ride again in 2019, our 20th year of operations. Moreover the past week has brought a number of inquiries from larger organisations, many of which have till now failed to respond to our messages... More>>

ALSO: