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

 

National Radio 7am Bulletin

Taiwan Plane Crash – Ruth Dyson – Race Relations Conciliator – Israel – Topcat – Hallowen – School Zoning – Wellington Power

TAIWAN PLANE CRASH: A Singapore Airlines 747 jet bound for Los Angeles crashed and burned on takeoff from Taiwan today in a storm. But there were no fatalities reported initially later one was confirmed, with 96 people missing.

RUTH DYSON: An anti-drinking driving group says the charge laid against Cabinet Minister Ruth Dyson for drink driving proves than anyone can be busted.

RACE RELATIONS CONCILIATOR: The race relations conciliator is under fire from Maori who want him sacked. A report recommends creating a broader Human Rights Agency. Manu Paul says that the RRC should not interfere in treaty issues.

ISRAEL: Israel is trying to organise a meeting between Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat to kick start the peace process. Peres has discussed his plans with the Israeli PM.

TOPCAT: The Topcat fast ferry service ends thus week. Ferry operators are blaming the new Marlborough Sounds speed restrictions and fuel costs.

HALLOWEEN: Halloween night activities kept police busy last night. In Johnsonville a man pointed a gun at trick and treaters. In Christchurch children smoke bombed an old lady’s house when she did not provide sweets.

SCHOOL ZONING: One of the country’s leading schools is being asked to explain how it selected its out of zone students. Some parents have accused Auckland Grammar of not playing by the rules and the Ministry of Education is investigating.

WELLINGTON POWER: New Zealand’s largest electricity retailer Transalta says it is unphased at the arrival of Trustpower in Wellingtoni.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Using Scoop Professionally? Introducing ScoopPro

ScoopPro is a new offering aimed at ensuring professional users get the most out of Scoop and support us to continue improving it so that Scoop continues to exist as a public service for all New Zealanders. More>>

ALSO:

Don Rennie: Is It Time To Take ACC Back To First Principles?

The word “investing” has played a major part in the operations of the ACC since 1998... More>>

27-29 Sept: Social Enterprise World Forum Live Blog

1600+ delegates from more than 45 countries have came together to share wisdom, build networks and discuss how to create a more sustainable future using social enterprise as a vehicle. Attending the Forum were social enterprise practitioners, social entrepreneurs, policy makers, community leaders, investors, activists, academics and more from across the globe... More>>

HiveMind Report: A Universal Basic Income For Aotearoa NZ

Results from this HiveMind suggests that an overwhelming majority of Kiwis believe that due to changing circumstances and inefficiencies in the current system, we need a better system to take care of welfare of struggling members in our society. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Hivemind: Medical Cannabis - Co-Creating A Policy For Aotearoa

Welcome to the fourth and final HiveMind for Scoop’s Opening the Election campaign for 2017. This HiveMind explores the question: what would a fair, humane and safe Medical Cannabis policy look like for Aotearoa, NZ in 2018? More>>

ALSO: