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


The Independent, 29 November 2000

Front page:

* SFO head David Bradshaw rejected advice to try prosecuting Paul Hyslop over the Fletcher Challenge Paper insider trading scandal under either sections of the Companies Act or the Crimes Act covering, respectively, fraudulent use of company property and use of a document for pecuniary advantage. The SFO and Securities Commission would not make results of their investigations available to Fletcher Challenge, preventing the company considering its own actions against Hyslop. The Independent has asked the Ombudsman to review Bradshaw's advice;

* Mowbray Collectables, the first company to list on the NZSE via the New Capital Market mechanism, expects to post documents outlining its key transaction to shareholders this Friday;

* Otter Gold faces another substantial loss, similar to last year's $6.9 million.

Elsewhere in the paper:

* strange piece about whether or not Labour promised and has failed to deliver a Ministry of Rural Affairs;

* TVNZ hopes to help Chinese host broadcaster with broadcasts from next year's APEC leaders' summit in Shanghai;

* newspaper publishers struggle to make money from the Web;

* Frucor undergoes management restructure;

* Air NZ chairman Selwyn Cushing raises prospect of Air NZ A shares being allowed to be owned by Australians as a result of a single trans-Tasman aviation market;

* at last, a decision on dairy co-ops mega merger may be close;

* Vector wins court battle to pay out $182 million to its customers after court battles Auckland, Manukau cities and Papakura District challenged its intentions in court;

* The Analyst asks whether Eric Watson is losing his Midas Touch?


© 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