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

 

TV1 News

Euthanasia – Health Legislation – Maternity Services – Electricity Dividend – Playstation 2

- EUTHANASIA: New Zealand Euthanasia supporters have taken heart from the Netherlands decision to legalise voluntary euthanasia for long suffering terminally ill patients. New Zealand supporters say the Dutch decision strengthens the case here. New Zealand First list MP Peter Brown renewed debate on the issue, with a private members bill, which has yet to be heard. When it is heard, it is set to be strongly opposed.

- HEALTH LEGISLATION: Labour has been forced to make concessions to both the Alliance and the Greens to make sure its controversial health legislation is passed. The Alliance is upset that the Greens have forced changes that they backed down on for the good of the coalition.

- MATERNITY SERVICES: Maternity services are in danger of falling to third world services according to two obstetricians who are quitting. Calls made by One News found there is only one private obstetrician practicing in Wellington. But midwives say NZ has nearly twice as many obstetricians as we need, and deny midwives are taking over.

- ELECTRICITY DIVIDEND: Tens of thousands of Aucklanders will get a surprise Christmas present when they are finally be paid their share of the hotly debated Victor Lines Company dividend.

- PLAYSTATION 2: Sony Playstation 2 is being launched tonight – it will be the hottest item this Christmas, despite its $1000 price tag. Gamers are salivating. But there is concern that people who ordered their Playstations will be charged more than they expected, because of the declining value of the NZ dollar. Most playstations coming into the country have been presold. The Commerce Commission is investigating whether there has been a bid to set a minimum retail price, a claim denied by the company. There is also concern over how much more realistic the graphics will be, with the potential there for more graphic violence.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Brexit Vote Aftermath

So, what happens next? Normally when a major policy like this gets so crushingly rejected – by 230 votes, when Theresa May had reportedly been hoping for a defeat by “only” 70- 100 votes – the PM would resign and/or a fresh election called. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Our History Of Selling Out The Kurds

For the past 100 years, the West has sold out the Kurds over and over again. So much so that it came as a surprise yesterday when US National Security advisor John Bolton appeared to walk back the latest act of betrayal... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Reactionary Politics Of Fear

What do you call a situation where the state tries to create panic among its own people for party political gain? As practiced by Theresa May and her faction of the Conservative Party, this has become a well-honed form of state terrorism… More>>

Viva Scoop 3.0! Rounding Up 2018 And Looking Ahead

2018 has been quite a year for Scoop. We are so thrilled to have successfully met the funding target for the first stage of the ‘Scoop 3.0’ plan raising $36,000. This means we can now proceed with the planning phase for the delivery of this bold vision for a community-owned, participatory, independent newsroom... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog