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

 

TV3 News (Nightline)

Fijian Intimidation – Police Attacks – Date Rape Trial – Flood Damaged Cars –UK Teen Stabbing – Seal Branding – Sex Change Vicar

FIJIAN INTIMIDATION: The international focus may have gone off Fiji but the fear hasn’t gone for the Indian community. In the latest incident indigenous Fijians are captured on film firing rifles outside an Indian secondary school. No one was arrested. Phil Goff says he remains powerless to stop the Fijians from playing 7s rugby next year in Wellington. Another Indo-Fijian refugee camp has been opened. Refugees are getting no help from their government. They are surviving on charity. They can’t leave either.

POLICE ATTACKS: A 20-year-old man Martin Thomas has been charged with the attempted murder of two police officers with a machete. In Christchurch constable Shane Lacy has spoken to police but cannot remember being bashed in Twizel last Friday morning.

DATE RAPE: The Wellington date rape trial has heard today about the potency of spiked drinks. Today the court heard evidence from a bar manager at which the accused and his victim had been dancing. The court also heard expert evidence from a doctor who said that a victim of the drug alleged to have been used could not have made a rational decision under the influence of the drug.

FLOOD DAMAGED CARS: Buyers beware up to 700 flood damaged cars may be on their way to NZ. Around 140 flood damaged vehicles have already been listed on the LTSA website. Vehicle certifiers are refusing to handle the vehicles. While the cars can be tidied up they cannot be made safe. The LTSA is being asked to stop the vehicles.

UK TEEN STABBING: Britain is shocked at the out of control stabbing of a boy in South Auckland. The 11-year-old died in a stairwell. Three teenagers are being sought by police.

SEAL BRANDING: DOC has accepted that branding sea lions is an ugly look. It stopped the practice in April this year. Today a seal branded 169 arrived in Dunedin surprising onlookers.

SEX CHANGE VICAR: An English vicar has been the first to have a sex change. Peter Stone becomes Carol Stone with the blessing of the church. She said today she had no regrets. On Sunday the Reverend Stone will return to his parish. Some have already accepted the gender change.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Brexit & Huawei Clusterfudges

Come December 2019, the West’s social democracies could be gone through quite a few changes at the top. More>>

ALSO:

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: