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

 


National Radio 8am Bulletin

Nuclear Guinea Pigs – Ambulance Assault – Parental Leave – Telecom – Hitchhiking Escape – Italian Elections – National Party Presidency – Maternity Care Funding – Christchurch Marina

NUCLEAR GUINEA PIGS: The Minister of Defence says he has serious concerns about NZ service personnel being used as radioactivity guinea pigs in nuclear explosion experiments in Australia and the Pacific.

AMBULANCE ASSAULT: An Auckland Ambulance manager says an assault on four ambulance crew called to a heart attack in West Auckland meant that the victim could not be resuscitated. One of the ambulance crew was knocked out for three minutes in the assault.

PARENTAL LEAVE: National’s Jenny Shipley is worried that the parental tax credit may be scrapped to partly fund the Government’s planned parental leave scheme. She says such a move would hurt low income working families.

TELECOM: TUANZ says a deal between Telecom and Hutchison Whampoa is good news for telecommunications consumers. Telecom has also announced plans to merge the Xtra and MSN Internet portals. Ernie Newman says in spite of some concerns about the technology, 3G phones are the technology of the future.

HITCHHIKING ESCAPE: Police say an abduction of a hitchhiker between Hamilton and Auckland could have been a lot worse had the woman abductee not fought off her attacker.

ITALIAN ELECTIONS: Almost 60% of Italian Voters have cast votes in elections with three hours of voting left. Many voters have had to wait lon

NATIONAL PARTY PRESIDENCY: Michelle Boag has drawn attention to possible voting irregularities in the race to become the National Party President. Concerns seem to center around a woman who voted for Mr Slater at two conferences.

MATERNITY CARE FUNDING: The Government is seeking to standardise the way it bulk-funds maternity care.

CHRISTCHURCH MARINA: Lytellton boat owners are cautiously welcoming a recommendation from the Christchurch City Council that it fund a new marina.


© 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>>

ALSO:

Buildup:

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>>

ALSO:

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>>

ALSO:


Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Monitor
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news