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

 

National Radio Midday Report

Qantas/Air NZ Deal - Dirty Diesel - Dairy Merger - Dash-8 - Embassy Bombings - Reserve Bank - E-Spying – Rankin - Northland Flooding - Fiji Election - Oz Cars - Corrosive Drinks

- QANTAS/AIR NZ DEAL: Alliance is unhappy with a Qantas bid to buy a majority stake in Air NZ. Alliance Leader Jim Anderton says Alliance is unlikely to support any move to allow Qantas to take a 55 per cent stake in the cash strapped airline. National Transport Spokeswoman Belinda Vernon says the Government risks losing international landing rights if they allow over

- DIRTY DIESEL: Commercial fishermen have been talking about taking legal action against the oil industry as dirty diesel is being drained form their fuel tanks and replaced with new fuel.

- DAIRY MERGER: A date set for dairy farmers to decide whether to proceed with the proposed Dairy mega-merger.

- DASH-8: The defence in the Ansett Dash-8 manslaughter trial has told the jury at the High Court in Palmerston North that the Crown has failed to prove that pilot Gary Sutheran was negligent on the day he crashed the plane, killing four people.

- EMBASSY BOMBINGS: Two followers of a Saudi dissident face separate hearings to decide if they will be executed for their part in the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa.

- RESERVE BANK: The Government has proposed changes to the structure of the Reserve Bank, but will consult finance ministers from all the other parties in Parliament before implementing them.

- E-SPYING: An Internet law specialist says individuals and organisations in New Zealand are not currently protected from having their emails spied on. The European Parliament has released a report on Echelon that says the scope of the network is not as extensive as first believed.



- RANKIN: The Crown has told the Employment Court that the employment relationship between state services, departmental chief executives and the Government does not fall under the Employment Relations Act, in a preliminary hearing to see whether the Employment Court can hear the Christine Rankin case.

- NORTHLAND FLOODING: Bach owners in a Northland settlement of Mangawhai have been advised to check their baches for damage after overnight flooding.

- FIJI ELECTION: Fiji’s deposed Tupeni Mbamba has broken away from the Labour Party ahead of the general election, saying it’s leader Mahedra Chaudhry is arrogant and dictatorial.

- OZ CARS: The LTSA says the latest crash test results on Australian large cars show a steady improvement in safety.

- CORROSIVE DRINKS: A Tauranga school pupil’s science project has dispelled the theory that Coca-Cola erodes teeth the fastest of any beverage. Energy drink V was found to be the most corrosive.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On America’s ‘Green New Deal’

‘Socialism’ is more of a political scare word than an objective condition. Even in the US, as Nate Silver’s 538 website pointed out this week there is polling evidence that modern Americans are inclined to treat socialism as meaning ‘equality’ rather than the ‘government ownership or control’ that Americans understood the term to mean back in the 1940s... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Nelson Fire And Climate Change

The Nelson fire has been a useful warning of things to come, given how climate change will (a) increase the likelihood of reduced rainfall and drought-like conditions in many parts of New Zealand, which – obviously – will raise (b) the fire danger and (c) the cost of providing the communities at risk with the enhanced firefighting capabilities that they’re going to need. More>>

ALSO:


Gordon Campbell: On Listening To Ocasio-Cortez About Tax

In its attitudes to tax, New Zealand has been the last colonial outpost of Thatcherism. Change, however, may be in the air. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The US Exit From Afghanistan

To state the bleedingly obvious, US military forces have done a good deal of harm over the past 50 years from Central America to Asia to Africa. That history is now tending to obscure the harm that’s being done by the polar opposite impulse: American isolationism... More>>

ALSO:

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:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog