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


National Radio Midday Report

Dodgy Landlords – Food Standards – Nepal Curfew – Dyson Sworn In – Loading Protest – Copter Crash – Investigation – Drink Driving Case – East Timor Peacekeeping – Cease-fire – Speight Trial – Dairy Merger – Timothy McVeigh

- DODGY LANDLORDS: An Auckland couple has been fined $40,000 under the building Act for letting their tenants live among rats and cockroaches in squalid condition.

- FOOD STANDARDS: The food industry is opposed to moves by the Australian Parliament to get a right of veto over some food safety standards. The proposal would allow a right of veto over decisions made by a ministerial council on food, including the New Zealand health minister.

- NEPAL CURFEW: There is a strict curfew from dusk till dawn in Nepal after violence left two people dead in Kathmandu, following the announcement that the country has its third king in four days since the Royal Family massacre.

- DYSON SWORN IN: Labour MP Ruth Dyson has been sworn in as a minister in a ceremony at Government House this morning, after spending seven months out in the cold after resigning her ministerial portfolios because of a drink driving incident.

- LOADING PROTEST: Mainland Stevedoring says it will pursue costs after a protest delayed the loading of logs onto a Carter Holt Harvey ship at Bluff by half an hour.

- COPTER CRASH: The manager of the company whose helicopter crashed outside Taumaranui killing three people has been visiting the site this morning.

- INVESTIGATION: Police investigating the death of an elderly Auckland man are checking out concerns raised about the number of young people visiting him and the legality of his activities.

- DRINK DRIVING CASE: The Court of Appeal has begun hearing a case that could affect up to 600 unresolved drink driving cases awaiting hearing around the country.

- EAST TIMOR PEACEKEEPING: East Timor’s Foreign Minister wants New Zealand to maintain its peacekeeping force in its current capacity until the end of next year.

- CEASE-FIRE: In the Middle East, both Israel and the Palestinian Authority are waiting to see if a cease-fire called by Yasser Arafat will hold.

- SPEIGHT TRIAL: The committal proceedings of Fiji’s coup leader George Speight adjourned for another week so his new lawyer can prepare himself.

- DAIRY MERGER: A group of dairy farmers have launched a campaign to stop the Global Co dairy merger, which needs the support of 75 percent of dairy farmers, going ahead.

- TIMOTHY MCVEIGH: US federal prosecutors have filed court papers opposing any delay in the execution of the Oklahoma City Bomber Timothy McVeigh.

© 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