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

 

National Radio 8am Bulletin

Dairy Mega-Merger – Tasman Pacific Directors Charged – Fatal Northland Fire – Electricity – Vladimir Putin – Israel – Mistaken Identity Murder – Border Fines – Keith Murdoch

DAIRY MEGA-MERGER: A group of farmers opposed to the Dairy Mega-Merger proposal says it will create an inefficient monopoly. Farmers vote today on the proposal to merge the industry today.

TASMAN PACIFIC DIRECTORS CHARGED: The Engineers Union says the decision to prosecute seven directors of Tasman Pacific Airways is a welcome sign of a new tougher approach to company law.

FATAL NORTHLAND FIRE: The Fire Service says a naked flame used for lighting or heating may have been the cause of a fatal house fire in Northland, in a house with no electricity.

ELECTRICITY: The biggest electricity retailer, On Energy, says a small fall in the price of wholesale electricity is not enough to make them reconsider retail price rises.

VLADIMIR PUTIN: The Russian President Vladimir Putin is returning home after a two day trip to Yugoslavia. President Putin briefly visited Kosovo and said that more effort should be made to disarm Albanian troops.

ISRAEL: Israeli troops have shot dead a 12-year-old boy in the occupied territories. The boy is the fourth Palestinian to die since the truce between Israel and Palestine began. Tensions are emerging inside the Israeli cabinet over the truce.

MISTAKEN IDENTITY MURDER: The possibility of mistaken identity is being investigated in the murder inquiry searching for the killer of Tauranga man Noel Mackenzie. A man of the same name was involved in a child abuse case.

BORDER FINES: Instant $200 border fines come into force today for unauthorised food imports at the border.

KEITH MURDOCH: Police in Australia’s Northern Territory are still looking for former All Black Keith Murdoch. Murdoch is wanted by police to participate in the coroner’s inquest for a dead burglar.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Using Scoop Professionally? Introducing ScoopPro

ScoopPro is a new offering aimed at ensuring professional users get the most out of Scoop and support us to continue improving it so that Scoop continues to exist as a public service for all New Zealanders. More>>

ALSO:

Don Rennie: Is It Time To Take ACC Back To First Principles?

The word “investing” has played a major part in the operations of the ACC since 1998... More>>

27-29 Sept: Social Enterprise World Forum Live Blog

1600+ delegates from more than 45 countries have came together to share wisdom, build networks and discuss how to create a more sustainable future using social enterprise as a vehicle. Attending the Forum were social enterprise practitioners, social entrepreneurs, policy makers, community leaders, investors, activists, academics and more from across the globe... More>>

HiveMind Report: A Universal Basic Income For Aotearoa NZ

Results from this HiveMind suggests that an overwhelming majority of Kiwis believe that due to changing circumstances and inefficiencies in the current system, we need a better system to take care of welfare of struggling members in our society. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Hivemind: Medical Cannabis - Co-Creating A Policy For Aotearoa

Welcome to the fourth and final HiveMind for Scoop’s Opening the Election campaign for 2017. This HiveMind explores the question: what would a fair, humane and safe Medical Cannabis policy look like for Aotearoa, NZ in 2018? More>>

ALSO: