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

 


National Radio 8am Bulletin

Slobodan Milosevic – Probation Strike – Fire Fighters Settlement – Mobil Campaign – Microsoft – Jack Lemon – Christine Rankin - Taranaki Health Services – Manhunt Follows Stabbing

SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC: Former Yugoslavian President Slobodon Milosevic is on his way to the International War Crimes Tribunal in the Hague. The President invoked the “national interest” clause in the constitution to overrule a court ruling.

PROBATION STRIKE: Lawyers are concerned the courts will become clogged with a back-log of cases if probation officers do not return to work. Probation officers have decided to take a limited form of industrial action. The PSA is warning that all officers will

FIRE FIGHTERS SETTLEMENT: The Professional Fire Fighters Union says that the 10 years it has taken to get agreement on a new contract has been worth it. Following a 90% vote in favour of the decision, union spokesman Derek Best says the dispute was not about pay but about protecting jobs, the community and fire engines.

MOBIL CAMPAIGN: Staff at some Mobil service stations in Auckland are becoming concerned for their safety. Andrew Little from the Engineers Union says that front line staff are being targeted by members of the public angered as a result of the Auckland Regional Council’s clean diesel campaign.

MICROSOFT: An American Appeals court has delivered a large victory to Microsoft, stopping an order to break up the software giant.

JACK LEMON: Actor Jack Lemon has died in hospital aged 76 of complications as a result of cancer. Lemon won two Oscars during his career.

CHRISTINE RANKIN: The cross-examination of State Services Commissioner Michael Wintringham begins in the Employment Court today. Meanwhile Christine Rankin wants to give more evidence against Mr Wintringham, in particular that he always said he would deny saying things in court if necessary.

TARANAKI HEALTH SERVICES: Taranaki Health Board has delayed a decision to close Hawera’s acute services unit in South Taranaki. The DHB now says it will consult widely before making a decision on the unit.

MANHUNT: Police have started a man-hunt after a 15-year-old Hastings boy was repeatedly stabbed in his stomach this morning.

© 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