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

 

National Radio 8am Bulletin

Comalco Production Cuts – Electricity Legislation Under Urgency – G8 Protestor Released – University Funding – Biological Weapons – Liver Transplants – Macedonia – Solomon Islands – Waiheke Airlines

COMALCO PRODUCTION CUTS: The recent big increases in wholesale electricity prices have led Comalco to cut production by 5%. Comalco says the real pain for the company will come next year. It says the production cut

ELECTRICITY LEGISLATION UNDER URGENCY: Parliament will sit under urgency today to pass an electricity industry bill. The legislation sets up an industry based governance board and gives the government backup powers to regulate. Energy Minister Pete Hodgson says that the bill will not solve the wholesale price problems. The bill is expected to pass with the support of NZ First and the Greens.

G8 PROTESTOR RELEASED: A NZ man arrested in disturbances in Genoa at the G8 summit, Sam Buchanan, has been released from prison and is awaiting deportation.

UNIVERSITY FUNDING: Universities say they are cautiously optimistic of a breakthrough in their negotiations with government over funding issues following high level talks.

BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS: The US says it will not support plans to strengthen a Biological Warfare Convention. The news comes after 6.5 years of negotiation and the US is the only country not supporting the new convention. The US says it is not another case of the Bush Administration against the world.

LIVER TRANSPLANTS: A decision has been made to approve a limited number of liver transplants in Auckland.

MACEDONIA: After a night of rioting efforts are underway to control a mob in Skopje the capital of Macedonia. The mob attacked British and US embassies over their support for Albanians. Meanwhile on the border the Macedonian army has closed the border with Kosovo.

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Compensation payments for loss and damage in the Solomon Islands have been suspended following apparent interference with the list of payments.

WAIHEKE AIRLINES: Waiheke Airlines, which operates from Waiheke and Great Barrier Islands to Auckland, is facing suspension of its services following a CAA investigation.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Commercial Scoop User? Help Scoop Survive (and Thrive!)

The ScoopPro licensing terms require that commercial users of Scoop.co.nz pay a reasonable fee in order to access the Scoop site so that this same information remains free and accessible to the wider public regardless of their disposable income. More>>

Joseph Cederwall: Building a Community Newsroom

A combination of new technology, ideas, institutions and business models and a renewed energy and commitment by the Scoop team, means Scoop aims to be at the forefront of the development of this renaissance that we term ‘News 3.0’. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop 3.0: Saving The News

Scoop Co-Founder Alastair Thompson - One of the saddest aspects of the decline of the news industry, not just here in NZ - but everywhere, is that it often seems invisible, in large part because news is a confidence business... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Democratic Leadership And Trump

On the big picture, the poll predictions were dead right. In the end, the Democratic Party won a clear victory in the House, and lost as expected in the Senate, where it had been defending at least 10 seats in regions that had voted heavily for Trump in 2016. More>>

ALSO:


From Lascars To Skilled Migrants: Indian Diaspora In NZ/Aus

More than half a million people of Indian descent live in Australia and New Zealand. The history of the Indian diaspora in these countries is older than many might imagine, going back 250 years. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog