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

 


National Radio Midday Bulletin

1. KOSOVO - As Nato peacekeeeping forces continue entering into Kosovo many Serbs are joining the troops as they leave for Serbia. They say they do not trust Nato and fear reprisals from Albanians. Albanians are celebrating.

2. KOSOVO - Nato is reassuring that it will guarantee everyone's safety in Kosovo. The UN is worried that many Albanian refugees are already returning despite the region not being secure.

3. KOSOVO - The stand-off over Russia's role in the peace-keeping force continues, with Russia insisting on an area of control, Nato says it all must be under Nato.

4. WATSON TRIAL - The father of teenager Olivia Hope has told the court that reporting his daughter missing to police was the most difficult thing he had ever done. The trial of Scott Watson charged with the murder of Olivia Hope and Ben Smart is continuing in Wellington today.

5. CRIME - Residents in some of Wellington's outer suburbs fear efforts to crack down on inner city crime are coming at the expense of community constables.

6. HFA CEO - The Health Funding Authority is having difficulties in finding a new CEO and has made an interim appointment.

7. TOURISM - The Office of Tourism and Sport is to be subjected to tighter controls. The body was set up by the former Minister, Murray McCully and has been reviewed by the new Minister, Lockwood Smith.

8. VETERANS ANGRY - War Veterans exposed to nuclear tests in the Pacific have reacted angrily to the Government decision not to fund a legal battle. Don McKinnon has spoken on the subject at an RSA conference and did not receive a warm response.

9. MILITARY FUNERAL - The funeral of a former chief of general staff is about to begin in Wellington

10. ESCAPEE - Police say a convicted murderer recaptured after six years on the run after a prison escape will be back in court soon.

11. SOUTH AFRICA - The man groomed to replace Nelson Mandela has become the second democratically elected president of South Africa unopposed

© 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