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


Evening Post

PORT FACELIFT: The Evening Post leads tonight with a report that Wellington’s port company CentrePort will spend up to $50 million rejigging its facilities, including building new whaves, storage sheds and a fishing jetty.

THE BIG SNOW: The front page photo shows Arrowtown in a white blanket of snow an accompanying story tells how the snowfall has left Central Otago powerless.

Also on the front page:

- LESBIAN PRISON WEDDING: a report that the Corrections Department is holding an urgent inquiry into the actions of staff and inmates during a lesbian marriage ceremony at Arohata Women’s Prison last week;

- MIGRATION: a report that a sudden exodus of freezing workers will affect Otaki in the next few weeks as former Richmond Ltd employees head for better times in South Australia;

- EAST TIMOR: a report that Prime Minister Jenny Shipley is calling for an urgent report into the safety of 10 New Zealand police officers in East Timor, after an attack on an aid convoy yesterday;

- ALL BLACKS IN CUSTODY: a report that three All Blacks, on tour in Australia with the New Zealand A team, were taken away by police after a punch-up in a Canberra nightclub on Sunday morning;

- COCKROACHES: a report that Four central Wellington restaurants have been closed down by Wellington City Council in the past six weeks becayse of hygiene concerns, which in some cases include coakroaches in kitchens.

Inside political headlines:

- GUN LAW: Simich confident of support for gun laws;
- HAWKESBY ROW: Beseiged Shipley still confident;

MAORI: The editorial discusses the recent Waitangi Tribunal report on the airwaves.

© 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