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


National Radio Midday Bulletin

DRINKING AGE: Groups opposed to the lowering of the drinking age will petition parliament to reverse the decision when the legislation is debated again next month.

US INSTITUTE FOR PROBLEM GAMBLING: The head of this institution says the lowering of the drinking age will lead to more gambling.

SWISS ACCIDENT: Nineteen people, including one New Zealander, have now been confirmed dead after a flash flood swept tourists away from a canyoning trip.

PARLIAMENT: Speaker of the House Doug Kidd said rules governing allegations between members need to be readdressed.

WYLLIE: NZ First member Tutekawa Wyllie has deflected claims from John Tamihere that he received a big payout before joing parliament.

MINE CLOSURE: Solid Energy said it is closing a mine at Mount Daly because they can no longer mine safely. Five staff members will be transferred to another mine.

GE FOOD: Vegetable growers have called for full labelling of GE Food. One hundred and thirty delegates voted for the move at a crop growing conference.

MURDER: A man accused of murdering his wife last September is now giving evidence in the Auckland High Court. He told of prolonged drug and alcohol abuse and admitted he had killed her, though he could not believe he had.

MAORI ECONOMY: A report detailing Maori input into the economy has been released by Te Puni Kokiri. The report shows the economic status of Maori has improved slightly over the last year.

VIOLENCE: A fifth day of religious violence in Indonesia has left five people dead and over 20 injured.

KOSOVO: Fouteen Kosovo farmers were buried today in the worst atrocity since the Serb withdrawal.

US – NATO: The US denies the NATO head has been forced out of the job over his poor handling of the Kosovo situation. He has however been retired three months early.

SCIENTISTS: Scientists have heralded a new breakthrough, saying they now know how human cells mutate into cancerous cells.

BLUEBERRIES: Blueberries may prevent general aging, a growers conference was told today. They are said to be extremely good for health.

POWER: A new service has been set up to help consumers find the cheapest power deals. The site can be accessed over the phone and internet.

TOURISM: Helen Clark has promised the tourism industry a clearer direction under a Labour government.

© 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