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

 


National Radio 7am Bulletin

IRRADIATED FOOD. The government is to allow the sale of irradiated food. New Zealand has had a moratorium on irradiated food since 1989. ANZFA has now agreed to allow irradiated food. Health Minister Wyatt Creech says all irradiated food will be labeled.

ASIAN RAIN: A series of storms in the far east has left hundreds dead in the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand. Floods in Philippines kill at least 40. Several provinces declared calamity areas. China also worried with more rain forecast.

WATER RUCKUS: An Auckland City Council meeting was adjourned last night and police called to silence some Water Pressure protestors. Protestors vow to continue to boycott Watercare Services charges after some concessions - but not enough - made.

NATO: Nato has formerly named UK's George Robertson as its next Secretary General. Robertson says the appointment is a great honour.

MARLBOROUGH MARINE FARMS: Rush of applications for new marine farms in the Marlborough Sounds. 150 applications have been lodged for new farms following the lifting of a ban. Applications were made before the Magic Mussels discovery and controversy. Eight Maori Tribes are going to court today to challenge the lifting of the marine farm moratorium.

DAIRY BOARD ON CER: Dairy Board says extended CER would benefit New Zealand dairy producers - particularly expansion into South America. 75% of South American exports are dairy exports.

HOME INVASION: Horrifying home invasion case in which man broke into house, tied up parents, drank alcohol, ransacked the place and then set it alight.

CRICKET: NZ Cricket Coach Steve Rixon says he might bring Chris Harris into the team for the coming test.

QUEEN MOTHER: Queen Mother has been celebrating her 99th birthday in her own way - mingling with the crowd outside Clarence House. Members of the public say they love her.

© 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