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

 

National Radio Midday News

East Timor – Turkish Quake – Kosovo – Burger Boycott – Petrol Prices – Blue Fin Tuna – Lottery Salary – Gang Shooting – Smoking Teenagers

EAST TIMOR: Tensions remain high in East Timor. Sarah Boyd says the town was quiet over night. UN observers are continuing to arrive. Later today a group monitoring the ballot will release information on human rights abuses.

TURKISH QUAKE: Turkish Government has begun legal action against some building contractors accused of building sub-standard buildings. Similar promises after previous disasters have not been fulfilled. Experts say vast majority

KOSOVO: KLA commander says Russia should apologise publicly for supporting the Serbian side during the conflict. Barricades have been up for five days to keep Russian’s out of a town.

BURGER BOYCOTT: Angry Jewish settlers have called for a world wide boycott of Burger King. On Thursday Burger King decided not to open a restaurant on the West Bank after threats of an Arab boycott.

PETROL PRICES: Small independent petrol company Challenge has decided not to raise its petrol prices for a fourth time. AA is welcoming the apparent competition.

BLUE FIN TUNA: NZ has won a case against the Japanese over blue fin tuna. Don McKinnon says the battle has been going for some time. The international tribunal is now telling Japan to stop over

LOTTERY SALARY: Criticism of the salary paid to Lotteries Commission boss David Bale who is earning $410,000 a year from the State Services Commissioner and the Green Party.

GANG SHOOTING: Police in Gisborne are reviewing rules on dealing with gangs after a gang member was shot. Police are concerned the gang member was shot while his three children were in the house.

SMOKING TEENAGERS: Percentage of teenage smokers has risen by 37% since 1992 according to a survey.




© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Mediaversaries: 20 Years Of The Scoop Information Ecosystem

Scoop celebrates its 20th anniversary this month. To celebrate, we are offering 20% off all ScoopPro subscriptions, including the newly launched ScoopPro Citizen service for Citizen readers. More>>

ALSO:

Lyndon Hood: Better Analogies For National Pilfering Budget Data

After the Treasury Secretary's tragically doomed effort provide a metaphorical image for the budget data breach, and the rash of media attempts that followed, we never got an analogy that really covers all the bases. Until now. More>>

ALSO:

Resignation Of Metiria Turei: Were Journalists 'Just Doing Their Job'?

In our research we examined the role of journalism in animating the Turei controversy and the different perceptions of professional journalists and online commentators sympathetic to Turei’s left politics. ... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Extradition Of Julian Assange

It isn’t necessary to like Julian Assange to think that his extradition to the US (on the charge of aiding and abetting Chelsea Manning) would be a major injustice... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog