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

 


National Radio 8am Bulletin

NZ First’s Future – Israel Bombing – Yacht Betting – Australian Republic – Indian Cyclone – University Fees – Lower Hutt Robbery

NZ FIRST’S FUTURE: NZ First leader Winston Peters says comments from the PM on his party are just a threat. Peters says he will support whoever gets the most votes on confidence and decide what else he does on a case by case basis. Shipley has said she may hold another election rather than rely on such support and allow Peters to hold the country to ransom. Peters says this is just a threat.

ISRAEL BOMBING: Three simultaneous bomb blasts in Tel Aviv Israel this morning. The blasts came on the eve of final status talks between Palestinian and Israeli peace negotiators.

YACHT BETTING: Team NZ will meet with legal advisers today to see if it can stop the TAB offering sports betting on the Louis Vuitton Cup. Team NZ is sponsored by the Lotteries Commission and is concerned that they may be upset about the development.

AUSTRALIAN REPUBLIC: Bob Hawke says there is a clear majority for a republic following a referendum in which a republic was defeated. He says he wants another vote.

INDIAN CYCLONE: Officials in India expect to find many more deaths as they clean up the province of Orissa following a super cyclone. The army is assisting with the distribution of food and medicine. Thousands of dead cattle are lying around.

UNIVERSITY FEES: Auckland Uni is expected to approve 11% fee rises today. Victoria Uni is expected to approve a 15% rise. NZUSA says it is more bad news for students.

LOWER HUTT ROBBERY: Three men are due to appear in court today following an attack on a Lower Hutt man in his house.


© 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