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


National Radio 8am Bulletin

Queenstown Floods – Green Party Website – Northern Ireland – Jury Trials – NZ/SA Relations – Auckland Infrastructure

QUEENSTOWN FLOODS: Worst is still to come. Queenstown and Wanaka are now cut off by flooding. Flooding is forcing evacuations of homes and businesses in central Otago. Queenstown is at its highest level since 1878.

GREEN PARTY WEBSITE: Conservation Minister Nick Smith says he finds it unbelievable that Nandoor Tanzos is not behind a sabotage link on the Green Party web site. Tanzos says the Nats are panicking about Coromandel.

NORTHERN IRELAND: Breakthrough in Northern Ireland peace process. 24 hours after George Mitchell set in train incremental steps towards peace his plan is emerging. The mood of cooperation is showing through in statements from David Trimble and Sinn Fein.

JURY TRIALS: The Law Commission says that if the number of hung juries does not fall then majority juries should be considered.

NZ/SA RELATIONS: NZ has had a rare opportunity for bi-lateral discussions with South Africa. Thabo Mbeki – the SA President – has been invited to NZ for a state visit.

AUCKLAND: Infrastructure Auckland says it will be reviewing its funding policy after its first round of grants. So far it has given away $1.6 million for 12 projects.

© 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