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

 

TV3 News

Cannabis Allegations - Body Found In Auckland - Immigration - Insider Trading - WINZ - Terrorists Freed - Bomb Threats In US - Truck Crash - Hubble Repaired - Mice Plague Threatens Birds

CANNABIS ALLEGATIONS: One of the two men accused of smoking a joint has denied an allegation that he smoked cannabis in Parliament. Journalist Alastair Thompson admits smoking a cigarette in the debating chamber but denies smoking dope. Gerry Brownlee says what is allegedly done is stupid. Alliance leader describes Alliance staff member Steve Collette - also accused - as a mature computer boffin . "We have to keep things in perspective he says" . Political Editor Jane Young - There will be no video evidence of this allegation as the only security cameras in the house are trained on the public gallery.

AUCKLAND MURDER: Body of middle aged man found in Auckland on beach. Body carried to shore by police. Death does not appear to be from natural causes say police.

IMMIGRATION: Cindy Abu freed from Auckland woman's prison. Lianne Dalzeil welcomes the decision. Another immigrant who has been deported has been sent back as a stateless person. Two other Russian immigrants who sailed from Russia in a under-equipped boat are free to stay . One of the Russian's remains in prison.

INSIDER TRADING: Fletcher Challenge has replaced its Chairman who resigned yesterday in relation to technical share trading breaches with former Telecom CEO Rod Deane.

WINZ: Steve Maharey says $9000 was paid for bringing together the WINZ briefing paper.

TERRORISTS FREED: Northern Ireland's terrorist prisoners have been set free for Christmas. In 1983 one of them carried out a grenade attack on IRA mourners. Another blew up a fish and chip shop six years ago. A jail built to hold 800 dangerous prisoners holds only two inmates tonight.

BOMB THREATS: Bomb threat alert on packages from Frankfurt. US Airports on high alert. Extra staff brought on to keep airports safe.

TRUCK CRASH: Freak accident in South Africa when tanker crashes.

HUBBLE REPAIRED: Astronauts replace components of the Hubble space telescope.

MICE PLAGUE: Plague of mice sweeping South Island beech forests threatens native birds. Special year for beech forests which have been supplying extra food. The problem is that when feasting stoats run out of mice they will attack native birds. In one conservancy 88 stoats were caught in September. Fly fishers say the fishes are bigger because of the mice plague.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

27-29 Sept: Social Enterprise World Forum Live Blog

1600+ delegates from more than 45 countries have came together to share wisdom, build networks and discuss how to create a more sustainable future using social enterprise as a vehicle. Attending the Forum were social enterprise practitioners, social entrepreneurs, policy makers, community leaders, investors, activists, academics and more from across the globe... More>>

HiveMind Report: A Universal Basic Income For Aotearoa NZ

Results from this HiveMind suggests that an overwhelming majority of Kiwis believe that due to changing circumstances and inefficiencies in the current system, we need a better system to take care of welfare of struggling members in our society. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Hivemind: Medical Cannabis - Co-Creating A Policy For Aotearoa

Welcome to the fourth and final HiveMind for Scoop’s Opening the Election campaign for 2017. This HiveMind explores the question: what would a fair, humane and safe Medical Cannabis policy look like for Aotearoa, NZ in 2018? More>>

ALSO:

Lyndon Hood: Notes On National’s Election Campaign, In Poem Form

Nationyl’s bitumen-ing / As they du du / Seed groweth / River floweth / Then ‘dozer drives thru / Highway ensu. More>>