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

 

TV1 6pm Bulletin (First Segment)

Camp David Talks Stall And Then Resume - Fiji Crisis And Sanctions Continue - Ronald Jorgensen Sighted Last March - More Emotions At Gisborne Cervical Inquiry - Bomb Scare In London - Queen Mum’s Birthday Celebrations

CAMP DAVID TALKS STALL AND THEN RESUME: President Clinton puts a brave face on no progress in the Middle East talks at Camp David. The Israeli delegation headed by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak was preparing to leave this afternoon, however early this evening President Clinton announced the talks would continue, as he departed for Japan and the G8 Economic Summit. US Secretary Of State Madeline Albright will take over Clinton’s role until he returns next week.

- FIJI CRISIS AND SANCTIONS CONTINUE: Foreign Minister Phil Goff called on the Fijian High Commissioner for a conference today to outline tougher diplomatic, sporting and “smart” sanctions against the interim Fijian regime which is composed of coup leader George Speight’s supporters. Meanwhile in Fiji, the deposed government of Mahendra Chaudhry met to discuss options of how to continue to represent Fiji.

- RONALD JORGENSEN SIGHTED LAST MARCH: One of the countries most infamous criminals written off as dead may be alive after a sighting of convicted last March murderer Ronald Jorgensen, which Auckland police are taking seriously. Jorgensen was convicted of a machine gun murder of two people in the 1960s.

- MORE EMOTIONS AT GISBORNE CERVICAL INQUIRY: There’s been another day of emotion at the cervical cancer Inquiry at Gisborne. The doctor who reread the slides today broke down under questioning from former pathologist Michael Bottrill’s lawyers. She had earlier graded Bottrill at an "8-out-of-10" for unacceptable reporting of cases.

- BOMB SCARE IN LONDON: In Britain a dissident IRA group is blamed for putting a bomb on an underground rail line in London, which police believed was an attempt to disrupt the pubic birthday celebrations for the Queen Mother.

- QUEEN MUM’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS: Meanwhile, the birthday celebrations started for the 100th birthday for the Queen Mum. The royal mum said the occasion was one of “great joy” for her and told the crowd “God Bless You.” Singer Shirley Bassey became a dame and actor Barbara Windsor also received an award at the celebrations.
TV1 6pm Bulletin (First Segment)

Camp David Talks Stall And Then Resume - Fiji Crisis And Sanctions Continue - Ronald Jorgensen Sighted Last March - More Emotions At Gisborne Cervical Inquiry - Bomb Scare In London - Queen Mum’s Birthday Celebrations

CAMP DAVID TALKS STALL AND THEN RESUME: President Clinton puts a brave face on no progress in the Middle East talks at Camp David. The Israeli delegation headed by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak was preparing to leave this afternoon, however early this evening President Clinton announced the talks would continue, as he departed for Japan and the G8 Economic Summit. US Secretary Of State Madeline Albright will take over Clinton’s role until he returns next week.

- FIJI CRISIS AND SANCTIONS CONTINUE: Foreign Minister Phil Goff called on the Fijian High Commissioner for a conference today to outline tougher diplomatic, sporting and “smart” sanctions against the interim Fijian regime which is composed of coup leader George Speight’s supporters. Meanwhile in Fiji, the deposed government of Mahendra Chaudhry met to discuss options of how to continue to represent Fiji.

- RONALD JORGENSEN SIGHTED LAST MARCH: One of the countries most infamous criminals written off as dead may be alive after a sighting of convicted last March murderer Ronald Jorgensen, which Auckland police are taking seriously. Jorgensen was convicted of a machine gun murder of two people in the 1960s.

- MORE EMOTIONS AT GISBORNE CERVICAL INQUIRY: There’s been another day of emotion at the cervical cancer Inquiry at Gisborne. The doctor who reread the slides today broke down under questioning from former pathologist Michael Bottrill’s lawyers. She had earlier graded Bottrill at an 8 out of 10 for unacceptable reporting of cases.

- BOMB SCARE IN LONDON: In Britain a dissident IRA group is blamed for putting a bomb on an underground rail line in London, which police believed was an attempt to disrupt the pubic birthday celebrations for the Queen Mother.

- QUEEN MUM’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS: Meanwhile, the birthday celebrations started for the 100th birthday for the Queen Mum. The royal mum said the occasion was one of “great joy” for her and told the crowd “God Bless You.” Singer Shirley Bassey became a dame and actor Barbara Windsor also received an award at the celebrations.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 


Dunne Speaks: Robertson's Budget Gamble On Treasury
The popular test of the success or failure of Grant Robertson’s fifth Budget will be its impact on the soaring cost of living. In today’s climate little else matters. Because governments come and governments go – about every six to seven years on average since 1945 – getting too focused on their long-term fiscal aspirations is often pointless... More>>

Keith Rankin: Liberal Democracy In The New Neonationalist Era: The Three 'O's
The proposed ‘New Zealand Income Insurance Scheme’ (‘the scheme’) has attracted strong debate among the more left-wing and liberal groupings, within New Zealand-Aotearoa. This debate should be seen as a positive rather than negative tension because of the opportunity to consider and learn from the implications and sharpen advocacy... More>>

Dunne Speaks: Words Matter, Prime Minister
Words matter, especially when uttered by politicians. History is littered with examples of careless or injudicious words uttered by politicians coming back to haunt them, often at the most awkward of times. During the 1987 election campaign, when electoral reform was a hot issue, Prime Minister David Lange promised to have a referendum on the electoral system... More>>


Digitl: Infrastructure Commission wants digital strategy
Earlier this month Te Waihanga, New Zealand’s infrastructure commission, tabled its first Infrastructure Strategy: Rautaki Hanganga o Aotearoa. Te Waihanga describes its document as a road map for a thriving New Zealand... More>>


Binoy Kampmark: Leaking For Roe V Wade
The US Supreme Court Chief Justice was furious. For the first time in history, the raw judicial process of one of the most powerful, and opaque arms of government, had been exposed via media – at least in preliminary form. It resembled, in no negligible way, the publication by WikiLeaks of various drafts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership... More>>




The Conversation: Cheaper food comes with other costs – why cutting GST isn't the answer

As New Zealand considers the removal of the goods and services tax (GST) from food to reduce costs for low income households, advocates need to consider the impact cheap food has on the environment and whether there are better options to help struggling families... More>>