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

 

National Radio Midday Bulletin

National Radio Midday Bulletin

Refugee Camps Closed - Telecom Action - Maori Child Abuse - Pm Reaction - Speight Beaten - Transrail Safety - Homicide Inquiry - Japanese Whaling - Solomons Ceasefire - Youth Crime Rise - Cervical Inquiry - Lawyers Recruited - Bolshoi Salvage

REFUGEE CAMPS CLOSED: Indonesia has ordered the immediate closure of refugee camps in West Timor after international pressure to do so. The move comes after the fatal shooting of a New Zealand soldier by a group of militants.

- TELECOM ACTION: Telecom is being taken to court by the Commerce Commission over its internet access 086 number which it says is anti-competitive.

- MAORI CHILD ABUSE: Minister for Maori Affairs Parekura Horomia says all Maori must take a stand over child abuse, not only the leadership, after child abuse figures showed Maori were five times more likely to abuse their children than Pakeha.

- PM REACTION: Meanwhile, the Prime Minister says Maori institutions need help to change the tide of abuse, but she says it is important not to stereotype Maori as a group.

- SPEIGHT BEATEN: A lawyer for Fiji coup leader George Speight says Speight and some of his men were beaten by navy personnel on their way to an island prison. A Red Cross team who visited the prisoners said they were being treated well.

- TRANSRAIL SAFETY: Occupational Safety and Health has told a ministerial inquiry into TranzRail employee safety that the incidents of death for the company’s workers is around eight times the national average.

- GOVT MPS BRIEFED ON ERB DETAILS: Government MPs have been briefed on changes to the Employment Relation Bill which are about to be made public.

- HOMICIDE INQUIRY: The police in south Auckland are about to release more details into a homicide inquiry they are about to launch into a man who went missing in bush four years ago. Initially the case was treated as a missing persons case.

- JAPANESE WHALING: The United States and Australia are increasing pressure on Japan to stop a new whale hunt in the north Pacific ocean.

- SOLOMONS CEASEFIRE: A cease fire to end the Solomon Islands ethnic conflict is expected to be signed today by leaders from both Isetabu and Malaitan Eagles forces.

- YOUTH CRIME RISE; A youth court judge has stressed the lack of residential units for young criminals is largely responsible for the rising rate of youth crime.

- CERVICAL INQUIRY: There needs to be more investigation into the ethical obligations of the people running the national cervical screening programme, says a request to the cervical cancer inquiry in Gisborne.

- LAWYERS RECRUITED: Large law firms around the country have put into practice plans to re-recruit New Zealand lawyers who have gone to work overseas for better pay.

- BOLSHOI SALVAGE: Talks about salvaging the legendary Bolshoi Theatre are underway in Moscow with international organisations asked for help for funding.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 


Ian Powell: Health Minister Behaves Badly Towards Nurses

Arguably Minister of Health Andrew Little is the MP in the New Zealand Parliament with the greatest experience and knowledge of collective bargaining between employers and unions... More>>


Richard S. Ehrlich: U.S. Sees "Threat" In The Golden Triangle

In Southeast Asia's crime-infested Golden
Triangle, Chinese entrepreneur Zhao Wei is constructing a sprawling
casino resort and airstrip despite being sanctioned by the U.S.
Treasury Department as a "threat to the United States" because of his
"horrendous illicit activities"... More>>



Peter Dunne: The Steadily Eroding Sands Of Credibility

The ever-shifting sands of the Covid19 vaccination programme are increasingly eroding the credibility of this government.
In January the Prime Minister proclaimed that 2021 would be the “Year of the vaccine” – much the same way as she had promised 2019 would be the “Year of Delivery... More>>




Podcast: Buchanan + Manning On Cyber-Attacks And The Evolution Of Hybrid Warfare

Paul G. Buchanan and Selwyn Manning present this week’s podcast, A View from Afar with a deep-dive into cyber-attacks and hybrid warfare – Especially how 2021 has witnessed a Cold War II styled stand-off between global powers... More>>


Climate Explained: Is New Zealand Losing Or Gaining Native Forests?

Apart from wetlands, land above the treeline, coastal dunes and a few other exceptions, New Zealand was once covered in forests from Cape Reinga to Bluff. So was Europe, which basically consisted of a single forest from Sicily in southern Italy to the North Cape in Norway, before human intervention... More>>




Sydney Mockdown: The Delta Variant Strikes

It is proving to be an unfolding nightmare. For a government that had been beaming with pride at their COVID contract tracing for months, insisting that people could live, consume and move about with freedom as health professionals wrapped themselves round the virus, the tune has changed... More>>