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

 

TV1 News

Keith Murdoch – Outback Ordeal – Whale Sanctuary – Robbers – Jamieson Murder – Youth Suicide

KEITH MURDOCH: Outback wanderer and former All Black Keith Murdoch has been answering questions in a coroner’s inquiry about the death of young Aboriginal man Christopher Limerick. Murdoch had been eluding authorities for months. He achieved notoriety in New Zealand after he was dismissed from a British Isles tour for punching a security guard in the Seventies. He then disappeared into the Australian outback. Murdoch is believed to have been one of the last people to have seen Limerick. Murdoch answered all questions put to him as briefly as possible. About the only new information to come from Murdoch at the inquiry was that a couple of months before Limerick went missing Murdoch found him breaking into his house.

OUTBACK ORDEAL: British Tourist Joanne Lees, who was ambushed in the Northern Territory outback, has spoken to the media for the first time, saying she feels positive that the man who abducted her will be caught. She said if he is found she would like him to say where her boyfriend Peter Falconio, believed to have been shot by the abductor, is.

WHALE SANCTUARY: The proposal for a South Pacific whaling sanctuary, pushed by New Zealand and Australia, didn’t have enough votes in the International Whaling Council. Japan, who want to hunt for whale meat, is accused of buying votes in the IWC.

ROBBERS: More serious charges may yet be laid against three youths who robbed a South Auckland man, who later died as a result of injuries sustained in the robbery. The trio are currently facing aggravated robbery charges.

JAMIESON MURDER: Police searching for the killer of Marie Jamieson are now offering $50,000 for information leading to an arrest.

YOUTH SUICIDE: New Zealand’s youth suicide rate has fallen to a 12 year low, according to latest statistics.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 


Keith Rankin: Our Neanderthal Ancestry

After my partner read Dan Salmon's novel Neands – written during lockdown in 2020 – I decided to renew my interest in our distant ancestry, in part with a concern that homo neanderthalensis has been unable to shake off, so far, its unflattering reputation in popular culture... More>>

Ian Powell: Rescuing Simpson From Simpson

(Originally published at The Democracy Project ) Will the health reforms proposed for the Labour Government make the system better or worse? Health commentator Ian Powell (formerly the Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical ... More>>

Missions To Mars: Mapping, Probing And Plundering The Red Planet

In the first month of 2020, Forbes was all excitement about fresh opportunities for plunder and conquest. Titled “2020: The Year We Will Conquer Mars”, the contribution by astrophysicist Paul M. Sutter was less interested in the physics than the conquest. ... More>>

Binoy Kampmark: Brawling Over Vaccines: Export Bans And The EU’s Bungled Rollout
The European Union has been keeping up appearances in encouraging the equitable distribution of vaccines to combat SARS-CoV-2 and its disease, COVID-19. Numerous statements speak to the need to back the COVAX scheme, to ensure equity and that no one state misses out... More>>

Jennifer S. Hunt: Trump Evades Conviction Again As Republicans Opt For Self-Preservation

By Jennifer S. Hunt Lecturer in Security Studies, Australian National University Twice-impeached former US President Donald Trump has evaded conviction once more. On the fourth day of the impeachment trial, the Senate verdict is in . Voting guilty: ... More>>

Binoy Kampmark: Let The Investigation Begin: The International Criminal Court, Israel And The Palestinian Territories

International tribunals tend to be praised, in principle, by those they avoid investigating. Once interest shifts to those parties, such bodies become the subject of accusations: bias, politicisation, crude arbitrariness. The United States, whose legal and political ... More>>