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


TV1 News

Macraes Mine – Burton Trial – Baby Exhumation – Asylum Seekers – Warriors Through

MACRAES MINE: Coasters and conservationists faced off outside parliament today over Conservation Minister Sandra Lee’s vetoing of Australian mining company GRD Macraes plan to extend a planned gold mine in Reefton on the West Coast. Lee addressed the crowd. A delegation went to the minister’s office. GRD Macraes are meeting with Sandra Lee tonight. During question time, opposition parties tried to embarrass Sandra Lee and the Government over the issue, not altogether successfully. GRD Macraes are expected to make a modified proposal following the meeting.

BURTON TRIAL: Queenstown man Mark Burton told police he was pretty sure he killed his mother, schoolteacher Patricia Burton, but he can’t remember it. He is standing trial for his mother’s murder. Both the Crown and the defence agree he killed her, but he is pleading not guilty on grounds of insanity. Mr Burton told police he hadn’t taken his medication for schizophrenia and had been drinking beer when it happened.

BABY EXHUMATION: A baby’s body has been dug from her father’s grave, ending a four-year legal battle by her mother to have her exhumed and be buried separately. The exhumation has upset the town of Masterton, and most of the people who observed the exhumation were against it.

ASYLUM SEEKERS: A ship carrying more than 430 mostly Afghani asylum seekers is still stranded off Christmas Island in Australian territory on the Norwegian ship Tampa. Australia won’t take them, nor will Norway. Indonesia says they will take them, but won’t go to the ship. Many on board are reported to be sick and exhausted. Some of the asylum seekers are hunger striking.

WARRIORS THROUGH: The NZ Warriors rugby league team are due back in Auckland in an hour, after drawing with the Melbourne Storm and securing a place in the playoffs. It’s the first time the Warriors have made the finals.

© 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>>

  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog