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


National Radio Midday Bulletin

JFK JUNIOR: Bodies of JFK his wife and sister-in-law have been recovered. The high tech plane plunged into the sea near the Massachusettes coast. Divers delicately removed the bodies from the wreckage and from there were taken to have an autopsy conducted. Kennedy Family will hold a memorial service in New York in a small church.

FAMILY MURDER: Charges against five people charged with stabbing Angelina Edwards have had their charges reduced to manslaughter. The judge said there was insufficient evidence to establish the murder charge. The trial has been running for a month and the defence has now opened.

KIWI ADVICE TO LAMB FARMERS: Advice to meat industry from Kiwifruit boss Doug Voss after Kiwifruit growers reach agreement to lift anti-dumping restrictions in the US. My advice to lamb producers is to develop relationships with US producers - he says.

PIT BULL: Dog control bill in Parliament. Dog breeder says he will flout the law if it is passed. He says pitbulls are used as therapy dogs in the US because they are cudly. MP Brian Neeson says several countries have bans on the dogs.

DRUG SMUGGLER: A 27-year-old arrested after leaving prison with $200 after delivering cannabis oil into Paremoremo has been convicted and fined $920. He plead guilty to smuggling the drugs and has been dismissed.

WHAT'S IN A NAME: The Maori word Whanau has been dropped from the name of the new Department of Children Youth and Famuly Services. Youth and Whanau both objected to in the name by the opposition.

MIGRATION: Sluggish economy and student loans scheme are reasons for large outflows in New Zealanders say experts. Australian migration at record levels. Australia's ministry of immigration is unconcerned about the numbers - he says lots of young australians leave too.

LIGHTER BLITZ: The Fire Service and Commerce Commission have launched their first blitz on dairies selling un-child-safe lighters.

WOMEN AND THE LAW: Most women will have trouble with the legal system according to research. Women wanting legal help say lawyers are too expensive, advice is difficult to understand and there are not enough alternatives.

SCOTT WATSON: Witness has told Scott Watson murder trial that Watson was very drunk while socialising onboard her boat.

NAPIER TRIAL: 20-year-old Napier man has been committed for trial on rape and attempted murder charges. He has been accused of rape and stabbing a teenager and an elderly person.

NORTHERN IRELAND: IRA has blamed the British Government for the deadlock. The IRA appears to indicate that the IRA is not ready to decommission weapons. But ceasfire not yet under threat.

DRUNK ROYAL CORGI'S: A 28-year-old footman who got the Royal Corgi's drunk has been disciplined. The Queen was not ammused.

© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


Philip Temple: Hang On A Minute, Mate
Peter Dunne quietly omits some salient facts when arguing for retention of MMP’s coat-tailing provision that allows a party to add list seats if it wins one electorate and achieves more than 1% or so of the party vote... More>>

Cheap Grace And Climate Change: Australia And COP26

It was not for everybody, but the shock advertising tactics of the Australian comedian Dan Ilic made an appropriate point. Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison, a famed coal hugger, has vacillated about whether to even go to the climate conference in Glasgow. Having himself turned the country’s prime ministerial office into an extended advertising agency, Ilic was speaking his language... More>>

Binoy Kampmark: Funeral Rites For COVID Zero
It was such a noble public health dream, even if rather hazy to begin with. Run down SARS-CoV-2. Suppress it. Crush it. Or just “flatten the curve”, which could have meant versions of all the above. This created a climate of numerical sensitivity: a few case infections here, a few cases there, would warrant immediate, sharp lockdowns, stay-at-home orders, the closure of all non-vital service outlets... More>>

Dunne Speaks: Labour's High Water Mark
If I were still a member of the Labour Party I would be feeling a little concerned after this week’s Colmar Brunton public opinion poll. Not because the poll suggested Labour is going to lose office any time soon – it did not – nor because it showed other parties doing better – they are not... More>>

Our Man In Washington: Morrison’s Tour Of Deception

It was startling and even shocking. Away from the thrust and cut of domestic politics, not to mention noisy discord within his government’s ranks, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison could breathe a sign of relief. Perhaps no one would notice in Washington that Australia remains prehistoric in approaching climate change relative to its counterparts... More>>

Binoy Kampmark: Melbourne Quake: Shaken, Not Stirred

It began just after a news interview. Time: a quarter past nine. Morning of September 22, and yet to take a sip from the brewed Turkish coffee, its light thin surface foam inviting. The Australian city of Melbourne in its sixth lockdown, its residents fatigued and ravaged by regulations. Rising COVID-19 numbers, seemingly inexorable... More>>