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

 

TV3 News - 101 Days To New Millennium

EAST TIMOR: Dili and Darwin - New Gallantry Awards - Taiwan Quake - Cancer Inquiry - Hongi Photo Row

EAST TIMOR - DILI: The Peacekeepers have made their first arrests and so far not a single shot has been fired. For the first time militia members have been arrested and have had their guns confiscated. Australian Catamaran arrives to cheers on Dili wharf. Troops continue their patrols at night with night sights. Militiamen are still around. UN compound reinhabited it has been ransacked over the past few days. Operation "stabilise" is proving a success.

Steven Parker Live In Dili: There is plenty of muscle here. The brigade HQ is at the airport and now has several Militia prisoners. How much has been destroyed? Seeing it first hand the level of destruction is huge. Throughout the city there is carnage. How are the people? (Lost link)

Outside of Dili the intimidation continues. In hills houses burn. In streets some forced deportations still appear to be taken. For the East Timorese the nightmare is not yet over. Militia looting still continuing. Scale of destruction in Dili is huge.

Live to Dili - Continued: NZ Commander - the operation is going very well. The airport has been secured. Some NZ troops are here and more will arrive shortly.

EAST TIMOR - DARWIN: NZ Soldiers have arrived in Darwin and are preparing for deployment. Acclimatisation training will begin shortly.

NEW GALLANTRY AWARDS: Unveiled by PM.

TAIWAN QUAKE: 7.6 quake hits Taiwan and hundreds are dead. The quake struck in the dead of the night. Over 3000 Taiwanese were caught in the quake. 640 are dead, 1200 are missing 3000 are injured. Little boy says he was so scared he held on to his mother. 6 million homes were left without power. Taiwanese NZers were worried. Fate of 200+ NZers in Taiwan is unknown.

CANCER INQUIRY: Preliminary tally of Gisborne pathologist recordings has found 157 high-grade abnormalities occurred in 5000 slides. Only 20% of these were found by the pathologist. Another 20,000 slides still need to be checked. An inquiry has been launched by the Minister of Health.

HONGI ROW: A row has broken out over the use of a Hongi photo of Bill Clinton used on the Tourism Board website. Sir Hugh Kawharu was not consulted about use of the photo - Clinton was.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

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: 25 Years Of MMP - And The Government Wants To Make It Harder For Small Parties
This week marks the 25th anniversary of the New Zealand’s first MMP election. Over the last quarter century, the MMP electoral system has led to our Parliament becoming more socially and ethnically diverse, more gender balanced, and to a wider spread of political opinion gaining representation. Or, as one of my former colleagues observed somewhat ruefully at the time, Parliament starting to look a little more like the rest of New Zealand... More>>

Eric Zuesse: China Says U.S.-China War Is Imminent

China has now publicly announced that, unless the United States Government will promptly remove from China’s Taiwan province the military forces that it recently sent there, China will soon send military forces into that province, because, not only did the U.S. secretly send “special operations forces” onto that island... 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>>