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Kit Richards: The Government Are Bullies
Anderton Speaks Petrol Prices Fall
How To Ignore Legal Threats And Sell Books
Scoop: The World Today
Scoop Was In The House
A New Scheme For Apprentices
Scoop Opinion: Heroes Given The Royal Boot
Scoop Arts: Alice In Nightmareland
Scoop Sport: One Tennis Survivor

Black Gold = Black Rain - Greens
Super Pre-funding Is A Big Mistake
The Peter Ellis Inquiry
The Highlanders Are On Great New Drugs
TVNZ Dividend Down
Health Ministry Transformation
A Standard For Organics
We Dont Want No Computer Quota
Another Bendon Lingerie Buyup
Visitor Spending Up
WTO On NZ-US Meat Dispute
Opposition Efforts On ACC Fall On Deaf Ears
Rodney On A Knife Edge
Dame Ruth Kirk
Govt Must Make Petrol Cheaper!
Bulk Funding Ends But Not All Are Happy
Private Workers Get Protected
Study: Light Rail Ineffective


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Kit Richards: The Government Are Bullies

- Former Timberlands manager Kit Richards says the government has treated him “like a school yard bully” by putting pressure on Timberlands to have his current contract terminated, and this afternoon he was yet to hear officially about his sacking. See... A Victim Of A “Bullying” Government Speaks Out [1] in the Headlines wire. Also see... Warren Young, Chairman, Timberlands West Coast Ltd [2] in the Politics wire. Meanwhile minister Responsible for Timberlands West Coast Pete Hodgson has welcomed the decision See... Minister welcomes Timberlands' decision [3] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00088.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00094.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00351.htm


Anderton Speaks Petrol Prices Fall

- Yesterday Deputy PM Jim Anderton went on the offensive on the high price of petrol in the face of falling crude oil prices see... Deputy PM Asks For Petrol Prices Investigation [1] in the Parliament wire. Today the price fell by 2 cents. See... BP Gives Motorists Good News [2] and. Caltex drops petrol prices [3] , both in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00346.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0003/S00115.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0003/S00114.htm


How To Ignore Legal Threats And Sell Books

- Jonar C. Nader, the author of the best-selling book "How to Lose Friends and Infuriate People", has defied threats by Dale Carnegie & Associates and Ms Donna Dale Carnegie, by officially releasing his book to all bookstores in the USA and Canada this week. See... Nader Defies Dale Carnegie's Legal Threats [1] in the Art And Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0003/S00071.htm


Scoop: The World Today

- In Russia the number of people who have fled from Chechnya to Ingushetia is higher than originally estimated, and is increasing again; Thirty-six Sihkhs were killed in the troubled province of Kashmir as President Clinton visits India; Pope John Paul II continues his travels in the Holy land. All in the International wire.
- Chechen Refugees - Sharp rise in number of people fleeing Chechnya [1]
- India & Pakistan - US-India Relations: A Vision for the 21st Century [2]
- India & Pakistan - Transcript: President Clinton and PM Vajpayee [3]
- India & Pakistan - Scoop Images: Clinton In India [4]
- India & Pakistan - Kofi Annan voices "outrage" over massacre of Sikhs [5]
- India & Pakistan - Some US Sanctions on India Lifted [6]
- India & Pakistan - HRW: Background Briefing On Pakistan [7]
- India & Pakistan - HRW: Background Briefing On India [8]
- India & Pakistan - HRW: Background Briefing On Kashmir [9]
- Pope In The Holy Land - Pope In Holy Land: Amman Stadium Mass [10]
- Pope In The Holy Land - Pope In Holy Land: Visit To Mount Nebo Monastery [11]


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[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0003/S00090.htm


Scoop Was In The House

- Today’s questions of the day concerned: Farmers And Guns - Air Force – IRD Commissioner – Prisoner Of Immigration – Youth Employment – Peter Ellis – Rimu Logging – TVNZ Performance - Chinese Exams – Kit Richards – World Water Day – Regional Development. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00087.htm


A New Scheme For Apprentices

- The government's Modern Apprenticeships scheme will help to raise the skill level of the New Zealand economy, ensuring that economic growth is not retarded by skills shortages, Prime Minister Helen Clark said today. See the PM's Speech... - Modern apprenticeships: plugging the skill gap [1] Reaction from employer groups has been resoundingly positive: Employers Federation - Employers' Federation gives thumbs up [2] - Employers & Manufacturers Assoc - Apprenticeships plan based on proven model [3] - Industry Training Federation - Apprenticeships will Complement Existing Training [4] - Meanwhile, the PSA want the scheme extended into the public service, PSA - Apprentices needed in public service - PSA [5] all in the Politics wire.


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[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00095.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00097.htm


Scoop Opinion: Heroes Given The Royal Boot

Northland MP John Carter has called for a sensible, rational debate on the honours system in the wake of the Prime Minister's personal view that we should scrap knight and damehoods. See... Why does Helen Clark want to sell our heroes short [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00360.htm


Scoop Arts: Alice In Nightmareland

Staged in the high ceilinged expanse of Shed 11, Synapse: Digging for Apples beautifully interprets Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland as a surrealistic nightmare of authority. See... Fringe Review - Synapse: Digging for Apples [1] in the Arts & Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0003/S00070.htm


Scoop Sport: One Tennis Survivor

- James Greenhalgh is the lone Kiwi survivor in the singles draw at the US$25,000 Gallagher International Challenger in Hamilton, as Swedish qualifiers Nicklas Timfjord and Matthias Hellstrom upset Kiwi opponents. See... TENNIS: Greenhalgh lone Kiwi survivor [1] in the Sport wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SP0003/S00024.htm

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Black Gold = Black Rain - Greens

An oil discovery in Taranaki, with the potential to be the largest find in New Zealand, could lead to rocketing consumption of oil if managed wrongly, Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons warned today. See... Maui mistakes a lesson for oil discovery [1] in the Greens wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00359.htm


Super Pre-funding Is A Big Mistake

- Say Farmers - Federated Farmers today told the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee that additional Government spending will ultimately reduce economic growth and employment, and the pre-funding of superannuation was a mistake. The federation was giving its submission ... See... See... Grow Economic Cake, Pre-Funding Super Will Fail [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00099.htm


The Peter Ellis Inquiry

- Justice Minister Phil Goff stated again this afternoon that the parents of children involved in the Ellis case have not been denied assistance for legal representation to the recently announced Ministerial Inquiry. Opposition leader Jenny Shipley last week called for the Government to pay for the family’s legal costs relating to the Ministerial inquiry. See... Shipley either sloppy or dishonest [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00367.htm


Scoop Sport: The Highlanders Are On Great Drugs

- The Highlanders have begun using a new medicine for pain and inflammation as a part of their management of acute injuries in the Super 12. See... New Medicine Used In Acute Injury Management [1] in the Sport wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SP0003/S00025.htm


TVNZ Dividend Down

- TVNZ Television New Zealand says it’s half yearly dividend has been sharply reduced after settling debts with former TV1 news reader John Hawkesby. See... TVNZ Announces Interim Report [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0003/S00110.htm


Health Ministry Transformation

- The new shape of the Ministry of Health reflects admirably the Government's vision for a health system focused on healthier New Zealanders, Minister of Health Annette King said today. See... Ministry of Health To Assume New Shape [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00370.htm


A Standard For Organics

- Green Party Agriculture Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street said today the future of organics in New Zealand depends on the setting up of a benchmark nation-wide organic standard.... Green Party calls for national organics standard [1] and... Speech on Organics by Ian Ewen-Street [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00368.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00369.htm


We Dont Want No Computer Quota

- The Computer Manufacturers Association of New Zealand says it has never asked the Government to impose purchasing quotas for New Zealand-built computers, and has no intention to push for such a quota. A report in the New Zealand Herald yesterday morning said the Computer Manufacturers' Association would lobby the Government to impose local technology quotas in public sector computer contracts... See... CMANZ denies calling for a Computer quota [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0003/S00113.htm


Another Bendon Lingerie Buyup

- Bendon Buys New Zealand intimate apparel company Bendon Ltd today announced the purchase of the brand and stock of Fayreform Lingerie Ltd. See... Bendon Expands With Fayreform Purchase [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0003/S00112.htm


Visitor Spending Up

- A hike in visitor numbers to New Zealand has poured in an additional $64 million into the New Zealand economy. See... New Zealand Visitors Spend Record $64 Million [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0003/S00111.htm


WTO On NZ-US Meat Dispute

- The formation of a World Trade Organisation panel to hear New Zealand's dispute with the United States about tariffs on lamb was good news, Minister for Trade Negotiations Jim Sutton said today. See... World Trade Organisation Panel On Lamb Formed [1] . Also see... Jim Sutton speech - Meat NZ annual general meeting [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00357.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00356.htm


Opposition Efforts On ACC Fall On Deaf Ears

- Government MPs have stonewalled the Opposition amendments to its ACC legislation which would have taken heed of some of the huge outpouring of opposition to the move, National ACC spokesperson Gerry Brownlee said today. See... Govt MPs refuse to hear reason [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00353.htm


Rodney On A Knife Edge

- "I have today received confirmation of the resignation of the Mayor and five councillors of the Rodney District Council," the Minister of Local Government said last night. The Minister noted that Rodney District Council should have a mayor and 12 councillors. The quorum for decision-making is seven members of the council and one more resignation will see it at an end. See... Minister's statement on Rodney District Council [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00352.htm


Dame Ruth Kirk

- Prime Minister Helen Clark said today she was saddened to learn of the death of Dame Ruth Kirk, widow of the late Labour leader Norman Kirk. See... Death of Dame Ruth Kirk [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00350.htm


Govt Must Make Petrol Cheaper!

- The Government should tell the oil companies to lower petrol and other fuel prices immediately because of a reduction in crude oil prices, said both National and New Zealand First. See... Minister must protect Kiwi motorists [1] . And see... Reduce Petrol Prices - Crude Oil Down [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00337.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00342.htm


Bulk Funding Ends But Not All Are Happy

- Schools which are not bulk funded will receive news of a one-off payment next week as part of the Government's policy to move towards a fairer funding policy for schools. See... Schools to receive one-off payment [1] in the Parliament wire. At its meeting on Friday, the Education Forum reviewed the new government's education proposals and found little to commend and much of concern. See... Centralist Approaches Don't Work In Education [2] in the Education wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00336.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0003/S00041.htm


Private Workers Get Protected

- Private sector workers will be afforded the same protection rights as state sector workers under the Protected Disclosures Bill following the release of a Supplementary Order Paper. See... Protection for private whistle blowers [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00335.htm


Study: Light Rail Ineffective

- The Road Transport Forum and the Automobile Association today released the findings of a study which concludes that the introduction of light rail systems in cities in the United States with similar characteristics to Auckland are ineffective in improving traffic congestion. See... Study shows light rail ineffective [1] . For the study detail and Q&A> see... New Light Rail in the US – Promise and Reality [2] both in the Auckland wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0003/S00036.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0003/S00037.htm

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