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Hard News With Russell Brown – Getting Serious
Mandela On Peace
MAYDAY2K: Where Are The Anti-capitalists?
Scoop World: Polar Bears Front Up To BP
Saving Central Wellington
Bottrill Apologises
Supercomputer Picks Easter Rain For Ethiopia
Eforce “Stoked” At Marketing Success
Bolivian Privatisation Protests In Auckland
MAYDAY2K Comes To Cuba Street

Estaronline Decides Not To Shine Today
Maharey Accused Of Policy Theft
ACT Rates
Select Committee News
Commercial TV Is Better
Mo’ Wax With Annette
Strathmore Announces Profit
Fletcher’s Starts Drilling
The Waipareira Verdict
Hit The Road Dick
Private Accident Insurance Pitfalls
Privy Council Down The Privy?
Costs For Business


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Polar Bears Attend BP AGM


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Bolivian Water Protests In Auckland

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Hard News With Russell Brown – Getting Serious

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... some weeks the headlines are not kind to news commentators. There are precious few laughs in the likes of the cervical screening inquiry, which seeks to trawl over one man's disastrous misreading of test results over the span ... See... HARD NEWS 14/4/00 - No Laughing Matter [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00043.htm


Mandela On Peace

- A lecture on the challenge of the peaceful resolution of conflict, delivered April 12th by Nelson Mandela, Nobel Prize winner and former South African President, at the Independent Newspapers Annual Lecture in Trinity College, Dublin. See... Peace: the most powerful weapon that we possess [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00046.htm


MAYDAY2K: Where Are The Anti-capitalists?

- Hoping to find protests of Seattle like proportions, Scoop went to the demonstration against global capitalism in Wellington's Manners Mall and found... very little. See... Scoop Misses Wellington's Fair Trade Protests [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00045.htm


Scoop World: Polar Bears Front Up To BP

- Greenpeace protestors dressed as Polar Bears attending yesterdays BP Amoco AGM in London. The protestors won a victory when 13.5% of BP shareholders voted in favour of a resolution calling on the company to abandon its Northstar exploration and exploitation ... See... Scoop Images: Polar Bears Win 13% Vote At BP AGM [1] in the International wire. See also… Greenpeace's BP Amoco Resolution On Climate Change [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00042.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00067.htm


Saving Central Wellington

- Green Party transport spokesperson Sue Kedgley today said there were a number of measures Transport Minister Mark Goshe should take to stop the building of the Wellington Inner City motorway. See... Greens Urge Gosche Intervenes On Wgtn Motorway [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00189.htm


Bottrill Apologises

- The man at the centre of the Gisborne cervical smear inquiry yesterday read a public statement of apology to an emotional audience. See... NEWSFLASH: Pathologist Apologises [1] in the Headlines wire. For the full transcript of the apology, see... Inquiry Transcript - Bottrill's Apology [2] in the General wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00036.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0004/S00034.htm


Supercomputer Picks Easter Rain For Ethiopia

- As a UN team arrives for an eight day tour of Ethiopia the NOAA Super Computer long range forecast for Ethiopia looks bright for Holy Week. Rain and more rain. The following image shows significant amounts of rain falling in drought stricken Ethiopia on Easter Sunday. See... Scoop Images: Easter Rain In Ethiopia? [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00039.htm


Eforce “Stoked” At Marketing Success

- On day three of Eforce’s Imac giveaway promotion – 100 Imacs in 100 days – the new Ecommerce “intermediary” ecommerce portal has nearly doubled its pre-promotion membership base and now has 7500 members. See... Eforce’s viral marketing strategy works a treat [1] in the wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00044.htm


Bolivian Privatisation Protests In Auckland

- The following pictures show a protest outside the Bolivian Counsulate in Auckland held to object to the privatisation of the Bolvian water industry and to draw attention to the loss of life in riots that followed. Pictures supplied by the Water Pressure Group. See... Scoop Images: Bolivian Consulate Doused [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00041.htm


MAYDAY2K Comes To Cuba Street

- A broad coalition of groups is gathering in Cuba Mall in Wellington to demonstrate support for the demands of developing countries for fair trade at the time of the spring meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Similar protests and vigils are taking place around the world, but especially in Washington DC, where officials of the World Bank and IMF are meeting. See... Wellington IMF/World Bank Protest [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0004/S00065.htm


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Estaronline Decides Not To Shine Today

- EstarOnline, the New Zealand based e-commerce development company, has decided to put on hold its proposal to list on the NZSE, saying it did not want its business to be negatively affected by the current slump in international technology stocks. See... Estaronline To Wait For "Better Environment" [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00081.htm


Maharey Accused Of Policy Theft

- “The foster parent training scheme 'launched today' by Steve Maharey is a great idea - it's a pity for Labour they didn't think of it,” Opposition Social Services spokesperson Bob Simcock said today. See... Great policy Steve - but whose is it? [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00207.htm


ACT Rates

- The ACT Party official website has registered over 200,000 hits since the beginning of the month as employers and employees alike seek information and make submissions on the radically dangerous Employment Relations Bill. See... ‘E-politics’ Proves Popular, Says ACT [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00206.htm


Select Committee News

- For the latest news from the select committee clerks see. See... Weekly Select Committee News Bulletin [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00205.htm


Commercial TV Is Better

- Commercial television is offering channels and programmes for ethnic communities but state television's hands are tied until the Labour Government agrees to go digital, says National Ethnic Affairs spokesperson Pansy Wong. Ms Wong's statement follows an announcement by Sky to include programming in Chinese and other pacific rim languages. See... Commercial TV Serves Minorities Better Than State [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00191.htm


Mo’ Wax With Annette

- Health Minister Annette King sold candles in the streets near Parliament today to help raise money for the Child Cancer Foundation, and said the cause should touch the hearts of all New Zealanders. See... Lighting Candles To Support Children With Cancer [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00201.htm


Strathmore Announces Profit

- Strathmore Group Ltd (NZSE: SMR) has announced a consolidated profit of $1.4 million on a gross turnover of $1.9 million for the half year ended 31 January 2000. See... Strathmore’s $1.4M Profit In Line With Expectation [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00083.htm


Fletcher’s Starts Drilling

- Fletcher Challenge Energy will tomorrow start drilling the first exploration well in what is the biggest offshore exploration drilling programme in Brunei for a decade. See... Fletcher Challenge Energy begins Brunei drilling [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00082.htm


The Waipareira Verdict

- The Serious Fraud office has reported back to the Government that there are no grounds to prosecute the Maori welfare contractor the Waipareira Trust for corruption or fraud. The Auditor-General also called for more robust audit guidelines for government departments contracting arrangements with non-governmental organisations. Claiming a partial victory. the ACT Party strongly supports the Auditor-General’s call. See... ACT Demands Stronger Audit Rules Before Budget [1] . Also see... Serious Fraud Office Still Investigating Trust [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00196.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00192.htm


Hit The Road Dick

- ACT leader Richard Prebble will hit the road next week for a series of free meetings explaining and opposing the government’s Employment Relations Bill. See... Prebble Goes on Tour Against Employment Bill [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00195.htm


Private Accident Insurance Pitfalls

- A report on the impact of the private accident insurance regime on health service providers, prepared for the Department of Labour, reveals some of the pitfalls of the private model, says acting ACC Minister Ruth Dyson. See... Flaws Highlighted in Private Accident Insurance [1] in the wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00194.htm


Privy Council Down The Privy?

- Attorney-General Margaret Wilson has no electoral mandate to axe the Privy Council, ACT leader Richard Prebble said today. See... Where Is Wilson’s Mandate? [1] . Mr Prebble also believes it is irresponsible for TVNZ to claim that the abolition of the Privy Council is a race issue. See... TVNZ irresponsible to run PC as a race issue [2] . Maori are likely to support New Zealand letting go of the Privy Council, says National's Maori Affairs spokeswoman Georgina te Heuheu. See... Maori support likely for Privy Council change [3] . Also see... Margaret Wilson Has a Hidden Constitutional Agenda [4] all in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00193.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00169.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00166.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00164.htm


Costs For Business

- The Government will move to ensure compliance costs are only imposed where necessary, Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton told an Export Institute breakfast in Wellington today. See... Anderton: Govt needs to move on compliance costs [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00200.htm

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