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GE ROYAL COMMISSION ANNOUINCED: PM Prepares For Green Backlash
Phillida Bunkle, Party Hopping And GE Moratoria
MMMMMmmm Beer
Images From A16
Loop On Nightlife And Books
Shares Plummet On Opening
Scoop World: Start II Treaty Signed
Scoop World: Castro In South Summit

Ihug Acquisition Delayed
i4free Wins Injunction Against Telecom
Feds Back In The Black
New Judge - Justice Susan Glazebrook
Party Hopping Bill Full Of Holes
Prices Rise, Inflation Up
Prison Officers To East Timor
Liable Tobacco Giants?
Straight On The Dole
New-Look Police Cars
$10 Million Fraud
ACT In The Sticks


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PICTURE STORY: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM0004/S00076.htm
A16 Images #1 - Whose America?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00049.htm
A16 Images #2 - GAP Is Greed

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GE ROYAL COMMISSION ANNOUINCED: PM Prepares For Green Backlash

- At this afternoon’s post cabinet Press Conference the PM Helen Clark admitted the GE Royal Commission and Voluntary Moratorium announced today will not satisfy calls from the green lobby.
ANNOUNCEMENT: - MARION HOBBS: Royal Commission On Genetic Modification (Terms Of Reference) [1] ; - PETE HODGSON: GM research moratorium keeps NZ's options open [2] ; - JIM ANDERTON - GE moratorium addresses environment and health [3] ; - Royal Commission of Inquiry - Members [4] ; - Royal Commision Into GM - Q & A [5] all in the Parliament wire.
REACTION: - SUE KEDGLEY - Greens urge halt to more GE animal experiments [6] - JEANETTE FITZSIMMONS - Major success for Greens in Parliament [7] - GREEN - Green timeline on GE Royal Commission [8] - GREEN - Green Party reaction to the terms of reference [9] all in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00222.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00220.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00224.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00221.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00223.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00228.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00226.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00227.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00229.htm


Phillida Bunkle, Party Hopping And GE Moratoria

- The gap between the minority Labour-Alliance Coalition Government and their allies the Green Party appears to be widening, with two key areas of disagreement to the fore at today’s post-Cabinet press conference - genetic engineering and party-hopping. Chris Holm reports. See... PM expects Flak From Greens [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00051.htm


MMMMMmmm Beer

- One of New Zealand’s smallest breweries walked off with the big prize at the second NZ Hop Marketing Board International Beer Awards last weekend. Neil McInnes reports. See... The Mouse that Roared [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00050.htm


Images From A16

- For ongoing coverage of the Washington anti IMF and World Bank protests see… http://indymedia.org [1] . For pictures from the barricades and another report from the “Black Block” anarchists see... Scoop Images: A16 - Pics/Reports From Washington [2] . Yesterday in the build-up to today’s protests a GAP store was targetted by a group of clothes strippers see.. Scoop Images: Protestors Expose Flesh For The Poor [3] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://indymedia.org
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM0004/S00076.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00049.htm


Loop On Nightlife And Books

- Today’s hospitality news from Loop covers: Juice on the Loose -Letter Thieves -Be a Con? -New faces, new places –and events this week. See... STELLA ARTOIS TAPPING THE PULSE EMAILER [1] . For news, views and reviews from the world of books See... The LOOP Print Emailer [2] , both in the Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0004/S00033.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0004/S00030.htm


Shares Plummet On Opening -

New Zealand share markets dipped sharply today in reaction to last week’s dramatic slump in the United States sharemarkets. See... NEWSFLASH: NZ Sharemarkets Slip On Opening [1] in the wire. National’s Bill English says the stock market's woes contain a message to the government. See... Economic warnings for Government [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0004/S00048.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00219.htm


Scoop World: Start II Treaty Signed

- The START II Treaty and the START II Protocol will increase stability at significantly lower levels of nuclear weapons. Together, U.S. and Russian strategic nuclear forces will be reduced by an additional 5,000 warheads beyond the 9,000 warheads being reduced. WHITE HOUSE - Start II Treaty Summary [1] . VICE PRESIDENT - Statement By The Vice President -Start II Treaty [2] . STATE DEPARTMENT - US Department of State - Daily Press Briefing [3] SECRETARY ALBRIGHT- Statement By Secretary Of State - Start II [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0004/S00079.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0004/S00080.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0004/S00077.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0004/S00076.htm


Scoop World: Castro In South Summit

- Complete text of President Castro’s speech at the opening session of the South Summit,Cuba April 12, 2000. The South Summit is an international meeting of third-world socialist countries. See... Fidel Castro's Speech At South Summit [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0004/S00078.htm

MORE SCOOPS

Ihug Acquisition Delayed

- Shareholders of Force Corporation today voted to adjourn a special shareholder meeting which had been called to vote on the company's acquisition of The Internet Group (ihug). See... Force Corporation Acquisition of ihug Delayed [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00092.htm


i4free Wins Injunction Against Telecom

- Today's court decision to uphold i4free's injunction against Telecom is a great win for New Zealand and New Zealanders says i4free Chief Executive Officer Annette Presley. See... Court Upholds i4free's Injunction Against Telecom [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00091.htm


Feds Back In The Black

- President Alistair Polson today released the Federated Farmers of New Zealand (Inc) 1999 financial result, stating that it represented a $1.8 million turn-around from the year before. See... Federated Farmers Announces $1.8m Turn-Around [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00093.htm


New Judge - Justice Susan Glazebrook

- The Attorney-General, Hon Margaret Wilson, announced today the appointment of Dr Susan Glazebrook as a Judge of the High Court. See... Judge of the High Court – Dr. Susan Glazebrook [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00225.htm


Party Hopping Bill Full Of Holes

- The Government’s party hopping bill is so full of loopholes that you could drive a busload of MPs through it, says National’s Justice spokesman Tony Ryall. See... Party hopping bill a joke [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00218.htm


Prices Rise, Inflation Up

–The Consumers Price Index (CPI) rose by 0.7 per cent in the March 2000 quarter, according to latest figures from Statistics New Zealand. This is the highest quarterly increase in the CPI since the December 1996 quarter. See... Consumer Inflation up in March [1] . Along with Oil price rises food prices accounted for much of the rise. See... Food Prices Increase in March [2] both in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00088.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0004/S00086.htm


Prison Officers To East Timor

- Twelve prison officers and four managers are in training to go to East Timor at the end of April, Matt Robson, Minister of Corrections announced today. See... Corrections officers to go to East Timor [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00216.htm


Liable Tobacco Giants?

- “I am shocked at new evidence that suggests New Zealand consumers have been victims of cold blooded, deliberate and systematic deception by the world’s leading tobacco companies about the risks of tobacco use,” said Consumer Affairs Minister Phillida Bunkle. See... Tobacco Companies Could be Liable in New Zealand [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00210.htm


Straight On The Dole

- ACT Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman is raising concerns over the number of young New Zealanders under 24 who have been out of work for over four years. See... Figures - Teenagers Straight From School To Dole [1] . Also see... Minister abuses position to settle old score [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00213.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00174.htm


New-Look Police Cars

- Minister of Police George Hawkins has called for New Zealand Police to have a clearly identified and visible presence in our communities and on our roads. See... Police Vehicles To Become More Visible [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00212.htm


$10 Million Fraud

- Minister of Police Hon. George Hawkins said the Police's commitment to solving fraud is excellent, with almost 130,000 investigative hours having been delivered since July 1 1999. See... Fraud Investigations Total Almost $10 Million [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00211.htm


ACT In The Sticks

- Three ACT MP’s begin a rural tour in Hamilton today, that will see them meet and greet the backbone of New Zealand industry. See... ACT Rural Tour kicks-off today [1] . Also see... Employment Relations Bill – Another Business Cost [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00215.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0004/S00214.htm

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