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Scoop Today - Rounding Off The News Week

HEADLINES

Fiji Coup Again!
A View From Across The Ditch On The Falling Dollar
Central Bankers Talk About Money Creation
What's Right With The Kiwi?
A Timberland’s Gold Mine?
Scoop Opinion: Employment Relations
MORE REACTION: A Bumper Package For Artistes

Russell Coutts And Brad Butterworth Quit
Tariana Turia On Whanau Violence
Dingle Gets Dollars
Select Committee News
United NZ Wake Up
Tairawhiti Jobs Machine Launched
Lessons In Accidental European GE Release
After Waitara
Laws To Protect Us From Lawyers
NewsThink
Education Bill Bad For Rural Kids
Saving The Kukupa
Islanders Now Want Radio Frequencies?



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Fiji Coup Again!

- In what looks like a rerun of events from 1987 seven masked and armed men in civilian clothing have seized control of the Fijian Parliament. Phone lines to Fiji have been down this morning and the Parliamentary invasion coincided with a march through the Fijian capital by indigenous Fijian protestors who have been calling for the Indian led government of Mahendra Choudry to step down. Reports on the Coup in Fiji were received by Scoop this afternoon. The reports were originally carried on Fiji Radio and the Fijilive.com [1] website. See... NEWSFLASH: News Of The Fiji Coup [2] in the Headlines wire. See also the political reaction… New Zealand Government condemns coup attempt [3] and Opposition condemns overthrow in Fiji [4] , both in the Parliament wire..


[1] - http://wwww.fijilive.com/
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00084.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00443.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00446.htm


A View From Across The Ditch On The Falling Dollar

- This week’s falling Kiwi dollar indicates fundamental structural weaknesses in the New Zealand economy compared with Australia. Let me speculate....for Scoop Sydney correspondent Simon Orme’s spin on the falling dollar see… See... The falling Kiwi dollar and dancing Cossacks [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00083.htm


Central Bankers Talk About Money Creation

- "The modern banking system manufactures money out of nothing. The process is perhaps the most astounding piece of slight of hand that has ever been invented…. If you want to be slaves of the bankers, and pay the costs of your own slavery, then let the banks create money." Lord Josiah Stamp, former director of the Bank of England. For more quotes from bankers about money see… Some Quotes For Dr Brash To Think About [1] . See also… Dr Brash Invited To Explain Money Creation System [2] . Also see... Time To Start Talking Reform Of The Banking System [3] in the Politics wire for a link to where you can join a discussion about money.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00119.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00107.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00094.htm


What's Right With The Kiwi?

- Prime Minister Helen Clark predicts the dollar is undervalued as the Kiwi strengthened slightly again this morning after falling to record lows over-night to under forty five cents. For instant updates see... http://quote.yahoo.com [1] . The Reserve Bank Governor said he is at a loss to explain the slump. The Australians are also nervous about their currency. The most proximate explanation for the fall is the strength of the US dollar following a 0.5% rise in interest rates by the Federal Reserve. Finance Minister Michael Cullen has called for calm.
FULL COVERAGE - UNITED NZ - Cullen Should Apply Economic Band Aid [2]
- FINANCE MINISTER- Government urges calm and reason on the economy [3] .
- RICHARD PREBBLE - Economy Takes Nose Dive [4] .
- RODNEY HIDE - What Cullen Must Do to Restore Confidence [5] .
- FEDERATED FARMERS - Federated Farmers: Time For Cool Heads On Economy [6] .


[1] - http://quote.yahoo.com/m5?a=1&s=NZD&t=USD
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00436.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00398.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00421.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00390.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00113.htm


A Timberland’s Gold Mine?

- Forest and Bird is concerned that Timberlands WestCoast may allow access for a new gold mine in north Westland. The proposed mine is on public land managed by Timberlands at Moonlight Creek on the eastern edge of the Paparoa Range. See... See... Gold mine proposed in Timberlands’ forest. [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00110.htm


Scoop Opinion: Employment Relations

- Labour Minister Margaret Wilson has continued her daily seminar on the Employment Relations Bill during Question Time with the long suffering, slightly wan humour of a parent who has refused her children any dessert until they’ve eaten up their greens. National’s Simon Upton in his weekly column looks at the ERB. See... Upton-on-line: Notes from the Employment Seminar [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00424.htm


A Bumper Package For Artistes

- Multiple releases and information pack on the $140 million Arts Package announced today by the Prime Minister. See... Government announces major investment in arts [1] in the Parliament wire.
MORE REACTION
- NZ ON AIR - NZ On Air Welcomes Extra Funding For Local Content [2] . - TOURISM BOARD - Tourism Welcomes Arts Funding [3] .
- NATIONAL - Healthy Cultural Sector Dependent On Economy [4] .
- UNITED NZ - Arts Funding Decision Step In The Right Direction [5]
- GREENS - Praise for local funding [6] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00391.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00114.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00415.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00419.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00411.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00418.htm


MORE SCOOPS

Russell Coutts And Brad Butterworth Quit

- Sport, Fitness and Leisure Minister Trevor Mallard said he was disappointed at the decision by two key players in Team New Zealand to move on. See... Disappointment at yachties' decision [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00447.htm


Tariana Turia On Whanau Violence

- I believe the strengthening of our whanau is the most critical development issue we are facing today, says Hon Tariana Turia. See... Turia - family violence [1] in the Parliament wire. Turia was also talking community health today, see…Turia - fairer sharing of health dollars [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00448.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00445.htm


Dingle Gets Dollars

- The Government is contributing up to $2.5 million towards a capital fund for the three-stage Project K programme which includes wilderness adventure, community challenge and mentoring. See... Funding boost for Project K [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00442.htm


Select Committee News

– The latest bulletin from the Clerk’s office - see... Select Committee Weekly News Bulletin [1] is in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00437.htm


United NZ Wake Up

- ‘Wide Awake’ an e-zine will be launched on the website www.wideawake.co.nz this morning. The interactive publication will include a range of articles on current issues. The magazine will have a broadly liberal focus. See... Liberal Publication Launched To Promote Dialoge [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00435.htm


Tairawhiti Jobs Machine Launched

- The 'jobs machine' approach of the new coalition Government swung into action in Gisborne today with the first meeting of the Tairawhiti Development Taskforce. See... Tairawhiti development Taskforce launched [1] in the Parliament wire. Associate Minister of Maori Affairs, Parekura Horomia welcomed the Jobs Machine too. See... Maori Initiatives Key To TaiRawhiti Development [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00434.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00444.htm


Lessons In Accidental European GE Release

- The revelation yesterday that genetically engineered pollen has contaminated crops and honey in England is irrefutable evidence that organics and genetic engineering cannot exist side by side, Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today. See... GE and organics not compatible [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00433.htm


After Waitara

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today congratulated the leadership of major iwi groups and police in the Bay of Plenty for making a solemn commitment to work together to address Maori offending and victimisation. See... PM on landmark agreement between Police and Maori [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00427.htm


Laws To Protect Us From Lawyers

- National's Justice spokesman Tony Ryall has welcomed the Business Roundtable report on regulation of the legal profession. See... National Welcomes Legal Profession Report [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00423.htm


NewsThink

- The University of Auckland, through its membership of a grouping of 18 leading international universities called Universitas 21, will be part of a joint venture company being formed with Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation See... Auckland Univerisity & News Corp in Global Venture [1] in the Education wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0005/S00027.htm


Education Bill Bad For Rural Kids

- The Labour Government's Education Amendment Bill will set back rural children's education by reducing their range of learning options, and erode rural parent's choice, according to Federated Farmers. See... Education Bill Backward Step For Rural Children [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00109.htm


Saving The Kukupa

- Environmentalists and Maori join forces to save the Kukupa (wood pigeon). See... Joining forces to save the Kukupa (wood pigeon) [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00426.htm


Islanders Now Want Radio Frequencies?

- Having given Maori an exclusive and discounted right to a quarter of the 2Ghz radio spectrum, the Labour Government is now under pressure from one of its Pacific Island MPs to give the same special deal to Pacific Island people. So says ACT. See... Now Pacific Islanders Want Spectrum Share [1] . FULL COVERAGE: - JENNY SHIPLEY - Jenny Shipley’s Offensive Remarks Contextualised [2] - SCOOP - Shipley Personal Statement to the House [3] . - GOVERNMENT - Shame On Shipley [4] . - ACT - ACT Condemns Racist Radio Auction [5] . - NATIONAL - Cabinet's spectrum decision "racially divisive" [6] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00416.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00079.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00382.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00356.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00345.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00349.htm

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