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FIJILIVE.COM: Who Is Really Leading This Coup
FIJI COUP FULL COVERAGE
Scoop Eco-Economy: Economic Growth – Who Needs It?
Scoop Is In The House - Questions Of The Day
Greens On Matrimonial Bill
Scoop World: US Makes Trade Friends Of China
Scoop World: Supercomputer Weather – Rain In Kashmir?
Scoop Arts: Tibet & The Matterhorn
Scoop Arts: Super Ringer Spy

Employment Relations Bill Needs Clarification
A Winston Warning For Government
Golden Handshake Transparency Laws
Tax Law Terms Announced
Deep Thought About The Brain Drain
The Brain Draw
Older Kiwis Looked After
Gulf Chair Welcomed -
The Economy & What To Do With It
Helen Clark: Why Arts Are Important
Reacting To The Morgan Fahey Conviction
The Union Threat

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Speight Ordered To Release Hostages – Photo Joe Yaya

TOP SCOOPS


FIJILIVE.COM: Who Is Really Leading This Coup

- Today Fijilive.com is reporting that George Speight, whom everybody believed to be the leader of the group, is in fact a ring-in, chosen for his communications abilities, and pulled into the coup plot at the last minute. See... NEWSFLASH: Coup Leader Speight A Front Man? [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00104.htm


FIJI COUP FULL COVERAGE

- Situation Dangerous - Great Council Of Chiefs Backs President - Following a meeting of the Great Council of Chiefs in Suva last night Chairman Sitiveni Rambuka declared that the chiefs support the President and that they want the hostages taken by Coup Leader George Speight released immediately. See….NEWSFLASH: Suva Situation Dangerous [1] .
- Chaudhry Government Didn’t Fail - Great Council of Chiefs chairman Sitiveni Rabuka says he believes Fiji's Mahendra Chaudhry government held hostage by rebel gunmen has not failed indigenous Fijians. See... Chaudhry government did not fail Fijians: Rabuka [2] .
- (Scoop will be providing newsflash updates throughout the day as further developments come to hand... to subscribe click >>>HERE [3] )


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00102.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00109.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/cgi-bin/newsagent/new_user.cgi?form=home


Scoop Eco-Economy: Economic Growth – Who Needs It?

- Last week the ritual worship of ‘economic growth’ continued unabated, and few ever stop to ask if we are really better off, or whether in a finite world we can actually have perpetual growth. See... Why we have compulsory devotion to economic growth [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00138.htm


Scoop Is In The House

- Today's Questions concerned the subjects of:. Fiji Crisis - Fiscal Outcome - Algerian Asylum Seeker - Kiwi Bank - Trade With Iran - Income Related Rents - Tranzrail Safety Inquiry - Income Related Rents - Early Childhood Education Qualification Standards Directors Obligations And The ERB - 4th Schedule Fisheries - Matrimonial Property See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - May 24th [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00105.htm


Greens On Matrimonial Bill

- Green MP Sue Kedgley said she was mystified by the attacks of the National Party, New Zealand First and Act against the new economic disadvantage provisions of the Matrimonial Property Amendment bill. See... Greens mystified by opposition to Matrimonial Bill [1] in the Parliament wire. Yesterday Labour Minister Margaret Wilson agreed to a call for the Matrimonial Property Bill and proposed amendments to be referred to the Justice and Electoral Select Committee. See... Matrimonial Property Bill to be referred [2] in the Parliament wire. The Government has bowed to pressure from the other parties who have criticised the Bill. For their comments see below.
FULL COVERAGE - ACT- Attorney General Still Denying Proper Scrutiny [3] .
- NATIONAL- Govt Ties The Knot For Couples Without Asking [4]
- ACT - Select Committee Scrutiny A Must [5]
- UNITED NZ - Property Relations Legislation Needs More Thinking [6] .
- GREENS- Greens Request Second Look At Property Bill [7] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00508.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00486.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00493.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00489.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00488.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00485.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00490.htm


Scoop World: US Makes Trade Friends Of China

- In an historic move the United States of America has moved to normalise trade relationships with it’s former cold war foe The People’s Republic Of China. For the White House briefing see... White House Briefing - May 23, 2000 [1] . Also see... Daley on China PNTR to World Economic Forum [2] . For a transcript of an interview with President Bill Clinton on the subject see…Interview of the Clinton by Tom Brokaw of NBC News [3] all in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00107.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00104.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00103.htm


Scoop World: Supercomputer Weather – Rain In Kashmir?

- According to the long range forecasts of the Air Resources Laboratory Super Computer weather model rain clouds appear to be gathering around South Asia Isthmus at the beginning of June. See... Scoop Images: Are Long Awaited Rains On The Way? [1] in the headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00103.htm


Scoop Arts: Tibet & The Matterhorn

- The Paramount Cinema on Courtney Place will be screening the documentary “Tibet - The Survival of Spirit” for one week only from Thursday, 25 May at 2:15pm, 6:15pm daily, except for Sunday when screenings will be at 12:30pm and 6pm. See... Tibet - The Survival Of The Spirit [1] . See... Matterhorn Listings for Week 22-28 May 2000 [2] all in the Art & Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00136.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0005/S00037.htm


Scoop Arts: Super Ringer Spy

- OneRing.net spy Xtem sends word on the filming going on in and around Ruapehu the last few weeks. Funny man Bernard Hill, how Hugo Weaving really looks and how it is to work with Viggo Mortensen! See... Lord Of The Rings Set Report [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0005/S00040.htm

MORE SCOOPS

Employment Relations Bill Needs Clarification

- Labour Minister Margaret Wilson reaffirmed today that she would be fully supportive of any changes to the Employment Relations Bill that clarified its intent. See... Minister welcomes proposals to clarify Bill [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00513.htm


A Winston Warning For Government

- In a speech in Whangaparoa the New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters has some warnings for the Government. See... The warning signs are there for the Government [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00512.htm


Golden Handshake Transparency Laws

- Parliament will today debate a Bill from ACT MP Muriel Newman to end secret payouts to civil servants. See... Bill To End Secret Payouts Before Parliament [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00511.htm


Tax Law Terms Announced

- The Government today announced the terms of its review of the tax law relating to taxpayer compliance and penalties. See... Tax law on compliance and penalties to be reviewed [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00510.htm


Deep Thought About The Brain Drain

- One hundred and ninety five people have left New Zealand every day since the coalition government was elected, ACT leader Richard Prebble said today. The numbers migrating are accelerating – 217 New Zealanders on average left every day in April 2000. See... Bye Bye Brains Trust [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00507.htm


The Brain Draw

- Funding for a new export education strategy will be included in the budget, Tertiary Education Minister Steve Maharey and Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton announced today. See... Government To Back Export Education [1] . Also see Maharey’s speech on academic excellence... Watch out Jonah! [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00502.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00499.htm


Older Kiwis Looked After

- The Government is working to secure a place for older New Zealanders in the mainstream of our society Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... Opportunity and security for older New Zealanders [1] . For Mr Maharey’s speech on the matter see... Maharey Speech To Retirement Villages Association [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00505.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00506.htm


Gulf Chair Welcomed -

Cabinet Minister Hon Sandra Lee says the election of Auckland Regional Council chairman Phil Warren today as chair of the new Hauraki Gulf Forum, even though he was absent, was “a tribute by his peers to his long service to local government in Auckland.” See... Minister welcomes election to Hauraki Gulf Forum [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00504.htm


The Economy & What To Do With It

- It will take more than a tactical olive branch to fix the problem the Government has with economic policy, National Finance spokesperson Bill English said today. See... Too late to fix the Government's problems [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00503.htm


Helen Clark: Why Arts Are Important

- Helen Clark, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, says the government's recently announced investment package into the arts, culture and heritage sector is important for economic growth and jobs. See... Arts For Both The Body And The Soul [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00501.htm


Reacting To The Morgan Fahey Conviction

- The medical profession should be no different from other professions when dealing with members facing serious allegations of violence or sexual offending; acting Women's Affairs' Minister Phillida Bunkle said tonight. See... Put Women's Safety First [1] in the Parliament wire. Also see Rape Crisis's comments on the guilty plea... Guilty Plea By Morgan Fahey Vindicates Survivors [2] in the wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00500.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0005/S00044.htm


The Union Threat

- Select committee hearings on the Employment Relations Bill are proving that the “I'm All Right Jack” approach of cloth-cap unionists is alive and well, according to National List MP Katherine Rich. See... Unions Apply Snide Double Standards [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00498.htm


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