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FIJI COUP
SLUDGE REPORT - NEWS ANALYSIS - FIJI COUP SPECIAL #2
Fiji Crisis: Living On In Fear
Fijian Coup: TV Station Raided, Policeman Dies
Situation Unpredictable
NEWSFLASH: First Casualties Of Fiji Coup
The End Of The Choudhry Government
We’ll See You In Court
Plea For Hostage Mother
FRIDAY NIGHT: Mara And Army Move Against Speight

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New All-black Team
$120 Million For The Coast
Australian News Roundup
A Week Of It:: When Prisons Get Sexy
Scoop Opinion: The Superannuation Struggle
Scoop: Across The Tasman
Scoop World: Peruvian Elections Go Ahead
Scoop World: Military Sonar Aborted
Hard News Is Here - Sex Crime And Money
Scoop Sport: Crusaders Win

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Where They Are This Week
Learning From Morgan Fahey
Controlling Casino Control
Minister’s Promote Virtual Education
Taupo Waters Need Protection
Waterfront Threatened By ERB
Battery Hens Protests
Victory Of The Cigar Nazis
Disabled Need Not Apply

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SLUDGE REPORT - NEWS ANALYSIS - FIJI COUP SPECIAL #2

- Is Speight Seeking To Create Martyrs? - Fiji Gunmen Hold Prayer Meeting Then Shoot A Policeman - George Speight Offends Against A Higher Order - See... Sludge Report #8 – Offence Against A Higher Order [1] in the Headlines wire. EARLIER ANALYSIS - Sludge Report #7 - Negotiating With A Psychopath [2] and ROSS HIMONA See... Fiji Coup – A Resolution Without Bloodshed? [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00140.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00125.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00121.htm


Fiji Crisis: Living On In Fear

- SUVA: As civil unrest and uncertainty continues in what was once a peaceful land, residents living in suburban Nasese surrounding Fiji's Parliament complex are today living in fear. See... Living In Fear Near Fiji's Parliament [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00143.htm


Fijian Coup: TV Station Raided, Policeman Dies

- SUVA: A policeman wounded during a terror raid into the central business area of Fiji's capital Suva died early today as lawlessness mounted, according to local radio reports. See... Policeman Dies, Armed Attack On TV Station [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00140.htm


Situation Unpredictable

- The Education Minister in the ousted Chaudhry government, Pratap Chand, today expressed deep concern on the hostage crisis in Fiji. Chand told Pacific Journalism Online: "The situation is unpredictable but we are just doing our best." See... Ousted Minister "deeply concerned" over crisis [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00141.htm


NEWSFLASH: First Casualties Of Fiji Coup

- Around noon shots were fired at one of the police checkpoints around the Fijian Parliament at least three people are now believed to be injured including a cameraman. See...Cameraman, Two Soldiers Wounded In Gunfire [1] and NEWSFLASH: Shooting At Fiji Parliament [2] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00133.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00129.htm


The End Of The Choudhry Government

- Fijian President Ratu Mara has dismissed the Labour Government of Fiji led by Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry who remains a hostage within the Fijian Parliamentary compound. See... NEWSFLASH: Ratu Mara Dismisses Government [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00131.htm


We’ll See You In Court

- SUVA: The sacked democratically elected Fiji cabinet has condemned the President's moves in trying to defuse the hostage crisis, saying it will challenge the rebels takeover of government in court. See... Sacked Government Leaders Protest Mara's Move [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00137.htm


Plea For Hostage Mother

- SUVA: The son of Fiji's Minister of Women, Lavenia Padarath, one of the hostages held by gunment in the Parliament complex, has sent a plea to rebel leader George Speight. See... Captive's Son Pleads For His Mother [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00134.htm


FRIDAY NIGHT: Mara And Army Move Against Speight

- The security situation in Suva has sharply deteriorated with apparent moves by President Ratu Mara to isolate the gunmen in the Parliamentary complex and put up a proper cordon to prevent people from coming and going. See... NEWSFLASH: Army Moves To Isolate Speight [1] . See also ... NEWSFLASH: Speight Walks Around Parliament.... [2] for a report of an extraordinary piece of live radio reporting from the Parliamentary compound.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00127.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00128.htm


New All-black Team

- Coming out of the team’s DC3 yesterday Rugby Union president Andy Dalton broke the news to Todd Blackadder. Canterbury's Captain Courageous was the new All Black captain. See... NEWSFLASH: All Black Squad Announced [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00134.htm


$120 Million For The Coast

- The four West Coast councils have voted to reluctantly receive Government's $120 million offer in lieu of native logging, but in a surprise move they have also voted to slice $28 million off the top for themselves. John Howard reports. See... Coast Councils Take Government Deal [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00136.htm


Australian News Roundup

- Mob Rule: Radio Fiji, TV Off Air - Radio Re-Valued - Schildberger Says - What Are We Bid For 60 Seconds - 'Age' Thumps 'Mpg' Chest- Australian Media Job Directory. See... Media Flash – Aus Media News And Jobs E-Newspaper [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00133.htm


A Week Of It:: When Prisons Get Sexy

- Events of the past week have led A Week Of It to conclude that the honeymoon period for the opposition is over. See... Week Of It: The Opposition Honeymoon Is Over [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00135.htm


Scoop Opinion: The Superannuation Struggle

- Superannuation looks like being torn again by partisan division that is not only needless - but is positively irresponsible. Why are there such big divisions over Superannuation policy, and what can we do to move forward? See... On The Left: Superannuation bugs, and an apology [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00160.htm


Scoop: Across The Tasman

- : Mob Rule: Radio Fiji, TV Off Air - Radio Re-Valued - Schildberger Says - What Are We Bid For 60 Seconds - 'Age' Thumps 'Mpg' Chest- Australian Media Job Directory See... Media Flash – Aus Media News And Jobs E-Newspaper [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00133.htm


Scoop World: Peruvian Elections Go Ahead

- Two days after a test of the computer vote counting system failed to convince international observers that authorities were capable of staging a fair election, the Peruvian National Election Board (JNE) voted 3-2 yesterday to proceed with this Sunday's balloting. See... Fujimori Sets Stage For Political Crisis In Peru [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00139.htm


Scoop World: Military Sonar Aborted

- The United States, through the US NAVY, is set to “attack” Europe in and around the territorial waters of the Azores Islands, using a new sonar system believed to disrupt the natural sonar of whales and dolphins. The protest against the .technology stopped its utilization. See... US Set To Attack European Whales [1] . See... Navy Cancels LFA Sonar Test in US WATERS [2] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00136.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00138.htm


Hard News Is Here - Sex Crime And Money

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... what didn't happen: democracy hasn't been overthrown by an out-of-town con man and a few hired goons. Not here, anyway. For the latest Hard News column from Russell Brown eee... HARD NEWS: Prostitutes, Thieves and Gold-diggers [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00123.htm


Scoop Sport: Crusaders Win

- The Canterbury Crusaders won their third consecutive Super 12 Final last night beating the ACT Brumbies 20-19 in Canberra. Sean Hay recorded the action for Scoop in Wellington. See... Scoop Images: Cap'n Blackadder's Triple Crown [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00132.htm

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Where They Are This Week

- Schedules for Cabinet Minister’s Michael Cullen, Trevor Mallard and Jim Sutton. See... Michael Cullen's diary May 29 - June 6 [1] . See... Trevor Mallard - Media Diary To June 2nd [2] in the wire. See... Jim Sutton's diary - Week Ending June 4 [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00602.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00600.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00599.htm


Learning From Morgan Fahey

- Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, today said that recent events have highlighted a lack of public confidence in the investigative procedures within certain professions when it comes to handling allegations of misconduct. See... Morgan Fahey Case Highlights Needs [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00598.htm


Controlling Casino Control

- Following her comments in the House yesterday, Consumer Affairs Minister Phillida Bunkle tonight said she was uncomfortable with the idea of the same Casino Control Authority members deliberating over a re-hearing of Hamilton's casino licence. See... Minister Expresses Re-Hearing Concerns [1] . Also see... Bunkle Calls For Cox to Resign [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00597.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00559.htm


Minister’s Promote Virtual Education

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard and Conservation Minister Sandra Lee will be showing their support for distance and ICT learning on Monday by participating in a virtual field trip audioconference with schools from throughout the country. See... Ministers support for LEARNZ2000 [1] in the wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00596.htm


Taupo Waters Need Protection

- The conflict over whether dairy farming should be curbed to protect the clear waters of Lake Taupo highlights the need for a review of rural property rights in New Zealand, the Ecologic Foundation said today. See... Lake Taupo Issue Shows Need For New Set Of Rights [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00161.htm


Waterfront Threatened By ERB

- The waterfront industry faces a critical threat from the new employment law, according to the NZ Stevedoring Employers' Association. See... Critical threat to waterfront industry from ERB [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00159.htm


Battery Hens Protests

- Animal rights campaigners will be waved banners outside the front door of a battery hen factory farmer at noon on Saturday. See... Protest at battery farmer's front door. [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00158.htm


Victory Of The Cigar Nazis

- The Government has ordered that access to the website of Havana House Cigars be blocked to New Zealand citizens. The fine folks at anonymizer.com don't care, and so now the Libertarianz website can now put you through to Havana House. See... Health Nazis Fought the Net (and the Net won) [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00157.htm


Disabled Need Not Apply

- In a submission to the Education and Science Select Committee, Human Rights Commissioner Chris Lawrence said that the Commission believes that there is a problem of students with disabilities being refused enrolment in schools. The submission comes into a new controversial Government bill on the disabled. See... HRC Commission On End To Discriminatory Enrolment [1] . Also see... Arbitrary Detention Just Around The Corner [2] . The IHC agrees, see...Bill Threatens Rights of Intellectually Disabled [3] all in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00156.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00573.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00142.htm

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