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FIJI COUP
NEWSFLASH – Commodore is "President In Drag"
Martial Law Declared – President Steps Aside
Fiji Aid Reassessment
Scoop Opinion: What Maori Can Learn From Fiji
SLUDGE REPORT - NEWS ANALYSIS - FIJI COUP SPECIAL #2

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Scoop Is In The House
Digital TV Papers Released
Greens On The ERB
Scoop World: US Rejects Fujimori Win In Peru
Scoop World: Another Northern Ireland Parliament

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Labour & The Alliance
More Money In Credit Unions
A Council For Education
The Government Changes Overseas Investment
Stopping Violence Video Launched
Varroa Menace Worth The Cost
Another Snake Found Dead

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FIJI COUP

NEWSFLASH – Commodore is "President In Drag"

- George Speight has just held a press conference in Suva where he rejected again the offers of a resolution to the crisis and, according to RNZ Correspondent Michael Field, is saying that Commodore Bainimarana is the “President in drag”. See... NEWSFLASH: No Deal Says George Speight [1] in the Headlines wire. Earlier it had seemed a resolution of the crisis was close. See... NEWSFLASH: Hostages May Be Released Soon [2] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00147.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00146.htm


Martial Law Declared – President Steps Aside

- At a press conference around 9.50pm NZT today in Suva the chief of Fiji’s armed forces Frank Bainamarama announced that he is assuming governmental power under a decree of Martial Law. He said the President of Fiji Ratu Mara had been dismissed from office. See... NEWSFLASH: Fiji President Dismissed By Army [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00142.htm


Fiji Aid Reassessment

- This afternoon Minister in charge of overseas aid, Matt Robson confirmed that New Zealand aid to Fiji would be re-assessed. See... Aid to Fiji re-assessed [1] in the Parliament wire. See also... NZ government considers Fiji measures [2] . Meanwhile, United New Zealand leader, Peter Dunne, is calling on the Government to become more proactive in the light of the deteriorating situation in Fiji. See... New Zealand Needs To Up Its Immigration Response [3] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00624.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00616.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00614.htm


Scoop Opinion: What Maori Can Learn From Fiji

- As the week draws to an end, and as the sad events in Suva drag on, it is time perhaps to reflect on some of the things that Maori can learn from it all. I've been writing this week about the extraordinary emotional reaction from our government to the coup. ... See... New Zealand's attitude to indigenous rights [1] . Also see... Who Cares what the Commonwealth Thinks? [2] . And... Fiji: A Proposed Remedy to the Crisis [3] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00165.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00166.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00164.htm


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

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Scoop Is In The House

- Today's questions concerned the subjects of: Sporting Achievements - Fiji Crisis - ERB - GE Seed Imports - Fiji Coup And Maori - APEC and Trade - Health Reforms - STV and Local Government - ERB and The Treaty - Teacher Council - Overseas Investment (Cullen) - Technology NZ - Overseas Investment (Anderton) - ERB and Contractors - Employment Bill Committee x 2. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day May 30 [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0005/S00148.htm


Digital TV Papers Released

- Papers on the development of TVNZ's plan for digital television, released today under the Official Information Act, show the previous government could not make a decision despite considering the proposal for some six months. See... OIA Release Of DTV Papers [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00623.htm


Greens On The ERB

- The Green Party is advocating for the rights of contractors to choose to stay as contractors under the Employment Relations Bill. See... Greens Support Contractors' Right To Choose [1] . “The Government has again mismanaged its approach to the Employment Relations Bill - by talking up expectations that Cabinet would agree to changes but failing to deliver,” Opposition Industrial Relations spokesperson Max Bradford said. See... Govt. all talk - but fails to agree on ERB [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00626.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00615.htm


Scoop World: US Rejects Fujimori Win In Peru

- The United States on Monday rejected as illegitimate the election victory of Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori and called the actions of his ``regime'' a threat to regional See... Link: U.S. Says Fujimori's Win in Peru Is Invalid [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00148.htm


Scoop World: Another Northern Ireland Parliament

- London may be ready to devolve power back to Northern Ireland at midnight, but there are growing signs that David Trimble's troubles will not end at that point. See... Trimble's victory stokes threat of Unionist revolt [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00147.htm


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Labour & The Alliance

- Commenting on the first meeting of the Labour/Alliance Coalition Management Committee last night, the Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, today said that the Committee should not be used to keep differences, that the public accept ... See... Coalition Management Committee Should Not Cover Up [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00627.htm


More Money In Credit Unions

- The Government has decided to raise the legal limit on the size of deposits that may be kept with a credit union from $40,000 to $250,000. See... Government To Raise Credit Union Deposit Limit [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00622.htm


A Council For Education

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard today announced the establishment process and funding for a new Education Council to be operating by the middle of next year. See... Government moves to establish Education Council [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00620.htm


The Government Changes Overseas Investment

- “The Government is redrafting the instructions to the Overseas Investment Commission on how it is to treat applications under the Overseas Investment Act and the Fisheries Act 1996” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... Govt to address Crown Law concerns on OIC regime [1] . Also see the Minister’s Speech on the issue... Corporate Tax Update 2000 - Hon Dr Cullen Speech [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00619.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00618.htm


Stopping Violence Video Launched

- Today Rape Crisis praised the video of the National Network of Stopping Violence Services as an excellent resource for domestically violent men and people working with them. See... Domestic Violence Video An Excellent Resource [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00167.htm


Varroa Menace Worth The Cost

- Neil Barton, Chairman of the Grains Council of Federated Farmers, said today that while the cost of eliminating the Varroa mite may be high, the cost of not eradicating the pest will be even higher. See... Cost Of Inaction Too High [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0005/S00162.htm


Another Snake Found Dead

- A snake found at a garden centre in Waimauku was killed by the fumigation that took place at the border, Acting Biosecurity Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Waimauku Snake Find Killed By Fumigation [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00610.htm


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