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Health Strategy Launched
Scoop Opinion: Deutsche Bank Says 'Get Real'
Scoop Is In The House
Budget Preview Speech #3
Jock Barnes Dies Aged 92
Scoop IT: Coming To Your Computer: www.bugger.com
Scoop Opinion: Keith Rankin On Child Support

FIJI CRISIS
Appeasing Mr Speight?
FULL COVERAGE: The Coup That Never Ends?
The Broadcast That Started A Riot
An Audience At Mahendra Chaudhry’s Home
George Speight And I Are Nothing Alike: Winston

MORE SCOOPS
Petrol Prices Ease
Fringe Benefit Tax Changes
Don’t Make A Shipley Sized Error
Scoop IT: Getting Your Name Back
Farming Patterns Change
Coffee Prices To Rise
First Frankenfood, Now Frankenflies
Scoop Arts: Another Heart For Clark
Students Strangled By High Tertiary Debt
The Education Gap
Breast Feeding & Working Don’t Mix
NZ Should Go It Alone On GE Labeling
Heavy-weight Super-malls Merge

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Fijian Army chief Commodore Frank Bainimarama - 'sort of' in control

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Health Strategy Launched

- Health Minister Annette King today released the draft New Zealand Health Strategy, describing it as the “first really strategic” approach for a decade to developing an outstanding public health system. For a full list of the reaction see below.
REACTION
- GOVT - New Zealand Health Strategy First for Decade [1]
- ANNETTE KING - New Zealand Health Strategy Launch - Speech [2] .
- NATIONAL - Half-Hearted Health Strategy Disappointing [3] .
- ACT - Health Strategy ‘Smokescreen For Inaction’ [4] .
- GREENS - Nutrition funding needed [5]
- MARK GOESCHE - Pacific Emphasis in Health Strategy [6] .
- NZMA - New Zealand Health Strategy Launch - Speech [7] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00019.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00017.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00012.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00015.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00013.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00020.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00017.htm


Scoop Opinion: Deutsche Bank Says 'Get Real'

- The latest NBNZ business survey showed the sharpest fall in business confidence in 12 years, back to the level recorded during the 1998 recession. While there is good reason for business sentiment to be less positive than during the rapid growth period the massive fall in confidence over recent months appears completely overdone and out of line with underlying economic fundamentals. . See... Business sentiment out of line with reality [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00004.htm

Scoop Is In The House

- Today's Questions concerned the subjects of:. Kiwi Bank - ERB - Health Strategy (Immunisation) - Kiwi Bank - NZ Post - Paid Parental Leave - OZ GST - Paid Parental Leave - GE Food Labelling - Northland Regional Development - Maori and PI Literacy Rates - ACC Bill See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - June 1 [1] Parliament is presently debating the Property Relationships Bill and will shortly send it to a Select Committee for further consideration. See... SCP HOUSE: Matrimonial Law Debated Again [2] both in the Headlines wire.

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00003.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00004.htm


Budget Preview Speech #3

- This is the third speech in my pre-Budget trilogy. When I started out on this programme I said that I felt that in the past Budget processes have been excessively secretive. See... A Government For All NZers - Cullen Budget Speech [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00016.htm


Jock Barnes Dies Aged 92

- The Leader of the Mana Motuhake Party, Cabinet Minister Hon Sandra Lee, has paid tribute to her good friend and veteran trade union leader Jock Barnes, who died in Auckland yesterday, describing him as “a great New Zealander”. See... Tribute to Jock Barnes - Sandra Lee [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00004.htm


Scoop IT: Coming To Your Computer: www.bugger.com

- The Internet Society of New Zealand has lifted its ban preventing registration of seven “offensive” words as domain names in New Zealand. See... Internet Society Lifts Ban On Offensive Names [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0005/S00187.htm


Scoop Opinion: Keith Rankin On Child Support

- On Tuesday, the television programme Money Doctor featured a solo father wanting to save for a house for himself and his young daughter. He earned over $40,000 per year while also receiving $100 Child Support per week from his child's mother. See... Keith Rankin - Accounting for Child Support [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00001.htm


FIJI CRISIS

Appeasing Mr Speight?

- SUVA, The list for a new interim administration is being drawn up this morning - the latest army move to find a government acceptable to coup leader George Speight. See... NEWSFLASH: Fiji- A Cabinet Or Military Council? [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00002.htm


FULL COVERAGE: The Coup That Never Ends?

- The latest news from Suva from USP and others: - USP - Military impose conditions for amnesty [1] - USP - Military commander claims support of Fijians [2] - USP - Rebel spokesman says military plan 'unacceptable' [3] . - MAX BRADFORD - Trade Union Boycott No Answer [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00004.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00003.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00002.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00658.htm


The Broadcast That Started A Riot

- On Sunday Night a critical point in the Fiji Crisis came following the broadcast of a current affairs programme of Fiji TV. Shortly after the broadcast a mob attacked the broadcaster and later in the evening a policeman was shot. What caused the ruckus – exclusively on Scoop. See... The "Close-Up" Fiji TV Script Blamed For The Raid [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00001.htm


An Audience At Mahendra Chaudhry’s Home

- Following is an article from internet news site www.fijilive.com [1] by a Fijian Member Of Parliament who interviews former Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry’s wife. See... Conversations at Mahendra Chaudhry's home [2] in the International wire.


[1] - www.fijilive.com
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0005/S00158.htm

George And I Are Nothing Alike: Winston

- The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, today scoffed at suggestions that he bears any resemblance whatsoever to the Fijian gangster, George Speight. See... Peters Scoffs At Speight Comparison [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00021.htm

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Petrol Prices Ease

- Oil companies BP and Shell are putting down petrol and diesel prices down two cents in response to international crude oil prices. See... Shell Announces Two Cent Drop In Petrol Prices [1] . Also see... BP Gives Motorists A 2 Cent Price Drop [2] . And see... Two Cent Petrol Price Drop [3] . However the latest results from Statistics New Zealand show the overall trend is still definitely up. See... Petrol and Diesel Prices Continue to Rise [4] all in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00005.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00001.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00007.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00010.htm


Fringe Benefit Tax Changes

- The rate used to calculate fringe benefit tax for low interest employment-related loans has been increased in line with market rates. See... FBT - prescribed rate of interest [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00002.htm


Don’t Make A Shipley Sized Error

- The Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First and former Treasurer, today advised the Prime Minister not to follow in Jenny Shipley’s footsteps and use the fall in business confidence as an excuse to defer key policies promoted by her junior partner. See... Peters Tells Coalition To Learn From Asian Crisis [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00018.htm


Scoop IT: Getting Your Name Back

- New Zealand company, Moana Pacific Fisheries Ltd, has successfully won back the right to use its own name from a 'cybersquatter'. See... NZ Company Win In Cybersquatter Case [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00002.htm


Farming Patterns Change

- Farming patterns are changing at a regional level according to the 1999 agricultural production survey. See... Changing Patterns In New Zealand Farming [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00009.htm


Coffee Prices To Rise

- Attempts by the world’s major coffee growers to force up prices by withholding crops – echoing the OPEC’s strategy of restricting oil production – is doomed to failure, says a Kiwi coffee importer. See... Coffee Price Rise Looms For Some Importers [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00006.htm


First Frankenfood, Now Frankenflies

- The Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) has found cause for concern over containment of genetically engineered blowflies at Massey University. See... GE Blowflies Case Yet Another Cause For Caution [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00659.htm


Scoop Arts: Another Heart For Clark

- The Heart of the Nation report on the future of New Zealand's cultural sector will be presented to the Prime Minister, Helen Clark, on her return from Germany next week, the Associate Minister for Arts,Culture and Heritage said today. See... Heart of the Nation report ready [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00661.htm


Students Strangled By High Tertiary Debt

- The high level of student debt in this country is still of huge public concern to student bodies around the country. - NZUSA - Individual Student Debt Level Tops $130,000 [1] - VUSA - Govt Must Move With Urgency On Fees [2] . - APSU - Largest Student Debt More Than $130,000 [3] - AUT STUDENTS ASSOCIATION - Flat Fees the Answer to $130,000 Student Debt [4] all in the Education wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0005/S00051.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0005/S00055.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0005/S00049.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0005/S00050.htm


The Education Gap

- If the Government is serious about closing the gaps in education they would have implemented National's plan for a trial of national assessment, says Opposition Education spokesman Nick Smith. See... TIMSS Reinforces Need For National Testing [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00660.htm


Breast Feeding & Working Don’t Mix

- New Zealand women who want to breastfeed their babies and be in paid work often find this an untenable combination, according to recent research. See... Suckling in silence [1] in the Education wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0005/S00048.htm


NZ Goes It Alone On GE Labeling

- The Green Party today said New Zealand may have to opt out of the ANZFA Treaty and adopt an independent labelling system for all genetically engineered food. See... NZ May Have To Go It Alone On GE Labelling [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0005/S00662.htm


Heavy-weight Super-malls Merge

- St Lukes Group, the premier shopping centre company in New Zealand, and Westfield Trust, the largest listed property trust in Australia today announced a proposal to amalgamate their New Zealand shopping interests. See... St Lukes Group & Westfield Trust Amalgamation [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0005/S00184.htm

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