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Solomon's Coup: Shelling Increases
Keeping Pot In Select Committees
Scoop World: Indonesian Earthquake Appeal
Scoop World: Solomon Islands Background
Scoop Arts: Tapping The Pulse
Scoop Opinion: Insults For Southerners

FIJI CRISIS
Scoop Opinion: An Indigenous Fijian Perspective On The Coup
Rebel No Longer

MORE SCOOPS
Fiji Is Still The Friendly Islands
Picket Driver Taken To Trial
Karam Sticks By Claims
Women Gamblers More Likely – Report
Shale Project Shady
New Pill Welcomed

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Solomon's Coup: Shelling Increases

- Conflict in the Solomon Islands has escalated dramatically this morning, with Amnesty International receiving reliable reports that the paramilitary group, the Malaita Eagle Force (MEF), has begun shelling civilian villages east of Honiara airport. See... News Flash Solomon Islands [1] . For the latest transcript of news broadcast by Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation see... Solomon Islands Broadcasting - 10am - 7 June [2] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00039.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00043.htm


Keeping Pot In Select Committees

- Green Party justice spokesperson Nandor Tanczos agreed today with the Health Minister that a Select Committee inquiry would be a good way to investigate the options for cannabis law reform, but said it was crucial that the issue be debated in the appropriate forum. See... Justice Select Committee place for cannabis debate [1] . Meanwhile, National Leader Jenny Shipley has rejected the Minister's call for National to participate in a select committee review of the drug.
- JENNY SHIPLEY - Cannabis select committee rejected [2] .
- ACT - ACT Says No To Another Review Of Cannabis [3] .
- ACT - Will Organic Dope Be OK For Our Kids? [4] all in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00092.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00064.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00079.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00089.htm


Scoop World: Indonesian Earthquake Appeal

- The International Red Cross today launched a preliminary appeal for NZ$6.6m to assist the victims of the powerful earthquake that struck Indonesia on Sunday. See... Red Cross Appeal For Indonesian Quake Victims [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00042.htm


Scoop World: Solomon Islands Background

- This article was published in the May 2000 edition of Pacific News Bulletin, the monthly magazine of the Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific movement, before the latest escalation. See... SOLOMON IS: Analysis: beyond ethnicity [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00044.htm


Scoop Arts: Tapping The Pulse

- A weekly column about what’s going on in and around the capital. This week Blairst.Com - Faultline Cracks - Paua On - Finns Say: Eat More Fish - If Fish Don't Work, Try The Disco - Second Brewmaster's Selection Launched - Customer Of The Week. See... Tapping The Pulse [1] in the Arts & Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0006/S00006.htm


Scoop Opinion: Insults For Southerners

- Three strikes and you're out! First it was Helen Clark calling West Coaster's feral and in-bred, secondly it was Young Labour vice-president Jordan Carter calling Coaster's feral bastards. Now, Labour Party president, Bob Harvey, has insulted and marginalised Wellington and the whole of the South Island. John Howard writes. See... Scoop Opinion: Insults Keep Coming For The Coast [1] in the Headlines wire. Labour Party President Bob Harvey has already embarrassed his party with comments in the past but he has gone way too far with his latest faux pas says National. See... Bob's Slight On South Islanders Beyond The Pale [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00013.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00091.htm

FIJI CRISIS


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Scoop Opinion: An Indigenous Fijian Perspective On The Coup

- To date George Speight and the Army have agreed to the following. 1. Ratu Mara and Sitiveni Rabuka step down from their respective Leadership positions. 2. Annul the 1997 constitution. 3. Pardon George Speight and his seven men who were responsible… For more see... Thoughts on 3rd Coup by Mere Tuisalalo Samisoni [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00019.htm


Rebel No Longer

- SUVA: A senior military officer and two other soldiers backing Fiji rebel leader George Speight today heeded the army ultimatum and returned to barracks. See... Senior rebel officer meets military deadline [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00036.htm


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Fiji Is Still The Friendly Islands

- A Suva-based insurance company is offering travel insurance to tourists visiting Fiji, the Fiji Visitors Bureau said today. See... Insurance Offered For Tourists To Fiji [1] in the General wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0006/S00016.htm


Picket Driver Taken To Trial

- A man accused of causing the death of a woman on a picket line at the Port of Lyttelton has been committed for trial after a two-day depositions hearing.See... Driver Committed For Trial Over Picket Death [1] in the General wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0006/S00015.htm


Karam Sticks By Claims

- Former All Black Joe Karam told a High Court hearing in Auckland today he stuck by the claims he made in his book on the Bain family murder in Dunedin in 1994. See... Karam Stands By Book Claims [1] in the General wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0006/S00011.htm


Women Gamblers More Likely – Report

- Results from the third report in the Department of Internal Affairs New Zealand Gaming Survey indicate that problem gamblers come from a wider cross section of society, and are more likely to be women, than they were a decade ago. See... New Zealand Gaming Survey Third Report Released [1] in the General wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0006/S00010.htm


Shale Project Shady

- : Greenpeace has lodged a formal complaint with the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) alleging investors have been misled about the profitability of the Stuart Oil Shale Project in Queensland. See... Investors ‘Misled’ by Shale Oil Developers [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00040.htm


New Pill Welcomed

- The Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand has welcomed the latest contraceptive to receive Pharmac approval, as well as the establishment of its new “emergency contraceptive” category. See... ALRANZ Condemns CHP Outburst Over Contraception [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00014.htm

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