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A New Road Safety Package
Murder Time Narrowed
Goff Goes To The Solomons
Scoop World: Bill Gates’ World Is Broken Up
Scoop World: Scoop Is In The State Department
Scoop Opinion: Being “Business Friendly” – 1 - Bruce Simpson
Scoop Opinion: Being “Business Friendly” - 2 - Keith Rankin
Scoop Opinion: Being “Business Friendly” – 3 - Simon Upton
Scoop Opinion: Coasters & Lynch Mobs

FIJI CRISIS
Scoop Opinion: Election Failure
Fiji Business & Workers

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Scoop Business: Trade Figures Improve
Warning Over Breast Implants

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Murdered Journalist Kylie Sheree Jones

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A New Road Safety Package

- A $152 million plus road package announced today will see greater emphasis on driver education and a dedicated traffic patrol on New Zealand’s highways. See... Road Safety Package Announced [1] . Any moves to continue to reduce the road toll will be welcomed by New Zealanders but we should not be throwing money away on cosmetic changes, says National. See... Hawkins toying with police cars [2] . ACT meanwhile has applauded the Government’s “CHiPs” initiative to reintroduce a dedicated highway patrol for New Zealand roads. See... ACT Welcomes “CHiPs” Initiative [3] all in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00126.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00129.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00135.htm


Murder Time Narrowed

- Auckland City Police investigating the murder of a young woman journalist, Kylie Jones, in Glen Innes last night believe she was killed in the early evening, sometime after 6pm. See... Police Narrow Down Murder Time [1] in the General wire. See also Scoop Image: Auckland Journalist Kylie Sheree Jones - Brutally Murdered [2] <


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0006/S00020.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0006/S00021.htm


Goff Goes To The Solomons

- The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Phil Goff, has said he will continue to go with a ministerial team to the Solomon Island capital Honiara despite the resumption of heavy fighting in the city. See... Goff Off To The Solomons [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00027.htm


Scoop World: Bill Gates’ World Is Broken Up

- WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge ordered the breakup of Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday, declaring the software giant that spurred an explosion in home computing should be split into two because it ``proved untrustworthy in the past. See... Scoop Link: Judge Orders Microsoft Split in Two [1] . Meanwhile Microsoft Corp. plans to file its notice of appeal and motion to stay today’s order. See... Microsoft Confident Ruling Will Be Overturned [2] . For a transcript of the order and ruling see… See... Microsoft Ruling Court Final Judgement [3] And... US District Court Microsoft Break-up Order [4] all in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00053.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00055.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00056.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00054.htm


Scoop World: Scoop Is In The State Department

- The United States State Department makes its daily announcment on the US stance on world issues – today – Sierra Leone – Terrorism – Russia – Iran – Iraq – Peru – Middle East Peace Process – Serbia/Montenegro – Fiji – Mexico. See... U.S. State Dept. Press Briefing Tuesday, June 6 [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00049.htm


Scoop Opinion: Being “Business Friendly” – 1 - Bruce Simpson

- According to our Finance Minister, Michael Cullen, I, and the many thousands of other New Zealand entrepreneurs and businessmen, are a bunch of scheming, plotting would-be criminals who, if given half a chance, would enjoy nothing more than to rip off the taxpayer. See... Cullen Insult Final Straw - Aardvark To Depart [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00026.htm


Scoop Opinion: Being “Business Friendly” - 2 - Keith Rankin

- Business interests in New Zealand have been lobbying hard to make the Labour-led government more “business friendly” The Parliamentary Labour Party seems to be acquiescing to this pressure. See... Keith Rankin: The Business of Government [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00024.htm


Scoop Opinion: Being “Business Friendly” – 3 - Simon Upton

- Upton-on-line has been hunkered down on the farm this week. Perhaps there really is some truth in the old belief that rural virtue is pitted against city vice. Perhaps it’s just having to rely on the media. But from the depths of the provinces, the gyrations of the Government’s confidence-building offensive appear truly facile. See... Upton-on-line: Confidence Tricks [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00150.htm


Scoop Opinion: Coasters & Lynch Mobs

- When Prime Minister, Helen Clark, made her now infamous remarks about West Coaster's, she included a comment that Coaster's had lynch-mob mentalities, like Kentucky. That set me thinking about the origins of the comment. John Howard writes. See... Scoop Opinion: The Origins Of Offence [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00025.htm

FIJI CRISIS

Scoop Opinion: Election Failure

- George Speight's seizure of Fiji's parliament may have shocked the world, but it comes as less of a surprise to those familiar with the situation here in Fiji. See... The Failure of Electoral Engineering in Fiji [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00052.htm


Fiji Business & Workers

- SUVA: Suva's deputy mayor and national assistant secretary of the Fiji Trades Union Congress (FTUC), Diwan Shankar, today slammed Australian businessman Mark Halabe for statements he made in The Australian newspaper just five days after the coup. See... Fiji unions hit back at Aussie businessman [1] . Also see... Fiji crisis impacts on economy [2] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00051.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00050.htm


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Scoop Business: Trade Figures Improve

- The value of merchandise exports continues to grow, assisted by the low New Zealand dollar. Detailed export values released today by Statistics New Zealand for the month of April 2000 confirm preliminary estimates showing the monthly rate of growth in exports exceeds that of imports.. See... Latest Statistics Confirm Export Growth [1] in the Business wire. The growth is encouraging says Finance Minister Michael Cullen. See... Latest trade data encouraging [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00046.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00146.htm


Warning Over Breast Implants

- The Ministry of Health is recommending women with Trilucent breast implants discuss with their plastic surgeons having them removed, following new information on possible side effects. See... New Soya Bean Oil Breast Implant Recommendation [1] in the General wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0006/S00019.htm

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