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Sludge Stumbles Over A Motherload Of It...
Solomons Evacuations
Talking Down Coalition Differences
New Restorative Justice Package
Kylie Jones Suspect In Court
Cutting The Throats Of Corporate America
Scoop Business: New Internet Names System
Scoop World: Solomon’s Islands Background
Scoop Opinon: On The State Of It

FIJI CRISIS


Scoop Opinion: Fiji’s Constitution
Popular Uprising - Against George Speight
Western Fiji’s Call For President
Speight Cronies Gang Rape Claim

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Could This Be For Real - Sludge Investigates...

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Sludge Stumbles Over A Motherload Of It...

- Today's Sludge Report relates a strange tale involving the visit of a NZ MP to Fiji on a speaking trip, free money for the secretive and greedy, and a so called "financial freedom" movement which promotes tax avoidance, offshore trusts and VERY high yield investment schemes. All this is set against a background of greed and secrecy. And it is happening here in New Zealand. See... Sludge Report #10 - Free Money For Greedy Mystery [1] for the Scoop of Scoops.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00034.htm


Solomons Evacuations

- The New Zealand Air force is helping evacuate over 150 foreign nationals from Honiara this afternoon with several New Zealanders on board flights out of the troubled islands. Meanwhile another 19 New Zealanders are expected to be evacuated soon from the outlying island of Gizo. See... NZAF Solomon Evacuations Continue [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00039.htm


Talking Down Coalition Differences

- The recent spat between coalition partners Labour and the Alliance was down-played by the Prime Minister Helen Clark today. See... Clark Talks Down Coalition Differences [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00038.htm


New Restorative Justice Package

- Courts Minister Matt Robson and Justice Minister Phil Goff today announced funding for a package of measures that will give more victims of crime the option of restorative justice. See... Restorative justice package announced [1] in the Parliament wire. - NATIONAL - Home comforts for rapists [2] . - GREENS - Greens applaud restorative justice measures [3] . - NATIONAL- Govt needs balanced approach to crime [4] . - CHRISTIAN HERITAGE - Clayton’s Version Of Restorative Justice Introduced [5] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00188.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00185.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00195.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00192.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00030.htm


Kylie Jones Suspect In Court

- The man accused of murdering Kylie Jones has made his first appearance in an Auckland district court today. He was described as of “disheveled appearance” and has been remanded for a psychiatric assessment. Police arrested the man over the weekend. See... Police Arrest Murder Accused [1] in the Auckland wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0006/S00007.htm


Cutting The Throats Of Corporate America

- Heads are rolling across corporate America as several top chief executives become victims of impatient shareholders who are disappointed with profits and volatile and unforgiving markets. John Howard writes. See... Shareholders Give U.S. Business Chiefs The Chop [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00036.htm


Scoop Business: New Internet Names System

- The new system for registering Domain names in New Zealand is up and now running well with major cost and time savings for those wanting to get their own Internet address. See... New System For Registering Domain Names [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00061.htm


Scoop World: Solomon’s Islands Background

- A delegation of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group arrived in Honiara today to investigate the crisis. A USP journalist student talks to a prominent Solomon Islands academic to background the issues. See... The Real Issues Behind The Solomon Islands Crisis [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00072.htm


Scoop Opinon: On The State Of It

- We seem to be dreaming. We look at the world as if it were not much older than we can remember. We do not doubt that we have made progress through history as human beings, and we are proud of it. See... The First World War Has Not Happened Yet [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00073.htm


FIJI CRISIS


Scoop Opinion: Fiji’s Constitution

- Throughout the Fijian constitutional crisis New Zealand's foreign minister Phil Goff has declaimed from his high moral perch the principles of democracy and constitutionality, the absolute and non-negotiable values that Fiji must adhere to, “or else.” See... Democracy, Constitutions and Revolution [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00035.htm


Popular Uprising - Against George Speight

- A protest against coup leader George Speight has been shut down by the military government because the protestors did not have permission for the demonstration. Meanwhile a "people's petition" calling for more than 500,000 signatures against the hijacking of democracy in the Fiji Islands and for the freeing of about 30 hostages has been launched with an "overwhelming" initial response. See... 'People's' petition launched with big support [1] in the Internatinal wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00069.htm


Western Fiji’s Call For President

- Western chiefs came to the Fiji Islands capital of Suva today with a message for rebel leader George Speight and the military - they want Ratu Josefa Iloilo made President and for him to form a civilian interim government. See... FIJI:Western chiefs back Ratu Josefa for president [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00068.htm


Speight Cronies Gang Rape Claim

- A woman who has escaped from being held captive at Fiji's Parliament claims she was gang-raped for four nights and that drug abuse is rife in the complex, according to media reports today. See... Drugs, Rape Claim In Parliament Siege [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00065.htm

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