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SLUDGE: Free Money For Greedy Mystery – The Plot Thickens
Spy Agency "A Waste Of Time"–
Scoop Is In The House
Paying For Peace - Goff On The Solomons
Turning The Charm On Businesses
Scoop World: Beijing + 5 Women’s Conference
Scoop World: Indonesia

FIJI CRISIS
Taking Pot Shots At Speight
Fleeing With Indo-Fijians

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Scoop Business: Franks Sues Hoggard
Scoop Business: Growth Down, Jobs Up
Scoop Business: Fletcher Energy Announces Testing

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The Mystery Deepens - Tape Transcript - Sludge #11

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Could This Be For Real - Sludge Investigates...Sludge #10

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SLUDGE: Free Money For Greedy Mystery – The Plot Thickens

- Sludge has obtained a transcript of conversations recorded with leading figures in the Free Money for Greedy Mystery described in Sludge Report #10. See... Sludge Report #11 – More Evidence In Money Mystery [1] in the Headlines wire. See also... Sludge Report #10 - Free Money For Greedy Mystery [2] for the Scoop of Scoops.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00043.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00034.htm


Spy Agency "A Waste Of Time"–

Aziz Choudry and David Small, the two complainants who lead the investigative charge into the SIS, say the agency should be overhauled or abolished. See... Government Spy Agency Watchdog - A Waste [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0006/S00037.htm


Scoop Is In The House

- Today’s Questions Concerned: R&D Taxation – Economic Indicators – Independent Contractors and the ERB – Budget Projections And ERB – Home Detention – Victims Package – Rural Hospitals – Northland Mental Health – Export Credit Guarantees – Electricity Inquiry – Fruit Picker Shortage – Working Holiday Visas - Employment Bill Select Committee. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 13 June 2000 [1] in the wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00046.htm


Paying For Peace - Goff On The Solomons

- Before Question time today the Minister of Foreign Affairs Phil Goff sought leave to make a Ministerial statement on recent events in the Solomon Islands. The following is a paraphrased record of the discussion. See... Solomon Islands Ministerial Statement & Response [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00045.htm


Turning The Charm On Businesses

- Prime Minister Helen Clark is turning up the charm on businesses - sending a letter about the ERB to over 10,000 small companies. See... Turning The Charm On Businesses [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00044.htm


Scoop World: Beijing + 5 Women’s Conference

- The overall process of Beijing + 5 has proved to be a disappointment, Amnesty International said as the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Women concluded. See... AMNESTY: Beijing + 5: A review of inaction [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00076.htm


Scoop World: Indonesia

- Spokesman of the Indonesian Military (TNI) Rear Air Marshall Graito Usodo vouched on Thursday for Maj. Gen. Kiki Syahnakri, the former chief of the restoration command in East Timor, over his testimony on the death of a journalist. See... TIMOR: Military denies role in journalist's death [1] . Meanwhile, six prominent Indonesian NGOs have stated their opposition to any resumption of U.S.-Indonesian military ties in a letter to members of the U.S. Congress. See... Indonesian NGOs Oppose US Military Ties [2] both in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00078.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00077.htm

FIJI CRISIS

Taking Pot Shots At Speight

- Tension is high after soldiers fired on Fiji rebel leader George Speight's motorcade yesterday, reports the Fiji Times. Nobody was hurt in the incident but one of the vehicles was hit twice. See... FIJI: Troops fire on rebel cars [1] . Also see an earlier report... FIJI: Military open fire at rebel leader's convoy [2] both in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00080.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00079.htm


Fleeing With Indo-Fijians

- The Indo-Fijian villagers of Muaniweni have been terrorised and beaten by masked men from the village of Muamua in the Fiji Islands. Local police, media and army have failed to protect them. Helped by donations from a Suva-based group of humanitarians, they have decided to flee their homes. The villagers asked journalist Phil Thornton to join them on their flight to safety. See... Fiji Villagers' Bus Trip To Freedom [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00082.htm


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Scoop Business: Franks Sues Hoggard

- “I have arranged today for two shareholders in Fletcher Challenge to sue Mr Kerry Hoggard for the triple damages penalty payable under our insider trading law.” ACT’s Justice spokesman Stephen Franks arranges to sue Fletcher Challenge's former chairman. See... Fletcher Challenge Insider Trader To Be Sued [1] . Also see... Questions and Answers - ACT's Stephen Franks [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00233.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00234.htm


Scoop Business: Growth Down, Jobs Up

- Lower than expected growth is predicted while job ads rise to the highest level recorded since February. See Deutsche Bank’s analysis... Preview NZ Q1 GDP estimated at +1.0% qo [1] and see... ANZ Job Ads Survey May 2000 [2] both in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00071.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00069.htm


Scoop Business: Fletcher Energy Announces Testing

– Fletcher Challenge Energy today announced that testing has begun on the first of two planned Drill Stem Tests (DST-1 3614 metres to 3632 metres along hole) in the Pohokura-2 well. See... Pohokura Flow Test Underway [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00072.htm

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