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SLUDGE: Rodney, Fiji, And Free Money
Solomons PM Resigns
Scoop Is In The House
Mainstreaming Kiwi Electricity
More On The End Of Native Logging
Scoop Business: Fine Weather Ahead
Scoop Opinion: A Wet-blanket For A Hot Economy
Scoop Sport: Olympic Women’s Basket Ball Team

FIJI COUP
No Tour From Fiji
A City Under Siege

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Scoop Business: Food Prices Are Up
Fletchers-Contact Contract
Scoop Business: Software Supply Triumph


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Solomon Islands Prime Minister Bartholomew Ulufa’alu


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Rodney, Fiji, And Free Money

- C.D. Sludge has now caught up with the MP who made a trip to Fiji last year to attend a seminar of Investors International, the principal of which, Rudolf van Lin, was later arrested and charged in the US with Securities fraud. See... The Sludge Report #12 – Rodney’s Trip To Fiji [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00053.htm


Solomons PM Resigns

- The Solomon Islands Prime Minister Bartholomew Ulufa’alu has announced his resignation after ethnic tensions caused widespread disruptions on the islands. See... NEWSFLASH: Solomons PM Resigns [1] in the Headlines wire. Yesterday evening Foreign Minister Phil Goff’s made his latest statement on the area. See... Statement on the Crisis in the Solomon Islands [2] in the Parliament wire. Also see a summary of Phil Goff's earlier statements in Parliament... Solomon Islands Ministerial Statement & Response [3] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00051.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00244.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00045.htm


Scoop Is In The House

- Today's questions concern: Truth In Sentencing - School Zoning And Balloting- Budget Growth Forecasts - Immigrant Doctors - Maori Spectrum And Quest Communications - Bulk Funding - Government Procurement - R&D Taxation - Highway Patrol - ILO Conventions - Road Safety - Immigrant Doctors. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 14 June 2000 [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00054.htm


Mainstreaming Kiwi Electricity

- The NZ electricity inquiry report released this week, is a move toward the international mainstream in electricity regulation, which is not a surprise given the Australian and British leanings of the inquiry panel. Simon Orme writes from Sydney. See... Simon Orme: Mainstreaming - NZ Electricity Inquiry [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00049.htm


More On The End Of Native Logging

- The release Monday of 40 pages of Cabinet papers and minutes backgrounding Government's decisions to end the harvest of rimu timber and to extinguish the 1986 West Coast Accord, has failed to impress West Coast leaders. John Howard reports. See... The End Of West Coast Rimu Logging [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00052.htm


Scoop Business: Fine Weather Ahead

- The latest analysis of prospects for NZ from independent economists BERL contain a cautiously optimistic message. See... Promising outlook blurred by interest, confidence [1] . Manufacturing figures are also up. See... Magic 10 Billion Dollar Mark Passed And Climbing [2] both in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00076.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00077.htm


Scoop Opinion: A Wet-blanket For A Hot Economy

- “The Reserve Bank will want to raise interest rates yet again. Inflation is lurking everywhere and our over-heating economy will be in need of the wet blanket again.” A member of the New Zealand Banking Reform Group writes about the inevitability of higher interest rates. See... Eco-Economy: There is No Alternative [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00050.htm


Scoop Sport: Olympic Women’s Basket Ball Team

- The New Zealand Olympic Committee has confirmed the twelve players who will make up New Zealand's first ever women's Olympic basketball team in Sydney in September. See... BASKETBALL: Colling makes Olympic cut [1] in the Sports wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SP0006/S00011.htm


FIJI COUP


No Tour From Fiji

- New Zealand will be withholding visas from touring Fijian sporting sides, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today. See... NZ to withhold visas from Fijian touring sides [1] . New Zealand has prohibited entry of known associates of coup leader George Speight, Foreign Minister, Phil Goff, announced today. See... Government Prohibits Entry of Speight Associates [2] both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00241.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00243.htm


A City Under Siege

- It's an irony of this bizarre insurrection in Fiji, now in its fourth week, that the country has been “celebrating”; two public holidays in two successive weeks: A Fijian journalist reports on Suva over the Queens Birthday Weekend. See... Bizarre Life In A Siege City [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00083.htm


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Scoop Business: Food Prices Are Up

- Food prices in May were 0.1 per cent higher than in April 2000, according to latest figures from Statistics New Zealand. The meat, fish and poultry subgroup of the Food Price Index made the most significant contribution to the increase. See... Small Rise in Food Prices [1] Also see Deutsche Bank’s analysis. See... Food Price Index - May 2000 [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00083.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00084.htm


Fletchers-Contact Contract

- The latest agreement provides Fletcher Challenge Energy with an option to purchase gas from Contact for a period of two years. See... Fletcher Challenge Energy Signs Gas Contract [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00082.htm


Scoop Business: Software Supply Triumph

- Software entrepreneur Sir Gil Simpson tonight closes the loop on a remarkable supply chain that started under the gaze of Aoraki/Mt Cook and finished in front of European business and political leaders. See... Knight Completes Remarkable Merino Story [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00078.htm


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