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Dover Samuels: Who Is The Real Victim?
SLUDGE: Sludge On Samuels
Scoop Opinion: Jim and Mike’s Trip To The Coast
Scoop Opinion: Upton Online Is In Germany
Scoop IT: E-Loan Launched In NZ
Scoop World: Oil Prices Feature In US Campaign
Scoop World: Another Arrest In Immigrant Death Case
Scoop Opinion: Rankin On Education
Scoop Is In The House – Questions

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Fijian Hostages Could Be Released Today
What Native Fijians Think Of Coup

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Dover Samuels: Who Is The Real Victim?

- “Women should be sickened and outraged by the treatment being meted out to the young woman at the centre of the controversy over the Minister of Maori Affairs,” National's Women's Affairs spokeswoman Anne Tolley said today. See... Who is the real victim of Samuels affair ? [1] in the Parliament wire. The young woman at the centre of the sexual allegations needs counseling according to her mother's cousin. See... Young Woman Needs Counseling Says Relative [2] in the Headlines wire. Also see... NEWSFLASH: Samuels Denies Sex Allegations [3] in the Headlines wire. Parekura Horomia will be Acting Minister of Maori Affairs while the investigation takes place. See... The Hon Dover Samuels - PM's Statement [4] . Also see...PM covers up Samuels allegations [5] both in the Parliament wire. For an earlier report see...NEWSFLASH: Dover Samuels Stood Down [6] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00504.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00096.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00085.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00483.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00485.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00084.htm


SLUDGE: Sludge On Samuels

- Initially when the Dover Samuels sexual allegations story broke, Sludge was in two minds whether to report the scandal at all. Having heard on the journalism grape vine the allegations involved sex with a young underage girl, and that Mr. Samuels See... Sludge Report #16 - Dover, Dover, Dover! [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00099.htm


Scoop Opinion: Jim and Mike’s Trip To The Coast

- At the signing of the Heads of Agreement in Greymouth yesterday to transfer $120 million to the West Coast, I had the opportunity to personally talk, for the first time, to Deputy Prime Minister, Jim Anderton. John Howard writes. See... Scoop Opinion: Scoop Talks Coast Issues With Jim [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00097.htm


Scoop Opinion: Upton Online Is In Germany

- A very short edition, since upton-on-line comes to you this week from Hannover. (No, not Hamilton, Hannover in Germany with which New Zealanders now have a deeply shared affinity flowing from a common electoral system). See... Upton-on-line - From Hanover [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00501.htm


Scoop IT: E-Loan Launched In NZ

- The global expansion of the on-line lending broker E-Loan reached NZ yesterday with the official launch of E-Loan’s New Zealand arm - http://www.eloannz.co.nz [1] . See... E-Loan – Eventures First Fruit [2] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.eloannz.co.nz
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00094.htm


Scoop World: Oil Prices Feature In US Campaign

- High oil prices have suddenly become an issue in this years' US presidential campaign with oil companies now under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). John Howard reports. See... High Oil Prices Become A US Election Issue [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00092.htm


Scoop World: Another Arrest In Immigrant Death Case

- Dutch police investigating the deaths of 58 Chinese illegal immigrants found packed into an unventilated truck in England said Wednesday they have arrested the owner of the trucking company. See... Scoop Link: Another Arrest in Brit Truck Deaths [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00124.htm


Scoop Opinion: Rankin On Education

- “When Graham Henry decided to coach the Welsh rugby team, the New Zealand Rugby Union responded by drafting a rule, now known as the 'Henry rule', to prohibit him from coaching the All Blacks. The rule serves no useful purpose.” Scoop’s Keith Rankin weekly Thursday column is on Education. See... Keith Rankin: Unitechs and Polyversities [1] in the Headlines wire.


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


Scoop Is In The House – Questions

- Today's Questions concern: WHO Report – West Coast Package – Dover Samuels – MFAT And GE Survey - Dover Samuels – WHO Report – Fisheries Commissioners – ACT Allegations – ERB Success – Skill Shortages – State House Sales – E-Commerce. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - June 22 [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00098.htm


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Fijian Hostages Could Be Released Today

- Reports today from Fiji hinted the hostages at the centre of the six week military crisis in Fiji could be released as early as 1:30pm today. Though they do not appear to have been released yet. See... NEWSFLASH: Fiji Hostages Could Be Released Today [1] in the Headlines wire. For coverage of this morning’s developments from Suva see... 'Don't Harass Hostage Families' Plea [2] and Talks Focus On Hostage Release [3] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00093.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00128.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00127.htm

What Native Fijians Think Of Coup

- Maori news site Te Karere Ipurangi has re-published a newsletter received from Fiji. It sets out many of the grievances and suspicions of many indigenous Fijians. See... Indigenous Fiji Newsletter [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00115.htm

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