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The Mistreatment Of James Whakaruru
Scoop Business: Economic Growth Slows Sharply
A Week Of It: Shake Your Funky Groove Thing JC!
Scoop World: Dying Black More Expensive
Sludge Feedback
Noah, NOAA and Scoop
Scoop Analysis: US Linguist Explains Why Dover Type Stories Are So Compelling

FIJI COUP
Fiji PM’s Wife Waits And Waits And…
Hostage Released, Child Soldiers
News Analysis: The Struggle Behind The Coup

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The Mistreatment Of James Whakaruru

- The Government has carefully considered the Commissioner for Children's report into the April 1999 death of James Whakaruru and has already taken action in line with a number of its recommendations, Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey. See... Acting on Commissioner's report – Maharey [1] . Also see Minister Of Corrections Matt Robson’s reaction. See... Minister welcome Children's Commissioner's report [2] and... Response to Commissioner for Children report [3] all in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00551.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00549.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00548.htm


Scoop Business: Economic Growth Slows Sharply

- Economic activity increased in the March quarter by 0.8 per cent, said Acting Government Statistician Dianne Macaskill when releasing the latest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures. This follows a 2.3 per cent rise in the December 1999 quarter and a 2.6 per cent rise in the September 1999 quarter. See... Economy grows 0.8 per cent in March quarter [1] in the Business wire. REACTION: Michael Cullen - Export growth figures encouraging - Cullen [2] . Deutsche Bank - NZ:Q1/2000 Commentary [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00159.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00559.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00165.htm


A Week Of It: Shake Your Funky Groove Thing JC!

- Not normally up before midday on Saturdays, one of this columnist’s frequent guilt twangs has been not continuing to check out John Campbell’s weekend slot on National Radio. Scoop’s Chris Holm writes. See... A Week Of It: Get Hard J.C.! [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00123.htm


Scoop World: Dying Black More Expensive

- A major discrimination scandal is breaking in America over the two-tier pricing policy of insurance companies. So far, US$204 million is to be returned to policy holders. John Howard reports. See... Insurance Company Racism In The US [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00120.htm


Sludge Feedback

- In response to... Sludge Report #16 - Dover, Dover, Dover! [1] … From Christchurch – Congratulations, and The Kennedy Precedent… From an old reporter's notebook: Moyle, Muldoon and Carmen. See... Sludge Report #17 – Dover! – Reader Reaction [2] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00099.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00115.htm


Noah, NOAA and Scoop

- Noah's great claim to fame was that he knew when it was going to rain. Now - with the help of another NOAA - so can the readers of Scoop! For a Scoop exclusive on the arrival of monsoon rains in India see the following reports... Scoop Images: A Pretty Indian Rain Picture [1] - June 8th Scoop Images: Rains Come To Northern India [2] - May 31th Scoop Images: More Pictures Of Indian Rain [3] - and May 27th - Scoop Images: Rains Forecast for NW India [4] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/eb/7b/200006241838.615609a6.html
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/54/94/200006081923.ecdea441.html
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/e5/30/200005311156.a8ebe783.html
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/4f/6b/200005272018.5976f71f.html


Scoop Analysis: US Linguist Explains Why Dover Type Stories Are So Compelling

- Berkeley - Why do some stories, like the O.J. Simpson trial, the Thomas/Hill hearings or the Clinton/Lewinsky sex scandal, run on for months and even years, while other, ostensibly more important stories hardly get noticed by the news media? See... Why Gender/Race Relations Stories Run On And On [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00141.htm


FIJI COUP


Fiji PM’s Wife Waits And Waits And…

Virmati Chaudhry, wife of Fiji's democratically elected prime minister Mahendra Chaudhry, waited yesterday in vain for her husband to be set free. And she also waited the day before in disappointment. See... Elected PM's Wife Waits In Vain [1] in the Headlines wire. Meanwhile yesterday talks between Fiji's military and rebel leader George Speight's group broke down again. See... FIJI: Talks break down again [2] in the International wire. For more on Fiji scroll down…


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00122.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00140.htm


Hostage Released, Child Soldiers

- The four women members of Mahendra Chaudhry's elected government held hostage in Fiji's Parliament for the past five weeks have been released, according to media reports early today. See... Four Women Hostages Released [1] . Meanwhile young Fijian men - and children - who are part of the rebel group's private army are undergoing training in physical combat inside the parliamentary complex. See... FIJI: Rebels train child soldiers [2] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00137.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00138.htm


News Analysis: The Struggle Behind The Coup

- Rebel leader George Speight staged his attempted coup for Fijian paramountcy over Indo-Fijian and other races in the Pacific country. But the real struggle has been a fight for power among the Fijian leadership. See... The Truth Behind Speight's Racial Myths [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00139.htm


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Scoop IT: Ihug Appeals Radio Frequency Sale

- The Internet Group, Ihug is launching a legal challenge against next month's government sale of valuable radio frequencies. See... Ihug Seeks Court Injunction Over Radio Sale [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00158.htm


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