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Sludge Report #18 – It’s The Economy Stupid
Zimbabwe Elections - Mugabe Wins
Samuels' Future Reconsidered
Labour’s Support Dips But Remains Strong
Scoop Opinion: What Really Happened In Fiji?
Scoop Is In The House - Questions
Scoop World: Clinton On Russian Nuclear Emergency
Scoop Australia: Growth & Buying Up “Subcorp”
A Scoop Oddity: Pray For The Music


FIJI COUP
Fiji: The Deadlock Continues
Fiji: Talks A Government Of Unity

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Scoop Business: Trade Surplus Up
Telecomms Inquiry Draft Report Due
Tourism Boosted By Low Dollar

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Sludge Report #18 – It’s The Economy Stupid

- In this issue: Honey! Who Shrunk The Economy! - Rupert’s Holidays For Hardworking Hacks – and, Richard Long Fails To Front For Todd Debate. See... Sludge Report #18 – Who Shrunk The Economy! [1] in the Headlines wire. Full Coverage Economic Growth Slows - JIM ANDERTON - Strong economy 'encouraging' [2] - STATISTICS NZ- Economy grows 0.8 per cent in March quarter [3] - MICHAEL CULLEN - Export growth figures encouraging - Cullen [4] - DEUTSCHE BANK - NZ:Q1/2000 Commentary [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00129.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00585.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00159.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00559.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00165.htm


Zimbabwe Elections - Mugabe Wins

- President Mugabe’s ZANU PF party is likely to hold onto power in Zimbabwe, although its majority has been significantly reduced. See... Mugabe Set To Win Zimbabwe Elections [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00132.htm


Samuels' Future Reconsidered

- The Prime Minister has reconsidered her stance on Dover Samuels’ position in cabinet questioning whether he can remain effective as Maori Affairs Minister after the sex allegations made against him. Earlier she had said Mr. Samuels would remain a Cabinet Minister if a police investigation proved him innocent. For more, see a summary of a report from the... New Zealand Herald [1] in the News Monitor wire. DOVER SAMUELS FULL COVERAGE: - NEWS ANALYSIS - Why Gender/Race Relations Stories Run On And On [2] - NATIONAL - Extent Of PM's Cover-Up Revealed [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM0006/S00121.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00141.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00529.htm


Labour’s Support Dips But Remains Strong

- Support for the Government has dipped slightly according to the latest TV3 Colmar-Bruton poll. Labour’s support has dropped 7 percentage points to 46 per cent while National has increased 6 points to 34 per cent support. For more results see yesterday’s... TV3 News [1] in the News Monitor wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM0006/S00116.htm


Scoop Opinion: What Really Happened In Fiji?

- An select group of right-leaning elites were behind, not one, but three coups against elected governments in Fiji. Scoop's John Howard looks at the evidence. See... Howard’s End: Behind The Fiji Coup [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00131.htm


Scoop Is In The House - Questions

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of:. Kyoto Protocol – Clark On Dover Samuels – Immigration Consultants – Children’s Trusts – Whale Sanctuary – Phillida Bunkle On John Howard – Airways Coup – ERB – Biodiversity – TEAC – Public Transport – Northland Health. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day - 27 June [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00133.htm


Scoop World: Clinton On Russian Nuclear Emergency

- Declaring an extraordinary emergency, US President Bill Clinton, has announced special suspending judicial powers designed to restart a deal to buy melted down nuclear warheads from Russia. The US Government fears the stockpiled nuclear components could fall into the hands of terrorists and be used to make nuclear weapons unless the trade is restarted. See... Message on National Emergency with Russia [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00148.htm


Scoop Australia: Growth & Buying Up “Subcorp”

- A report into economic performance amongst OECD members, released in advance of the Ministerial Council Meeting being held in Paris this week, places Australia in good economic company. See... Australia singled out as OECD fast growth economy [1] . Meanwhile, the Australian Federal Government has announced it will acquire the remaining shares in the Australian Submarine Corporation - subject to a good price. See... Government to Acquire Shares in the Submarine Corp [2] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00144.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00146.htm


A Scoop Oddity: Pray For The Music

- It would seem the leader of the Roman Catholic faith has supporters in high places - including Lord of The Rings star Liv Tyler’s father, Steve. See... Scoop Oddity: Britney, Steve & The Pope [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00128.htm


FIJI COUP

Fiji: The Deadlock Continues

- Talks between Fiji's rebel leader George Speight and the military have again ended in a deadlock and 27 hostages from the elected government still remain in captivity. See... President Issue Deadlocks Talks [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00142.htm


Fiji: Talks A Government Of Unity

- Fiji's Citizens' Constitutional Forum today appealed to the military regime to appoint an interim government of national unity from 56 members of the democratic Parliament who are not being held captive. See... FIJI: CCF appeals for government of national unity [1] in the International wire.

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0006/S00145.htm

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Scoop Business: Trade Surplus Up

- Provisional data suggest a trade surplus of $151m for the month of May compared with a revised deficit of $25m in April 2000 and a surplus of $86m in May 1999. The annual deficit was $3,375m in May, compared with $3,441m in April. See... Data Flash - Overseas Merchandise Trade [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00584.htm


Telecomms Draft Report Due

- The Chairman, Mr Hugh Fletcher and Panel Member, Ms Cathie Harrison of the Ministerial Inquiry into Telecommunications will release the Inquiry Panel's Draft Report at a media conference. See... Telecommunications Inqury - Draft Report Release [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00577.htm


Tourism Boosted By Low Dollar

- The latest GDP figures released today confirm the strong role of the tourism industry in New Zealand's economy, Tourism Industry Association (TIA) Chief Executive Glenys Coughlan said today. See... Latest GDP figures confirm role of tourism [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0006/S00166.htm


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