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Gun Fight At Fiji Parliament
Gillon Punished For Obscene Remark
Scoop Business: What People Want, Census Survey Products
Todd Allegations Don’t Go Away
No Support For Whale Sanctuary
Terms Of Reference For Otago Breast Screening Inquiry
Scoop Opinion: On The New Maori Affairs Minister
Scoop Arts: Postcards From A Squillion Festivals/ viewfinder
Airways Corporation Cleared
Scoop World: Saudi’s Consider Oil Increase
Scoop Is NOT In The House today
SLUDGE: The Vegetable Economy

FIJI COUP
Military Backs Down On Isolating Speight
Fiji: Tame Iti Denies Involvement In Bomb Scare


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New Fijian Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase - Rejected By Speight

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Gun Fight At Fiji Parliament

Rebels and military have exchanged heavy gunfire and grenades in a ten minute gun-fight in the Parliamentary complex in Suva this afternoon. See... Fiji Gun Battle At Parliament [1] in the Headlines wire. New Fijian Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase says he has already received death threats since being named head of country’s interim administration yesterday evening. See... Death Threats To Fijian PM [2] in the International wire. Fiji coup leader George Speight has rejected the military’s choice of interim government saying he does not recognise the authority of the administration. See... Coup Leader Rejects Military Cabinet [3] . Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Phil Goff described the Fijian Interim Civilian Government announced yesterday as “unrepresentative and lacking a mandate.” See... Fiji Interim Civilian Government [4] in the Parliament wire. Also see... New Fijian PM, Cabinet Named [5] . And... Fiji Government Picked At 4pm Today [6] both in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00017.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00007.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00013.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00018.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00011.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00010.htm


Gillon Punished For Obscene Remark

- In a rare punishment in Parliament Alliance MP Grant Gillon was “named” by Speaker of the House Jonathon Hunt after he asked an offensive question linking National MPs to bestiality. See... Gillon “Named” For Obscene Comment [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00018.htm


Scoop Business: What People Want, Census Survey Products

- A proposal for products and services from the next nationwide census is now available for public comment, said Acting Government Statistician John Cornish. Sharon Buckland Communications Manager - Metrowater Tel. 09 624 2953


Todd Allegations Don’t Go Away

- New Zealand’s top Olympic authority, the NZ Olympic Committee, is asking Mark Todd to clear up allegations of whether he took cocaine. See... Heat Put On Todd Over Cocaine Allegations [1] in the Headlines wire. New Zealand First Deputy Leader, Peter Brown, is echoing the Committee’s call. See... Sorry Mark – It’s Time For The Hard Question [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00012.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00024.htm


No Support For Whale Sanctuary

- Failure to gain IWC support for South Pacific whale sanctuary leaves the Conservation Minister Sandra Lee “more determined” to pursue other protection measures. For the Government press release, see... No IWC Support For South Pacific Whale Sanctuary [1] in the Parliament wire. For an Irish Times article on day two of the IWC meeting, see... Irish whaling plan opposed as commission meets [2] in the International wire. For Sandra Lee's earlier speech at the conference, see... Conservation Minister's speech on Whale Sanctuary [3] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00038.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00008.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00026.htm


Terms Of Reference For Otago Breast Screening Inquiry

- The Health Funding Authority today announced the draft terms of reference for the independent review team it is appointing to assess Healthcare Otago’s breast screening programme for Otago and Southland women. See... HFA Announces Terms of Reference for Review Team [1] . The Health Funding Authority moved yesterday to establish an independent group to review the administration of the Otago/Southland breast screening programme. See... HFA Announces External Review Of Otago [2] . Also see the Ministry of Health's response... Ministry of Health says concern for Otago women [3] all in the General wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0007/S00008.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0007/S00004.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0007/S00005.htm


Scoop Opinion: On The New Maori Affairs Minister

- This week Upton-on-line was going to come to you from Singapore, but we thought this would be more interesting. See... Upton-on-line - Labour & Cabinet Selection [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00021.htm


Scoop Arts: Postcards From A Squillion Festivals/ viewfinder

- The work is underway to make NZ Festival 2002 happen. The festival director writes from London about her unenviable troll through hundreds of festivals to find the best acts. How awful! See... Postcards From The Festival [1] in the Arts & Culture wire. Meanwhile, A new art project has arrived in Wellington. ‘viewfinder’ the first venture of the Enjoy project, opens its doors at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday 4 July 2000. See... Enjoy Viewfinder [2] in the Arts & Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0007/S00002.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0007/S00003.htm


Airways Corporation Cleared

- The Controller and Auditor-General David Macdonald has concluded his review of documents relating to the involvement of Airways Corporation in a possible bid for a portion of the UK-based National Air Traffic Services. The Corporation has been cleared of acting unlawfully or unethically. See... Airways report released [1] in the Parliament wire. The Corporation has been given the go-ahead to make it's overseas bid. Meanwhile, Winston Peters, the man who made the original allegations about the Corporation, refuses to accept the report. - GOVT 2- Shareholders approval for Airways Corp involvement [2] - WINSTON PETERS - Auditor General’s Airways’ Report “Worthless” [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00014.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00017.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00016.htm


Scoop World: Saudi’s Consider Oil Increase

- OPEC power Saudi Arabia Monday said it was preparing to raise oil production for the third time this year if crude prices do not fall from current lofty levels within the "next few days." See... Scoop Link: Saudi Readies for Extra Oil Output Increase [1] in the International wire. In New Zealand three of the top four oil companies - BP, Caltex, and Mobil have all lifted the prices of petrol and diesel by two cents and three cents a litre respectively. See... BP Increases Petrol & Diesel Prices [2] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00006.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0007/S00004.htm


Scoop Is NOT In The House today

- Due to a staff member being on holiday, Scoop is unable to provide coverage of Question Time in Parliament this Tuesday. Instead, Scoop will publish Hansard reports of the debates later in the week. We apologise for any inconvience this may cause.

Another Funny Money Story From Sludge

- SLUDGE ECONOMY SPECIAL: Wassup With Our Vegetable Economy - Why The NZ Economy Has Turned Into A Vegetable. See... Sludge Report #20: Our Vegetable Economy [1] in the Headlines wire.

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00168.htm


FIJI COUP

Military Backs Down On Isolating Speight

- Confusion reigns in Fiji after the military announced it had delayed plans to isolate coup leader George Speight and his men. See... Fiji: Military Backs Down Isolating Speight [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00006.htm


Fiji: Tame Iti Denies Involvement In Bomb Scare

- Maori Activist Tame Iti has denied any connection to a bomb threat made to an Air New Zealand 767 plane on Friday. See... Tame Iti Denies Collusion In Fiji Bomb Threat [1] and...Tame Iti In Fiji Bomb Scare [2] both in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00003.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00001.htm

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