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Gillon Gets A Public Telling Off
Scoop Is In The House
Downtown Explosion In Auckland
Home Detention Scheme Hits The Regions
Fiji: Soldiers Mutiny
Scoop World: The Southern Whale Sanctuary
Scoop World: Opposition Wins Mexican Elections
Scoop Arts: The Bush Cinderella

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A Hui On Waka Safety

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Parliament's Joker, Grant Gillon, Gets Censured

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Gillon Gets A Public Telling Off

- The MP currently in the dog box for asking an obscene question in Parliament has not been given the opportunity to apologise - instead he has been given a public reprimand by his colleagues. See... Gillon Gets A Unusual Public Reprimand [1] in the Parliament wire. For more reaction see below. - ROGER SOWRY - Non-Co-Operation With Junior Govt. Whip [2] - KEN SHIRLEY - Replace Grant Gillon, Urges Shirley [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00025.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00064.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00061.htm


Scoop Is In The House

- Today's Questions concern: Grant Gillon – East Timor – Auckland Healthcare – Industry Development – ERB Changes – Armed Personnel Carriers – Varroa Bee Mite x 2 – Quit Smoking Programmes – Youth Minimum Wage – Maori Spectrum – Heritage and Culture Policy. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 5 July [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00026.htm


Downtown Explosion In Auckland

- Several people have been injured and hundreds have been evacuated when a gas cylinder exploded at the Pricewaterhousecoopers building in downtown Auckland. See... Gas Explosion In Downtown Auckland [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00022.htm


Home Detention Scheme Hits The Regions

- The controversial “Home Detention” scheme will be extended into the regions of New Zealand and aims to involve over 1,000 prisoners. Minister of Corrections, Matt Robson, announced the move today. See... Home Detention Expands [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00047.htm


Fiji: Soldiers Mutiny

- The army base on Fiji’s second main island has been taken over by soldiers loyal to rebel leader George Speight after a mutiny in the camp was backed by over 80 men. See... Fiji Soldiers Mutiny On Second Island [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00010.htm


Scoop World: The Southern Whale Sanctuary

- New Zealand and Australia failed in their bid to establish a South Pacific whale sanctuary because they relied on emotional rhetoric and not science reports says a US Law Expert. John Howard writes. See... Whale Sanctuary Proposal Fails [1] in the Headlines wire. Meanwhile, environmental group Greenpeace calls the failure of a proposal – “a short-term victory for desperate Japanese politics”. See... Desperate Japanese politics delays the inevitable [2] in the Politics wire. See below for full coverage. - GREEN PARTY - Greens applaud whale sanctuary effort [3] - GREEN - Greens applaud whale sanctuary effort [4] - SANDRA LEE - No IWC Support For South Pacific Whale Sanctuary [5] - IRISH TIMES - Irish whaling plan opposed as commission meets [6] - SANDRA LEE SPEECH - Conservation Minister's speech on Whale Sanctuary [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00021.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00015.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00055.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00055.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00038.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00008.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00026.htm


Scoop World: Opposition Wins Mexican Elections

- President-elect Vicente Fox sought Monday to reassure a country giddy, stunned and a bit fearful of what it had done - elected an opposition candidate for the first time in more than a century. For a link to an AP article, see... Scoop Link: Mexico President Stresses Continuity [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00013.htm


Scoop Arts: The Bush Cinderella

- A gloriously re-tinted early New Zealand feature film, The Bush Cinderella, will screen in the Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin Film Festivals this July. For more about this slice of kiwi film history and pictures, see... Historic Local Feature for Film Festival [1] . Also see... Major NZ Film Legacy to be deposited [2] in the Arts & Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0007/S00006.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0007/S00005.htm


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A Hui On Waka Safety

- Developing a better public understanding of the role of waka in Maori culture and the comprehensive traditional protocols that are in place to promote waka safety, was the key message to emerge from a waka safety hui held in Wellington yesterday. See... Waka Saftey Hui [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0007/S00004.htm


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