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SLUDGE: If You Thought Grant Gillon Was Offensive…
Scoop Is In The House
Scoop IT: Bad Religion Virus A Hoax
Scoop Business: Retail Sales Ease Slightly
Keith Rankin: NZ Business Confidently Worried
Letter From Elsewhere: On Macho Men

FIJI COUP
Fiji: Military Declares Exclusion Zone
Fiji: Coup Leaders & Mutineers
Work Permits For Visiting Fijian Nationals

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SLUDGE: If You Thought Grant Gillon Was Offensive…

- The following are a series of colourful quotations made by members in the NZ Parliament. As can be seen, the remark made by Grant Gillon on Tuesday is not the first offensive remark made in the house linking members and animals. See... Sludge Report #21 – Beasts In The House [1] in the Headlines wire. In the latest reaction to the obscene remarks, political mavericks The Corrective Party say Mr. Gillon should be congratulated. See... Mr. Gillon, Produce the Sheep!!! [2] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00039.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00022.htm


Scoop Is In The House

- Today's Questions concern: Diabetes – Govt Use Of Consultants – Waikato Water Pipeline – Elective Surgery – Rural Schools – School Staff – Fijians On Visitors Permits - HHS Directors Costs – Consumer Banking – Cullen Statements On ERB – Long Term Unemployed - Waikato Landfill. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 6 July [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00036.htm


Scoop IT: Bad Religion Virus A Hoax

- A virus warning was passed on to Scoop allegedly from an IBM worker in the United States this morning. It warns of a particularly vicious email virus: "It Takes Guts to Say Jesus". See... "It Takes Guts to Say Jesus" Virus Warning [1] . A Scoop reader has since pointed out that the virus warning is a hoax. See... F-Secure Hoax Warnings Pages [2] in the Science wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0007/S00005.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0007/S00006.htm


Scoop Business: Retail Sales Ease Slightly

- Retail trade figures for May 2000 show the pattern of growth in the underlying sales trend apparent since May 1998 is now easing according to Statistics New Zealand. The level of trend sales, however remains well above that recorded a year earlier with total sales up 6.5 per cent and sales excluding motor vehicle storetypes up 4.7 per cent. See... Retail Sales Ease [1] in the Business wire. See also...Data Flash (NZ) NZ: Retail Trade - May 2000 [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0007/S00025.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0007/S00028.htm


Keith Rankin: NZ Business Confidently Worried

- Last week's National Bank Survey of Business Confidence revealed the biggest loss of confidence since 1988. Yet, unlike 1988, there is no obvious reason for the apparent pessimism. It's no good blaming government policies such as slightly higher top tax rate. Keith Rankin, in his Thursday column... Rankin: Business Confidence and Goodhart's Law [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00035.htm


Letter From Elsewhere: On Macho Men

- "Macho masculinity has been all over the media lately, in one form or another - and not just in the ads or sports reports. The head of a prestigious private school carpeted for rugby sideline ranting. An Olympic hero claimed to have a hidden life of gay sex." Anne Else in the first of a regular column... Letter from Elsewhere: Macho is as macho does [1] in the Headlines wire. Also see…Bullying, Violence A+, Science, Maths D [2] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00034.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00008.htm

FIJI COUP

Fiji: Military Declares Exclusion Zone

- The Fiji military command is upping the pressure on George Speight, declaring a military exclusion zone immediately around the Parliamentary complex. See... Fiji Military Announce Exclusion Zone [1] in the Headlines wire.

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00030.htm


Fiji: Coup Leaders & Mutineers

- George Speight’s rebels have distanced themselves from army mutineers, currently in control of a military barracks on Fiji’s second main island. See... Fiji: Rebels Distance Themselves From Mutineers [1] . Also see... Fiji Soldiers Mutiny On Second Island [2] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00037.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00010.htm


Work Permits For Visiting Fijian Nationals

- Minister of Immigration, Lianne Dalziel, said today three-month work permits may be granted to Fiji nationals stranded in New Zealand as a result of the political situation in their home country. See... Work permits offered to visiting Fijian nationals [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00085.htm


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