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SCOOP EXCLUSIVE: Dempsey And Bribery Allegations
Govt. Disappointed With Dempsey
Hard News Is Here – Tamihere, Dover, Dick Hubbard And Fran O’Sullivan
Tamihere, Samuels, Tamihere Again
If You Thought Grant Gillon Was Offensive…
NZ In Echelon Spy Network Allegations
TVNZ Charter Discussion Like Watching A Test Pattern
Scoop Arts: New TV Drama, Aussie Gift, Saatchi Success and Irish Eyes

FIJI COUP
Disruption Spreads In Fiji

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Xanana Gusmao and Air Marshal Carey Adamson

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SCOOP EXCLUSIVE: Dempsey And Bribery Allegations

- Charlie Dempsey, the Kiwi responsible for South Africa losing its bid to hold the 2006 soccer world cup final, was allegedly offered a gift by German interests in return for the guarantee of his vote, the Irish Times newspaper reports. See... World Cup Soccer Bid 2006 - Dempsey Allegations [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00044.htm


Govt. Disappointed With Dempsey

- Sport, Fitness and Leisure Minister Trevor Mallard said the Government was extremely unhappy and disappointed with Charlie Dempsey's role in the demise of South Africa's World Cup Soccer bid. The New Zealand soccer representative abstained from voting in the final selection, a move which caused Germany to win the role. See... Government unhappy with soccer decision [1] in the Parliament wire. The Irish Times are also dissappointed. See... Irish Times Editorial: South Africa Loses [2] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00112.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00019.htm


Hard News Is Here – Tamihere, Dover, Dick Hubbard And Fran O’Sullivan

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... it's the season when we need to visit our local pharmacist. To top up on Vitamin C, get advice on which cold and flu remedies are right for us - and to send muckraking faxes to the Parliamentary press gallery. See... HARD NEWS 7/7/00 - Just the Fax [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00043.htm


Tamihere, Samuels, Tamihere Again

- Labour MP John Tamihere and his past are back in the news, after an anonymous fax was sent to Radio New Zealand's Parliament news desk accusing him of fraud and three drink-driving offences. In a personal explanation to Parliament yesterday, Tamihere “fessed-up” to the drink-driving charges. Mr. Tamihere pointed out he was discharged without conviction on the fraud charge. For his explanation, see... John Tamihere - Personal Statement - Allegations [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00108.htm


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


NZ In Echelon Spy Network Allegations

- Green MP Rod Donald today said news that France has launched a judicial investigation into the ECHELON spy network, of which New Zealand is a part, is the latest manifestation of growing international concern about the eavesdropping network. See... French judge to investigate Kiwi spy base [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00113.htm


TVNZ Charter Discussion Like Watching A Test Pattern

- A draft charter for TVNZ will be the priority as development of the Government's broadcasting policy moves to a new phase, the Minister of Broadcasting, Marian Hobbs, said today. See... TVNZ Charter [1] in the Parliament wire. For the full cabinet paper see… Broadcasting Policy: Objectives [2] and Broadcasting Issues: Platform and Technology Issue [3] . But be warned National’s Katherine Rich says the documents are as interesting as a TV Test Pattern. See… See... See... Marian Hobbs takes 8 months to make waffle [4] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00099.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00098.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00097.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00116.htm


Scoop Arts: New TV Drama, Aussie Gift, Saatchi Success and Irish Eyes

- TV ONE has today announced that it is commissioning a major new comedy series, to be filmed later this year and screened in 2001. See... TV One Announces New Comedy Drama Series [1] . Also in arts news today: . Australia gifts Boyd prints to British Museum [2] ,. Saatchi strikes Gold at Cannes with City Gallery Cinema Campaign [3] and Irish culture is the subject of a Victoria University seminar - Irish eyes will be smiling [4] - all in the Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0007/S00012.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0007/S00011.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0007/S00010.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0007/S00009.htm


FIJI COUP

Disruption Spreads In Fiji

- In a broadcast aired on Fijian national radio yesterday afternoon, the military appealed for calm, saying they had total control over Fiji. See... As Rebellion Spreads, Military Says Keep Calm [1] in the Headlines wire. Meanwhile, 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 [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00042.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00037.htm

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