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Guns Ready To Be Picked Up Say Rebels
Scoop Opinion: A New Environmentalim Needed
NEWSFLASH: Guns On The Move
NEWSFLASH: Speight Frees Hostages
SLUDGE: Nightmare On Speight Street
Spectrum Auction Back On
West Coast Select Committee Hearing Report
Scoop World: Scoop Is In The White House
Scoop World: Elsewhere In The Americas
The Report David Caygill Should Have Written

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Are George's Guns Missing?

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Guns Ready To Be Picked Up Say Rebels

- Fiji: George Speight’s rebels have agreed to lay down their arms in a move following the release of the remaining 18 hostages. See... NEWSFLASH: Speight’s Rebels Lay Down Arms [1] in the Headlines wire. Coup leader George Speight in a press conference last night said all arms will be returned to the military once a decision has been made between Ilisoni Ligairi, his head of security during the hostage crisis, and the army. See... No decision yet on arms: Speight [2] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00076.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00053.htm


Scoop Opinion: A New Environmentalim Needed

- “This e-mail snip below records some comments from an academic (name deleted because I am now more and more concerned about the tactics of some environmental zealots to attack the messenger rather than the message, Prime Ministers included).” Activist Chris Perley writes. See... The need for a new environmentalism [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00055.htm


NEWSFLASH: Guns On The Move

- Radio New Zealand has reported in its 10am bulletin that the Fijian Army has confirmed it is aware of an operation underway to smuggle arms out of the Fijian Parliamentary Complex to key locations around the Island of Fiji. See... NEWSFLASH: Fiji Army Confirms Arms In Play [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00074.htm


NEWSFLASH: Speight Frees Hostages

- George Spieght has kept true to his promise and released the final 18 hostages held in the Parliamentary complex in Suva. See...NEWSFLASH: Speight’s Hostages Are Released [1] in the Headlines wire. - IMAGES - Hostages Released [2] - NZ GOVT - Hostages' release a relief - sanctions threat remains [3] - SCOOP - Fiji: Speight & Chiefs Meet Today [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00070.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00071.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00222.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00046.htm


Nightmare On Speight Street

- George Speight is beginning to get under Sludge’s skin. And George Speight’s mug larger than life, intimidating Sludge’s unconscious, is not a pretty sight. Something must be done! See... Sludge #22 - Time For A Restoration Of Sanity [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00067.htm


Spectrum Auction Back On

- The Government's troubled 3-G cellular telephony spectrum auction sputtered back to life this morning, with Round 7 of the auction this morning revealing new bidders, including Fay Richwhite-backed Jump. See... Spectrum Auction Back On Again [1] in the Headlines wire. The auction, which has attracted bids of just $34 million, is a major economic setback [2] for New Zealand, says ACT.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00077.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00224.htm


West Coast Select Committee Hearing Report

- The Government cannot tell if native logging on the West Coast is sustainable because it has denied a public request for a socio-economic impact study. John Howard reports. See... Coasters Vent Grievances At Meeting [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00075.htm


Scoop World: Scoop Is In The White House

– Taking a break from Middle East Peace negotiations White House staffers were busy this morning. - TRADE AGREEMENT - Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement [1] - CLINTON SPEECH - Clinton Quotes Ecclesiastes [2] - TIPPER GORE - Tipper Gore Town Hall Meeting on Homelessness [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00052.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00051.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00050.htm


Scoop World: Elsewhere In The Americas

- The Council of Hemispheric Affairs has issued statements on Haiti and Mexican Immigration. See... Much To Do About Nothing [1] and Illegal Immigration: A Death Sentence? [2] , both in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00049.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00048.htm


The Report David Caygill Should Have Written

- Simon Terry and Associates report into the monopoly profits earned by New Zealand’s line companies has become something of a cause celebre this week. See... Lining Up The Charges - Executive Summary [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00072.htm


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