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Scoop Is At The Press Conference: Dover’s Replacement and Fiji Sanctions
Inflation Rears Its Head
Scoop Opinion: On Extreme Left-Wing Govt.
Scoop Seeks Pics Of A Blood Red Moon
Benefit Reforms Announced Today
Rugby: What A Win!
Aussie Media Flash
Scoop World: The Peace Talks At Camp David
Scoop Arts: Introducing Wolf
Scoop Culture: A Thinktank On Thinking
Scoop Opinion: A New Environmentalism Needed


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Blueprint For Racial Preferment In Fiji Approved By Chiefs
Scoop Opinion: Fiji Crisis Over, But What Now?

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Scoop Is At The Press Conference: Dover’s Replacement and Fiji Sanctions

- Former Maori Affairs Minister Dover Samuels replacement was one of the main topics at the post cabinet press conference in Parliament today. The other was Fiji. For notes from the conference, see... Cabinet Presser: Week Ahead, Dover’s Replacement [1] and Cabinet Presser: The PM and Phil Goff On Fiji [2] in the Headlines wire. United's Peter Dunne, is unhappy with the announcements on Fiji. See... New Zealand Too Timid Over Fiji Sanctions [3] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00083.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00084.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00251.htm


Inflation Rears Its Head

- The Consumers Price Index (CPI) rose by 0.7 per cent in the June 2000 quarter, according to latest figures from Statistics New Zealand. See... CPI Driven by a Few Big Rises [1] and Fresh Vegetables Drive Food Prices Up [2] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0007/S00073.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0007/S00074.htm


Scoop Opinion: On Extreme Left-Wing Govt.

- “Last week the Government took a week off. This week Parliament is in recess, so again liberty and property are safe.” ACT leader Richard Prebble writes a weekly letter from Wellington. See... Letter From Wellington, Monday 17 July 2000 [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00252.htm


Scoop Seeks Pics Of A Blood Red Moon

– Scoop is today hoping to receive photographs of the spectacular view of the total eclipse of the Moon as seen in Wellington last night. In the meantime, for background to the most spectacular astronomical event to be seen in NZ for some time, making up for the millennium sunrise and Hale Bopp fizzers, see…Total Eclipse Of The Moon July 16 / 17 [1] in the Science wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0007/S00017.htm


Benefit Reforms Announced Today

- Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey today released details of the first stage of reforms to the benefit system. See... Maharey announces first stage of benefit reforms [1] in the Parliament wire. REACTION - GREEN - Delay in axing Work for Dole angers Greens [2] - NATIONAL - Govt. letting some beneficiaries do nothing [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00242.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00249.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00248.htm


What A Win!

– New Zealand’s palpitating last-minute 39-35 victory over the Australians, had most Kiwis sitting on the edge of their seats. But the game wasn’t rugby’s greatest test according to a NZ Herald sports-writer. See a link to the story... Scoop Link: Rugby: Greatest test? I think not [1] in the Sports wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SP0007/S00012.htm


Aussie Media Flash

- Inside 'Media Flash' This Week * BULA VINAKA: Aussie media man's Fiji dilemma * $110 MILLION: That's the tip for new Melbourne FM radio licence fee * DOUG AITON AND TERRY LANE: New study on every Australian Federal Election * AUSTRALIAN MEDIA JOB DIRECTORY: ... See... Media Flash [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00081.htm


Scoop World: The Peace Talks At Camp David

- Over 100,000 Israelis have taken to the streets today to protest against the peace talks at Camp David between their Prime Minister Ehud Barak and the Palestinians. For some background on the issue from Time Magazine’s website, see... Scoop Link: A Peace-Process Primer [1] in the International wire. For more on the unfolding talks also see, White House Spokesperson, Joe Lockhart [2] , and US Department of State Spokesman, Richard Boucher [3] , for their latest press briefings.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00056.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00061.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00060.htm


Scoop Arts: Introducing Wolf

- Scoop’s Chris Holm, his mate Paul Solly and drummer Steve played their first gig as Wolf at Wellington’s Valve night-club on Thursday night. Wolf were playing a support gig for rootsy traditionalists, Chris Clements and the Timeless Sounds. For a few photos of the gig, see... Images: Wolf Play Their First Gig [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00082.htm


Scoop Culture: A Thinktank On Thinking

- Some of the world's biggest and best-known brains will be in New Zealand in January 2001 for an international conference on thinking, which organisers hope will provide impetus for our knowledge-based future. See... Top Brains Coming To New Zealand For Thinktank [1] in the Arts & Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0007/S00029.htm


Scoop Opinion: A New Environmentalism 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


FIJI COUP

Blueprint For Racial Preferment In Fiji Approved By Chiefs

- The Interim Civilian Government's blueprint received the full support of the Great Council of Chiefs on its second day of meeting yesterday according to Fiji’s Daily Post this morning. For the text of the blueprint see.. Blueprint For The Protection Of Fijian Rights [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00055.htm


Scoop Opinion: Fiji Crisis Over, But What Now?

- “It is too soon for upton-on-line to make an assessment about the future of Fiji – or New Zealand’s relations with this frayed corner of paradise. But it is clear that the New Zealand Government’s difficulties are really only beginning.” Simon Upton writes in his weekly on-line column. See... Upton-on-line: Disenchanted Evening [1] in the Parliament wire. "Exactly one month ago, the Importers Institute opposed the CTU's call for a boycott of trade with Fiji. We've now changed our minds." See... Import News: Importers Support Fijian Sanctions [2] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00238.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00059.htm


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