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Hard News Is Here
Stabber Needed More Treatment - Report
Fiji: Military Starts Over Again?
Reaction To The Universal Benefit Idea
GE Trees Should Be Stopped – Greens
Scoop Arts: LOOP, Poetry Day, Matterhorn
Scoop World: Greenpeace Head Resigns
Scoop World: Kiwi-Aussie Health Ministers To Meet
NEWSFLASH: Peace Talks Are Now Back On Again!



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The Camp David Summit

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WELLINGTON'S BLOOD RED MOON - NEW PICTURE


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Hard News Is Here

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The All Blacks, up three tries and 24 points to nil after eight minutes of a painfully important test match. See... HARD NEWS 21/7/00 - Test Metaphor Football [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00106.htm


Stabber Needed More Treatment - Report

- A report into the mental health care provided to Johnny Manu prior to the fatal stabbing of ACC worker Janet Pike, says Manu did not receive all the mental health treatment he needed. See... Manu Case Complex, Difficult [1] in the General wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0007/S00049.htm


Fiji: Military Starts Over Again?

- The French News Agency AFP says the Fiji military is on the verge of sacking the new president and re-imposing martial law in a bid to fill a worsening political vacuum, Radio New Zealand International reported today. See... Martial Law 'May Be Reimposed' [1] in the International wire. Meanwhile, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemned recent attacks by forces under the control of rebel leader George Speight and called on the coup leader to respect the right of the press to work freely. See... CPJ condemns violence against journalists in Fiji [2] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00099.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00096.htm


Reaction To The Universal Benefit Idea

- Suggestions that a Universal Benefit will simplify the benefit system are wishful thinking, National's Work and Income spokesperson Belinda Vernon said today. See... K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Steve) [1] . “Vague indications by the Minister of Social Services and Employment, Steve Maharey, of a move to a universal benefit are doomed, and will cost hundreds of millions of dollars’’ says ACT Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman. See... Universal Benefit Doomed [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00335.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00333.htm


GE Trees Should Be Stopped – Greens

- Greenpeace today called on Environment Minister Marian Hobbs to put a stop to the field trial application for genetically engineered trees, currently being considered by ERMA (Environmental Risk Management Authority). This request was stated in a letter ... See... Marian, Don’t Make Moratorium A Mockery [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00080.htm

Scoop Arts: LOOP, Poetry Day, Matterhorn

- “Just two days after ICANN (the Internat Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) decided to start rolling out the net's first new suffixes in over 10 years - .shop, .news, .porn (maybe)...” - LOOP Magazine’s weekly print emailer [1] looks at developments in IT. Meanwhile, A new book by award-winning New Zealand poet Cilla McQueen [2] was launched in conjunction with Montana New Zealand Poetry Day on 21 July. “Well... We hope you have recovered from The Matterhorn birthday celebrations... we have a nice pile of noise complaints from the week and a fine array of blackmail photos...” What’s on at Wellington’s the Matterhorn [3] in the coming week. All in the Arts & Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0007/S00040.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0007/S00041.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0007/S00042.htm


Scoop World: Greenpeace Head Resigns

- “Thilo Bode has announced he will resign as executive director of Greenpeace International in a matter of months following several high-level members leaving the organization.” Pro-GE group the NZ Life Sciences Network forwards this political article questioning Greenpeace’s motivations. See... Bode to Step Down as Head of Greenpeace World [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00079.htm


Scoop World: Kiwi-Aussie Health Ministers To Meet

- Federal Health Minister, Dr Michael Wooldridge, will meet later this month with State, Territory and New Zealand Health Ministers to discuss and decide on a range of significant issues.. See... Australian Health Ministers' Conference - Wgtn [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00081.htm


NEWSFLASH: Peace Talks Are Now Back On Again!

- A CNN report aired on Radio New Zealand says "tentative" reports from Camp David say the Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat have agreed to stay on at the conference and continue talking. Reuters news service earlier reported that the Camp David Peace Talks had failed. See... NEWSFLASH LINK: Camp David Talks Break Down [1] in the Headlines wire. For images from the Camp David Summit, see... Scoop Images: The Camp David Summit [2] , both in the Headlines wire. Joe Lockhart [3] , earlier gave two [4] briefings on the talks that are off-limits to the media. He has also updated the media about U.S. President Bill Clinton's upcoming trip to Japan for the Group-8 Economic Summit [5] all in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00100.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00101.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00086.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00084.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00080.htm

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