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Scoop Is In The House - Questions
Mild Greens On Anderton On Todd On Coke
Inflation Bogeyman Rears Its Head – Aussie Interest Rates Up – Dollar In Motion
Scoop Business: Dr Don Speaks
ERB WARS ROUND THREE: Speeches, A Bouquet and A Chorus Of Disapproval
NEW SCOOP FEATURE – SPORTS ROUNDUP
Scoop Business: Telecom’s 0867 Chickens Come Home
Scoop World: What’s Good For Speight Should Be Good For Suharto
Scoop World: Fiji - Mahendra Chaudhry Speaks Out
Scoop World: Solomon’s Peace Enters Frustrations
Scoop World: An ‘E’ Warning From The White House
Scoop Opinion: From The Left
Scoop Opinion: From The Right

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Scoop Is In The House

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of:Health Reforms – Toxic Waste – ERB and The Dominion – Tax Changes – PM on the ERB – NZ’s Own Nazi Nail Bomber - Timberlands Award – West Coast 1080 Drops – School Buses - Public Sector Training – Singapore Free Trade – Knowledge Economy And Agriculture – Al Morrison, Dover and the PM. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 2 August [1] in the Headlines wire.


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Mild Greens On Anderton On Todd On Coke

- Christchurch drug law reformers are angry that Deputy PM Jim Anderton has dragged up a late challenge to Mark Todd over alleged cocaine use. See... “Back off, Mr Anderton”, say Mild Greens [1] in the Politics wire. The New Zealand Olympic Committee should give Mark Todd the opportunity to refute or deny allegations of cocaine and exclude him if he won't, Alliance leader Jim Anderton says. See... NZOC should take strong stand on Todd [2] in the Parliament wire. The Correctives also have a view! See...Weird Greens, George Wobblebottom, and Coke!!! [3] in the Politics wire.


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Inflation Bogeyman Rears Its Head – Aussie Interest Rates Up – Dollar In Motion

- Comments by the Reserve Bank governor this morning on inflation have been accompanied by intense action on the currency markets today. This morning the Kiwi Dollar was been falling. This afternoon it has bounced back At 11.30am NZ time the Reserve Bank of Australia unexpectedly raised interest rates by 25 basis points to 6.25%. The quickly rallied through 0.5800. HSBC says it expects the NZD to find renewed strength on the back of the AUD.

Scoop Business: Dr Don Speaks

- This morning the man the markets love to listen to has delivered an important sounding speech. See... Can the RB ignore the increase in inflation? [1] in the Business wire for the full text of Reserve Bank Governor Don Brash’s latest comments. For a synopsis see a press statement.. Reserve Bank: Ignoring the spike? [2] .


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ERB WARS ROUND THREE: Speeches, A Bouquet and A Chorus Of Disapproval

- This Morning Labour Minister Margaret Wilson – at the eye of this week’s political storm – is waxing lyrical. See... Margaret Wilson Speech - Prophecies and profits [1] in the Parliament wire. Elsewhere the reaction to the ERB is coming in thick and fast.
...Two Bouquets - PSA - ‘Let’s get on with it, for everyone' - PSA [2] - MEDICAL SPECIALISTS - See... New Employment Bill Good For Health Service [3]
...And A Chorus Of Disapproval - ACT - ERB: A Licence To Reap Personal Grievance Payouts [4] - PREBBLE’S SPEECH – Speech To The NZ Contractors' Federation [5] - ACT - Margaret Wilson’s Claims Are Nothing But Spin [6] - FEDERATED FARMERS - See... Disappointing ERB Changes Only Cosmetic [7] - BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE - Employment Relations Bill A Disaster For NZ [8] - AUCKLAND CHAMBER -Business Must Not Get Distracted By Union Threats [9] - MANUFACTURERS - “ What Cost In Going It Alone?” [10] - EMPLOYERS FEDERATION - . Complicated Employment Rules [11] - EMPLOYERS AND MANUFACTURERS - . Protests brought changes, though not nearly enough [12]


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NEW SCOOP FEATURE – SPORTS ROUNDUP

- A new regular Scoop feature appears for the first time today. This will be offered shortly as a free emailer service. Matthew Loh’s Sports Roundup. IN THIS EDITION: Rubens Barrichello win's German Grand Prix - NZer Scott Dixon leads Indy Lights - Venus beats Lindsay, again - Disgraced Cronje joins media spin king Max Clifford - Youngest ever LPGA winner - Petit leaves Arsenal for Barcelona and Bosnich off to Celtic - Kournikova opts out of Olympics - Hopoate's mum cry's " racism" - Tua want's close to NZ$8 million to fight Lewis - NFL greats inducted into Hall of fame - Wellington Lions thrashed - Scoop's look at today's All Black test selection. See... Scoop Sports:... 72hr Sports Roundup [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00006.htm


Scoop Business: Telecom’s 0867 Chickens Come Home

- The Commerce Commission has commenced court action against Telecom Corporation of New Zealand Limited alleging that Telecom contravened section 36 of the Commerce Act in introducing its 0867 package. See... Commission starts court action against Telecom [1] in the Business wire. Telecom, who were surprised by the move, is not pleased. See... Telecom Says Commerce Com. Action Out Of Step [2] .


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Scoop World: What’s Good For Speight Should Be Good For Suharto

- We note with approval that the Government is contemplating legislation that would enable it to seize New Zealand-based assets of Fiji coup participants. CAFCA writes to Phil Goff. See... The Suhartos' NZ Assets [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00007.htm


Scoop World: Fiji - Mahendra Chaudhry Speaks Out

- Free but fearful: deposed Fijian Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry, who met Australian Prime Minister John Howard in Sydney yesterday. See... FIJI: The defiant Mr Chaudhry [1] in the International wire. Also see Newspaper Denounces Anarchy And Police Response [2] .


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Scoop World: Solomon’s Peace Enters Frustrations

- GIZO, Solomon Is (Wantok Press): Australia's efforts to assist the warring parties in the ethnic conflict in Solomon Islands to reach a cease-fire agreement have resulted in more frustrations. See... SOLOMON IS: MEF dictates peace talk terms [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00005.htm


Scoop World: An ‘E’ Warning From The White House

- WASHINGTON. The recreational drug Ecstasy is fast becoming a problem with global implications, as growth in use and trafficking expand at alarming rates, according to law enforcement authorities. See... Increase in Use of "Club Drug" Ecstasy Grows [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00009.htm


Scoop Opinion: From The Left

- Young Labour’s Future Lefts newsletter is out - IN TODAY’S EDITION - Editorial: It’s not just what - how counts too Employment Relations Bill reported back - News - Web site of the week. See... Practical Schmactical [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00019.htm


Scoop Opinion: From The Right

- A couple of weeks ago, that Helen Clark threatened to resign if her boy Parekura Horomia wasn't promoted to Cabinet. Unfortunately Labour didn't take the opportunity presented, and Horomia was duly elected. Writes Mike Heine. See... On The Right: George Speight's Demise Cheers [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00018.htm

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