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Wilson Caught Whispering – Winston Smells A Rat
Scoop Is In The House - Questions
Scoop Business: Unemployment Dips
Scoop Business: Clouds Over Confidence Clear
ERB WARS ROUND FIVE: Don Brash, Unions, Inflation, Petrol Cos.
ERB WARS ROUND FOUR: The ERB-Fridge Magnet Scandal Commences
Scoop - Email Impact In NZ Business First!
Scoop Opinion: The 3rd World Of Rural Health
Scoop World Link: Philly Protests Continue
Scoop World: UN Forum For Indigenous Peoples
Scoop Opinion: Letter From Elsewhere
Scoop Opinion: Tabloid Journalism And Baby Bashing
Scoop Arts: WOLF Perform At Bar Bodega - Tonight!
Scoop World: Militiaman Shot In East Timor
Scoop World: US Republican’s Get Down



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Wilson Caught Whispering – Winston Smells A Rat

- The New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, has accused the Attorney General of colluding with the Serious Fraud Officer Director at a Select Committee hearing this morning. See... Attorney General’s Whispers Caught On Tape [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00080.htm


Scoop Is In The House

- Today's Questions concern: Queen Mother’s Birthday Today! - Tax Changes - Health Reforms And Maori – East Timor and Indonesia – Mark Todd – National Testing for 9-year-olds – Fridge Magnets – WTO Lamb Dispute With US – Maori Fisheries Commission – Singapore Free Trade – Health and Apartheid – Overstayers – Scientific WhalingSee... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –3 August [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00016.htm


Scoop Business: Unemployment Dips

- The June 2000 quarter seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.1 per cent according to Statistics New Zealand's Household Labour Force Survey, the official measure of unemployment. See... Unemployment Rate at 6.1 Per Cent [1] . REACTI0N - JIM ANDERTON - We have lift-off [2] - ACT - ERB Has Already Lost Ten Thousand Jobs [3] - ACT - Labour’s anti-employment agenda is working [4] - STEVE MAHAREY - No cause for complacency for unemployment drop [5] - ACT - Job Placement Figures a “Joke” Says Newman [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00023.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00074.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00079.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00078.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00067.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00069.htm


Scoop Business: Clouds Over Confidence Clear

- The northern Employers & Manufacturers Association's monthly survey of business conditions shows the clouds over investor confidence could be starting to clear with stronger export sales reported, and rising domestic turnover. See... Clouds over business confidence start to lift [1] . See... Survey Of Business Conditions - Chart [2] , both in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00021.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00022.htm


ERB WARS ROUND FIVE: Don Brash, Unions, Inflation, Petrol Cos.

- The reaction has been swift to yesterday's speech by Reserve Bank Governor Don Brash warning of rising interest rates if workers did not absorb the increasing cost of living. ACT's Finance spokesman Rodney Hide said today that the unions subsequent attack on the Governor raised questions whether the Reserve Bank Act could survive the operation of the Employment Relations Bill [1] . Deputy Prime Minister said the new inflationary pressure was failure of petrol companies [2] to pass on lower oil prices to consumers, and suggested a wage freeze. Also see Don Brash's speech Can the RB ignore the increase in inflation? [3] . MORE - RICHARD PREBBLE- Employers To Face Government’s Industrial Gestapo [4] - RESERVE BANK - Reserve Bank: Ignoring the spike? [5] - DEUTSCHE BANK - More than a spike on the inflation horizon? [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00060.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00051.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00009.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00070.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00010.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00013.htm


ERB WARS ROUND FOUR: The ERB-Fridge Magnet Scandal Commences

- Labour Minister Margaret Wilson said today that a communications campaign was being mounted to inform directly small and medium sized businesses about the government's new employment relations legislation. See... Let's stick to the facts [1] in the wire. The Government should stop wasting taxpayer money on magnets and front up to the public like ACT, says ACT. See... Government Rips Off ‘Primary School’ Fundraiser [2] . National broke the story. See...You've Seen The Bill, Now Get The Magnet [3] , all in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00057.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00056.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00049.htm


Scoop - Email Impact In NZ Business First!

- Email Impact, the New Zealand leader in opt-in email marketing, today announced it will provide an opt-in email service to Scoop Media, NZ’s only free and customisable news-by-email service, in what will be a pioneering partnership between an an opt-in email marketer and an online news service in this country. See... Email Impact Partners With Scoop [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00018.htm


Scoop Opinion: The 3rd World Of Rural Health

- “Excuse Me! Are we are third world country or what? It's been revealed in Greymouth today that a bleeding pregnant patient had to wait 38 hours for a scan.” An angry John Howard writes. See... Howard’s End: Rural Areas & Third World Health [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00014.htm


Scoop World Link: Philly Protests Continue

- Making good on a promise to bring chaos to the host city of the Republican National Convention, 2,000 protesters fanned out across downtown Tuesday, shutting down major intersections as delegates sought to travel from their hotels to the convention centre. For a link to an LA Times article, See... Protesters Disrupt City but Not GOP Gathering [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00013.htm


Scoop World: UN Forum For Indigenous Peoples

- Foreign Minister Phil Goff and the Minister of Maori Affairs Parekura Horomia have welcomed the decision to establish a new permanent forum [1] at the United Nations on indigenous issues as a significant advance for indigenous people.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00054.htm


Scoop Opinion: Letter From Elsewhere

- On 2 August the Dominion ran a front page item about top executive salaries. I had to read it twice before I could take in what it was saying. ANZ Bank research shows that executive pay has little or nothing to do with performance. Writes Anne Else. See... Letter From Elsewhere: A Proper Envy [1] in the Headlines wire....


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00013.htm


Scoop Opinion: Tabloid Journalism And Baby Bashing

The recent news has been dominated by the trials and tribulations of three men: Mark Todd, Dover Samuels, John Tamihere. And by two two-year old Maori girls who were beaten to death or near-death in family environments characterised by the absence of their fathers. Writes Keith Rankin. See... Keith Rankin: Exit, Voice and Men [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00012.htm


Scoop Arts: WOLF Perform At Bar Bodega - Tonight!

- Did you think rock and roll was dead? Tired of that old boring post-rock diddly-diddly seriousness? Rock ‘n roll scientists WOLF will create an anti-gravity environment at Bar Bodega, this Thursday. See... WOLF Create An Anti-Gravity Environment At Bodega [1] in the Arts & Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0008/S00002.htm


Scoop World: Militiaman Shot In East Timor

- An armed East Timorese militiaman has been reported killed following a short contact with an Australian Army patrol today in the vicinity of Maliana near the East Timor border in the Australian Battalion sector. See... Armed Militiaman Killed In Contact With Aussies [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00012.htm


Scoop World: US Republican’s Get Down

- Washington -- The 2000 Republican National Convention opened July 31 with a multi-hued extravaganza featuring optimistic speeches and upbeat entertainment that even included hip hop. See... New Style Republican Convention Under Way [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00011.htm

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