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PM, Goff Meet Chaudhry For Talks
Petrol Prices Rise Again
Aussie Troops Capture Armed Militiaman
Golden Handshakes: Murray McCully Is Wrong
Napster Traffic Up After Legal Action
Retail Sales Increase, But More Slowly
Scoop Business: ERB Website, Free Software
GE Royal Commission Opens
Reds On Top Of The Bed
Scoop Opinion: A Letter From Prebble
Scoop Arts: No Budget Features Released
Scoop: Sports Roundup
SHOCK HORROR! ALL BLACKS LOSE
PACIFIC - AUSTRALIA NEWS
Fiji: Bail Refused To Speight
Aussies On Defence, Timor

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Photo Essay: All Blacks Vs Wallabies - Action

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Haka and Cup

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Ocker Rocker And Faces


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No Pain No Gain

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PM, Goff Meet Chaudhry For Talks

- “The agenda and pace of the reinstatement of the Fijian Government – unlike in 1987 – should not be dictated by the regime in Fiji, but by the international community led by Australia and New Zealand.” Deposed Fijian Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry has just met with Prime Minister Helen Clark, and Foreign Minister Phil Goff. See... Scoop Newsflash: Chaudhry’s Challenge [1] in the Headlines wire. Also see...Scoop Images: Mahendra Chaudhry After His Release [2] . See also an earlier interview with the "iron-man" of Fiji...Chaudhry Interview - Iron Man of Fiji [3] both in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00032.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00031.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00030.htm


Petrol Prices Rise Again

- Soaring refined (ready-to-go) petrol costs and the weak NZ dollar have forced BP to lift its petrol and diesel prices by three cents a litre at its company-owned service stations with immediate effect. Other oil companies are likely to follow. See... Record Fuel Costs Push Petrol Prices Up [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00040.htm


Aussie Troops Capture Armed Militiaman

- An armed East Timorese militiaman was wounded and captured in a clash with an Australian patrol in East Timor last night (local time). See... Armed Militiaman Captured By Australian Troops [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00028.htm


Golden Handshakes: Murray McCully Is Wrong

- “Murray McCully's outburst regarding Carol Stigley and the Government's relations with Local Government New Zealand, while predictable, is factually incorrect,” Local Government Minister Sandra Lee has responded. See... Minister rejects "factually incorrect" outburst [1] . A scandalous degree of interference from the highest levels of Cabinet has caused a complete breakdown in the much lauded 'partnership' between the Government and Local Government New Zealand” National's Murray McCully says. He has since issued a memorandum on the issue. See... Gross interference leads to golden handshake [2] , both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00112.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00111.htm


Napster Traffic Up After Legal Action

- News means views, according to latest Nielsen//NetRatings research. The media spotlight on Napster in the past week has caused a surge in people visiting the site and downloading the file-swapping software. Napster.com rose 92 See... Napster Soars 92 Percent in Daily US Traffic [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00043.htm


Retail Sales Increase, But More Slowly

- Retail sales increased by 1 per cent in the June 2000 quarter with food and motor vehicle sales fuelling the rise. See... Retail sales growth continues [1] . For investment group Deutsche Bank’s analysis, see... Retail Sales NZ - June Quarter 2000 [2] . Meanwhile, the latest quarterly analysis of GST returns show the trend in total sales easing according to Statistics New Zealand. This follows a period of strong growth during most of 1999. See... Business Activity (GST) Indicator: March 2000 Q [3] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00037.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00041.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00044.htm


Scoop Business: ERB Website, Free Software

- Ace Payroll has completed the incorporation of all Select Committee changes into their browsable online version of the Employment Relations Bill at http://www.acepay.co.nz/eraact.htm [1] . See... Employment Relations Bill [2] . Meanwhile, a groundbreaking free software service launching today is set to unleash New Zealand developers onto the global market. See... Free Software Good News For Kiwi Developers [3] , both in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.acepay.co.nz/eraact.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00039.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00036.htm


GE Royal Commission Opens

- Sir Thomas Eichlebaum opened the Royal Comission On Genetic Engineering today, and urged both sides not to look at the facts and not use the inquiry to score political points. For his speech, see... Sir Thomas Eichelbaum - GE Royal Commission Opens [1] in the Science wire. Pro-GE group, the Life Sciences Network, agrees. See... Anti-GMO advocates should have special status [2] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0008/S00009.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00038.htm


Reds On Top Of The Bed

- The Socialist International Asia Pacific Committee will meet in Wellington, New Zealand today, hosted by the New Zealand Labour Party. Deposed Fiji PM Mahendra Chaudhry will attend the conference. See... Socialist International Meeting In Wellington [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00037.htm


Scoop Opinion: A Letter From Prebble

- “The coalition, with the support of the Greens, will dominate Parliament this week as they ram the Employment Relations Bill through under urgency. The Bill, as reported back, is now 250 pages.” For more from the ACT Party leader, see... Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00123.htm


Scoop Arts: No Budget Features Released

- Innovative Wellington no-budget feature film-makers Gordon Productions are taking another big step into new territory, with the upcoming theatrical release of their two dramatic feature films, Uncomfortable Comfortable and Shifter this week. See... Theatrical Self-Release For 2 No-Budget Films [1] in the Arts & Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0008/S00007.htm


Scoop: Sports Roundup

- In this edition: ALL BLACKS beaten as “Nobody” nails last second penalty - England in powerful position against West Indies in the cricket test at Old Trafford - Lee Westwood dominating Scandinavian Open - Sprint queen Marion Jones at British ... See... SCOOP 72 - Sports roundup [1] in the Headlines wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00029.htm


SHOCK HORROR! ALL BLACKS LOSE

- Captain Courageous John Eales kicked a penalty in the final second to complete an astonishing world Wallaby comeback to give the world champions the Bledisloe Cup 24-23 in a fantastic test at Wellington's Westpac Stadium on Saturday. For Mathew Loh's match report see...Wallabies Win With “Almost Scripted” Penalty [1] . Also see four sets of images from the Test by Mark Graham of photo developers, IMAGE TIME. See...Scoop Images: All Blacks Vs Wallabies #4 [2] - Scoop Images: All Blacks Vs Wallabies #3 [3] - Scoop Images: All Blacks Vs Wallabies #2 [4] - Scoop Images: All Blacks Vs Wallabies #1 [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00024.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00028.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00027.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00026.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00025.htm


PACIFIC - AUSTRALIA NEWS
Fiji: Bail Refused To Speight

- Coup frontman George Speight and 12 other rebels were yesterday refused bail by the Suva Magistrates' Court and were returned to their Nukulau island "prison" on remand until August 11. See... Back To Nukulau Island For Speight's Rebels [1] Also see... FIJI: Speight and rebels claim military brutality [2] , both in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00026.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00024.htm


Aussies On Defence, Timor

- The Minister for Defence, John Moore, today announced that the Australian Defence Force would acquire up to 150 additional Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) and support equipment. See... AUS: Purchase of Additional Armoured Vehicles [1] . Also see... Major challenges for foreign and trade policy [2] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00023.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00022.htm

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