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Te Kaha To Solomons
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Scoop Arts: Parihaka
Scoop Science: Australian GE Inquiry
Scoop Opinion: Right Leaning Hopes Not Fulfilled
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Scoop Is In The House

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Dover Dirt Digging – Community and Voluntary Sector - ACC Premiums – Air Pollution – Stigleygate – Guardianship Custody And Access - Fourth Treaty Article – New Settler Integration – Petrol Prices – Special Education - Taffy Hotene (Kylie Jones Murder) – ACC Premiums See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 15 August [1] in the Headlines wire. The house has now returned to urgency and the committee stages of the Employment Relations Bill.


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Peter Williams Mounting “Vindictive And Nasty” Campaign - PM

- PRIME MINISTER Helen Clark retaliated against Dover Samuels' lawyer Peter Williams QC. today accusing him of mounting a “vindictive and nasty” campaign against her and warning defamation proceedings were being considered. Scoop’s Mathew Loh reports... See... Helen Clark Turns On Peter Williams QC [1] in the Headlines wire. See also...PM statement on scurrilous allegations [2] , Scoop Images: Clark, Carter and Goff Presser [3] and Clark Sees The Humour In Marathon Session [4] . REACTION: - NATIONAL - Clark owns up to Dover dirt-digging [5]


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Te Kaha To Solomons

- The New Zealand frigate Te Kaha will be deployed to the Solomon Islands to serve as a venue for peace talks, Prime Minister Helen Clark and Foreign Minister Phil Goff said today. See... Te Kaha to Solomons [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00258.htm


ERB WARS ROUND TEN: Is Parliament Irrelevant

- Parliament's excruciating process over recent days on the Employment Relations Bill will simply confirm for many New Zealanders how irrelevant the institution has become, according to United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne. See... How Relevant Is Parliament? [1] in the wire. MORE: - ACT - Contractor's Status Still Threatened By ERB [2] ...FOR MORE ERB NEWS - SEE SPECIAL ERB WARS SPECIAL [3]


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Australian Media News And Jobs

– The latest Media Flash from Ash Long is in, see... Media Flash - Monday, August 14, 2000 [1] in the Headlines wire.


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Scoop Arts: Parihaka

- Saturday 26 August, 2pm Parihaka - Introductory talk This lecture will open with a körero by Mahara Okeroa - MP for Te Tai Tonga/Parihaka Pä Trustee, and Parihaka spokesperson Te Miringa Hohaia. Lecturer Mereana Hond will speak on behalf of the ... See... City Gallery: Parihaka Public Programme [1] in the Art and Culture wire.


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Scoop Science: Australian GE Inquiry

- The Federal Privacy Commissioner Malcolm Crompton, applauded the announcement today of an inquiry into gene technology. See... Gene Technology Inquiry announced in Australia [1] in the Science wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0008/S00017.htm


Scoop Opinion: Right Leaning Hopes Not Fulfilled

- Well hopefully by now the whole Employment Relations Bill saga is over, and we can get on with the business of repealing it. Mike Heine wrote yesterday before the ERB survived to live another day. See... On The Right: Things The OUSA Gave To Me [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00089.htm


Scoop World: DEMOCRATIC PARTY CONVENTION AND PROTESTS FULL COVERAGE:

- PRESIDENT CLINTON is in Los Angeles warming up to his handing of the batton speech to his vice-President Al Gore tonight. See…D2KLA: Clinton: A Moment of Progress and Prosperity [1] for a preview of his speech and D2KLA: President Clinton to the Jewish Community [2] - D2KLA: President Clinton at Becerra Reception [3] for other remarks. - D2KLA is the acronym for the Democratic Convention protests planned for Los Angeles this week. See... Scoop Links: Protests Begin In The City Of Angels [4] in the Headlines wire.


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Scoop World: Clinton Talks To Arabs

- “We have in the next few months an historic chance to resolve the Palestinian issue. It is the core of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and we can and must resolve it on a basis that's fair, honorable and lasting.” On his way to California the President found time to talk to an Arab news service. See... President Clinton I/V With Al Hayat (Arab News) [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00067.htm


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Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

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