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Scoop Is In The House – ERB Has Passed
Reserve Bank Hedges Bets On Inflation
Everyone Wants To Debate Singapore Trade Agreement
Mike Moore On A Brighter Future
Kiwi’s Don’t Want Frankenfood – Greeenpeace
Coast Trust Discussion Document Flawed And Deficient
ERB WARS ROUND ELEVEN: Bill Reaches Final Hurdle
Scoop Sport: 72 Hour Sports Roundup
Scoop Science: Student Research Improves Transformer Production
Scoop World: D2KLA – It’s All Happening On The Streets Of LA
Scoop World: Albright Explain’s Papal Visit
PACIFIC NEWS ROUNDUP

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Scoop Is In The House – ERB Has Passed

- The Employment Relations Bill has now passed its final Parliamentary hurdle and Parliament’s normal business has resumed. Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Tax And Crime – Doctors Strike – Whooping Cough – Singapore Free Trade And TOW – QC Appointment – Rodney Council – Singapore Free Trade – Parliamentary Sovereignty and the Treaty – Dover Samuels – Electricity Efficiency and Climate Change – Aquaculture – Jobs Machine. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 16 August [1] in the Headlines wire. For yesterday's questions and answers see ... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 15 August [2] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00090.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00082.htm


Reserve Bank Hedges Bets On Inflation

- The economy could be inflationary, or it could be deflationary. That was the message from Reserve Bank Governor Don Brash this morning, who announced, as expected, that the bank will not increase interest rates. See... NEWSFLASH: Reserve Bank Has An Each Way Bet [1] in the Headlines wire. See also the Reserve Bank’s releases – table- RBNZ: Summary of economic projections [2] - Press Statement - RBNZ: OCR unchanged at 6.5 per cent [3] - Chapter One - RBNZ: Overview And Policy Assessment [4] in the Business wire. REACTION: - NZ FIRST - Monetary Policy – The Right Decision Says Peters [5] - DEUTSCHE BANK - Global Markets Responds To RBNZ Statement [6] - LABOUR MARKET STATS - Labour Market Remains Flat [7] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00088.htm
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[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00104.htm


Everyone Wants To Debate Singapore Trade Agreement

- It would be disappointing if the Singapore Closer Economic Partnership agreement was not debated in Parliament, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Singapore Closer Economic Partnership Agreement [1] . See also … Richard Prebble Letter To PM on Trade Agreement [2] , both in the Politics wire. See also... Greens Support Anderton's call on Singapore [3] and ACT Demands A Real Debate [4] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00277.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00278.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00286.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00282.htm


Mike Moore On A Brighter Future

- I come to praise the future. There has never been a time in the history of our species when we have had such an opportunity to build better living standards and a safer and more secure world for all. WTO Director General Mike Moore talks to Christchurch Business. See... In Praise Of The Future - Mike Moore Speech [1] in the Politics wire. See alsoAnti-Science Attitude `Very Dangerous' Warns Moore [2] for a report from Lincoln University of a speech yesterday.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00107.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00100.htm


Kiwi’s Don’t Want Frankenfood – Greeenpeace

- Greenpeace sent a clear message to Carol Mosley-Braun, the American Ambassador to New Zealand and FDA (Food and Drug Administration) officials, that Kiwis do not want to eat genetically engineered food. Dr William Rolleston, chairman of the New Zealand Life Sciences Network, countered by saying Greenpeace’s claim to represent all New Zealanders is preposterous. See … Uncle Franken-Sam Wants YOU To Eat His GE Food [1] and Greenpeace continues to posture [2] , both in the Politics wire. See also… Scoop Images: Uncle Sam Wants You To Turn Green! [3] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00097.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00099.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00083.htm


Coast Trust Discussion Document Flawed And Deficient

- A discussion document issued yesterday to all West Coast household's seeking views on the entity to manage government's $92 million economic package has come under fire as being flawed and deficient. See... Discussion Document On Economic Package Flawed [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00081.htm


ERB WARS ROUND ELEVEN: Bill Reaches Final Hurdle

- Shortly before 1pm today Parliament passed the Third and final reading of the ERB. - NZ FIRST - ERB Creates Potential For Mischief And Corruption [1] - ALLIANCE - Dunne Is A Time Waster Too [2] - NATIONAL - New Zealanders paying price of ERB [3] - MARGARET WILSON - ERB - Margaret Wilson 3rd Reading Speech [4] - PREBBLES REBELS - ERA Means Unemployment For Youth [5] ...FOR ERB NEWS - SEE SPECIAL ERB WARS SPECIAL [6] Motornet: Scoop Is On The Road - WELCOME to Scoop’s Motornet motoring column where we we'll look at new, used and classic cars, trucks, bikes and boats. I'm no mechanic or even a wannabe petrolhead so for those experts out there bear with us as I'll do my best to talk to the specialists, ... See... MOTORNET: Scoop Classic [7] in the Headlines wire.


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[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/erb.html
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00080.htm


Scoop Sport: 72 Hour Sports Roundup

- AUSSIE legend rugby's Tim Horan quits test play - Boks sure to be fired up - NPC starts with style - Black Caps beat Queensland on Monday but lose today - Silverstream to play Wgtn College in Capital college rugger final - Kiwi may skipper Yank America's ... See... SCOOP 72 hour sports round-up [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00087.htm


Scoop Science: Student Research Improves Transformer Production

- An Auckland firm is saving money and building more power transformers because of some smart research work done by an Auckland University of Technology student. See... Student Transforms Company's Output [1] in the Science wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0008/S00022.htm


Scoop World: D2KLA – It’s All Happening On The Streets Of LA

- In their first major confrontation with police, hundreds of chanting environmental activists blocked a busy downtown intersection then clashed with officers in riot gear as the Democratic National Convention opened Monday. Police arrested 10 protesters. See... AINFOS NEWS: Police Battle Protestors In LA [1] in the International wire. Related News: - President Clinton - Interview of the President Clinton by LA Times [2] and Clinton’s Democratic National Convention Address [3] . See also PROTEST NEWS SPECIAL… [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00085.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00083.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00084.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mayday.html


Scoop World: Albright Explain’s Papal Visit

- In release issued today Secretary of State Madeleine Albright today explains to reporters a detour to visit the Pope made while on her way back from the Middle East in late July. See... Albright Explains Visit To The Pope [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00082.htm


PACIFIC NEWS ROUNDUP

- AUSTRALIAN ARMY -'Time' Allegations Wrong [1] - FIJI - New Media Regulation Decree Planned [2] - SOLOMONS - Western Solomons People Become Targets In Honiara [3] - EAST TIMOR - Funeral Arrangements for Corporal Stuart Jones [4] - EAST TIMOR - TIMOR TODAY 16 AUGUST 2000 [5]


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