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Scoop Is In The House - Questions
Scoop Images: A Hobbit Staircase Revealed
Police Officer Cleared Of Steven Wallace Shooting
Student Benefits Changes Voted Down By Government
Tourist Warning On Fiji Revised
Scoop Opinion Keith Rankin – Phew!
ERB Wars Round 12: Time For Good Faith
Scoop World: NEWS FROM FIJI:
Scoop World: Solomons Ultimatum

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Scoop Is In The House - Questions

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Steven Wallace x 2 – School Funding – TPK Report On Wallace Shooting - Code of Good Faith – MPS and ERB – Competition Amendments - Roading Funding - Huts and Tracks – Ministerial Staff Conflicts Of Interest - Rural Health – Housing and Mental Health. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 17 August [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00095.htm


Scoop Images: A Hobbit Staircase Revealed

- Scoop's friendly hobbit couldn't resist taking his camera out of his satchel when he found a moment alone on the staircase at Helm's Deep. See... Scoop Images: Hobbit Slips Scoop Staircase Snap [1] in the Headlines wire.


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Police Officer Cleared Of Steven Wallace Shooting

- The Minister of Maori Affairs, Parekura Horomia, and Government Maori MPs today extended their aroha to the family of Stephen Wallace, in the wake of the outcome of the police investigation into the tragedy at Waitara. See...Government Maori Caucus Pushes For Change [1] .
MORE REACTION:
- AOTEAROA EDUCATORS - Police Complaints Authority endorses Murder [2]
- NATIONAL - Police Shooting: PM has a lot to answer for [3]
- GOVERNMENT - Waitara Homicide Inquiry [4]
- NZ FIRST - Premature Waitara Comments Show Lack Of Judgement [5]
- GREEN - Greens criticise police report on Waitara shooting [6]
- ACT - ACT: PM Should Apologise to Police -Shirley [7]


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Student Benefits Changes Voted Down By Government

- A Green Party bill that would have reinstated the Community Wage for students over the summer break was voted down by the Government on its first reading yesterday evening. Student organisations are not happy. See... Bill for students & beneficiaries defeated by Govt [1] in the Parliament wire and Labour and Alliance fail students [2] in the Education wire.


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Tourist Warning On Fiji Revised

- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs' alteration to the travel advisory for Fiji reflects an improvement in the security situation there, Foreign Minister Phil Goff said today. See... Fiji Travel Advisory [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00342.htm


Scoop Opinion Keith Rankin – Phew!

- Yesterday, to the relief of just about everyone, Reserve Bank Governor did not raise the Official Cash Rate, the interest rate that 'tells' financial markets what interest rates should be. See... Keith Rankin's Thursday Column: Fair Shares [1] in the Headlines wire. For more news on yesterday's RBNZ announcement scroll down.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00093.htm


ERB Wars Round 12: Time For Good Faith

- “The Interim Committee charged with developing Codes of Good Faith under the Employment Relations Act is on target to develop codes by October 2,” the Minister of Labour, Margaret Wilson said today. See... Progress on Good Faith Codes [1] in the Parliament wire.
MORE -
- CORRECTIVES - Stop Surrealist Interludes in Parliament!!! [2]
- YOUNG LABOUR - ERA Youth Friendly - Young Labour [3]
- ACT -ACT To Advise Employers How To Avoid ERB [4]
...FOR MORE ERB NEWS - SEE SPECIAL ERB WARS SPECIAL [5]


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Scoop World: NEWS FROM FIJI:

- SUVA: Fiji's interim government has approved an operational agreement covering the establishment of the headquarters of the Pacific Islands Broadcasting Association (PIBA) in the country, the Daily Post reports. - Cabinet Okays Radio Pact [1] .
- SUVA: Members of the ousted elected "people's coalition" government of the Fiji Islands have filed a writ against the president, former president, armed forces chief and the military-backed interim administration alleging wrongful dismissal following ... Ousted Coalition Files Legal Challenge Over Crisis [2] .
- SUVA: Fiji's deposed elected Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry has challenged interim Information Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola over several attacks in the past few days, calling on the minister to "stop making a fool of himself" in public. Chaudhry hits back at Kubuabola's 'foolishness' [3]


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Scoop World: Solomons Ultimatum

GIZO, Solomon Islands: Disgruntled members of the Malaita Eagle Force (MEF) yesterday demanded that the Solomon Islands government to pay an undisclosed amount of money promised to the militia before the coup on June 5. See... Rebels Give Ultimatum To SI Government [1] in the International wire.


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