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Poll: National Closes Gap On Labour
Scoop Opinion: Letter From Wellington
National Party Conference
The Students Are Revolting
Scoop Sport: Rugby Roundup
Singapore Trade Agreement Text Agreed
Prebble Backs House On The Net
Scoop Business: Shell Explore Fletcher Energy Acquisition
Scoop Business: Lastest Statistics – Tourism and Retail Sales Indicator
Scoop IT: Lots Of Free Surfers
Scoop IT: What’s On In Welly Via WAP A Winner
Scoop Business: House Prices Falling
Scoop Arts: 2000 Golden C’Art
Scoop Science: New Improved Mandarin
Scoop Education: Massey Staff Reject Settlement Offer
Scoop World: Controversial New Stance On HIV

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Poll: National Closes Gap On Labour

- The latest One News Colmar Brunton shows the following results - Labour down two points to 42 percent - National up one to 41 percent. For a summary of the full results see... National and Labour Neck And Neck [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00107.htm


Scoop Opinion: Letter From Wellington

- We won, you lost. Eat it!”Michael Cullen's line sums up the coalition: arrogant. Richard Prebble writes. See... Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington - 21 Aug [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00385.htm


National Party Conference

– Jenny Shipley and Bill English rally the troops. See... Jenny Shipley Address To National Party Conference [1] and Bill English Address To National Party Conference [2] , both in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00381.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00380.htm


The Students Are Revolting

- Starting at 2pm, Friday 25th August Beginning at Victoria Street branch of WINZ soup kitchen / cardboard city/ sleepover in Garden Place. A protest is planned by Waikato students angered about the non-reinstatement of the emergency unemployment benefit over summer. See... SOS: Summer of Starvation demonstration [1] in the Politics wire. EARLIER - Prebbles’s Rebels - Alliance Betrays Student Supporters [2] - Young Labour And Staunch Alliance - Youth Wings Unite To Express Outrage [3] - Greens - Greens urge Govt to reconsider student benefit [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00130.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00129.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00125.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00366.htm


Scoop Sport: Rugby Roundup

- INSPIRED Springbok brilliance seriously weakened New Zealand's grip on the Tri-Nations in Johannesburg this morning where after a phenomenal contest South Africa emerged victorious. In a superb match, where the lead changed six times, the All Blacks showed immense courage to fight back from a 20 point deficit to take a lead into the final quarter. See... Tri-Nations Rugby: All Blacks v Springboks [1] in the Headlines wire for Mathew Loh’s match report. Closer to home the Wellington Lions are off to a great start in the NPC with another victory, see... NPC rugby: Wellington v Otago [2] . See also NPC Rugby: Canterbury versus North Harbour [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00102.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00100.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00101.htm


Singapore Trade Agreement Text Agreed

- A text for the Closer Economic Partnership agreement with Singapore has been agreed, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Singapore treaty text agreed [1] in the Parliament wire. See also... Prebble Letter To PM - Singapore Trade Agreement [2] . EARLIER - GATT Watchdog - Singapore High Commissioner To Meet GATT Watchdog [3] - CAFCA -Singapore Treaty Has Serious Implications [4] - ECOLOGIC - Middle Ground Needed On Singapore Trade Agreement [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00375.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00373.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00121.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00124.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00115.htm


Prebble Backs House On The Net

- “I write to suggest the real solution to the problem of the coverage of Parliament is to put the proceedings of Parliament onto the internet. It is now possible using “live streaming” and audio links to produce high quality pictures on the internet.” See... Prebble Letter To Speaker - Parlt. Media Coverage [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00374.htm


Scoop Business: Shell Explore Fletcher Energy Acquisition

- AUCKLAND, 21 August 2000 – Commenting on the application to the New Zealand Commerce Commission filed by Shell Exploration Company BV (“Shell”) this morning to acquire the New Zealand operations of Fletcher Challenge Energy, Michael Andrews the Chief ... See... Fletcher Challenge Energy Separation Update [1] in the Business wire. See also... Shell Seeks Commerce Commission Clearance [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00139.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00143.htm


Scoop Business: Lastest Statistics – Tourism and Retail Sales Indicator

Winter tourism has been boosted by a 17 per cent increase in overseas visitor arrivals in July 2000, when compared with the previous July. See... Visitor Arrivals Up 17 Per Cent [1] in the Business wire. Seasonally adjusted retail sales for July are estimated at $3,641 million according to Statistics New Zealand's Retail Sales Indicator. See... Retail Sales Indicator (Experimental): July 2000 [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00146.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00145.htm


Scoop IT: Lots Of Free Surfers

- ZFREE, the free Internet access provider powered by CLEAR, has signed up more than 150,000 users in just four months. See... ZFREE hits 150,000 registered users [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00144.htm


Scoop IT: What’s On In Welly Via WAP A Winner

- Run the Red is a finalist in the ‘Entertainment’ category of Nokia’s WAP competition with a WAP site that allows people to view a real time Wellington activity guide, compiled by student radio station RadioActive, from their [WAP-enabled] mobile phone. See... Run the Red – ‘Think it, do it’ - WAP [1] and Winners of Nokia Best of WAP Contest Announced [2] , both in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00142.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00148.htm


Scoop Business: House Prices Falling

- The domestic urban property market is still generally in decline according to statistics released today by QV on-line – a division of Quotable Value New Zealand Limited– although there are some positive indications.Urban house prices continue to fall - QV on-line [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00134.htm


Scoop Arts: 2000 Golden C’Art

- Entries for the "Facing The Music" National Art Awards and Exhibition close on August 30, the last day on which entries are received at the exhibition hall, Holloway Street, Carterton. See... Facing the Music - The 2000 Golden C'Art [1] in the Art and Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0008/S00034.htm


Scoop Science: New Improved Mandarin

- Critical research work is nearing completion in Kerikeri that could trigger exports to Japan of a relatively new and easy-to-peel mandarin. The Richards Special Growers Group in Kerikeri is hoping that up to 500 tonnes of the fruit will be exported initially. See... Mandarin Growers Eye Export Potential [1] in the Science wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0008/S00026.htm


Scoop Education: Massey Staff Reject Settlement Offer

- In meetings throughout the past week on various campuses, union members at the troubled Massey University voted to reject the University's offer of settlement of the collective employment contract covering both general and academic staff. See... Industrial Campaign begins at Massey University [1] in the Education wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0008/S00036.htm


Scoop World: Controversial New Stance On HIV

- Christine Maggiore is a different kind of AIDS activist—one who tells people to forget safe sex and stop taking their lifesaving drugs. Why? See... The HIV Disbelievers [1] in the International wire.
MORE INTERNATIONAL STORIES - United Nations - Child Offender Execution Illegal - UN [2] and Retroactivity Amendment Regressive [3] - United States - Lieberman Selection Moves Democrats to Right [4] - Indonesia - Government Should Take Action On Militia [5] - Fiji - New Magistrate Takes Over Rebel Case [6] and Bune Implicates Politicians In Fiji Rebellion [7] - Pakistan - PTV Special Report exposes Zee TV's Credibility. [8] in the wire -Australia - Boeing Preferred Tenderer for F-111 Contract [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00123.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00124.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00119.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00122.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00121.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00118.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00117.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00116.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00115.htm

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