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Scoop Is In The House - Questions
World Leaders To Gather For Millenium Summit
Scoop Opinion: Has Jim’s Job Machine Been Conned?
Symbolic Vote on Free Trade
Polls Apart
Post Cabinet Presser - Full Coverage
Scoop Exclusive: Home Town Hero Chaudhry Benefits From Bracelet Diplomacy
Farmer’s Groups Call On Governments To Push Global Trade Talks
Defence Purchasing - New Zealand & Australian Airforces To Miss Out
Strike Will Be A Struggle For Senior Doctors
Scoop Business: Online Ads To Boom
Scoop Business: Awards For CSFB


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Scoop Is In The House

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Superannuation – Doctors Strike – Major Events Promotion – Urewera Park Road - Tertiary Fee Increases - Youth’s Drug Treatment – Investment Ready Scheme - Merepeka Raukawa-Tait – School Closures – Relationship ... See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 22 August [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00121.htm


World Leaders To Gather For Millenium Summit

- Prime Minister Helen Clark is preparing to head to New York for the Millennium Assembly of the United Nations, opening 6 September. See... PM Heads To New York For Millennium Summit [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00120.htm


Scoop Opinion: Has Jim’s Job Machine Been Conned?

- Let me start today's column by saying to Jim Anderton and Dr Cullen a great big "I told you so." Why am I being so smug and rude? Aardvark's Bruce Simpson writes today. See... Taxpayer Resources Invested In Useless Invention [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00118.htm


Symbolic Vote on Free Trade

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced a precedent-setting decision to allow a “symbolic”; Parliamentary vote on the proposed Singapore free trade deal. See... Symbolic Vote On Singapore Trade Deal Approved [1] in the Headlines wire. See ...Claytons vote on free trade deal [2] , in the Parliament wire, for Green reaction. MORE: - TRADE UNION FEDERATION - “Symbolic” Vote Raises More Questions Than Answers [3] - GOVT - Singapore treaty text agreed [4] - ACT - Prebble Letter To PM - Singapore Trade Agreement [5] - GATT Watchdog - Singapore High Commissioner To Meet GATT Watchdog [6] - CAFCA -Singapore Treaty Has Serious Implications [7] - ECOLOGIC - Middle Ground Needed On Singapore Trade Agreement [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00117.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00398.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00140.htm
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[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00373.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00121.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00124.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00115.htm


Polls Apart

- Labour has survived the Dover Samuels scandal relatively unscathed according to the latest TV3 Poll. See... TV3 News [1] in the News Monitor wire. The result couldn't be more different than a TVNZ poll last night. See...National and Labour Neck And Neck [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM0008/S00116.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00107.htm


Newsflash: Post Cabinet Presser

- Scoop's Guy MacGibbon was at today's post Cabinet Press Conference with Prime Minister Helen Clark, which started a little later than usual. See..Meeting Won't Affect Women's Refuge-PM [1] , Clark Rejects Superannuation Accord With Nats [2] , Marijuana Law Reform Down The List [3] and Newsflash: Defence Decisions Wednesday [4] . Meanwhile ACT thinks it already knows what the defence decisions are see...Orions: $400m To Save Billions Seems A Good Idea [5] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00115.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00114.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00113.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00111.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00395.htm


Scoop Exclusive: Home Town Hero Chaudhry Benefits From Bracelet Diplomacy

- The story of a visit home by a new Indian hero, $500,000 in donations towards the Fijian “struggle” by poor Indian Villagers, and the use of a bracelet of protection (Rakhi) as a tool in statecraft is related in the Scoop Headlines wire by occasional Scoop Correspondent Rohit Kumar ‘Happy’. See... Chaudhry's Visit To Home State Of Haryana, India [1] , Scoop Images: Mahendra Chaudhry's Visit To India [2] and I am feeling at home- Chaudhry [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00116.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00106.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00104.htm


Farmer’s Groups Call On Governments To Push Global Trade Talks

- At a joint meeting in Wellington, Federated Farmers of New Zealand (FFNZ) and the National Farmers Federation (NFF) of Australia called on their governments to push the 2001 Ministerial Conference of the WTO to be the launch of a new round of global trade talks. See... Call For 2001 WTO Ministerial To Launch New Round [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00149.htm


New Zealand & Australian Airforces To Miss Out

- Usually reliable sources have told ACT that the Cabinet has already made a decision to scrap the proposed Orion upgrade, said ACT Leader, Hon Richard Prebble. Meanwhile, the Australian Government has had to make tough defense decisions too, deferring the Airborne Early Warning and Control project, which would see the purchase of seven new aircraft. See... Orions: $400m To Save Billions Seems A Good Idea [1] in the Parliament wire, and Aus Government Defers AEW&C Decision [2] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00395.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00126.htm


Strike Will Be A Struggle For Senior Doctors

- “Senior doctors in public hospitals need to disabuse hospital managers of any suggestion that they can fill the gaps left by striking junior (resident) doctors,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, ... See... Senior Doctor Advice Over Coping With Drs. Strike [1] in the General wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0008/S00020.htm


Scoop Business: Online Ads To Boom

- A new study by Jupiter Communications predicts that by 2005, every Internet user will be exposed to more than 950 marketing messages each day. See... Online Advertising Set For Boom In New Zealand [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00158.htm


Scoop Business: Awards For CSFB

- Auckland, 22 August 2000-- Credit Suisse First Boston is pleased to announce that the prestigious and highly respected International publication, Euromoney, has confirmed CSFB New Zealand as “the best foreign equity house”; and “best foreign M&A House.” See... Euromoney Votes CSFB New Zealand’s Best [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00157.htm

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Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

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

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Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

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Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

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Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

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