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Newsflash: Defence Purchasing Decisions
Scoop Is In The House - Questions
Scoop Images: Mr Sincere
Urewera Road Funding Invitation To Maori Protestors
Kiwi Dollar Falls And Falls
New Scoop Column: Guy’s World
Scoop Sports 72 Hour Roundup
Gagging On Maori Issues Raises Free Speech Issues
Scoop Opinion: Has Jim’s Job Machine Been Conned? + REACTION
Scoop Business: Building Consents Up
Scoop Oddity: Intellectual Property Website Copied
Scoop Arts: Helen Clark Addresses Auckland University On Art Policy
Scoop World: Consult The People – Fiji Times
Scoop World: Replacement For Kiwi Cop In Solomons - INTL NEWS ROUNDUP

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Alliance Deputy Leader Sandra Lee Defends Her Urewera Decision

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Newsflash: Defence Purchasing Decisions

- The Air Force's Orion & “Sirius” upgrade is off but 105 Canadian APC's and more than 1000 new radios are being bought for the NZ Army and RNZAF in defence decisions announced in Parliament this afternoon. See... Newsflash: Defence Purchasing Decisions [1] in the Headlines wire. MORE - GREEN - Sirius Cancellation Positive Step - Greens [2] - GREEN - Locke's Speech On Project Sirius Cancellation [3] - NATIONAL - Army-Only Policy Wrong For Maritime Nation [4] - ACT - Orion Rejection Will Be Felt Everywhere [5] - NATIONAL - Greens Now Control Defence Policy [6] - NZ FIRST - Govt. To Launch New Credit Card Defence Package [7]


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Scoop Is In The House - Questions

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Doctor’s Strike – Defence Policy – Fire Service x 2 – Doctors “Golden Handcuffs” – Fiscal Policy – Urewera Road Decision – Auckland Schools – Employment Stats – Australian Apple Trade Dispute – Emergency Unemployment Benefit – Fisheries Commission – Relationship Property Bill – Health Bill Submissions. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 23 August [1] in the Headlines wire. For yesterday’s questions see... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 22 August [2] .


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Scoop Images: Mr Sincere

- Watch and learn, as Richard Prebble demonstrates his style in the house. See... Scoop Images: Prebble Shows How It’s Done [1] in the Headlines wire.


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Urewera Road Funding Invitation To Maori Protestors

- National MP and former Conservation Minister Nick Smith says that special funding of roading and the proposal to set aside areas of the Urewera National park for Maori is a nationwide invitation for activists to protest. See... Tame Iti Deal An Invitation To Protestors [1] in the Parliament wire. EARLIER - ACT - DOC Money Allocation : Who's Driveway Is It? [2] - NZ First - Keep Apartheid Out Of National Parks [3] . - Government - Lee Determined To Resolve Te Urewera Issues [4]


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Dollar Falls And Falls

- As the NZ Dollar hits 15 year lows against the US dollar and foreign investors shun NZ government securities, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, has taken a swipe at the Group of Eight countries accusing them of forming an exclusive economic club. See... Kiwi Dollar Plunges To 15 Year Lows [1] in the Headlines wire. See also Richard Prebble Speech… NZ$ Plummets, Interest Rate Hike Looks Unavoidable [2] and Auckland Chamber Of Commerce: New Zealand Dollar - “On Road To Nowhere?” [3] .

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New Column: Guy’s World

- Your average music fan - who maybe learned a couple of chords, then left their budget model Stratocaster to grow mould in the back of the wardrobe with their old Commodore 64 - probably imagines rocking out on stage with a hot band must be a richly rewarding .pursuit … See... Guy's World: Rock ‘n’ Roll Reality Check [1] in the Headlines wire.


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Scoop Sports 72 Hour Roundup

- Tiger Woods wins PGA - Olympic officials red-faced - Arsenal beat Liverpool - Arsenal star to start addiction centre -Veteran striker Romario has Olympic hopes - South African cricket captain speaks off scandals -Cricket Boks comeback to beat Aussies - Pakistan beat New Zealand - Lindford still hopes to coach despite steroid ban - Sydney City to play Brisbane to Nrl final - Tyson may be banned from Britain - Kuertan beats Safin - Wellington train well, look ahead to Northland - What can the ABs do - Scoop wonders? See... SCOOP 72: Scoop 72 hours sports round-up [1] in the Headlines wire.


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Gagging On Maori Issues Raises Free Speech Issues

- The Commissioner for Children’s confirmation today that he was told to “tone down” and “be more culturally appropriate” on the subject of child abuse among Maori, raises questions about our fundamental right to free speech, said ACT’s Welfare Spokesman. See... Newman Renews Call For Inquiry - More Gagging [1] in the Parliament wire. MORE ON CHILD ABUSE AND ZERO TOLERANCE: - NZ FIRST - PM Must Explain Maori Ministers’ Censorship [2] - NZ FIRST - Maori Rates of Child Abuse – The Facts Speak [3] - NZ FIRST - NZ First To Take Steps On Smacking Legislation [4] - NATIONAL - . Ministers Trying To Stifle Child Abuse Debate [5] - ACT - Attempts to Shut Down Child Abuse Debate Shameful [6]


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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. See also government response ... Govt paid nothing for 'fuel-saving' device [2] in the Parliament wire.


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Scoop Business: Building Consents Up

The total value of consents issued for all buildings in July 2000 Was $488.8 million, according to Statistics New Zealand. See... Value of Building Consents Increases [1] in the Business wire.


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Scoop Oddity: Intellectual Property Website Copied

- Leading New Zealand intellectual property law firm A J Park, has had its website cloned by a Russian computer programmer, who copied the site exactly, but replaced every New Zealand reference with a Russian one. See... Website Cloned By Aliens [1] in the Business wire.


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Scoop Arts: Helen Clark Addresses Auckland University On Art Policy

1.00 pm Tuesday 22 August 2000 Thank you for the opportunity to contribute to this Winter Lecture Series on the state of the arts in New Zealand. See... Helen Clark Lecture On Art In NZ [1] in the Art and Culture wire.


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Scoop World: Consult The People – Fiji Times

- SUVA: The Fiji Times, the country's largest and most influential daily newspaper, today warned the military-backed interim administration to remove “national ignorance” and consult the people before adopting a new constitution. See... 'Consult The People' Fiji Times [1] in the International wire. Also in Fiji, tension is building at the University Of The South Pacific. See… USPSA President Assault On Campus [2] .


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Scoop World: Replacement For Kiwi Cop In Solomons

- GIZO, Solomon Islands: The Solomon Islands’ government has appointed a new police commissioner to replace the expatriate Kiwi holder of the post who left shortly before the July 5 Coup. See... Solomons: New Police Chief Appointed [1] in the International wire. MORE INTERNATIONAL NEWS: - FIJI -. Fiji: Terror On Campus [2] , Fiji: Police Eye Journalists In Labasa Probe [3] , Fijian leaders failed their people: Adi Kuini [4] - USPSA President Assault On Campus [5] - AUSTRALIA - Seizure of drugs hits high in Australia [6] - STATE DEPARTMENT - State Department Briefing - Monday, August 21 [7] - ECUADOR - Albright And Ecuadorian Minister Foreign Relations [8]


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Joeseph Cederwall: Progress On Open Government, Finally

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Gordon Campbell: on the inquiry into the abuse of children in care

Apparently, PM Jacinda Ardern has chosen to exclude faith-based institutions from the government’s promised inquiry into the abuse of children in state care. Any role for religious institutions – eg the Catholic Church – would be only to observe and to learn from any revelations that arise from the inquiry’s self-limiting focus on state-run institutions… More >>

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Veronika Meduna: The Kaikoura Rebuild

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