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Scoop Is In The House - Questions
Dame Silvia Cartwright Is Next Governor General
NZ Dollar Falls Below 42.5 US Cents
DOLLAR CRISIS: Trade Stats Show Expanded July Trade Deficit
Scoop Link: Australian Dollar Down US2c
The Cannabis Law Reform Debate – It’s Not Going Away
You’re Not The Voice – Protesters Can't Use Farnham's Song
Trades Hall Bombing
Defence Purchasing Decisions - FULL COVERAGE
Scoop Opinion: Keith Rankin On The Submarine
Scoop Opinion: LohLife
America’s Cup Cost Less Than Expected
Scoop World: Recover The Kursk Immediately – Greenpeace
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Scoop Is In The House - Questions

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Falling Dollar – Fire Service Irregularities – Defence Purchasing – Drug Imports – Doctors’ Student Loans – Singapore Trade Agmt. – Sandra’s Road – Fire Service Porn – Maori Child Abuse – Toxic Waste – Falling Dollar – National Archives – Health Committee – Relationship Property Bill. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 24 August [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00134.htm


Dame Silvia Cartwright Is Next Governor General

- Prime Minister Helen Clark today welcomed the announcement that the Queen has approved the appointment of Dame Silvia Cartwright to succeed Sir Michael Hardie Boys as Governor-General of New Zealand. See... PM welcomes Governor-General-designate [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00474.htm


NZ Dollar Falls Below 42.5 US Cents

- The fall in the NZ Dollar over the last 48 hours is quite unlike any “correction” seen in the NZ currency in the past. Scoop’s Alastair Thompson reports on the Kiwi as it falls to an all-time low against the Greenback. See... How Low Will It Go? - Kiwi Falls To All-Time Low [1] in the Headlines wire. See also Finance Minister Michael Cullen’s speech today... The Policy Programme From Here [2] in the Parliament wire and Hon Bill English - Capital Business Show Address [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00133.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00465.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00455.htm


DOLLAR CRISIS: Trade Stats Show Expanded July Trade Deficit

- The preliminary estimate for July 2000 merchandise exports is $2,120 million, which would give a merchandise trade deficit of $330 million for the month compared with a deficit of $147 million for July 1999. The figures are expected to have a further negative effect on the prospects for the Kiwi dollar. See... Growth in Imports Slows [1] in the Business wire. For analysis from Deutsche Bank of the interest rate outlook in the wake of the weak Kiwi see... Outlook for the NZ yield curve [2] . FALLING KIWI FULL COVERAGE: - SCOOP - Kiwi Dollar Plunges To 15 Year Lows [3] - Bill English -Kiwis Paying For Crisis Of Confidence [4] - Richard Prebble - NZ$ Plummets, Interest Rate Hike Looks Unavoidable [5] - Auckland Chamber Of Commerce - New Zealand Dollar - “On Road To Nowhere?” [6] . LINKS TO Dollar In Motion - (YAHOO - NZ/US Cross [7] )


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Scoop Link: Australian Dollar Down US2c

- The Australian dollar lost more than US2¢ yesterday in a global currency shake-up that increases the risk of a sharper September quarter inflation spike and boosts the prospect of another interest rate rise later this year. See... Australian Dollar Also Takes Dive [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00150.htm

The Cannabis Law Reform Debate – It’s Not Going Away

- Prime Minister Helen Clark says cannabis law reform is a long way down the list of the Government's priorities, but how much longer can the issue be ignored? See... The case for cannabis law reform [1] for Nandor Tanczos's address to the National Press Club, in the Parliament wire. MORE - ALCP - World Wired For NZ Cannabis Youth Debate [2] - VUWSA - Victoria Students Support Cannabis Law Reform [3] - ACT UP San Francisco - Legalize It! The Politics of Pot [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00468.htm
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You’re Not The Voice – Protesters Can't Use Farnham's Song

– John Farnham’s record label is giving the s11.org web site until 5pm Thursday the 24th of August to remove a link to the artist’s song. See... You Are Not The Voice - Farnham To Sue S11 Protest [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00149.htm


Trades Hall Bombing

- An historic Auckland building, was subjected to vandalism last night and according to a press release received anonymously by Scoop more action was expected today from mystery taggers. See... Trade’s Hall Vandalised – More To Come? [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00152.htm


Defence Purchasing Decisions

- The Air Force's Orion & “Sirius” upgrade is off but 105 Canadian APC's and more than 1800 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 - AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE MINISTER - Australia: New Zealand Defence Acquisitions [2] - PM - PM statement on defence purchasing decisions [3] - DEFENCE MINISTER - Defence Force Real Estate Strategy Announced [4] - DEFENCE MINISTER - Rebuilding Capability Of New Zealand Defence [5] - GREEN - Sirius Cancellation Positive Step - Greens [6] - GREEN - Locke's Speech On Project Sirius Cancellation [7] - NATIONAL - Army-Only Policy Wrong For Maritime Nation [8] - ACT - Orion Rejection Will Be Felt Everywhere [9] - NATIONAL - Greens Now Control Defence Policy [10] - NZ FIRST - Govt. To Launch New Credit Card Defence Package [11]


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Scoop Opinion: Keith Rankin

The tragedy of the Russian submarine 'Kursk' reveals much about how our value systems have changed, for the better, in 100 years. See... Keith Rankin's Thursday Column: Valuing Lives [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00132.htm


Scoop Opinion: LohLife

- LohLife column numero uno - "special benefits for special people" See... LohLife [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00131.htm


Scoop Business: America’s Cup Cost Less Than Expected

- The final wash up of finances relating to the development of the America’s Cup Village, and the provision of public participation and running land based events, will cost the Auckland region $23.5 million, a sum less than anticipated in February. See... America’s Cup Costs Region Less Than Anticipated [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00180.htm


Scoop World: Recover The Kursk Immediately – Greenpeace

- Greenpeace Calls For Recovery Of Kursk Nuclear Submarine And A Halt To The Use Of Nuclear Powered Vessels At Sea See... Greenpeace Calls For Recovery Of Kursk [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00151.htm


MORE INTERNATIONAL STORIES:

- Australia - Enhancements To The Reserves [1] - Fiji - Vice-President Takes Over In Student Crisis [2] , Ah Koy Threatens To Sue Bune And The Fiji Sun [3] and Dear Mister Police Chief [4] - Indonesia - AIJ Condemns Raid On Sudent Magazine Arena [5] - Brazil - World Bank Breaks Promise To Awá Indians [6] in the wire - -Turkey - When Freedom Of Expression Is A Crime [7]


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