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Growth Down For June Quarter
Speak For Yourself, Tariana
Peter B. Lewis Named As Drug Smuggling Billionaire
Scoop Opinion: Petrol Prices Just Part Of The Ebb & Flow
Strong Opposition To GE Pines
Drug Running Yacht For Sale
Scoop Education: Teachers Taking On Parents’ Roles
Scoop World: Petrol Protests In France
Scoop Link: Sydney Indymedia – Independent Olympic Coverage
Scoop World: Clinton’s Failed Colombian Journey
Scoop Business: Insurance Associations Fail To Merge
So Long, Spot
Scoop Arts: Rap Innovators De La Soul Are Back
Scoop IT: Aus Government On Target For E-Goals
Scoop Business: Driver Training To Lower Fleet Costs

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Growth Down For June Quarter

- “The cooling of growth in the June quarter, indicated by the latest National Bank Regional Trends Survey, is not unexpected and should be taken in context,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See... Cooling in growth over June quarter expected [1] in the Parliament wire. MORE ON THE ECONOMY - CULLEN - Dr Michael Cullen Speech To The Export Institue [2] - ANDERTON - Govt priority is improved opportunity for all [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00591.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00588.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00589.htm


Speak For Yourself, Tariana

- Finance Minister Michael Cullen said that a speech yesterday by Tariana Turia in which she linked “colonisation” of Maori and family violence was a personal view that did not represent government policy. See... 'Colonisation' comments not government policy [1] in the Parliament wire. MORE ON POST COLONIAL STRESS DISORDER - PEACE MOVEMENT AOTEAROA - Denial Of The Effects Of Colonisation ? [2] - CHRISTIAN HERITAGE - Maori Violence [3] - MILD GREENS - Matrix of Dysfunction linked to "Home Invasion" [4] - TURIA'S SPEECH - Psychological Society Conference - Tariana Turia [5] - NATIONAL - Pull yourself together Tariana [6] and Is Tariana Turia Speaking For The Govt? [7] - ACT - Re: Post Colonial Traumatic Stress Disorder [8] - NZ FIRST - Peters Slams Turia For Psycho-Babble [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00587.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00190.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00185.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00184.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00558.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00556.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00581.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00571.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00570.htm


Peter B. Lewis Named As Drug Smuggling Billionaire

- The name of the billionaire released without conviction for importing drugs into New Zealand at the beginning of the year is Peter B Lewis a 66-year-old American insurance mogul. See... Drug Importing Billionaire A “Functioning Pothead” [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00166.htm


Scoop Opinion: Petrol Prices Just Part Of The Ebb & Flow

- Retail petrol prices are up 50% since around this time last year. It's just one issue behind the malaise that's going round. It seems such a pity to waste the year 2000 - the millennium year - worrying about the kinds of price change that represent no ... See... Keith Rankin's Thursday Column: Shocking Prices? [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00168.htm


Strong Opposition To GE Pines

- Strong Opposition Against GE Pine Trees In New Zealand Up to 700 submissions on GE pine trees were put forward to the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) through an internet web site over the last three weeks. See... Strong Opposition Against GE Pine Trees In NZ [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00189.htm


Drug Running Yacht For Sale

- The yacht seized by New Zealand Customs after suspicions it was involved in a drug run from South America this year will be auctioned, Customs Minister Phillida Bunkle announced today. See... Seized Yacht To Be Auctioned in the Parliament wire.


Scoop Education: Teachers Taking On Parents’ Roles

- “Teachers and schools cannot possibly be expected to keep on taking over more and more social, family and parent type responsibilities,” Roger McClay, Commissioner for Children told the Nelson/Marlborough Assistant Deputy Principals professional development day in Blenheim. See... "Investing In Tomorrow’s Society" [1] in the Education wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0008/S00061.htm


Scoop World: Petrol Protests In France

- Government inquiries over high fuel prices are underway in Australia and the United States while in France, taxi drivers will Friday join widening fuel price protests. John Howard reports. See... French Protest Petrol Prices [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00171.htm


Scoop Link: Sydney Indymedia – Independent Olympic Coverage

- Sydney Indymedia is a collective of activists, media-makers, groups and individuals offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage of struggles, actions and issues around the 2000 Olympics. Everyone is a witness. Everyone is a journalist. See... NBC Versus the Internet ? [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00206.htm


Scoop World: Clinton’s Failed Colombian Journey

- President Clinton's day-long trip to Colombia was preceded by his fateful decision to waive congressional human rights constraints placed on U.S. weapon's aid to that country's already darkly controversial armed forces. See... Clinton's Failed Colombia Journey [1] in the International wire. MORE INTERNATIONAL STORIES - UNITED STATES - Detroit Police Kill Deaf-mute Man--30 Aug. 2000 [2] - EAST TIMOR - A Year Later, East Timor Still Needs Justice [3] and UN Urged to Create Timor International Tribunal [4] - FIJI - Fiji: Closed Police Chief Inquiry 'Shocking' [5] and Fiji Information Minister Defends Kotobalavu [6] - AUSTRALIA - New cooperative agreement for mapping Australia [7] and Diseased asparagus stopped at Melbourne airport [8] - MIDDLE EAST - Dennis Ross Update On Middle East Peace Process [9] - MEXICO - Environmentalist prisoners of conscience convicted [10]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00203.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00202.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00195.htm
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[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00199.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00198.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00196.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00194.htm


Scoop Business: Insurance Associations Fail To Merge

- In an historic vote at their joint conference last week, and after two years of merger talks, members of the two industry associations representing insurance brokers in New Zealand failed to get enough votes to join forces and become one body. See... Broker Bodies Fail To Merge [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00242.htm


So Long, Spot

- Spot, the Jack Russell Terrier who starred in Telecom advertising through the 90s, has died. See... Telecom Pays Tribute To Spot [1] in the Art and Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0008/S00053.htm


Scoop Arts: Rap Innovators De La Soul Are Back

- Since introducing the globe to a new style of speak with the “verbal confetti” and “naughty noise” of its classic 1988 debut single, “Plug Tunin',” De La Soul has perpetually proven itself to be at the forefront of rap music innovation. ... See... De La Soul - Art Official Intelligence [1] in the Art and Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0008/S00052.htm


Scoop IT: Aus Government On Target For E-Goals

- The first of five surveys to be conducted over the next 18 months provides an overview of agencies' progress in meeting the Prime Minister's 1997 Investing for Growth statement-to provide all appropriate services online by 2001. See... Australia on target for e-Government [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00238.htm


Scoop Business: Driver Training To Lower Fleet Costs

- A pilot program was launched today aimed at lowering costs and reducing emissions of the 1.3 million cars and light commercial vehicles used for business in Australia. See... Energy program targets business vehicle fleets [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00237.htm

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