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Scoop Is In The House - & The House Is On The Web
OLYMPIC UPDATE: Horse Injuries Dash Medal Hopes
Howard’s End: Understanding The US Economy
Kiwi Dollar Approaches 39 US Cents - Oil Prices Spike
Richard Prebble’s Letter from Wellington
Cardboard Box Protest Over Emergency Benefit
Today Is World Peace Day
Nuclear Energy Industry Offering Itself As Global Warming Friendly Alternative
Bone Up On Anti-Capitalism
Scoop Arts: New Poetry And theatre At Bats
MORE OLYMPIC UPDATES
Olympic Chaplains Not Taken Seriously
Recycled PCs Put To Good Use
Scoop World: Guadalcanal Militants Holding On To Hijacked Aircraft

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SCOOP OLYMPICS SPECIAL



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Enter The Dragon

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Scoop Is In The House - & The House Is On The Web

- Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: ANZAC Dollar – Teacher Registration – Dollar Woes and Oil Prices – Saving Whales – Evening Post Business Poll – TVNZ Charter - Industry Training –Oil Prices and Consumption – Constitutional Reform - Insider Trading – Mangaroa Prison Settlement – Benefit Levels. See… SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –19 September [1] . See also ... Parliament Question Time On The Web [2] and Prebble Welcomes Parliament Onto The Internet [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00127.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0009/S00104.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00296.htm


OLYMPIC UPDATE: Horse Injuries Dash Medal Hopes

- NEW ZEALAND's Olympic campaign went from bad to worse today when disaster struck the three day eventing equestrian team with Atlanta Gold medalist Blyth Tait devastated to see his horse Ready Teddy pulled out of the show-jumping on veterinary advice. See... SCOOP Olympic Update, Tuesday, 19 September, 2000 [1] ... more Olympics News Flash's below...


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00126.htm


Howard’s End: Understanding The US Economy

- Oil analysts are predicting a $US40 per barrel price in coming weeks which would represent of 400% price rise since March 1999. Yet the US economy and financial markets are reacting as if it didn't exist. What's going on? John Howard writes. See... Howard’s End: US Economy To Hit Wall [1] . For an earlier report examining the economics and politics of oil and their impact on the economy see...Howard’s End: Global Situation Unstable [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00124.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0007/S00088.htm


Kiwi Dollar Approaches 39 US Cents - Oil Prices Spike

- Economic matters are the order of the day today as overnight the Kiwi Dollar fell under the US 41 Cents mark for the first time ever. At 9.20am the Kiwi dollar was buying 40.97 US Cents. Meanwhile in response to concerns about Iraqi oil production crude oil prices continue to soar with more petrol price rises tipped for the NZ consumer. Dollar In Motion Link - (YAHOO - USD [1])

[1] - http://quote.yahoo.com/m5?a=1&s=NZD&t=USD

Richard Prebble’s Letter from Wellington

- The coalition has greeted the Olympic 'truce' on the media's coverage of politics with huge relief. In Wellington the political news is just grim for the Government. See... Richard Prebble’s Letter from Wellington #30 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00294.htm


Cardboard Box Protest Over Emergency Benefit

- Students camped out in cardboard boxes out side Parliament yesterday, in protest of the government voting not to reinstate the Community Wage Student. See... Cardboard Box Protest Over Emergency Benefit [1] Good News About The Current Account For A Change! - Statistics NZ yesterday afternoon announced substantial revisions to their balance of payments statistics series. The current account deficit for the year to March 2000 is now recorded as 7.1% of GDP rather previously published 8.2%. See…Newsflash: Balance Of Payments Better Than Thought [2] . See also PM's presser comments... PM Says Current Account Revision Is Good News [3] and Deutsche Bank analysis...Balance of Payments Revisions - Q2 2000 [4] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00125.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00114.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00118.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0009/S00098.htm


Today Is World Peace Day

- New Zealand joins 195 other nations around the world in celebrating World Peace Day on Tuesday, 19 September. See... World Peace Day Celebrations At Parliament [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00089.htm


Nuclear Energy Industry Offering Itself As Global Warming Friendly Alternative

- In the midst of global concern over climate change there is one group that is rubbing its hands together with glee - the nuclear power industry. Unlike coal and gas-fired power stations, nuclear plants don’t emit carbon dioxide, leading the nuclear industry ... See... NZ Position Could Indirectly Help Nuclear Industry [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00090.htm


Bone Up On Anti-Capitalism

- New Videos Available For Hire “The WTO And The Global War System” & “Global Village Or Global Pillage?” See... Anti-Globalisation Videos For Hire [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00095.htm


Scoop Arts: New Poetry And theatre At Bats

- Three diverse poets will read their work at BATS Theatre on SUNDAY 1st OCTOBER from 4pm to 6pm. See... Three Poets - Three Voices - Three Visions [1] and 'Shebang' Opens This Week At Bats... [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0009/S00048.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0009/S00049.htm


MORE OLYMPIC UPDATES:

- GIRLPOWER - DESPITE the failure of Sarah Ulmer to deliver an expected bronze in women's cycling Monday was still a day when 'kiwi girl-power' saw New Zealand proud. Olympic Update Tuesday 19 September, 2000 [1] - SOFTBALL - FINALLY after the disappointments of Hamish Carter and Sarah Ulmer New Zealanders were given something to cheer about when the White Sox pulled off an inspirational come-from-behind 3-2 victory in a must-win game against Canada. Olympic Update, Monday 18 September, 2000 [2] - ULMER MISSES OUT - IN A HUGE disappointment for herself and New Zealand Sarah Ulmer has been beaten for a bronze medal in the women's 3km individual pursuit by 39-year-old British veteran Yvonne McGregor. SCOOP Olympic Update, Monday, 18 September, 2000 [3] - EQUESTRIAN SUCCESS - MARK Todd riding Diamond Hall Red has boosted New Zealand's three day eventing equestrian hopes with a flawless cross-country run at Horsley Park SCOOP Olympic update [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00121.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00120.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00119.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00113.htm


Olympic Chaplains Not Taken Seriously

- The role of sports chaplains is not being taken seriously by organisers of the Olympic Games that opened on Friday in Sydney, Christian leaders in Australia claim, writes Dave Crampton. See... Sports chaplains not taken seriously at Olympics [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00112.htm


Recycled PCs Put To Good Use

- A new video program released by Computer Access NZ Trust (CANZ) explains how professionally recycled PCs can be used in schools, and when it is appropriate to use them. See... Video Explains Role Of CANZ Recycled Computers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0009/S00037.htm

Scoop World: Guadalcanal Militants Holding On To Hijacked Aircraft

- The Solomon Islands government yesterday once again failed to persuade hijackers of a Solomon Airlines aeroplane to release the aircraft and its pilot. See … Guadalcanal Militants Refuse To Release Aircraft [1] and SOLOMON IS: Militants hijack Solair aircraft [2] MORE INTERNATIONAL NEWS - FIJI - See... FIJI: Bomb defused near treason court [3] and Fiji PM Urges CMAG To Understand Fiji Situation [4] - TIMOR - TIMOR: Newsman's mother wants son left in peace [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00162.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00156.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00157.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00160.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00155.htm

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