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OPEC Announces Consideration Of Creation Of New Bank
Shipley, Clark Slagging Match Develops In Australia
Disbelief From Peters, As Prebble Calls Himself A “White Liberal”
Keith Rankin: What The Kiwi Medal Count Means
Concerned Teachers Make Point With Guinea Pigs
OLYMPIC UPDATE: Soling And Hockey Disappointments
Suharto Junior Sent To Jail
The Battle of Prague - S26 Reflections
The Battle of Prague - Cullen Speaks To Bankers
Petrol Rage Attack
Scoop Feedback: How History Will View The Pope
Importers Institute: Cullen Must Go
RECENT INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES
Scoop Business: Advice on Avoiding Higher Interest Rates
Scoop Business: Business And Consumer Confidence Fall
Scoop Business: Leading Russian Free Marketer To Visit


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All Eyes On OPEC
S26 SPECIAL - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=s11
- http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00193.htm
Prague Protests Day 2

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OPEC Announces Consideration Of Creation Of New Bank

- OPEC leaders are presently gathered in Venezeula. Today, in addition to calling for consumer nations to cut excise taxes, OPEC leaders have mooted the creation of an OPEC bank. See... Three Releases From The OPEC Summit [1] and Scoop Images: Opec Summit [2] . See also OPEC Explains Why Petrol and Oil are So Expensive [3] . The latest move by OPEC leaders was anticipated by Scoop columnist C.D.Sludge in a column yesterday. See... Sludge Report #31 – Just Do It! (Part 2) [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00250.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00195.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00244.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00187.htm


Shipley, Clark Slagging Match Develops In Australia

- Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that Mrs Shipley's statements about her meeting with the Australian Prime Minister were the “inept blundering of someone unfit to ever be Prime Minister again,” to which Mrs Shipley replied “Helen Clark should deal with the issues confronting New Zealand and stop abusing anyone who has a contrary point of view to her Government.” See... Shipley blunders in Australia [1] and PM should focus on the issues, not personal abuse [2] . SHIPLEY’S EARLIER STATEMENTS No desire for a new common currency [3] Australia's Worries Over NZ Immigration Amnesty [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00440.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00453.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00438.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00437.htm


Disbelief From Peters, As Prebble Calls Himself A “White Liberal”

- The New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, has expressed shock, horror and dismay that Richard Prebble has described himself as a white liberal committed to creating a successful multi-racial society. See... Prebble A Liberal? No, A Joke! – Peters [1] . Click HERE [2] to read Mr Prebble’s speech.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00446.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00451.htm


Keith Rankin: What The Kiwi Medal Count Means

- Once again, New Zealand is experiencing the biennial disappointment of athletic underachievement. Even our ratio of bronze medals per capita doesn't look that brilliant. See... Keith Rankin: Bronze, Gold and Silver [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00192.htm


Concerned Teachers Make Point With Guinea Pigs

- Following Mallard's speech in which he claimed only a small minority (see below) were opposed to the NCEA (the replacement for School C), two Concerned Teachers who had penetrated security at the Conference released guinea pigs into the hall." See... Guinea Pigs Campaign Just A Start [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0009/S00047.htm


OLYMPIC UPDATE: Soling And Hockey Disappointments

- EXTREME frustration followed by utter despair were the feelings which best summed up New Zealand's experience of the 12th day of competition at Sydney 2000. See... SCOOP Olympic Update, Thursday, Sept 28, 2000 [1] - KIWI KANGAROO CONNECTION - Australian sports fans can keep an eye on their Olympic team and other sporting heroes through a new website - www.boxingkangaroo.com.au – which was designed, built and is hosted by Auckland based web developers Netbyte. See... Kiwi Punch Behind Aussies’ Boxing Kangaroo [2] - For more Olympics news...CLICK HERE [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00190.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0009/S00056.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=olympics


Suharto Junior Sent To Jail

- JAKARTA, Indonesia -- The Supreme Court's sentencing of former president Suharto's youngest son to 18 months in jail for corruption, is the first time a Suharto family member has been convicted. See... Tommy Suharto Sentenced To 18 Months Jail [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00194.htm


The Battle of Prague - S26 Reflections

- What will I take home from Prague? Will it be the thumbs up and waves from Prague citizens from their balconies as we marched by? Was it the Czech people who left their apartments and came filled the street when the armoured personal carrier went ... See…A Protester Reflects On S26 [1] , See... Scoop Images: The Battle Of Prague Day 2 [2] and S27: Summary Of Prague Protest Actions… [3] - For more news from the barricades...CLICK HERE [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00251.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00193.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00248.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=S11


The Battle of Prague - Cullen Speaks To Bankers

- Fellow governors and delegates, I am delighted to be able to participate in this meeting, particularly given the balance, humanity, and passion of the opening speeches. See... Dr Michael Cullen Speech To IMF and World Bank [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00441.htm


Petrol Rage Attack

- An incident last night at BP Coventry where a staff member was deliberately driven into and through the glass front of the BP service station is of grave concern to BP, said Managing Director Peter Griffiths. See... Latest Forecourt Incident Of Grave Concern To BP [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0009/S00153.htm


Scoop Feedback: How History Will View The Pope

- Christianity emerged more or less in the middle of human history and in many countries the starting point of their solar calender, is the birthyear of Jesus Christ (AD=Anno Domini, BC=Before Christ). See... Scoop Feedback: Appraising The Pope [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00191.htm


Importers Institute: Cullen Must Go

- The Minister of Finance must go, quite simply for the same reason that every coach of a non-performing sports team eventually does. See... Why Cullen Must Go [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0009/S00156.htm


RECENT INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES

- INDONESIA - Senate Passes Ban On Military Ties To Indonesia [1] - FIJI - CMAG is Foreign Solution: Regime [2] - USP Staff Condemn 'Threatening' Memo [3] - Provost Orders USP Students To Hold Elections [4] - Fiji: Poverty Increasing - Regime Official [5] - Regime Has No Credit Worthiness: Regime Officials [6] - Fiji faces bleak future: Reeves [7] - YUGOSLAVIA - Yugoslavia: "A Free And Fair Election" [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00252.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00247.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00246.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00245.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00242.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00239.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00238.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00240.htm


Scoop Business: Advice on Avoiding Higher Interest Rates

- None of us need be hit by higher interest rates as a result of higher grocery and other prices coming on top of the high petrol and transport costs if we hold back our expectations of higher incomes, says the Employers & Manufacturers Association. See... Interest costs on top of price rises not necessary [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0009/S00161.htm


Scoop Business: Business And Consumer Confidence Fall

- Following two months of declining pessimism, the weight of negative news over the past month has caused a small setback in general business confidence. See... NBNZ Business Survey (September) [1] . See also... Consumer Confidence - Q3 2000 Key Points [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0009/S00159.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0009/S00154.htm


Scoop Business: Leading Russian Free Marketer To Visit

- Dr Yegor Gaidar, former Russian Prime Minister and father of Russia’s free-market economic reforms, will visit New Zealand next month as a guest of the New Zealand Business Roundtable (NZBR). See... Former Russian PM To Visit New Zealand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0009/S00155.htm

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