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Jim Tells His Deputy Off For Use Of “H” Word
When Pacific Art Meets Pacific Politics - Protests And Sadness In Noumea
Governments Blindly Authorise Toothfish Catch
Peters Backs Calls For Investigation Into Watson Witness
Python On The Loose In Auckland
Census 2001 - What You Will Be Asked
Kidnapped Kiwi Update
The Tua Man Tells Kids To Buckle Up
US ELECTIONS – SCOOP IS ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
FIJI MUTINY: Phil Goff In Colonel Tarakinikini’s Firing Line – Allegations Of Military Brutality
Howard’s End: Iraq Coming Out Of The Cold
Scoop Business: Investor Confidence Still Sliding
Scoop Entertainment: Indigo To Be Reborn

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Jim Tells His Deputy Off For Use Of “H” Word

- Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton has spoken to Alliance Minister Sandra Lee over the use of the word 'holocaust' in a speech. See... 'Holocaust' Remark [1] . Earlier National Leader Jenny Shipley said a Government Minister had again inflamed race relations using the word “holocaust” in relation to Maori. See... What Price Will Lee Pay For Holocaust Comments? [2] . But ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said he supports Ms Lee's right to freely express her views. see... Govt's Treaty correctness ousts freedom of speech [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00089.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00080.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00095.htm


When Pacific Art Meets Pacific Politics - Protests And Sadness In Noumea

- Protest in Noumea at the Festival today (Thursday) as a group of Kanak set up across the road from the main Festival Village. They were joined by Aboriginal musicians, and as the songs got up Maori also came across the road to meet and exchange ideas. Report #6 from LOOP correspondent Sarah Hunter, in Noumea with the New Zealand Pacific Island delegation for the Pacific Festival of Arts. See... Protests, profiteering and community visits [1] See also a story on the reaction of the Fijian delegation to the festival to recent events back home... Tears And Sadness With Fiji Arts Delegation [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0011/S00010.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00044.htm


Governments Blindly Authorise Toothfish Catch

- Governments have blindly set fishing quotas for the threatened toothfish despite huge scientific uncertainty about how much fish has already been caught by pirate fishers in Antarctic waters. See... No Progress at Antarctic Fishing Meeting [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00046.htm


Peters Backs Calls For Investigation Into Watson Witness

- The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First backed calls by the Criminal Bar Association for a full and independent investigation into allegations that police pressured a witness to lie during the Scott Watson trial. See... Investigation Into Secret Witness Allegations [1] . See also ... Secret Cell-Mate Witness Schemes [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00096.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00093.htm


Python On The Loose In Auckland

- A snakeskin was found on the side of a road in the central Auckland suburb of Freemans Bay last week (Tuesday 31 October). Snake experts have examined the skin and believe it to have been freshly shed by a 1.8m member of the Boidae family (boas and pythons). See... Snakeskin found in central Auckland [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0011/S00019.htm


Census 2001 - What You Will Be Asked

- The questions for the 2001 Census on Tuesday 6 March were announced today by Government Statistician Brian Pink. See... Questions Announced for 2001 Census [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0011/S00018.htm


Kidnapped Kiwi Update

- Foreign Minister Phil Goff said today that New Zealand was keeping in close touch with the Ecuadorian authorities over the kidnapping involving the New Zealander Dennis Corrin. See... Kidnapped New Zealander: Dennis Corrin [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00090.htm


The Tua Man Tells Kids To Buckle Up

- World number one heavyweight boxing contender David Tua is putting his might behind a new campaign to make sure children are buckled up safely when they travel. See... Tua Pulls No Punches In Child Restraint Campaign [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00086.htm


US ELECTIONS – SCOOP IS ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

- Hillary For President In 2004? - As the days wind down to the US elections strange stuff emerges from the pundits. On this morning's Meet The Press a comment Clinton made on a NY radio show about voting “for the next best thing” was interpreted as sure evidence that Hillary was going to run for President after she'd won the US Senate race. See... US Elections: After the People Vote [1] - Drunken Driving Allegations - Competition between broadcasters is a wonderful thing. NBC's local affiliate KRON4 just gave us live full coverage of Bush's interrogation by the press over the news that broke earlier this evening about a 1976 drunk driving charge. See... US Elections: Tight As A Tick On A Smelly Rat [2] . See also Michael Moore’s... US Elections: Three Strikes & You're Out, Mr. Bush [3] and Between The Lines’ US Elections: A Lie of Omission Is Still a Lie [4] - What The Election Means For Latin America - From COHA...Clinton/Gore: Down and Out in Latin America [5] Celebrating Jesus Together - Celebrate Jesus 2000 saw 30,000 Christians from around New Zealand gather at the WestpacTrust Stadium in Wellington on Saturday. Scoop was on hand to capture the spirit of the occasion. See... Scoop Images: Celebrating Jesus's 200th Birthday [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00030.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00028.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00033.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00032.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00045.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00031.htm


FIJI MUTINY: Phil Goff In Colonel Tarakinikini’s Firing Line – Allegations Of Military Brutality

- SUVA: Fiji's former military spokesman in the wake of the May coup, Lieutenant-Colonel Filipo Tarakinikini, has lashed out a New Zealand minister and hinted at leaving the military as a probe began into the causes of the mutiny. See... Colonel Lashes Out At New Zealand Minister [1] FIJI MUTINY FULL COVERAGE: - Fiji Government troops hunting for escaped mutineers in the suburbs of the capital of Suva have captured another soldier, taking the total of prisoners in custody to 12 in the wake of yesterday's mutiny. See… Another Rebel Soldier Captured [2] - Notorious prison fugitive Alifereti Nimacere has died after being captured by Fiji military forces hunting rebel soldiers on the run after Thursday's mutiny, military authorities confirmed today. See... Nimacere Dies As Military Crackdown Continues [3] and Military Speak Out On Nimacere's Death [4] - Fiji's Human Rights Commission today promised to carry out a full investigation into the deaths of rebel soldiers and of prison escapee Alifereti Nimacere in the mutiny and subsequent military manhunt, according to local media reports. See... Fiji Human Rights Body Pledges Full Investigation [5] - Three members of Fiji's Great Council of Chiefs and a senior army officer have been identified by a wounded rebel as the masterminds behind Thursday's mutiny against military chief Commodore Frank Bainimarama, the Sunday Post reports today. See… Wounded Rebel Names Chiefs [6] - The schools in the Suva, Nasinu, Nausori, Lami and Korovou areas are to remain closed tomorrow because of security problems. See... Schools To Remain Closed, More Trouble Expected [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00039.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00036.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00035.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00033.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00034.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00032.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00031.htm


Howard’s End: Iraq Coming Out Of The Cold

Defying no fly rules, British and American bombing and UN sanctions, international politicians and business delegations attended the biggest trade fair Iraq has held since 1995. John Howard's brother was at the packed trade fair. See... Howard's End: Defying The UN, Iraq Hosts The World [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00029.htm


Scoop Business: Investor Confidence Still Sliding

- Overall confidence in investment returns continues to decline in the ASB BANK Investor Confidence Survey for the September quarter. See... Investor Confidence Continues To Decline [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0011/S00035.htm


Scoop Entertainment: Indigo To Be Reborn

An old venue will be opening with a new look and new opportunities thanks to input from local music promotor Stephen Upton. See... Indigo: Same name new face [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00027.htm

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