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Scoop Today - Bree, Timor And Everything Else

Scoop has pictures of the inside of bree. All the latest on Timor and comprehensive coverage of the campagn trail... for coverage of the Pakistan Coup see earlier bulletin.


SCOOP WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Pictures From Lord Of The Rings Set

The following pictures show the inside of the set for the town of Bree from the Lord of The Rings Trilogy which began shooting in New Zealand yesterday under the direction of Peter Jackson. These pictures will be seen nowhere else. See… Scoop Images: And Not A Hobbit Was Stirring [1] in the Headlines wire.

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SCOOP NEWS ANALYSIS: British Oil, Timor And Australia

- British Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook's, arrival in New Zealand prior to September's APEC forum caused Thailand Foreign Ministry official, Kobsak Chitikul, to ask, "Why is Mr Robin Cook here?" Britain is not a member of APEC. Good question. In this report. John Howard delves into the Timor Gap and comes up with a less charitable answer than Tony Blair would perhaps be comfortable with. See... British Oil The Main Beneficiary Of Timor Crisis [1] in the Headlines wire.

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East Timor Update From Defence Minister

- The New Zealand Victor Company Group of approximately 130 soldiers had moved from the East Timor capital Dili, Defence Minister Max Bradford confirmed today. See... NZ Troops Move Out of Dili [1] in the Parliament wire.

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Bradford Into Real Danger Zone

– Speech To Canterbury Students - The Real Danger Zone - I am aware that the issue of tertiary fees is a hot topic here following last weeks’ events. I want to say a couple of things about this. The first is that it is your university and not the Government that sets the level of fees. See… The Real Danger Zone - Bradford To Canterbury Uni [1] in the Parliament wire.

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Flights Between NZ and Tonga Liberalised

- “More flights between New Zealand and Tonga are in prospect following recent air services negotiations between officials of the two Governments,” Transport Minister Maurice Williamson announced today. See… Air Services With Tonga Liberalised [1] in the Parliament wire.

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New High Court Appointment

- The Attorney-General, Rt Hon Sir Douglas Graham, today announced the appointment of Mr Rodney Harold Hansen QC as a temporary Judge of the High Court. See… a href="" TARGET="NRmain">Appointment of Judge of the High Court in the Parliament wire.

Luxton Speech On Sustainability Fisheries

- For New Zealand, as an island nation, the importance of our Oceans cannot be overstated. In global terms, New Zealand is not the tiny player it usually is on the world stage. Our Exclusive Economic Zone is the fourth largest in the world… See… Sustainable Development of Ocean Resources: Luxton [1] in the Parliament wire.

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Auckland Students Evicted - Four Arrested

- Auckland University students who were staging a sit-in in a university building to protest rising fees were evicted by police at 5am this morning. Four people were arrested. University vice chancellor John Hood said he had no choice but to evict the students because they were threatening exam schedules. A spokesperson for the occupation Kane Forbes said this was not true and students and staff were free to come and go from the building. See the report in the Auckland wire from Scoop's Selwyn Manning… Student Protesters Evicted From Uni Sit-in [1] .

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Ban Herbal Ciggies Too – Delamere

- Parliament should consider banning sales of herbal cigarettes to children, Associate Health Minister Hon Tuariki Delamere said today. See… Delamere: Herbal cigarettes unsafe [1] in the Parliament wire.

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Labour Into The Wine Over Wine Policy

- Labour's Wine Industry Policy is the classic Claytons Policy - it's the policy you're having when you're not having a policy, Health Minister Wyatt Creech said today. See… Labour's Been 'Into The Wine' Over Its Wine Policy [1] in the Parliament wire.

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NZFirst Congratulates Firefighters

- New Zealand First Deputy Leader, Peter Brown, MP, has congratulated firefighters on winning their appeal court cases, but says they should not have had to take their case to court in the first place. See… Court Case Should Not Have Happened [1] in the Parliament wire.

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Petrol Prices Come Down

- BP, Shell and Caltex have announced their pump prices have come down by three cents per litre due to a sharp decrease in global crude prices. Challenge have decreased their prices by two cents.

The Postman Quits

- One of New Zealand's most reliable one day cricketers and Wellington stalwart, Gavin Larsen, yesterday announced his retirement from all cricket. He said he will still be involved in the game but not in a playing capacity. Larsen said his body was beginning to give out and the time was right to go.

Antiobiotic Resistance International Problem

- Antibiotic resistant ‘superbugs’ reported in three different hospitals are nothing new but clearly illustrate the problems such infections pose when they strike people with lowered immunity, the Ministry of Health says. See… Antibiotic resistance international problem [1] in the General wire.

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Vic Students Support Striking Staff

- Claims that Victoria University students do not support university staff are unsubstantiated, shows a petition signed by over 1600 students. See… Victoria Students Back Staff In Petition [1] in the Education wire.

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Government Says It’s Acting To Halt Brain Drain

- New Zealand students can now access more than $30 million worth of new Government-funded scholarships, aimed at fostering future business leaders and innovators. See… Government Acts To End Brain Drain [1] in the General wire.

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Scoop Column: Never mind the boxer shorts

- Not enough that Ireland’s business elite stands accused of dodging hundreds of millions worth of punts in taxes, the country’s colourful former leader Charles Haughey has been exposed as a wasteful and vain shopaholic. Stefan Wolf reports from Ireland. See… Scoop Column: Never mind the boxer shorts… [1] in the Headlines wire.

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Greens Reveal Report Into Genepool, Communications Trumps

- A parliamentary select committee report has confirmed that nearly all last year's expenditure by the genetic engineering lobby group Gene Technology Information Trust (usually called GenePool) went to the public relations firm Communications Trumps. See… Green Party issues details of report on GenePool [1] in the Parliament wire.

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Shipley Too Optimistic On Crime Rate – Hawkins

- Jenny Shipley has painted a far too rosy picture from the latest crime statistics, Labour police spokesperson George Hawkins said. See… Unsolved burglaries and rising violent crime [1] in the Parliament wire.

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Racial Orientation Of Policies Wrong – Goff

- Labour Justice spokesperson Phil Goff says that the justice and corrections policies released by Mauri Pacific are wrong in principle and likely to be ineffectual. See… Racial orientation of policies wrong [1] in the Parliament wire.

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ACT Polling Shows Hung Parliament If Election Last Saturday

- If an election was held last Saturday, according to polling commissioned by ACT, the result would have been a hung Parliament and NZ First would have held the balance of power. See some of the results from the poll which was conducted by Regular Pollsters. The poll surveyed 600 New Zealanders nationally, has a margin of error of three per cent and was commissioned by ACT. See… ACT Speech: Campaign a cliff-hanger [1] in the Parliament wire.

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Auckland Students Begin Occupation

- Another student occupation began at Auckland University at around 12.30 this afternoon when about 100 students stormed the Old Arts Building. They are calling for the University Council to announce no fee rises for next year. Fee setting at Auckland is to get under way in the middle of exam time. Karen Skinner Co-President of the New Zealand University Students’ Association (NZUSA) says neither the government or university councils can hide from students. See… Universities / Government Can’t Hide From Students [1] in the Education wire.

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Alliance To Replace ECA, Introduce Collective Bargaining In IR Policy

- The way Ansett has locked out pilots and enticed individuals back one by one will not be possible under Alliance plans to replace the Employment Contracts Act with laws that require good faith collective bargaining, the party says. See… Replacing the ECA [1] . Enterprise and Commerce Minister, Max Bradford today slammed the Alliance's collective bargaining policy as grossly unfair and undemocratic. See… Alliance IR Policy- Undemocratic [2] . ACT Leader Richard Prebble said the Alliance was dangerous nonsense. See… Alliance proposal 'de facto compulsory unionism' [3] . All in the Parliament wire.

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Young Woman Suffers From Govt Inaction

- A young Southland woman with a life-threatening illness has been left in desperate circumstances on the other side of the world, Labour MP for Invercargill Mark Peck said today. See… Young woman suffers from Gov't inaction [1] in the Parliament wire.

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No Deal In The Coromandel – Labour Candidate

- Labour’s Coromandel candidate Margaret Hawkeswood has ruled out any electoral accomodation in the Coromandel, despite the latest poll showing Labour will need the Greens to form a new government. See… No Deal In Coromandel - Labour Candidate [1] in the Headlines wire.

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Fire Service Wasted Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

- The Fire Service Commission has scandalously wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars on court action which has proved to be pointless, Alliance MP Grant Gillon said today. See… Fire Service Commission wastes money in court [1] in the Parliament wire.

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Mauri Pacific Launch Justice Policy

- Mauri Pacific's newly released Justice Policy proposes the development of a unique New Zealand Law and Justice system where ‘Maori LORE’ has equal standing with English Common Law. See… Mauri Pacific's Justice Policy [1] in the Parliament wire.

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Labour Launch Early Childhood Education Policy

- Increased participation and high standards across the board are key objectives for Labour's policy for early childhood education, Labour Leader Helen Clark said today. See… Increasing participation in early education [1] . Labour's early childhood education policy will have a major impact on improving quality across the sector, Labour education spokesperson Trevor Mallard said. See… Labour on early childhood education [2] . Mallard also says that lifting the number of Maori and Pacific children receiving quality early childhood education would have ongoing benefits for Maori and Pacific achievement levels throughout the education system. See… © Scoop Media

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