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Scoop Today - A Day Of Two Cups

In today's bulletin Why you better be betting on a Second Coming - World Cup news and pics - Melbourne Cup news - and politics short and sweet....and more... and more...




The All Blacks in an advertising image prepared to promote yesterday's game. For more on how NZ's men in black lost see.. A Story You Would Probably Rather Not Read [1] in the Headlines wire. See also.. Haka: Legend Of The All Blacks [2] for an explanation of why Kiwis take this so seriously.

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Scoop Auckland - Melbourne Cup Special -

You Better Be Betting On A Second Coming

- Get yourself $13 each way on a horse named Second Coming. No. 13 and a Kiwi in a race with 13 Kiwi horses, and a good name - do you need a better reason? Besides which there could be greater rewards than simply cash.

Melbourne Cup Special - TAB Tipsters Say...

Melbourne Cup maestro Bart Cummings is poised to win his 11th Melbourne Cup with Rogan Josh as the horse demolished the field in Saturdays McKinnon Stakes at Flemington. See… TAB Tipsters Say [1] in the Auckland Wire.

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Melbourne Cup Special - Kiwi Horses Racing:

Seasquill: Trained by Graeme Rogerson. Has only won 2 races but has run well against other strong contenders. Came 2nd in the Group 1 South Australian Derby in May. Has disappointed in his last 2 runs. Finished 6th to ‘Cent Home’ in the Group 1. See… Kiwi Horses Racing [1] in the Auckland Wire.

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Melbourne Cup Special - Kiwi Jockeys Riding:

Shane Dye: Truly a big race jockey Dye seems to save his best for Group 1 races. A noted form student Dye works out how the race will unfold so as to give his horse the best chance of winning. Began his career as an apprentice in Matamata. See… Kiwi Jockeys Riding [1] in the Auckland Wire.

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Short And Sweet

- Five leaders, five questions each. Paul Holmes as inquisitor. Yes or no answers requested. The following questions were one of segments from the Second Leaders debate held last night on TV1. See... Leaders Debate #2: Twenty Five Questions [1] in the Headlines wire.

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Ocker Republicanism Referendum This Weekend

- Australian electors appear ready this weekend to toss out the proposed republican model - a republic where the President would be appointed by a two thirds majority of Parliament while retaining the existing “kingly powers” of the head of state. Scoop’s Australian correspondent Simon Orme reports ... See... Simon Orme: Republic Referendum Set to Fail [1] in the Headlines wire.

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The Truth On Our New Ambassador May Be At Hand

- This week's proposed US Senate-Jesse Helms confirmation hearing over the appointment of Carol Moseley-Braun as New Zealand Ambassador, is likely to bring information on her background sharply back into focus. John Howard reports. See… The Truth On Our New Ambassador May Be Near [1] in the Headlines wire.

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Forest & Bird Analyse The Environment Vote

- New Zealand’s environment will suffer if a National/ACT Government is re-elected, says a coalition of leading environment groups which asked each party to say where they stand on a comprehensive survey of environmental policies. See… Environmental Policies Analysed: Two Distinct Camp [1] in the Politics wire.

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Alliance On Foreign Investment Policy

- Foreign corporations who own $126 billion worth of New Zealand look after themselves, but who looks after New Zealand? Alliance leader Jim Anderton asks. See… Sticking up for NZ: Alliance On Foreign Investing [1] in the Parliament wire.

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Donald Trump Lashes Out At French

- US presidential hopeful and tycoon, Donald Trump, has harsh words for some of Washington's main allies, especially France, which he called “the worst partner the US has ever had”. All Black supporters might find some sympathy. John Howard reports. See… Donald Trump Bags The French [1] in the Headlines wire.

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ACT Launch Health Policy

- ACT New Zealand today launched its Health Policy saying it’s time to give the power back to patients. See… Giving The Power Back To Patients [1] and Access To Quality Health - ACT [2] in the Parliament wire.

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Te Puia Hospital Given To Gisborne Iwi

- The Government is to transfer Te Puia Hospital on the East Coast to Ngati Porou Hauora – giving locals certainty about the future delivery of health services, Prime Minister Jenny Shipley said in Gisborne. See… Certainty Given To Local Health Services [1] in the Parliament wire.

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More Fee Rises Looming – Testimony to National’s Failure

- “Indications that Auckland University will join Canterbury in raising tuition fees is a clear indication of Nationals failure in government,” said Karen Skinner, Co-President of the New Zealand University Students' Association (NZUSA). See… University Fee Increases - Government Shame [1] in the Education wire. Student leaders at the Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA) say they are disgusted at a proposed average fee increase of 10.9% for 2000. See… No Bright Future With More Fee Increases [2] , also in the Education wire.

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Monsanto Apply To Sell Engineered Children Snacks

- The US based food and chemical giant Monsanto has lodged applications to sell eight different genetically engineered potato, corn and canola products in New Zealand, the Green Party say. See… Monsanto wants OK for children's GE snacks [1] in the Parliament wire.

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PM No Cred Until She Eliminates Peters – Hide

- ACT Finance spokesperson Rodney Hide said “Prime Minister Jenny Shipley could make no claims for economic credibility until she categorically ruled out ever working with Winston Peters again”. See… No Economic Credibility with Winston Peters-ACT [1] in the Parliament wire.

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300,000 Not Enrolled, Can Still Enrol For Special Votes

- The electoral roll for this year’s general election closed for printing last week with 89 per cent of eligible electors enrolled to vote in the election. 300,000 people have still not enrolled, however they may still do so to cast a special vote. See… Still Time For People To Enrol For The Election [1] in the Politics wire.

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Tax Cuts Destined To Fail – APSU

- The tax cuts promised by the incumbent Prime Minister Jenny Shipley are short sighted and destined to fail claims APSU Student Union. See… Shipley's Tax Policy Short Sighted [1] in the Education wire. Labour Leader Helen Clark agrees, saying National’s promises of ever more tax cuts were grossly irresponsible when students are being threatened with huge fee increases and skills shortages are showing up in critical areas of the economy. See… Clark: Tax cuts 'grossly irresponsible' [2] in the Parliament wire.

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National Determined To Break Cycles of Disadvantage – PM

- Strengthening families is the key to a kinder and more successful New Zealand, and National, through our team effort by Ministers with Government agencies will help build and restore the confidence in families because this approach delivers results, the PM says. See… National Determined To Break Cycle Of Disadvantage [1] in the Parliamentwire.

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