Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20
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Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop are...
George Speight has just held a press conference in Suva rejecting again the offers of a resolution to the Crisis and according to Michael Field live in Suva - reported on Radio New Zealand - saying that Commodore Bainimarana is just "President ...
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SUVA: A policeman wounded during a terror raid into the central business area of Fiji's capital Suva died early today as lawlessness mounted, according to local radio reports.
Today's questions concerned the subjects of: Sporting Achievements - Fiji Crisis - ERB - GE Seed Imports - Fiji Coup And Maori - APEC and Trade - Health Reforms - STV and Local Government - ERB and The Treaty - Teacher Council - Overseas Investment ...
At a press conference around 9.50pm NZT today in Suva the chief of Fiji’s armed forces Frank Bainimarama announced that he is assuming governmental power under a decree of Martial Law. He said the President of Fiji Ratu Mara had been dismissed from office.
As the week draws to an end, and as the sad events in Suva drag on, it is time perhaps to reflect on some of the things that Maori can learn from it all. I've been writing this week about the extraordinary emotional reaction from our government to the coup. ...
SUVA: As civil unrest and uncertainty continues in what was once a peaceful land, residents living in suburban Nasese surrounding Fiji's Parliament complex are today living in fear.
The Action for Restoration of Democracy in Fiji group yesterday called a meeting in the Mahatma Gandhi Centre in Auckland which was attended by 1400 people.
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The latest reports from Fiji indicate a resolution to the hostage crisis may come as early as midday today.
A paper has been sent for publication to Te Karere Ipurangi from Fiji by those concerned about finding a workable solution to the coup crisis. For reasons of their own they do not want to be named.
In all the comment on Fiji by politicians and the media, I have not heard one workable suggestion to show how Fiji might reach a solution to this crisis, without bloodshed.
"As much as I wanted to go to Fiji's Parliament, I was very aware that with my Indian looks crossing the line into the Parliament where all the indigenous Fijians were gathering, would be kind of scary. But journalism got the better of me...."
Paraphrased answers to these questions will be posted in the Headlines wire after 3pm.
The four West Coast councils have voted to reluctantly receive Government's $120 million offer in lieu of native logging, but in a surprise move they have also voted to slice $28 million off the top for themselves. John Howard reports.
The Canterbury Crusaders won their third consecutive Super 12 Final last night beating the ACT Brumbies 20-19 in Canberra. Sean Hay recorded the action for Scoop in Wellington.
Superannuation looks like being torn again by partisan division that is not only needless - but is positively irresponsible. Why are there such big divisions over Superannuation policy, and what can we do to move forward?
President Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara during a press conference - and Police at a checkpoint near Parliament - Photos: Joe Yaya
The Government has ordered that access to the website of Havana House Cigars be blocked to New Zealand citizens. The fine folks at anonymizer.com don't care, and so now the Libertarianz website can now put you through to Havana House.
"The Government has again mismanaged its approach to the Employment Relations Bill - by talking up expectations that Cabinet would agree to changes but failing to deliver," Opposition Industrial Relations spokesperson Max Bradford said ...