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The Stigley Row: Mark Blumsky Quits
Scoop’s Irish Eyes: The Weather
Scoop Is In The House - Questions
Scoop World: BP Northstar Centre Occupied By Greenpeace
The Lord Of The Grins – The Dominion Is Conned
Reds Press Conference At 5pm Today
Chaudhry’s Challenge
Scoop Arts: Mobil Song Quest Finalists
Scoop World: Missing On Mercy Mission
Scoop Business: Jobs Up, Building Down
Petrol Prices Rise & Reaction


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The Stigley Row: Mark Blumsky Quits

- Wellington mayor Mark Blumsky has resigned from his position in Local Government New Zealand in protest at the group’s treatment of its chief executive, Carol Stigley, saying the group blamed her for a mixup with Sandra Lee. See... Blumsky Quits Over Stigley Row [1] in the Headlines wire. For more background, see... Minister rejects "factually incorrect" outburst [2] . Also see...Gross interference leads to golden handshake [3] , both in the Parliament wire.

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Scoop’s Irish Eyes: The Weather

- The You’d have to drag the river of time to find any subject more endearing as a daily topic of conversation than the weather. It beats all others hands down, rain or shine, hail or snow, hot or cold. Writes Greg Meylan. See... Irish Eyes: No Topic More Endearing…. [1] in the Headlines wire.

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00039.htm

Scoop Is In The House

– Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Carol Stigley – Dover Samuels – Carol Stigley – Racing Industry – Secretary of Commerce And the ERB – GM Food Labelling – TOW Fisheries Commission – Farming Profitability – ERB – Maori And The State Sector – Whakatane Hospital – Nuclear Test Veterans. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 8 August [1] in the Headlines wire.

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00038.htm

Scoop World: BP Northstar Centre Occupied By Greenpeace

- Six Greenpeace activists today occupied the control centre of BP's controversial Northstar development as it was being transported by barge to the construction site. See... Greenpeace Activists Occupy BP's Northstar Centre [1] . For IMAGES of the occupation, see... Scoop Images: Battle Northstar Rejoined [2] in the Headlines wire.

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The Lord Of The Grins – The Dominion Is Conned

- “I believe you've reprinted that UK Times article on Cate Blanchett, complete with the references to her role as Galadriel, sister of the evil Queen Beruthiel who imprisons the Fellowship of the Ring in Lothlorien?” theonering.net website’s “Tehanu” writes to the Dominion. See... Hook Line And Sinker – Dominion Ring Winked [1] in the Headlines wire.

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Reds Press Conference At 5pm Today

- The Socialist International Asia Pacific Committee will have a special press conference in Wellington at 5pm today. The meeting is hosted by the New Zealand Labour Party. For more details of the conference, see... Socialist International Meeting In Wellington [1] in the Politics wire.

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00037.htm

Chaudhry’s Challenge

- DEPOSED Fijian Prime Minister Mahendra Chaudhry yesterday met PM Helen Clark and stressed the agenda and pace of the return his elected government "has to be dictated by the international community, led by Australia and New Zealand and not by the regime in Fiji as was the case in 1987.” See... Chaudhry calls for rapid return of his government [1] in the Headlines wire for a Scoop report from the Post Cabinet Press Conference yesterday. - FIJI MEETING - Mahendra Chaudhry – Auckland Public Meeting [2] - SCOOP - Scoop Newsflash: Chaudhry’s Challenge [3] - IMAGES - Scoop Images: Mahendra Chaudhry After His Release [4] . - ROHIT KUMAR 'HAPPY' - Chaudhry Interview - Iron Man of Fiji [5]

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Scoop Arts: Mobil Song Quest Finalists

- Six of this country’s most promising young opera singers were named this evening on Concert FM as finalists in the 22nd Mobil Song Quest to be held in Wellington on 2 September 2000. See... Mobil Song Quest finalists announced [1] . Also see images of the Mobil Song Quest Finalists...Scoop Images: Mobil Song Quest Finalists [2] , both in the Art & Culture wire.

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- National will seek Parliament's support to restore people's right to negotiate a collective agreement without having to join a union, National's Industrial Relations spokesperson Max Bradford said today. See... Parliament asked to restore voluntary unionism [1] .
- GREENS - Greens move to restore Labour promise to ERB [2]
- SFWU - Union welcomes Green’s ERB Paper [3]
- ACT - Sue Bradford; The Lamb of Select Committee [4]
- NATIONAL - Teacher Exam Claim Bad Omen For ERB [5]
- FARMERS - New Act Will Create Employment Minefield [6]
- NURSERIES - Horticulturalists fear uncertainties in ERB [7]

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Scoop World: Missing On Mercy Mission

- The East Timor Action Network (ETAN) today expressed concern about the fate of Jafar Siddiq Hamzah, an Acehnese activist from Queens, New York. See... Concern about Missing NY-based Aceh Activist [1] in the International wire.

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00035.htm

Scoop Business: Jobs Up, Building Down

- Building activity has declined but the number of job ads in the ANZ’s survey is up. See. Decline in Building Activity [1] and ANZ Job Ads - July 2000 [2] , both in the Business wire.

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00052.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00047.htm

Petrol Prices Rise & Reaction

- Soaring refined petrol costs and the weak NZ dollar have forced BP to lift its petrol and diesel prices by three cents a litre at its company-owned service stations with immediate effect. Mobil has followed the rise to be instituted from midnight tonight. Other oil companies are likely to follow. See... Record Fuel Costs Push Petrol Prices Up [1] in the Business wire. Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton says he is unconvinced at the "innovative" excuses petroleum companies have given for the price rises. See... Petrol price increase [2] . Meanwhile, Libertarianz leader Peter Cresswell has a different view, see...Anderton, Both Parasite and Looter [3] in the Politics wire.

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[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00127.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00043.htm

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