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Scoop Business: BP and Shell Lower Petrol Prices, Issue Warnings About Diesel
Eight Arrests End Wellington Carnival Against Capitalism
Third World Injustice Seen In Multiplying Jeopardy
NZ Could Break Stalemate On Third World Debt Cancellation
Sludge’s Solution To The Oil Crisis
S26: Scoop Is On The Barricades In Prague And In Wellington
Explanation Demanded From Heavying Health Minister
OLYMPICS UPDATES: Hockey Blow
PMA On Taranaki Race Relations
Singapore Deal Could Spark S26 Style Protests In NZ
Scoop Business: Imports Rising
Scoop Business: IMFC Meeting

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Scoop Business: BP and Shell Lower Petrol Prices - Issue Warnings About Diesel

- The usual pattern is reversed for a change... Refined Product Prices Lead To BP Price Reduction [1] and Shell Reduces Petrol Prices By Three Cents [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0009/S00140.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0009/S00141.htm


Eight Arrests End Wellington Carnival Against Capitalism

- Eight anti-capitalist protesters were arrested in Wellington following the refusal of a protester to leave Westpac Bank in Cuba mall, police said. That brought the Carnival to an end, with protesters electing not to proceed with an undisclosed third phase of their protest action. Earlier, a demonstration outside Manners Mall McDonalds proceeded peacefully. See... Newsflash: Eight Arrested In Wellington Demo [1] and Scoop Images: Arrests Stall Carnival Against Capitalism [2] EARLIER Wellington S26 Protest Action [3] - Scoop Live: Vegie Burgers Are Being Served [4]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00177.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00178.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00176.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00175.htm

Third World Injustice Seen In Multiplying Jeopardy

- Justice Minister Phil Goff has welcomed the release today of the Law Commission's Preliminary Paper on acquittal following perversion of the course of justice. See... Acquittal following Perversion of Justice [1] . Libertarianz have also hailed the decision to review double jeopardy laws, saying that it “couldn't have come at a better time.” See… Who's For Some Third World Justice? [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00401.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00127.htm


NZ Could Break Stalemate On Third World Debt Cancellation

- The New Zealand Government has the opportunity to be a “circuit breaker” in the current international stalemate over debt cancellation to the world's poorest countries according to Jubilee 2000, the international campaign for third world debt cancellation. See... Debt Group Pushes For Greater Government Effort [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00118.htm


Sludge’s Solution To The Oil Crisis

- IN THIS EDITION: Olympics Upstaged By The World! Who Would Have Thought? - Goodbye Slobodan. See... Sludge Report #30 – Just Do It! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00169.htm


S26: Scoop Is On The Barricades In Prague And In Wellington

- SCOOP IN PRAGUE - Scoop’s Irish correspondent Greg Meylan has travelled to Prague to provide coverage for Scoop of the S26 protest actions. The following is his first report. See... Irish Eyes In Prague: The Calm Before The Storm [1] - IMAGES - The day before the IMF meetings begin, activists have hung a giant banner which reads: “NO IMF, WB, WTO! End Corporate Rule” See... Scoop Images: The Buildup To S26 [2] - AZIZ CHOUDRY - Today, Michael Cullen attends the annual meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Prague. It’s September 26 - thousands of people will take to Prague’s streets and in cities worldwide, including Wellington, in a ‘Global Day of Action’. See... Banking on Poverty - Aziz Choudry on S26 [3] - SCOOP IN Wellington - Scoop will continue to cover the protests throughout the day and this afternoon will attend the Carnival Against Capitalism planned for Wellington. See..Wellington Carnival Against Capitalism [4] - DAVE BLEAKNEY IN PRAGUE - In a few hours participants of Peoples Global Action (PGA) several movements and organizations from around the globe will converge. See... Prague The Calm Before The Storm [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00171.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00173.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00172.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0009/S00119.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00235.htm


Explanation Demanded From Heavying Health Minister

- The Health Minister owes the women of Gisborne an explanation over the extraordinary letter she sent heavying the Cervical Screening Inquiry team, National Health spokesperson Wyatt Creech said today. See... Health Minister Must Explain Heavying Letter [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00400.htm


OLYMPICS UPDATES: Hockey Blow

- THE dreams of Olympic medal glory for New Zealand's women's hockey team depend on a win against Argentina tonight after the Kylie Foy led Kiwis suffered a disappointing 2-2 draw against Spain on Monday night. See... SCOOP Olympic Update, Tuesday, 26 Sept, 2000 [1] - For more Olympics news...CLICK HERE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00170.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=olympics


PMA On Taranaki Race Relations

- The Office of the Race Relations Conciliator released its report ‘Relationships in Taranaki’ last week. The report followed invitations to the Race Relations Conciliator, Dr Rajen Prasad, to visit the region following the police shooting of Steven Wallace. See... ‘Relationships In Taranaki’ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00125.htm


Singapore Deal Could Spark S26 Style Protests In NZ

- Tino Rangatiratanga advocates attending the Prague anti-World Bank, anti-IMF protest say that New Zealand will face the same types of action if the Government pursues the Singapore Trade deal. See... Prague Style Protests to Hit Aotearoa [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00124.htm


Scoop Business: Imports Rising

- Statistics NZ reported a provisional trade deficit of $345m for the month of August compared with a revised deficit of $137m in July. The annual deficit was $3,093m in August, compared with $3,174m in July. See... Overseas Merchandise Trade (Imports, August) [1] and Imports Grow [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0009/S00139.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0009/S00135.htm


Scoop Business: IMFC Meeting

- Transcript of a Press Conference Following The International Monetary and Financial Committee Sunday, September 24, 2000 Prague. See... IMFC Press Conference Transcript - Prague Sept 24 [1] and Communiqué of the IMFC Committee of the IMF [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0009/S00131.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0009/S00130.htm


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