PM Seeks Incis Inquiry - A promise that there will be an inquiry into the Incis debacle. The Prime Minister says she is already seeking advice on the best time for an investigation into why the police computer project ran to over $100 million before IBM pulled out of the project and why police demands were impossible to meet. Jenny Shipley says the public needs to be satisfied about what went wrong. She expects an inquiry would show who is to be held accountable for the mess.
Fire Fighters Refuse Security Checks - Professional fire fighters are refusing to undergo wide ranging security screening for the APEC world leaders summit meeting in Auckland next month. Union secretary Derek Best sees no problem with that. He says the security checks are unacceptable and fire fighters will not do them. Derek Best says that has been agreed to by Fire Service bosses and he is not aware of any objection from APEC organisers. If there is a problem with the fire fighter’s refusal that is with the Fire Service and APEC, not fire fighters or their union. Prime Minister Jenny Shipley plans to talk with APEC officials today.
Catapillar Raises Questions - And
Auckland woman is demanding answers from quarantine officers
after she discovered a live caterpillar in an imported
nectarine. The woman bought the Californian nectarine from a
supermarket in Henderson. She was about to bite into it when
she noticed a dark patch on the outside. There was a
caterpillar over a centimetre long, surrounded by its
faeces. The woman says it was clear the caterpillar had been
there for some time. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forest
has asked her to put the fruit and the caterpillar in the