Greenback Adoption – ACC Crackdown – TVNZ Board – Armed Fright – TV Evangelist – Charles Shultz – Driver Dies – Campbell Again – Editorial: Immigrants Deported
GREENBACK ADOPTION: Adopting a currency like the American greenback or joining a monetary union should be considered to stop volatility in the Kiwi dollar and avoid interest rate rises, ACT NZ Richard Prebble says.
ACC CRACKDOWN: At least 68 doctors will be monitored by ACC in a crackdown on health professionals regarded as providing inappropriate ACC-funded treatment or putting too many people off work for too long.
TVNZ BOARD: The board of Television New Zealand is expected to meet the Government today as Prime Minster Helen Clark steps up her offensive against the embattled state-owned broadcaster.
ARMED FRIGHT: An innocent man walking along a street in Wellington suburb of Johnsonville yesterday suddenly found himself facing armed police.
TV EVANGELIST: Television New Zealand has sold the Saturday 7am slot on TV1 to an Australasian evangelist who preaches that having women leaders is the sign of the Devil.
CHARLES SHULTZ: Peanuts creator Charles M Shultz, 77 died yesterday three months after revealing he had been diagnosed with colon cancer.
DRIVER DIES: A 38-year-old man died in a hospital after an accident at the Te Marua stock car track on Saturday night.
CAMPBELL AGAIN: Kiwi golfer Michael Campbell scaled new golfing heights yesterday when he cleared away to win the Ericsson Masters in Melbourne by four shots taking his season prize money to A$927,000 (NZ$1.2 million).
IMMIGRANTS DEPORTED: The Dominion editorial examines the Deportation Review Tribunal and its ruling upholding an Immigration Department decision not to deport a man because he had attacked another man “in his cultural group.”