Maori Affairs – Regional Development – Mozambique – Middle East – Mad Cow Disease – Americas Cup
MAORI AFFAIRS: The government has approved a new role for Te Puni Kokiri in watching other government departments to ensure they are working to close the gaps.
REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Deputy Finance Minister Jim Anderton will today announce details of the regional economic development programme.
MOZAMBIQUE: Survivors of the Mozambique flood are stuck in trees and on rooftops. The evacuation teams have been diverted from food delivery to people rescue.
MIDDLE EAST: US special envoy Dennis Ross is on his way back to Washington after failing to get the Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table.
MAD COW DISEASE: Mad Cow disease has been detected for the first time since 1992 in Denmark.
AMERICAS CUP: Light winds on
the Hauraki Gulf could again frustrate spectators and teams
in the Americas Cup