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TV1 6pm News Bulletin (First Segment)

Tamihere Allegationsx2 - Deficit Worsens - St Stephens Message - Iceberg Breaks Off - Prada Goes Home - Pokeno Name Change

TAMIHERE ALLEGATIONS: John Tamihere says he will quit if three inquiries do not clear him of misusing taxpayers money when he managed the Waipareira Trust. He challenged ACT leader Richard Prebble to do so too if he was cleared. Mr Prebble was found to be wrong over allegations Mr Tamihere’s former campaign manager was involved in a fraud case.

TAMIHERE ALLEGATIONS: The man involved in a fraud case was a former gang Headhunter who was a campaign worker for John Tamihere. Mr Tamihere gave a character reference for the man in the case which did not relate to the Waipareira Trust.

DEFICIT WORSENS: New Zealanders are still not getting any better in paying its way in the world with the Current Account deficit skyrocketing to 8.2 billion dollars, a total of 8 per cent of GDP. Causes of the deficit are the price of oil, the high New Zealand dollar, and recent purchase of a new frigate for the navy. While there are good signs in the farming sector to push economic growth, in the short-term credit agencies may still down grade the country’s credit rating.

ST STEPHENS MESSAGE: The Government has delivered a tough message to Auckland’s St Stephens school after 23 students were suspended for bullying. He said the would investigate his legal right to close St Stephens if the bullying does not stop. However the school's principle, who was caught by surprise by the Minister’s visit, said she believed the St Stephens was being unfairly singled out by the Government.

ICEBERG BREAKS OFF: An enormous ice-berg is breaking off the ice shelf in Antarctica and scientists don’t know where it will end up.

PRADA GOES HOME: The last of popular Italian America’s Cup syndicate Prada’s boats have left the country flying by freight back to Italy today.

POKENO NAME CHANGE: The country’s road maps become obsolete after the small Northland town Pokeno becomes jenniferann.com for a year to celebrate a local’s success marketing lingerie on the internet.

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