Share Market - Cancer Inquiry - Flat Heads - Zimbabwe - CM Research Poll (Cannabis and Gay Marriages) - Hepatitis C - Free Net With Clear
SHARE MARKET: The sharemarket attempted to defy gravity today but made a feeble effort. NZSE40 recovered 20% of yesterday's losses. E-cadamy launches on the market today offering an online tutoring system. It's share price falls 22%. Attention shifted back to old economy today too with permission granted to Singapore Airlines to buy 25% of
CANCER INQUIRY: The Gisborne Cancer Inquiry heard today that 10 years ago officials were concerned that Dr Michael Bottrill was "laid back to the point of almost falling over". Ministry of Health official has spent three days in the dock answering questions.
FLAT HEADS: New-born babies at Middlemore Hospital are being born with flatter skulls.
ZIMBABWE: Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe will today meet with the leader of the War Veterans group that has been invading farms and beating farmers. Widow talked today of her husband's open support for the opposition MDC party. Some families went back to check their properties today.
Gay Marriages - 48% no 46% say yes. Younger are more liberal. 64% of 18-29 year olds in favour.
Cannabis Decriminalisation - 53% against 41% in favour. In 18-29 year old age group 52% want decriminalisation. More polls over the next few days.
HEPATITIS C: The government is making an offer to people who contracted Hep C through transfusions. However the people being made the offer don't yet know what the offer is. The offer will be made to all those who contracted Hep C within the parameters of the offer. A previous offer of $20,000 per sufferers was rejected. Annette King says she thinks the offer that is being made is a fair one.
FREE NET WITH CLEAR: Zfree is offering free internet for 10 hours a month. Zfree will not use 0867 service and will cost fees to Telecom for time over 10 hours a month. Will customers be keen to pay Telecom for a free Clear service?