Siamese Twins - The Love Bug - Viruses Too Fast - Waitara Shooting - Peter Ellis - Lockerbie Bombing - Drivers Licenses - Bilingual Road Signs
SIAMESE TWINS: On Tuesday the country witnessed a small miracle the birth of faith and hope. Today the two little girls died, surrounded by family. Dr David Knight says he and hospital staff are very sad the babies died. It was inevitable the twins would have complications. The family had lots of warnings. Even if they had survived separating the twins would have been very difficult if not impossible. The funeral will be held in Wairoa on Tueday.
THE LOVE BUG: The temptation of an incoming email saying I love you was too much for many. The fastest spreading computer virus ever. Governments on either side of the Atlantic were not amused. Ministries of Education and Health hit. Transpower shut down its email system too. If the message is opened it spreads its way to every address in the Microsoft Outlook address book. Trevor Mallard describes it as a malicious attack. Love Bug clones "joke" and "very funny" are now being warned of.
VIRUSES TOO FAST: Computers are now more vulnerable because more people are online. Under existing systems the virus threat is getting worse. Security experts warn that new fixes are always defeated by new tricks from the hackers.
WAITARA SHOOTING: PM moves to clarify her comments. In Waitara Maori are saying they want an independent investigation of the shooting. Waitara Kaumatua say they cannot see any justice coming out of a police inquiry. Meanwhile the Daily News described the comments of the PM as claptrap. The PM says people should not misinterpret her views. MP Harry Dynhoven says that race issues had nothing to do with the shooting. The PM is aware of the calls for a public inquiry but is making no promises. The officer and victim were both part Maori. The community of Waitara is keen to start healing and talking.
PETER ELLIS: Parents in the Peter Ellis Inquiry are going to receive legal assistance valued at $20,000.
LOCKERBIE BOMBING: Eyewitnesses to the bombing give evidence of how the bombing affected Lockerbie. One man said he felt the heat from the explosion from half a mile away. Fire raining down is described. Kevin Anderson said he couldn't believe what he saw when the cockpit landed near his house.
DRIVERS LICENSES: A judge in Wellington has reserved his decision in a case taken by a woman challenging the validity of drivers licenses.
BILINGUAL ROAD SIGNS:
New roadsigns in the South Island get special treatment from
Ngai Tahu. A powhiri today started a campaign to acknowledge
Maori place names in the South Island.