Cholera – Bob Harvey – Jenny Shipley – Moana Sinclair – Selling Tax Details – Solomon Islands – Wedding Cancelled For Coup
GE CHOLERA VACCINE: A Cholera Vaccination has become the first victim of GE laws. 1400 people travelling from NZ have received this vaccine since 1998. Annette King says it was an inadvertent mistake that led to it not having proper approval. The vaccine has now been withdrawn. The Greens say they are horrified. However travel specialist Trish Batchelor had no qualms about quaffing the vaccine today. The Greens say that the people who took the Vaccine were not informed they were taking the GE organism. The vaccine contains a modified wild strain of Cholera.
BOB HARVEY: Bob Harvey is not contesting the Labour Party presidency any more. Harvey says there was no secret meeting with Helen Clark. Clark wasn’t commenting. Harvey has made several controversial comments. “If honesty is a crime I am sure I am guilty of it.” Georgina Beyer and George Hawkins say they will miss him.
JENNY SHIPLEY: Jenny Shipley should be allowed home tomorrow following a heart operation. Burton says she will be back in Parliament in early July.
MOANA SINCLAIR: Suspended Press Secretary Moana Sinclair is in court again on charges relating to having an invalid license. Sinclair is accusing the police of entrapment. Helen Cull, her lawyer, says the police should have shown more discretion. In a call to base the policeman who stopped Sinclair said she had an “attitude a mile long”.
SELLING TAX DETAILS: An IRD employee has been jailed for nine months for selling taxpayer records to debt collectors.
SOLOMON ISLANDS: NZ’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs say there are outbreaks of lawlessness in the Solomons. The PM has resigned. His Minister of State said he tendered his resignation last night.
FIJI COUP: A couple planning to get married in Fiji are trying to find a new location for their marriage. They are determined to find a solution. They say they may go to Rarotonga instead. A sister of the bride has recently been evacuated from the Solomon Islands where she was a missionary.