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Gonzales Returns To Cuba - Mother Charged - New Maori Minister - Kfc Voucher Demeaning - Beehive Revamp- Dissatisfied Doctors- Fiji Coup Blacklist - Solomons PM - Search For Man- Programme Reviewed - Act Implemented - Assessment System

GONZALES RETURNS TO CUBA: Elian Gonzales, the Cuban shipwrecked survivor, has arrived home in Havana with his father after a Supreme Court ruled in the child should be returned to the care of his parents.

MOTHER CHARGED: The mother of the Steven Wallace, man killed by a police officer in Waitara has been charged with grevious bodily harm by local police.

NEW MAORI MINISTER: While the Maori caucus still wants to support Dover Samuels in his difficulties, the split in the caucus over the Samuels’ sacking could make it difficult for members to chose the next Maori Affairs Minister.

KFC VOUCHER DEMEANING: A $25 KFC voucher offered as an incentive to move into rental housing is criticised as stereo-typing Pacific Island clients by local politicians.

BEEHIVE REVAMP: The total cost of refurbishing the beehive has been costed at $43 million. Work will begin on the fourth floor offices next January.

DISSATISFIED DOCTORS: A survey into the system at Capital Coast Health shows doctors are not happy with management support of their increasing patient loads and that this dissatisfaction is causing a braindrain of physicians to Australia.

FIJI COUP BLACKLIST: Officials in New Zealand are yet to confirm reports in Suva that a Fijian businessman has been ordered to leave New Zealand in the next twenty four hours because of his links to George Speight’s coup. A list of over 40 people have been blacklisted entry into the country by Foreign Minister Phil Goff.

SOLOMONS PM: Members of the Solomon Islands Cabinet have been warned of dire consequences if they do not elect a new Prime Minister soon.

SEARCH FOR MAN: Bad weather is hampering the search of a man in the Waitakere ranges. Police believe he may have killed his young partner and may now have taken his own life.

PROGRAMME REVIEWED: Authorities are reviewing the anger management programme which treated the man who later killed four-year-old James Whakaruru.

ACT IMPLEMENTED: The Government has announced that the 1992 Hazardous Substances and Dangerous Good Act will be fully implemented by the end of this year.

ASSESSMENT SYSTEM: The Secretary for Education Howard Fancy has hit back at schools who have criticised the proposed new national assessment system saying it embodied a range of initiatives to make education more student -focused.

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