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NZ Workers Stop - Fiji Assassination Attempt - Speight Isolated - Dover Hui - Elderly Drivers - Photo Licenses - Indonesia Search - Ge Experiments - Aspirin Danger - Child Porn Case - Mobile Nursing - Caffeine Anxiety - Telecomms Cables - Independence Day

NZ WORKERS STOP: A group of New Zealand workers flown to Australia to work on the 2000 Olympics have agreed to stop work because the company hiring them has broken industrial relations law.

FIJI ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT: Fiji police have begun investigations into an alleged assassination attempt of Fijian President Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara.

SPEIGHT ISOLATED: The Fijian military has moved to isolate the Parliament buildings cutting off the rebels from food and media.

DOVER HUI: A hui organised for Minister Of Maori Affairs Dover Samuels at Waitangi tomorrow will go ahead even if Mr. Samuels doesn’t come to the conference.

ELDERLY DRIVERS: The Prime Minister Helen Clark says she hopes that the cost of the new drivers licensing regime to the elderly will be reduced in a review of the laws.

PHOTO LICENSES: The Green MP Nandor Tanczos says he welcomes the review into the photo license system and believes an amnesty should be given to people who do not have a new photo license.

INDONESIA SEARCH: Stormy weather is hampering a search for almost 500 people who were on board a passenger ship believed to have gone down in remote Indonesian waters.

GE EXPERIMENTS: The Environmental Risk Management Authority said it has found widespread incidence of unauthorised low-risk genetic modification experiments at research institutions.

ASPIRIN DANGER: A new British study says that while a daily dose of aspirin has enormous benefits for those with a history of heart problems it can cause more harm than good to the rest of the population.

CHILD PORN CASE: In a landmark decision an Auckland man has been jailed for 16 months for obtaining child pornography from the Internet

MOBILE NURSING: The government has set up a mobile community nursing service for Maori with diabetes, lung or heart disease.

CAFFEINE ANXIETY: A report from the Australia New Zealand Food Authority has found that moderate levels of caffeine intake may cause anxiety and even physical dependence.

TELECOMMS CABLES: A coalition of Wellington resident’s associations says it is disappointed that some people are being forced to pay thousands of dollars to have unsightly telecommunications cables put underground

INDEPENDENCE DAY: A rare first printing of the American Declaration of Independence has fetched more than 416 million in an on-line auction, breaking the record for any sale on the Internet.

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