Junior Doctors Strike Local Government NZ – Submarine – Children’s Commissioner – TWA 800 – Fisheries Commission – Olympic Tickets – Tri-Nations Rugby
JUNIOR DOCTORS STRIKE: Then Government has given tacit approval to a proposal to give junior doctors money to pay their student loans. 85 Drs in Wanganui and Palmerston North are going on strike today.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT NZ: Two of the top three figures in Local Government NZ are expected to quit in the next few weeks. Metrol Mayors want Louise Rosson and Phil Blake to resign.
SUBMARINE: The Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived at a northern Russian port to mourn 118 submariners killed in the sunken Russian submarine.
CHILDREN’S COMMISSIONER: The Social Services Minister Steve Maharey is rejecting claims that two Maori Ministers tried to gag the Children’s Commissioner.
TWA 800: American Air Safety investigators have ruled out criminal activity as a cause for the crash of flight TWA 800 in July 1996.
FISHERIES COMMISSION: With sweeping changes to the Fisheries Commission two Maori Leaders are advocating dialogue as a way through the difficulties the commission faces.
OLYMPIC TICKETS: The ticket agency for the Olympics in NZ says demand is growing for Olympic tickets.
TRI NATIONS RUGBY: Wallaby coach Rod McQueen has named an unchanged Wallaby team to play the Springboks in the final Tri-Nations test.