Milk Changes – Local Government Fallout – Prank Call Backfires – Power Punishment – Lucky Driver – Work Preoccupation – Olympic Security Boost
- MILK CHANGES: A potentially multibillion dollar business is being spawned in New Zealand to eliminate a protein in most milk that may contribute to heart disease and diabetes.
- LOCAL GOVERNMENT FALLOUT: Local Government New Zealand president Louise Rosson and her two vice-presidents resigned yesterday, victims of fallout over the Carol Stigley affair.
- PRANK CALL BACKFIRES: Cheeky Wellington Lions rugby players rang Northland game breaker Justin Collins before their clash to inform him that Northland didn’t have a chance against Wellington on their home turf – firing up the openside flanker to lead the scoring in Northland’s defeat of the Lions on Sunday.
- POWER PUNISHMENT: An electricity industry body will meet this week to decide what punishment will be meted out to electricity suppliers who have failed to switch customers to another supplier quickly and efficiently.
- LUCKY DRIVER: An 18-year-old youth was lucky to walk away when his car split in two after hitting several power poles in Wainuiomata at 6:25am yesterday.
- WORK PREOCCUPATION: Waikato University research has shown many New Zealanders can’t stop thinking about work, even in their leisure hours.
- OLYMPIC SECURITY BOOST: The Australian Government has tightened security at it’s borders and a nuclear reactor in the face of a possible threat to next month’s Olympics from New Zealand based terrorists.
Inside Political Headlines:
- The art of satisfying Maoris without appearing to be hijacked;
- Therapists in sex abuse cases ‘could be sued’;
- ‘Reassured’ McClay pleads for children’s rights;
- Youth MPs get ready for housework;
- Sir Tipene warns of legal mayhem;
- Police sell kits to test for dope.
The consumer fights