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TV 3 news monitor Tuesday, 29 August 2000

TV3, Tuesday 29 August, 2000
Article: Mathew Loh


A South-Auckland shopkeeper has been stabbed to death at his Liquor Warehouse premises. He managed to give a description with his dying breath and police are following leads. It was the second attack on the victim in a matter of weeks.


A body, found beaten and burnt beyond recognition, has been moved from the scene at Godley Head in Christchurch. This latest murder - a mystery with the only clue being the burnt body of a man estimated to be in his twenties - has Christchurch cops flat investigating three homicides.


A 16-year-old has been arrested after a Dargaville High School pupil was stabbed and hospitalised in a serious but stable condition.


A conference is on where debate on Children Commissioner's - Roger McClay - call for mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse.


Carterton police are still busy investigating the brutal murder and sexual assault of toddler Hinewaioriki Karaitiana-Matiaha.


Petrol prices are on the increase with all major oil companies expected to follow Caltex's lead of raising petrol prices by 4c per litre and diesel by 5c per litre.


A helicopter pilot has been killed when his Sigorsky chopper crashed in a remote area of Wanganui.


The co-pilot - Barry Brown - of Ansett Flight 703 which crashed killing three and eventually four people in June 1995 was in court today.


The best man stole the show at a Canadian wedding when he landed awkwardly on a car when parachuting down to the ceremony. The groom who also fell from the sky was a little more graceful - landing in trees.


Chechen rebels have claimed responsibility - via their website - for the fatal fire at the huge Moscow TV tower.


Junior doctors are looking to the employment court to mediate conditions and if negotiations fail they have pledged further industrial action.


The American billionaire who was given name suppression after pleading guilty in the Auckland District Court for importing hashish into New Zealand will be named on Wednesday.


A group of Kiwi coppers will join their Aussie cobbers to counter any threat of terrorism at the 2000 Sydney Olympiad.


A new biography of disgraced US president Richard Nixon claims he was addicted to mood altering drugs and often bashed his wife.


A rare 19th century 'polygon' - an early forerunner of the jukebox - is to be auctioned in Dunedin where the rare old musical antique is expected to attract bids of up to NZ $10,000.

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