S11 – Helen Visits Wall St – Atambua Massacre – Pilot To Be Tried – Accident Reports 1 – 2- 3 – Gloria Steinam – Gladiator - Tornado
S11: Green MPs Nandor Tanczos and Sue Bradford are heading to Melbourne To Protest. Activists stormed the Stock Exchange today and practiced burning the PM. I am outraged at the notion of a group trying to shut down a legitimate meeting – says a spokesman for the WEF. Sue Bradford says she hopes to make clear the Green Party’s views on trade. Meanwhile Michael Cullen is planning to attend the forum but may not make it if hairy people get in the way. Jim Anderton says it would be a bit embarassing for Australia as well as us if NZ MPs were arrested. Tanczos says he is planning to be peaceful but there are fears this could turn into Seattle.
HELEN VISITS WALL ST: Helen Clark in Wall St. She visits the NYSE and some rich people. On a day when the Kiwi slipped to a new low she met with investors. Stockbroker Snider says that investing in NZ is difficult because NZ companies want to list in NZ. Helen Clark meanwhile says that sooner or later there will be a debate at government level on the currency. Another investor Mr Farachi says he expects the dollar to get worse.
ATAMBUA MASSACRE: The UN is taking no risks and has evacuated the rest of its staff from Atambua in West Timor. The bodies of the dead in Dili. The Indonesian army says it has sent a battalion there to make it secure. NZers are skeptical. Lawyer Andrew Ladley says that he understands that in this massacre army members fled rather than protect those being hacked to death in the street.
PILOT TO BE TRIED: The pilot of the Ansett Dash 8 that crashed in Parlmerston North will stand trial for manslaughter. The judge said his decision did not reflect on the merits of the case. The judge said there were an awful lot of “what if’s” involved in the case.
ACCIDENT REPORTS 1. Accident investigators say that the former National ski champion who hit high tension wires across Lake Manapouri – might not have – if there were high visibility markers on them.
2. An accident report into a Raglan Helicopter accident in March has been released.
3. A report is also out on a diving accident.
GLORIA STEINAM: An Icon of the feminist movement has shocked people by getting married.
GLADIATOR: Russell Crowe is injured.
TORNADO: Hokitika residents are cleaning up after a tornado came up the river and smashed lots of stuff – some very expensive. Police say it was amazing no one was hurt. Flying trampolines have given one elderly woman something to talk about. This was probably not a mini tornado says Augie Auer.