Defence Audit – Rail Sale – Coastguard Joyride – Hospital Deal – Indian Earthquake – Party Drug
- DEFENCE AUDIT: The defence Force has ordered an audit of the management of its Washington office after “inappropriate” behaviour during last year’s multimillion-dollar army Land-Rover replacement project.
- RAIL SALE: Wellington Regional Council is looking for a joint venture partner to buy Tranz Rail’s Tranz Metro Wellington passenger train services.
- COASTGUARD JOYRIDE: Seven teenagers took the Mana Coastguard rescue boat on a joyride last night.
- HOSPITAL DEAL: The new Hawke’s Bay Health Board is under fire from the Waitangi Tribunal for trying to sell Napier Hospital, despite a tribunal ruling that any sale can wait until a claim is settled this year.
- INDIAN EARTHQUAKE: New Zealand’s Indian community is rallying around to raise funds for the survivors of Friday’s massive earthquake that flattened large parts of the western state of Guarjarat, killing at least 15,000 people.
- PARTY DRUG: Doctors who treated two night-club patrons taken unconscious to hospital want a legal party drug banned before it kills someone.
Inside Political Headlines:
- Two days from reshuffle, things not looking good for National;
- Labour under pressure for decision on People’s Bank;
- Charles Upham sale uncertain;
- Figures on defaulters.
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