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David Beattie Dies – Mahuta Funeral – Waitangi Day – Baby Manslaughter – Robbers Plead Guilty – Cruising In Westport

- DAVID BEATTIE DIES: Sir David Beattie died last night in his Wellington home. He was the head of state throughout some of the county’s most turbulent years. He was a passionate sports fan, and an active sportsman in his younger years. He was respected across the political divide. Prime Minister Helen Clark said Beattie never retired, he kept working as a patron of the arts and sports. The Government has approved a state funeral. His family has asked that he be remembered for his contribution to his family, as well as the country.

- MAHUTA FUNERAL: Tainui leader Sir Robert Mahuta was sent off today, at his funeral at Huntly’s Wahi Marae. Mourners remembered his courage and tenacity in achieving his goals for Tainui and Maori. Tonight he lies at his beloved Hopuhopu.

- WAITANGI DAY: The Government has announced that both Maori Affairs ministers will be at Waitangi Marae for Waitangi Day tomorrow, in what is being called a U-Turn on the Prime Minister’s decision that the Crown should not be present at Waitangi by the opposition.

Hundreds are gathering at Waitangi, despite the Prime Minister and the Navy not attending, and the largest contingent of Waka seen is capturing people’s imagination. But dozens of Maori leaders who would have been at Waitangi are in the Waikato at Sir Robert Mahuta’s funeral. A contingent of protesters are also present IN wAITANGI.

- BABY MAMNSLAUGHTER: A 22-year-old man charged with the manslaughter of a 10 month old Wanganui baby is being held in remand.

- ROBBERS PLEAD GUILTY: Two of the people charged over the million dollar Wellington chubb van robbery have pleaded guilty to the robbery.

- CRUISING IN WESTPORT: Westport welcomed a cruise liner, the Clipper Odyssey. The warmth of the welcome has surprised passengers. The arrival is a rare sight - it’s just the third time a cruise liner has arrived there. The British visitors are circumnavigating New Zealand, visiting nature spots.

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