Bunkle And Hobbs – Vet Strike Over – Prebble Defends Himself – Student Borrowing – London House Sale – Saltmarsh Mosquito
- BUNKLE AND HOBBS: Phillida Bunkle and Marion Hobbs are expected to stand down from their ministerial duties, possibly as soon as today.
- VET STRIKE OVER: Meatworks will begin regular processing this morning after the lifting of strike notices which ended six days of industrial action that threatened to paralyse the meat industry at one of its busiest times of the year.
- PREBBLE DEFENDS HIMSELF: ACT NZ leader Richard Prebble says he will defend himself in court this morning against an “intimidatory” gagging writ from NZ Post – and continue the fight to the Privy Council if necessary.
- STUDENT BORROWING: Student borrowing has risen 25 per cent since interest writeoffs were announced last year.
- LONDON HOUSE SALE: The official residence of New Zealand’s high commissioner to Britain, made notorious in a lurid 1997 court case, is for sale.
- SALTMARSH MOSQUITO: The Saltmarsh mosquito has spread to Kaipara harbour, north-west of Auckland.
Inside Political Headlines:
- Law change would ease criminals’ appeals;
- Plea to change Adoption Law;
- Mentally ill kids ‘not getting full resources’;
- Holmes won’t take credit for Kiwi bank.
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