Possum Plan – Foot And Mouth – Seattle Quake – Wheelie-Bin Ride – Fiji Government
- POSSUM PLAN: A plan to turn the possum into a multimillion-dollar export industry and create 500 jobs is languishing in a Government office, Waikanae businessman Greg Howard says.
- FOOT AND MOUTH: One badly cured smuggled salami could throw thousands of New Zealanders out of work, close industries, collapse banks, send the inflation rate into orbit and punch a hole in the economy, says a foot and mouth disease specialist.
- SEATTLE QUAKE: A 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook Seattle and the American northwest for 45 seconds yesterday, sending thousands of people fleeing from homes, schools and buildings.
- WHEELIE-BIN RIDE: An early morning ride in a wheelie-bin down the world’s steepest public street ended in tragedy yesterday when the plastic container crashed into a parked trailer, killing a young woman and seriously injuring her friend.
- FIJI GOVERNMENT: Fiji’s Court of Appeal declared the military backed interim Government illegal yesterday, raising fears of a return to the violence that followed last year’s coup.
Inside Political Headlines:
- France faces nuke site questions;
- Backbenchers rebelling over new loyalty bill;
- First NZ ambassador to Brazil appointed;
- State boss rejects discrimination claim;
- Joint action with Aussies for BSE ban;
- Struggle to measure ‘gaps’ results, committee told.
Editorial: Let majority decide.