Monteith’s Brewery Reopens – Resurrecting Ministers – Internet Intervention – Foot and Mouth – Tiger Attack – Russell Crowe
MONTEITH’S BREWERY REOPENS: Monteith’s workers are ecstatic that DB has decided to keep Monteith’s brewery in Greymouth open. The closure was announced only last Thursday. The campaign to keep Monteith’s on the coast was gaining unstoppable momentum. Coasters were grateful today for the support they received from around the country, and the world. Monteith’s products were going back in bar fridges around the country today.
RESURRECTING MINISTERS: In Wellington Former Ministers Marian Hobbs and Dover Samuels returned to the fold. Ruth Dyson is also expected to be returned to Cabinet from June. Handshakes to welcome back Dover Samuels in the house. The PM says the public have had a gutsful of gutter politics. Clark even accepted some of the blame for the hurt Dover and his family went through. JANE YOUNG LIVE: Peace between Clark and Samuels appears to have broken out. Clark says that a full cabinet position may eventually be in the offing. Phillida Bunkle is still waiting on a report to know whether she will be allowed back.
INTERNET INTERVENTION: A teenage internet user from Waiuku is being hailed as a hero. Tarryn Pitzer says she was talking to a teenager in the US who seemed to be planning another school massacre. Her mum rang the police who then contacted the FBI. The FBI swooped on the teenager who has now been suspended from school. The FBI says it is likely a tragedy was averted thanks to Tarryn’s prompt action.
FOOT AND MOUTH: Truckloads of dead animals are being buried in the UK by the army as the slaughter is sped up. Another outbreak has today been confirmed in the lake district. The new outbreak raises the prospect that slaughter will not be enough.
TIGER ATTACK: A member of David Tua’s training camp has been mauled by a Tiger.
RUSSELL CROWE: Russell Crowe was still in high spirits this morning on the day after his big night at the Oscars. Crowe says his success is a result of hard choices made early in his life. The FBI are still concerned about his being kidnapped. Helen Clark says Crowe’s success is inspirational to young Kiwis.