GM Royal Commission – Britomart – Geraldine Murder – East Timor – Israel – Whaling – Power Crisis – Chainsaw Attack
GM ROYAL COMMISSION: The recommendations of the Royal Commission of Genetic Modification will be revealed today. The RCGM received more than 10,000 submissions and more than 100 presentations.
BRITOMART: Auckland City Council has been given a big boost in its efforts to secure funding for its Britomart transport project. Transfund has agreed to provide $20 million, just $5 million short of what they were asked for.
GERALDINE MURDER: Up to 40 police from throughout Christchurch are investigating the death of a 65-year-old man in Geraldine. The man was found stabbed to death in a car.
EAST TIMOR: Indonesia has accused UN peace-keepers in East Timor of shooting dead one of their soldiers in a border incident.
ISRAEL: Israeli police have stormed Jerusalem’s Al Aksa Mosque following stone throwing at the wailing wall.
WHALING: The World Wide Fund for Nature have backed a plan to allow limited whaling.
POWER CRISIS: The messuage to save electricity appears to be getting through. Consumption on Saturday was down 4% on the previous two Saturdays.
CHAINSAW ATTACK: An 18-year-old Nelson woman is in hospital following being attacked with a chainsaw.