TV1 6pm News
1. HANDSHAKES - A new development in the golden handshake row. The Government has confirmed that two former tourism board members who received payouts will still get compensation, even though Jenny Shipley says she is opposed to golden handshakes. TVNZ's political editor says the Government is dancing on the head of a pin on this one saying it will take back what was given unlawfully, but will give some back in a legal way. National MPs are distancing themselves from the PM over her handling of the issue.
2. POWER PYLONS - A court appearance and strict bail conditions for a 63 year old Methven man charged with damaging power pylons in the South Island.
3. KOSOVO - President Clinton met the refugees from Kosovo today and appealed to them not to return before the area was made safe. He received a hero's welcome. Meanwhile two Kosovo soldiers (KLA?) were buried. They were killed along with two British army soldiers while clearing landmines. Meanwhile refugees who are returning face a grim struggle to rebuild their lives with little in the way of material positions and little spirit of reconciliation.
4. ROYAL WINE - A kiwi
couple are toasting their luck after their little known wine
was served at the royal