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MORRISON BLOWS IT: At the APEC Trade Ministers dinner in Auckland on Tuesday entertainer Sir Howard Morrison impersonated Asian accents, joked about his ancestors and their cannibalism and joked about the dangers of sharing a canoe with gay men.

MAORI AND RADIO: Maori should be compensated for the Crown’s failure to consult them over the sale of the nations airwaves the Waitangi Tribunal said last night.

GOLDEN HANDSHAKE: Last year the chief executive of the Auckland Regional Services Trust was paid $388 000 in a severance payout. Auckland Mayor Christine Fletcher is astounded.

LOCAL CONTENT: New Zealand sees less of itself on TV than other similar countries according to a study commissioned by NZ On Air.

FISHER RESIGNS: Australian Trade Minister and APEC Ally to New Zealand Tim Fisher resigned suddenly yesterday.

Y2K PAY: Firefighters are asking for triple time to work new years eve 1999 and other emergency services are making similar requests.

IRD PUSH TO INSANITY: A Masterton man lost his home, his career and his mind when the IRD pushed him to bankruptcy, MPs were told yesterday.

POLICE BOSS REVEALS SALARY: Auckland’s Police Chief has revealed he earns between $138 000 - $172 000.

POTTER JAILED: Bert Potter is back in jail after refusing to leave the Centrepoint commune.

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