ALL BLACK BRAWL: Up to seven New Zealand A rugby players tried to get back into a Canberra bar to avenge an attack on a teammate, bar staff said yesterday.
NATIONAL WOMEN’S HOSPITAL: Staff and management at National Women’s Hospital are strongly criticised in the baby ‘chest tapping’ inquiry due out today.
FAMILY IN POVERTY: Wellington City Mission has reported finding four children huddled in a single bed with no sheets in a house with no carpet, curtains or heater.
PROTEST ENDS IN ARRESTS: Police ended the Maori occupation of Paraparaumu airport last night, arresting 27 protesters and evicting a further 60.
KID CRIME: The 13 year old boy who committed a brutal aggravated robbery would only be locked up for a short time said chief social worker Mike Doolan.
DRINKING AGE: Parliament’s justice select committee has decided that the legal drinking age should be a conscience vote.
US SUBSIDIES: US export subsidies for their dairy products has disappointed New Zealand Trade Minister Lockwood Smith.
ELLIS APPEAL: Allegations by children against convicted child sex offender Peter Ellis became increasingly bizarre the more they were interviewed the Court of Appeal was told yesterday.
FRAUD TRIAL: A man
used his links with Wellington Polytech to fraudulently
induce a computer company to supply millions of dollars of
gear to his private company, the Wellington District Court