TAX CUTS: The tax cut package announced by Tresaurer Bill English will give $10.50 to anyone earning over $40,000 and less to those earning less. It is considered a ‘down-payment’ on bigger things to come if the Nats win the election.
AUCKLAND TRANSPORT: Despite initiatives to get Auckland commuters to use public transport commuters still prefer using their cars.
NO CHEAT: Charges against a gambler and a card dealer have had their convictions for cheating Auckland casino out of $120,000 quashed.
AMBULANCE OFFICER: Two female ambulance officers were badly hurt in a prolonged attack by three people – including a patient – in Porirua yesterday.
POLE DROP: A daring sortie to deliver medical supplies at the South Pole was completed successfully by US Airforce staff in the dark and in the middle of a snow storm.
HANDS ON: Industry leaders are welcoming a more hands-on government approach to the economy, but Labour says it does not go far enough.
REFUGEE: Ethnic Albanian refugee Belkin Fusha has returned home to Kosovo to find he has no home left. Fulsha, his wife and his 19 month old daughter were reunited with family in Auckland on Saturday.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS: New Zealand competitors at the special olympics collected 68 medals and 81 personal bests.
FAKE TEACHER: Students of
fraud science teacher Magnesh Reddy will reopen their text
books for the first time today since Reddy was