SCOTT WATSON TRIAL: Witness in the trial told the court today Olivia Hope and Ben Smart were not with Scott Watson when he returned to his boat on New Years eve. The witness was moored alongside Watson’s boat. The witness says he drank only three beers all night. When Watson got off the water taxi at 4am he was alone. One of his passengers spoke to Watson at that stage and told him to F-off. When questioned by Watson’s lawyer the witness said the water taxi did not take long. Q: “You would have heard if there was anyone else with him” “A: Yes” Q: “He appeared very definitely to be alone” A: “Yes”. Andi Brotherston Live – Watson had left behind a fender when he left in the morning.
BREAST MILK SCARE: Study in Britain shows that mothers who breast feed may pass on lots of toxins to their babies. Chemicals found in breast milk are a result of modern technology. Doctors say that breast feeding is still best however. World Wide Fund for Nature says it wants the report to become a call for action.
POLAR MERCY MISSION: US Airforce says its South Pole mercy mission was very difficult but went completely to plan. The mission to drop supplies was required to get supplies to a woman who has found a lump in her breast.
METEOR: Meteor exploded 25km North East of Hawera according to GNS.
CREDIT CARD SCAM: New high tech credit card scam discovered in the US. Pocket scanners used to scan credit card info out off customers. Skimming is the fastest growing method of credit card scamming say. No evidence of the scam in NZ say NZ police.