RACE DISCRIMINATION: The Minister of Pacific Island Affairs Tuariki Delamere wants a minimum number of Maori and Islanders employed in each government department – with penalties for chief executives who miss the quotas.
JAFFA: The term applied rather nastily to Aucklanders has been ‘reclaimed’ by Tourism Auckland for an advertising campaign – ‘Just Amazing Fun-Filled Auckland’.
PATIENT RECALL: Over 1,300 patients who may have contracted serious infections from inadequately cleaned equipment have been recalled to Christchurch for blood tests.
PAREMOREMO: Four prison officers face suspension and possibly the sack after an investigation into last months escape of a convicted rapist.
EXTERNAL EXAMS: Sixth formers are facing a return to national external examinations as part of a new qualifications system.
FOULKES: CTU President Angela Foulkes resigned yesterday after taking the top job in 1991.
DELAMERE RAPPED: Justice Minister Sir Douglas Graham has reprimanded Tuariki Delamere for criticising the judiciary.
BREAST MILK: The government is set to investigate the condidtion of New Zealand breast milk after a British study showed hundreds of toxins in the milk.
ARRESTS: Porirua police yesterday arrested two
people for a prolonged attack on two ambulance officers on