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.
ARRESTS: Porirua police yesterday arrested two people for a prolonged attack on two ambulance officers on Saturday.
BREAST MILK: New Zealand mothers should continue to breast feed as their were enormous advantages for babies in doing so according to a New Zealand expert.
WATSON TRIAL: Scott Watson appeared to be alone when he returned to his yacht at 4.30am after a New Years party, the High Court of Wellington was told yesterday.
DEVELOPMENT SLIP: New Zealand has slipped nine paces to 18th in a UN report of 174 countries on human development.
TAX CUT SNAG: Mauri Pacific leader Tau Henare has said he will not support National’s tax cut package if introduced before the election.
PRICE CONTROL: Energy Minister Max Bradford has rejected Select Committee advice designed to curb rising power prices.
RIGHT TO SHOOT: John Tamihere has endorsed the right of police to shoot violent armed offenders.
FOULKES QUITS: CTU President Angela Foulkes has
quit the job she took in