NAT VP MANA MAN: National Party Vice President Dick Dargaville resigned yesterday just hours before it was revealed in parliament that he had escaped conviction for assault on his partner on the grounds it would damage his mana.
AB VETERANS UNIMPRESSED: Former All Blacks have criticised the Rugby Union for selling them bad seats for next weeks test at Eden Park.
LABOUR PULLS PLUG: Labour pulled the plug on electricity legislation yesterday, condemning the reforms to almost certain failure.
BRIDE ORDERED OUT: Carol reed who marries today has been ordered out of the country by New Zealand Immigration.
CAMPAIGN DOLLARS: Alamein Kopu, the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party and the McGillicuddy Serious Party are all to receive tax payer dollars for election broadcasts.
ETHNIC QUOTAS: The government does not support ethnic quotas in the public sector Prime Minister Jenny Shipley said yesterday.
NEW GOVERNMENT?: Labour and the Alliance could easily form a government if an election were held now according to a One Network News Colmar Brunton Poll.
NATIVE FOREST DEAL: Efforts to end clear felling of native forests would cost tens of millions of dollars Conservation Minister Nick Smith said yesterday.
NEW SIS BOSS: Veteran diplomat Richard Woods has been appointed as the new director of the Security Intelligence Service.