KIRK POISONED BY CIA: Labour Party President Bob Harvey believes the CIA was involved in the death of former Prime Minister Norman Kirk – possibly poisoning him on an overseas trip.
FLY BUYS: Fly Buys members may have to spend up to another $4,000 on groceries to get a return trip to Auckland as the number of points required increases from December.
UN CASUALTY: A UN staff member was injured after shots were fired near a polling station in the East Timor township of Gleno during yesterday’s ballot.
ALL BLACK BONUS: The All Black’s could earn a $20,000 per player bonus if they win the World Cup. The amount is included in the Rugby Union’s budget.
BABY TOO YOUNG: A nine month old baby was ruled too young to be allowed into the Hoyts MidCity cinema in Wellington when its parents tried to see Scarfies. Despite the fact the baby was asleep, didn’t understand English and can hardly see her attendance would have violated the R-16 rating.
HEWITT BOOK: The estate of Princess Diana holds out little hope of being able to prevent her former lover, James Hewitt, from publishing details of their relationship.
WATSON: The defence in the Scott Watson murder trial said that police had been too selective in investigating twin masted yachts at Furneaux lodge.
DEFENCE REPORT: New Zealand risked losing defence credibility if it continued spreading resources too thinly, a report issued yesterday said.
DELAMERE: The government
is having talks with independent MP Tuariki Delamere to try
and secure his vote to get a tax cut package through the