The Evening Post
DILI BURNS: Tens of thousands of East Timor refugees fled Dili today as pro-Indonesian militia torched homes and slaughtered hundreds. World leaders are urging Indonesia to reign in their militia.
REDEVELOPMENT OK: Redevelopment of Wellington’s Taranaki Street Wharf could begin in weeks – ending a three year moratorium on the site.
TROOPS READY: NZ Troops remain on standby as violence in East Timor rages out of control.
PETERS UP: Support for Winston Peters continues to rise. A Herald DigiPoll showed 6.9 per cent of people said he was their most preferred Prime Minister – up into third place.
LABOUR PLAN: Labour plans to replace the Employment Contracts Act with a law that promotes collective bargaining as the best way of setting wages and work conditions.
FRAUD WAITING: A backlog of fraud cases is waiting to be investigated in Lower Hutt as detectives are investigating a homicide or are at APEC.
FAMILY JAILED: Five members of the Filimoehala family were jailed yesterday for a sum of forty years for the manslaughter of Angelina Edwards.
WORK DEATHS: More than one in four work related deaths went unrecorded during the decade to 1994.
APEC OPENS: The biggest international event ever hosted by New Zealand involving 4000 officials, 2000 journalists, and 20 world leaders starts today.