ETHNIC CLEANSING: Martial law has failed to bring an end to ethnic cleansing in East Timor as world pressure mounted for a peacekeeping force to end the killing.
MENINGITIS: Spring has brought a surge in the deadly meningococcal meningitis. Twenty five cases were reported last week, the most for any week this year.
TROOPS READY: Kiwi troops are ready to leave for East Timor as part of a UN force in two weeks but the government is hoping a meeting of world heavyweights in Auckland will help end the bloodshed.
DON BRASH EARNS $485,000: Reserve Bank governor Don Brash has revealed he earns a salary package of $485,000.
IR POLICY: Labour is including termination provisions in its Employment Relations Act to stop emplyers circumnavigating its industrial relations policy by negotiating long term contracts with staff.
TARANAKI IWI AGREEMENT: Treaty Negotiations Minister Sir Doug Graham and the Ngati Ruanui iwi brought the first of the Taranaki land settlements to a heads of agreement in parliament yesterday.
COMMISSION SHIFTS FOCUS:The State Services Commission will have to anticipate the future requirements of the public service and advise Ministers on achieving them, commissioner Michael Wintringham says.
BUGGING: A close friend of a senior
Labour Party member had been questioned by police about
illegal bugging of Aotearoa Television Network directors,
Tukoroirangi Morgan alleged in Parliament