TV1 6pm News
1. EAST TIMOR - Shots have been fired in Dili as soldiers confront suspected militia. Thousands of refugees are returning to the town. NZ forces are still preparing in Darwin as Australian troops try to take control of some areas. TVNZ reporter says there has been no shots in Dili since lunch time but the atmosphere is very tense. Journalists are targets, troops and everyone else are having difficulties in spotting militia from anyone else. More troops are needed to saturate the area, some would say it is happening too slow.
2. EAST TIMOR - First graphic evidence of atrocities, photos showing violent scenes, a head on a pole, rape, a headless body being dragged behind a bike. A BBC reporter tells of witnesses giving accounts of torture and murder and is shown where the bodies are dumped in a well. There are calls for NZ to break all ties with Indonesia. Four Indonesian soldiers are still training in this country.
3. EAST TIMOR - In Darwin Australian forces are still massing as New Zealand troops acclimatise and train. The first NZers may go tomorrow.
4. NZQA - Three Government reports have savaged the NZQA and expenditure by the CEO. Government has asked him to pay back a $160,000 payout for moral reasons, will not chase him through the courts. The former chair has been reprimanded for his lack of control.
5. BUTCHER - Former Associate Minister of Finance David Butcher has been found of guilty of misusing his overseas travel perk. He's been fined $10,000. Butcher says he is the fall guy. Rodney Hide agrees and says the scheme should be completely canned, not phased out as planned.
6. PHOTOS - An exhibition of some of the best photographs of the century is on at the Dowse Art Gallery in Lower Hutt