East Timor – Chechnya – Nuclear Accident – MP Numbers – World Cup Rugby – Hokianga School – South Pacific Forum
EAST TIMOR: The UN is delighted with an Indonesian government decision to allow 200,000 Easxt Timorese refugees to return to East Timor from camps in West Timor.
CHECHNYA: The Russian military is broadening its assault on Chechnya. Russian forces are under orders not to suffer large numbers of casualties.
NUCLEAR ACCIDENT: Japanese officials are continuing investigations into last Thursday’s nuclear accident in Japan.
MP NUMBERS EDUCATION: A group of constitutional and electorall experts have organised an education campaign on why we should not reduce the number of MPs.
WORLD CUP RUGBY. NZ beat Tonga 45 to 9 in Bristol with Jonah Lomu scoring two tries. Lomu says he knew the Tongans would be fired up. Samoa won 43 9. And South Africa beat Scotland 46 29.
HOKIANGA SCHOOL: A Hokianga School reopens today after being moved in the aftermath of flash floods in January.
FORUM: South Pacific Forum has opened in Palau. Topics to be
discussed likely to include East Timor, Bougainville and
shipments of Nuclear waste through the