London Train Crash – East Timor: Bishop Belo, PM Shipley – Canterbury Students – Dunedin Casino – World Cup Suspension
LONDON TRAIN CRASH: Train crash kills 26 in London – rescuers praised. Concerns over the safety of the privatised rail network. Cause unknown.
EAST TIMOR – BISHOP BELO: Bishop Carlos Belo, the man regarded as spiritual leader of East Timor will return to East Timor today.
EAST TIMOR – JENNY SHIPLEY: NZ PM Jenny Shipley is in Darwin today and will meet with military planners and NZ military personnel.
CANTERBURY STUDENTS: 300 Canterbury University Students remain camped out in Canterbury University’s registry building. The University is considering a $1800 increase in fees.
DUNEDIN CASINO: NZ’s fourth casino will be opened in Dunedin tonight. Social agencies are bracing for an increase in problem gaming.
WORLD CUP SUSPENSION: Tongan World Cup player has
been banned till October 26th for a series of high tackles
on All Blacks in the Tongan World Cup opening