Auastralian Referendum - Christmas Benefits - Indian Cyclone - Act On Art - Rugby and Yachting
AUSTRALIAN REFERENDUM: Monarchists have voted to keep the Queen in Australia. Overall 55% voted against republicanism. City voters opted for republicanism.
CHRISTMAS BENEFITS: WINZ is planning on paying Christmas and New Year’s benefits early to avoid problems with Y2k.
INDIAN CYCLONE: Disease spreading in the wake of last week’s cyclone in India, but it is not yet an epidemic say officials.
ACT ON ART: ACT says it has no arts policy following a dispute between Richard Prebble and Donna Awatere Huata.
WINE PRIZE: For the first time in ten years a boutique winery has won the Air New Zealand champion of champions prize with a pinot noir.
RUGBY AND YACHTING: Young Australia are pleased the Australians won the World Cup final 35 12 this morning, they are also racing the French today.