Coalition Negotiations – Unions – Tertiary Education – Trampers – Gales – Tsunami – Sand Kills Kid – South African Bomb
COALITION NEGOTIATIONS: The PM Elect says the coalition agreement deal being negotiated with the Alliance will be a far shorter document than that between National and NZ First. Process and protocols will be the mainstay of the agreement. Jim Anderton says he is realistic about what power he has within the new Government.
UNIONS: The CTU will meet in a fortnight to map out its priorities for the new government. The CTU President says 20 Unions will discuss the issues.
TERTIARY EDUCATION: Tertiary Education groups are hoping the government moves fast to cut interest on student loans. Bryan Gould says aything that makes universities more accessible is good for the country.
TRAMPERS: A search and rescue party has gone into the Orongorongo ranges looking for stranded trampers.
GALES: Several roads are closed as gales lash the lower half of the North Island.
TSUNAMI: 10 are feared dead in a Vanuatu earthquake/tsunami.
SAND KILLS KID: Police say more warning signs will be erected at a Whangarei beach after a boy was buried in a sand bank.
SOUTH AFRICAN BOMB: In South Africa a pipe bomb has exploded in a pizza restaurant injuring 50 people.