Final Pleas For Votes – Enrol Today – Bendon Leaves – Chinese Boat Accident – Petrol Prices – Turkey - Vanuatu
FINAL PLEAS FOR VOTES: The Leaders of National and Labour are making last minute appeals for the party vote. Clark is also appealing to “middle Nzers”. Jenny Shipley says people should look at what her party has delivered.
ENROL TODAy: Today is the last day to enrol for the General Election. So far 270,000 people have not enrolled. Most non-enrollees are lazy and only 20% are cynical says EEC.
BENDON: Bendon is closing its Te Aroha plant today with the loss of 99 days. Workers will clock in today for a champagne breakfast. The union says the redundancy package is fair.
CHINESE BOAT ACCIDENT: 120 bodies recovered and 200 missing in Chinese boat accident. So far only 30 survivors.
PETROL PRICES: Caltex and Mobil lifted petrol prices last night following BP.
TURKEY: Turkish appeal court has upheld a death sentence on Kurdish terrorist Abdullah Ocalan for treason.
Vanuatu Parliament has elected a new Prime