CABINET LINEUP: Cabinet lineup released: PM gets Arts and the SIS. Deputy gets Economic Development. Cullen responsible for ACC and Finance……full list. 11 Women, 4 Maori and the first Pacific Island minister. Also announced an audit to see where the money that was supposed to go to Maori has actually gone. Cullen says he is confident he can produce a better cheaper ACC scheme. Employment Contracts Act is the responsibility of Margaret Wilson. Special voice for Auckland through Judith Tizard. As for civil servants, their new boss is Trevor Mallard. Cabinet will be sworn in tomorrow.
WINSTON EMERGES: And slags off National. He says he will send National a calculator if they cannot work out the result. Peters say a recount is a waste of time and money. He says National ran a dirty campaign. National's Katherine O'Regan is applying for a recount of Winston's wafer thin majority. The returning officer is happy with his job.
RANGITIKEI: National's lead in the seat is now 293 after the final result is declared. However with 105 votes missing Labour is taking legal advice on what to do. Chief Electoral Officer Phil Whelan says that the margin is big enough that even if the votes were found - they could not make a difference. Defeated Labour candidate says he can't yet concede defeat.
JANE YOUNG LIVE: Legal advice continuing on the Rangitikei seat - this could drag on. Police have handed over their investigation to the Justice Department. Ikaroa Rawhiti result is still being waited for and likely to be back by 7pm - but maybe tomorrow. The deadlines we are working too are self-imposed, writs not due back till December 16.
OLYMPICS AND REEBOK: Reebok has pulled out of a deal to provide clothing to the Australian Olympic Team. At the heart of the row are souvenir shirts from Canterbury which have been licensed. The games now need a new $10 million sponsor. Also today the chief ticketing manager has resigned and Channel 7 has suspended Olympic advertising., citing differences.
NEW TICKET SALES: Electronic ticket vending machines installed in Warehouse branches around the country. Promoters reckon the new idea will work.
NORTHERN IRELAND: Bugging scandal disrupts peace process. Sinn Fein leader Jerry Adams says the bugging of his car is a serious matter. Tony Blair is not owning up. Security experts say it was a badly installed bug.