ONE NEWS. 16/11/2004
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A US Marine is under investigation for a possible war crime after an 'embedded' journalist/cameraman accompanying his platoon captured on camera the soldiers 'execution' of a wounded and unarmed insurgent in the Iraqi city of Fallujah.voxpop (US Marines).
Colin Powell, the US Secretary of State, has resigned from the Bush Administration. Current National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice is tipped to succeed him. Colin Powell (US Secretary of State).
The most contentious piece of legislation in recent years - the Seabed and Foreshore Bill - is shortly to be passed into law by Parliament. Winston Peters (NZ First Leader); Dr Michael Cullen (Deputy Prime-Minister); Parekura Horomia (Minister of Maori Affairs); Dail Jones (NZ First MP, List); Mark Solomon (Ngai Tahu).
Both the National Party and NZ First have announced they will boycott the Government's proposed select committee review of NZ's constitutional arrangements. Don Brash (National Party Leader).
Some of the 5000 Auckland property-owners notified by the Auckland City Council that their properties might be contaminated by pesticides have formed a 'fighting fund' to pay for efforts to resolve the problem. voxpop (affected Auckland residents); Vern Walsh (Auckland City Councillor); Marian Hobbs (Minister for the Environment).
Many farmers are upset at Government proposals to give the public the right to 'roam' their land to access waterways. voxpop (possibly affected farmers); Tom Lambie (Federated Farmers President).
Both Contact Energy and Genesis Energy believe that importing liquefied gas from overseas could solve NZ's growing electricity crisis. Steve Barrett (Contact Energy).
A price war has broken out between several major banks over fixed-term home mortgage rates.