Local Iraqis residents say it is absurd that they pose any threat to national security.
Speaker, (Ayd Alkaissi (NZ Resident)
In Christchurch about 40 protesters demonstrated against sending troops to the Gulf. In contrast, young National’s suggested sending more troops, describing the contribution as weak. Speaker: Shane Frith (Young Nationals).
The pilot of a light aircraft is dead after his plane crashed in North Canterbury. Strong gales were reported at the time of the accident.
Complaints about inaccurate weather forecasts in the Auckland region are to be investigated by the government, especially marine forecasts.
Speakers: Devlin Hill, (Boat Owner), Malcolm Grant, (National Weather Manager)
The three Nash brothers who recently died at sea were remembered today at a funeral service at St Marys Parnell in Auckland. Only the body of the youngest Michael has been found.
In the Hutt Valley analysts have discovered what was polluting their water supply - a dead seagull. Residents will need to boil their water for the next 3 days.
Speaker: John Morrison, (W’gtn Regional Council)
The first signs of a break through in the three week old prisons dispute. Management and the PSA are to begin talks and the justice minister says he may reconsider the 15 hour lockup. Speakers:, Doug Graham, (Justice Minister) Kim Workman, (Justice Department), Pat Turton, (PSA)
Due to his domestic form Richard Reid has been selected for the New Zealand cricket team after a 4 year absence. Speakers: Richard Reid (Opening Batsman)
Martin Crowe, (Kiwi Skipper)