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A High Court ruling awarding damages to a women raped by her husband is expected to be just the first of many cases. The ruling is being hailed as a land mark decision. Speakers: Dr Robert Chambers, (Barrister); Vicki McCoy, (Rape Crisis); Senior Sergeant Graham Bell, (Auckland Police).
Winston Peter’s Ka Awatea Report for Maori development has made it through a key cabinet committee. Speaker; Whakahuihui Vercoe, (Bishop of Aotearoa)
The police are to clamp down further on semi automatic firearms. There could be as many as 100,000 through out the country and the police want them re-licensed. The new gun laws come in the wake of the Aramoana massacre. Speakers: John Banks, (Police Minister); John Jamieson, (Police Commissioner).
There is more evidence that the Employment Contracts Act is causing changes
before it officially takes effect next week. Employers and unions say women are accepting pay cuts to keep their jobs. Speakers: John Hotchin, (Graphic Print Managing Director); Murray French, (Wellington Employers Industrial Advocate); Ken Douglas, (CTU President).
Tauranga people have rallied to full a Bangladeshi ship with relief supplies.
A bylaw is being introduced in Auckland for occupations that pierce skin. A sink must be within 3 metres of a patient and a good sterilization system including sterile bedding must be used.
In Christchurch, new car dealers held a crisis meeting today claiming the new 25% tariff is wreaking their businesses.
Nicky Henderson of Christchurch appeared in court today despite the fact he is only 8 years old. His bike collided with a car backing out of a driveway and he was sued for 125 dollar damages.
The Hotel Industry is making a movie to help bar staff keep up with the changes in the liquor laws. The movie includes a section on the drunk and disorderly. Speakers: Ron Grossi, (Actor/Publican); Gary Norris, (Hotels Spokesman)