The controversial Civil Union Bill may be passed within the next fortnight, making civil unions effective from April 2005. Tim Barnett (Select Committee Chairman); Murray Smith (Committee Member).
The Criminal Records Act (Clean Slate Act) took effect from midnight. Analysis of what the law means for those with minor convictions. John Minto (1981 Springbok Tour Protestor); Phil O'Reilly (Business NZ CEO); Richard Manthel (Robert Walters Recruitment); Richard Adams (US Consul).
The National Party has agreed to support the Cullen superannuation fund. Don Brash (National Leader).
There is talk of a showdown between the USA and Russia over the political crisis in the Ukraine.
Thailand has found a new way to combat Aids. Mechai Viravaidy (Thai Senator).