Maori-Police Meeting - Race Relations In Waitara - Winz Review - Man Sentenced - Super 12 Doctor - Sierra Leone -
Reserve Bank Review - Aussie GST - Cervical Inquiry - Cervical Inquiry – Gash Dash – Fraud Arrest- Fingerprint System -
Manukau Skills - Hit And Run
MAORI-POLICE MEETING: The Government’s Maori MPs have told the Police Minister and police officials that lessons must be
learned from the Waitara shooting. Maori affairs Minister Dover Samuels says the police gave the MPs a detailed briefing
of the incident including confidential information.
RACE RELATIONS IN WAITARA: The Race Relations Conciliator Dr. Rajen Prasad is visiting the town of Waitara in a low key
visit to see whether racial issues have played a part in the shooting.
WINZ REVIEW: A final report into the review of the WINZ has been released to the Government. The report is strongly
critical of the management of the department although it does not point the finger directly at WINZ boss Christine
MAN SENTENCED A 24-year-old man Ricky Manu has been sentenced to 7 years for manslaughter for a crashing a stolen car
killing a woman in a police chase in Wanganui. He has been banned from driving for life.
SUPER 12 DOCTOR: The team doctor for the Chiefs Super 12 rugby team, Steve Reid, has been praised after providing
medical assistance following a shooting at a South African Resort.
SIERRA LEONE: The United States defence department has told the United Nations says it is willing to fly 800 troops to
Sierra Leone to free hundreds of UN peace keepers believed to be held hostage by a revolutionary millitary front
attempting a takeover of the country.
RESERVE BANK REVIEW: The Finance Minister Michael Cullen says the Government’s review of the Reserve Bank monetary
policy is not about blaming the bank for past mistakes, but instead is looking at how the bank can avoid future economic
AUSSIE GST: The Australian Treasurer is expected to bring Australian GST into this years budget statement announced
CERVICAL INQUIRY: A former chief executive of Midland Health says there was no reason to check on the quality of former
Gisborne Pathologist Dr Michael Bottrill.
GASH DASH: Police are using a helicopter to search for missing Wellington student Gavin Dash. They believe Mr Dash has
FRAUD ARREST: A woman has been arrested and charged for her involvement in a multimillion dollar fraud scheme based in
FINGERPRINT SYSTEM: A new $2.3 million police computer which will digitally record fingerprints and instantly match them
was opened by Police Minister George Hawkins today.
MANUKAU SKILLS: The Mayor of Manukau City is working with Skill New Zealand in a forum to get young people training in
HIT AND RUN: The police have asked the driver and the occupants of a maroon coloured car to make contact with them after
a hit and run accident in Lyndisfarme outside of Christchurch. Their investigation follows the body of a man found
earlier this week in a ditch in the area.