GM FOOD: Labels warning you food is genetically modified about to appear on supermarket shelves. Consumer goods are
delighted. But others are pointing out difficulties. Creech says practical implementation is difficult. Debate over the
"neither confirm nor deny" may contain GM Food label. Three categories of food defined. Jeanette Fitzsimmons has 100,000
signatures on it. Jane Young: Perfect election fodder in worldwide consumer issue.
GISBORNE CONCERT WORRIES: Signs tonight the Gisborne 2000 concert is on the verge of collapse. The promoter is preparing
to release the artists from their contracts and David Bowie and Kiri Te Kanawa appear to know this. Some artists are in
negotiations with an Auckland promoter TV3 understands less than 1000 of the very expensive tickets have been sold when
there was a target of 35,000. David Bowie remains in negotiations with Californian and Auckland promoters. Approaches to
the promoters were rebuffed . TV3 understands the Gisborne council is to be briefed tomorrow.
AUSSIE CHILD SUPPORT AGREEMENT: Runaway dads who skip to Australia are going to find it harder to skip liable parent
payments. Under a new reciprocal agreement child support will be enforced by the Aussie IRD. PM says it is a clamp down
on runaway parents. There are an estimated 4800 parents in Australia owing up to $10 million. "I hope a lot of children
will feel their parents are contributing" PM says - NZ will also pay $41 million over next two years towards Kiwis on
the Aussie dole.
ROAD TOLL TOWN: Maurice Williamson releases figures showing road toll is down this year.
SCOTT WATSON TRIAL: Brother of man accused of murdering teenagers gives evidence. Scott Watson's older brother Tom tells
of cruising the sounds looking for his brother on New Year's day. He eventually found his brother on January 3 at his
parents. He then turned down an offer to sail to Nelson. Watson's lawyers presented documents from 1997 showing the boat
was then named Blade. Crown lawyers had asked Tom about how often Scott renamed his boat and whether he had called it
AUCKLAND ROBBER CAUGHT: Yet another armourguard robbery in Auckland. Fifth in a few months. Westgate robbery leads to
massive police presence. Stash hidden in a wheelibin. Witnesses report seeing an offender being arrested with the
wheelibin and lots of guns to his head.
INDIAN TRAIN SMASH: The Indian Minister for railways has resigned accepting "moral responsibility" for the disastrous
SYDNEY OIL SPILL: An oil-spill in Sydney Harbour smelt so strong that a performance at opera house was cancelled. NSW
government is promising to fine those responsible millions.
WOMEN RESCUED IN US: A TV helicopter in the US has helped save a mother and daughter found drifting in the water for 19
months. The survivors were terrified during their ordeal.