GE COWS: AgResearch, a Crown owned research agency, wants to place human genes into cows to make their milk more
nutritious for humans. The Environmental Risk Management Authority will hear their application to do so tomorrow.
LOGGING: The government has approved a native beech logging scheme on the West Coast by SOE Timberlands. SOE Minister
Tony Ryall says it will be sustainable and commercially viable. Conservationists are outraged.
MOORE: After 24 years as a Labour MP Mike Moore gave a humorous valedictory speech in parliament today. He leaves soon
for Geneva to become Director General of the World Trade Organisation.
STREET FIGHT: A 22 year old Samoan man was farewelled today after being killed following a street fight in Auckland last
WATSON: All evidence was suppressed today. Olivia Hope’s Aunt brought flowers to Court as Ben Smart would have turned 23
QUAKE: Rescue teams continue to leave Turkey although survivors are still being found. Heavy rain is hampering the
rescue effort and making life even harder for the hundreds of thousands of homeless.
HONG KONG CRASH: A safety review is under way at Hong Kong Airport after two people died when a plane flipped upon
landing yesterday in typhoon conditions.
BRETT: Hurricane Brett has been downgraded to a tropical storm but it is still lashing Texas with heavy rain.
BANK: WestpacTrust will charge its customers 85 cents to withdraw cash from another banks machine. This is a 50 cent
increas. Other banks are expected to follow shortly.