INDEPENDENT NEWS

The Evening Post

Published: Thu 2 Sep 1999 05:32 PM
MILITIA RAID: Violence flared in Dili last night with at least five people dead but as yet there are no plans to evacuate New Zealanders from the territory.
TYLER TO PLAY ARWEN: Liv Tyler is to play the elf Arwen in the Lord Of The Rings.
ORGANICS SCARED: New Zealand’s multi million dollar organic industry is under threat by allowing genetically engineered crops to be grown here, says a Wellington Organic farmer.
BABY SKULL: The origins of a baby’s skull are being investigated after being found in a cupboard of a Wellington drop in centre.
WATSON: The jury in the Scott Watson trial viewed Watson’s boat Blade today. Evidence closed yesterday and final addresses begin on Monday.
LOTTERY CHAIR: Lotteries Commission Chairperson Geoff Thompson says he will not resign over agreeing a $400,000 salary for the Commission’s chief executive.
GENE POOL WINDS UP: Genepool – an organisation set up with public funds to supposedly give the public impartial information about GE food – has wound up after spending $200,000 with PR company Communications Trumps.
IRD: IRD whistle-blower Allen Connor says he has no regrets for saying people have killed themselves after being harrassed by the IRD.
TERTIARY SECTOR: Privately owned tertiary education institutes have welcomed new funding from the government.
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