BREASTFEEDING: Concern has been expressed by the Minister of Health at a reduction in the number of women breast
feeding. An Auckland University study found 63 per cent of women were breastfeeding at six weeks compared to 75 per cent
COUPLE: A Wellington couple is suing Capital Coast Health for $750,000 after they were told their baby was dead when she
wasn’t. She did die later that day from a cardiac arrest.
CORONER: The coroner investigating a drink drive car crash which killed four teenagers in the Waikato has embargoed his
findings until tomorrow.
LIFESAVING: Surf Lifesaving NZ is asking for $1 million from the government to reduce drowings on the New Zealand Coast
through providing a basic service and replacing outdated equipment.
ARMENIA: Police are still in negotiations with terrorists who killed the Armenian President and three other
parliamentarians and are now occupying the parliament with hostages.
ALBANIANS: Ethnic Albanians have ambushed a convoy of Serbs trying to leave Kosovo. Some were set on fire and a number
ACT: The ACT Party’s education policy requires all schools to be bulk funded in order to give control back to schools
and the community.
EXPERT: A visiting expert has warned of the risks of national school testing. Punitive measures are taken against low
performing schools in the US.
LECTURERS: Over 150 Otago Polytech lecturers have stormed a meeting involving Cabinet Ministers over their stalled pay
TRUANCY: Over 30 police officers are patrolling a Christchurch suburb in an effort to crack down on truancy.
POLICING: Volunteer policing can work according to two organisations that provide voluntary patrols at night. Labour are
advocating volunteer policing to accompany lone police in the provinces.
REPORT: The author of a report that shows tobacco consumption has dropped by a third over the last 10 years says tobacco
should be taxed even more.