DICK DARGAVILLE: Dick Dargaville resignation response from Nga Puhi colleague - says he supports Dargaville's decision.
ELECTRICITY REGULATION: Labour Party says it still wants regulations in the electricity industry and will pursue them if
it becomes government. "But we are not prepared to support this legislation as it is fatally flawed," says Pete Hodgson.
SERIAL KILLER: In Texas an accused serial killer is in custody after surrendering to authorities. The so-called "railway
killer" gave himself up in El Paso.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Papua New Guinea's ruling party PNG First has agreed to back a new leader for the country.
STOP SMOKING: A hard hitting campaign against smoking is being launched today by Associate Health Minister Tuariki
Delamere. The campaign launch coincides
MILOSEVIC: Efforts by opposition groups to oust Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic have gained momentum. Daily
protests are now being held calling for him to step down.
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