TV3 NEWS. 07/07/2003
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The Government has signed a deal with Toll Holdings for control of Tranz Rail in which the Government will take control of the tracks and Toll will have the company. Michael Cullen (Finance Minister); Paul Little (Toll Holdings Managing Director); Ian Witters (ASB Securities); Stephen Parker (TV3 Political Editor - live from Wellington newsroom).
The Health Minister has approved a controversial genetic testing procedure that some claim can be used to produce designer babies. Richard Fisher (Fertility Associates); Victoria (Parent); Annette King (Health Minister); John Kleinsman (Catholic Bioethics Centre).
Auckland's Britomart Transport Centre has opened. Voxpop; John Banks (Auckland Mayor); Catherine Harland (Auckland Regional Council); Mario Madayag (Architect).
NZ is sending a new military force to Afghanistan as a provincial reconstruction team.
A former US Ambassador is refuting the British Government's intelligence dossier on Iraq which was used to justify war. Joseph Wilson (Former US Ambassador); George W Bush (US President); John Howard (Australian PM).
The Government is denying widespread speculation that it is about to offer Maori a compromise deal over their seabed and foreshore claims. Peter Love (Wellington Tenths Trust).
An openly gay Anglican clergyman has decided not to accept a position as Bishop because his appointment threatened to split the church.
Under intense US pressure to step down, the Liberian President has accepted an offer of asylum from Nigeria. Charles Taylor (Liberia's President).
Uganda stands out as a rare African success story is stopping the spread of aids. David Apuuli (Uganda Aids Commission Director General).
The movie industry says the Government's new incentive scheme is discriminatory against smaller productions with smaller budgets. Paul Carran (Film Factory); Ruth Harley (Film Commission); Sam Pillsbury (Director); Doris Roberts (Actor).