ONE NEWS. 07/05/2004
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Origin Pacific looks as though it has been given a lifeline by its creditors. Robert Inglis (Origin Pacific Chairman); Simon Draper (Wellington Airport); Mike Jaspers (TVNZ Economics Correspondent - live from Wellington Airport).
The US President has apologised for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by US troops but has rejected growing calls for the US Defence Secretary to resign over the scandal. George W Bush (US President); Laura Bush (America's First Lady); Joseph Biden (Democrat Senator).
There are new allegations that British troops have beaten and abused Iraqi prisoners. Tony Blair (British PM).
The distribution centre where four recalled pharmaceutical products originated are co-operating fully with police in an attempt to discover the person who tampered with the products. Roy Clements (CDC Pharmaceuticals).
A serious shortage of beds for youth offenders means some are walking free. Michael Scott (Youth's Lawyer); Mark Quinlivan (Child Youth and Family Porirua).
Libya has sentenced a Palestinian doctor and five nurses to death for deliberately infecting children with the Aids virus in a bid to find a cure.
People are being warned by police that a convicted paedophile recently out of prison has been released into their Christchurch suburb. But some residents are not happy with what they consider scaremongering. Tony Bartlett (Opawa Resident); Rachel Austin (Opawa Resident); Sandra Manderson (Canterbury Police); Don Mortensen (Stop Programme).
A crackdown on truants in Hastings is underway. Paul Drower (Hastings Truancy Service); Kevin Stewart (Hastings Police); Harry Romana (Flaxmere College Principal).