TV3 NEWS. 13/07/2004
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The doping scandal engulfing the Australian Olympic cycling team has meant a delay in the formal announcement of the entire Australian Olympic Games team.Sean Eadie (Australian Olympic cycling team); John Coates (Australian Olympic Committee President); Dave Currie (NZ Chef de Mission); Barry Maister (NZ Olympic Committee); Mark French (banned cyclist).
Christchurch police are to trial stab-proof armoured vests. Inspector Tom Ireland (Uniform Protection Officer, Police National Headquarters).
The Ministry of Health has announced the new meningococcal meningitis vaccine will be distributed first to those most at risk. Louise Cooper (mother); Dr Nikki Turner (Immunisation Advisory Centre); Dr Jane O'Hallahan (Ministry of Health); Dr Teuila Percival (paediatrician).
National MP Roger Sowry has announced he will stand down after the next election.
China faces a fast-growing AIDS epidemic. Joel Rehnstrom (UN AIDS Program, China).
A bacterial infection has claimed the lives of three more female Kakapo on Chalky Island, a setback for the Dept. of Conservation's Kakapo Recovery Programme. Graham Elliot (Kakapo Recovery Programme scientist); Ron Moorhouse (DOC scientist); Kevin Hackwell (Forest and Bird Manager); Dr Paul Jansen (Kakapo Recovery Programme); Chris Carter (Minister of Conservation).
Violence has broken out at an Orange Day Parade in Northern Ireland.
The US is preparing itself for possible terrorist action during the US Presidential election. Further discussion of the election campaign. George W. Bush (US President); John Kerry (Presidential candidate); Deforest Soaries (US Election Assistance Committee); George Terwilliger (former Attorney-General); Richard Clark (terrorism expert); Jane Young (former 3 News political editor - live).