ONE NEWS. 14/07/2004
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A One News-Colmar Brunton poll finds nearly one in three NZers want the return of the death penalty. Phil Goff (Minister of Justice); Tony Ryall (National, Justice spokesman).
The Marlborough Port Company says it is going ahead with an appeal to the Privy Council over the Government's proposed seabed and foreshore legislation. Dr Michael Cullen (Deputy Prime Minister); Barrie Saunders (Marlborough Port Company spokesman).
Two new reports by supporters of the proposed V8 Supercar Series in Auckland say there are real economic benefits in allowing the race to go ahead. Klaus Sorenson (Street Race Supporters Club); Dean Clavert (Street Race organiser); George Wood (North Shore City Mayor).
Controversy has erupted over the selection of Auckland artist Merilyn Tweedie (otherwise known as et al) as NZ's representative at a premier art event in Venice, the Biennale. Many are questioning the use of taxpayer money on her modern art. Peter Biggs (Creative NZ); Deborah Coddington (ACT MP); Hamish Keith (art commentator); Jim Barr (art commentator); Judith Tizzard (Assoc. Arts Minister).
Asian and Pacific Island leaders have been warned at an international AIDS Conference in Bangkok to face up to the growing AIDS problem in the region. Ning (supporter of sex worker); Eileen Kelly (NZ Family Planning Association); Gill Greer (NZ Family Planning Association); Maire Bopp Dupont (Pacific AIDS Foundation).
A suspected Al-Queda terrorist leader has surrendered to Saudi authorities.
The Philippines has started pulling some of its 51 soldiers out of Iraq.
A Bulgarian hostage has been beheaded by Iraqi militants.
Samoan staff at a Wellington rest home are claiming they have been racially discriminated against due to management's removal of a health and safety poster in the Samoan language. Rita Narendra (Vincentian Home and Hospital staff); Keith Stewart (Occupational Safety and Health).
Residents in South Auckland are welcoming an initiative aimed at making their streets safer. Pompallier Pomare (Walkwise worker); Sergeant Nigel Roe (Manukau Walkwise Project Co-ordinator).
The Broadcasting Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against TVNZ by the Ministry of Social Development over its reporting of a WINZ computer error last year.
Dairy Holdings, a major dairy-farming company in the South Island, is appealing a decision by Environment Canterbury to refuse it permission to use large amounts of water for irrigation. Colin Glass (Dairy Holdings); Rochelle Hardy (Fish and Game NZ); Mike Freeman (Environment Canterbury).