TV3 NEWS. 14/07/2004
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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 controversial modern art. Deborah Coddington (ACT MP); Judith Tizzard (Assoc. Arts Minister); Marshall Seifert (gallery owner); Peter Biggs (Creative NZ CEO).
Police have admitted it is unacceptable that a major Auckland motorway was closed for four hours while they investigated the scene of a crash on Monday morning.
An American couple's legal dispute with a Wellington architect and the Crown over design work and public access to their property on D'Urville Island in the Marlborough's Sounds returns to Court. Stephen Dawe (Overseas Investment Commission); Nick Smith (National MP).
US investment bank Morgan Stanley has settled out-of-court a sexual discrimination case for some $82 million dollars. The case was bought by the US Equal Opportunities Commission on behalf of a number of women at the company. Alison Schieffelin (former Morgan Stanley bond trader).
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. Barrie Saunders (Marlborough Port Company spokesman); Dr Michael Cullen (Deputy Prime Minister).
DOC staff on Chalky Island in Fiordland are confident the bacterial infection affecting the island's female Kakapo population has been contained.
The Christchurch City Council has decided to fund yet another garden festival in the city, raising the ire of organisers of rival events. Rob Dunkley (GardeNZ); Ingrid Stonhill (Christchurch City Councillor).
A suspected Al-Queda terrorist leader has surrendered to Saudi authorities.
The AIDS epidemic in India and a discussion of the problems of prostitution. Dr Shilpa Merchant (volunteer); Ashok Alexander (Director of the India AIDS Initiative).
It was twenty years ago today that the Lange Labour government was elected. A look back at those days. Rob Muldoon (former PM); Sir Roger Douglas (former Labour Minister of Finance); David Lange (former PM).