TV3 NEWS. 09/07/2004
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A proposal from Minister of Energy Pete Hodgson for power companies to provide a new fixed low-fare rate has been criticised by some industry experts.Des Gray (power customer); John Tamihere (Acting Minister of Energy); Alistair Price (energy analyst).
A British bootleg record dealer described as the world's worst music pirate has been jailed. David Martin (British Phonographic Industry); Det. Constable Chris Horne (London Metropolitan Police).
Tourism NZ has launched a new marketing campaign in Australia. Helen Clark (PM); Richard Wilkins (broadcaster); David Kirk (former All Black captain); Sam Neill (actor).
The Dept. of Conservation's Kakapo recovery program has suffered a setback with the death of a young female recently transferred to a predator-free island in Fiordland.
NZ has been ranked worst in the OECD in terms of the funding it makes available in the global fight against HIV/Aids. Bruce Waldin (World Vision); Marian Hobbs (Aid Minister).
The effectiveness of the US's air defence systems were again called into question today after the military almost shot down a plane carrying the Governor of Kentucky. Ernie Fletcher (Governor of Kentucky).
The US Dept. of Homeland Security has warned it has credible information about another large-scale Al-Queda terrorist attack in the US. Tom Ridge (Director of Homeland Security).
A missing US Marine thought to have been abducted and beheaded by Iraqi militants is apparently safe and well in Lebanon, and now under investigation by the US military. Brig. General David Rodriguez (Joint Chiefs of Staff).
A new marina in Auckland, the Orakei Marina, has passed a legal hurdle in the Environment Court after groups opposing the marina withdrew their legal action. voxpop (residents); Dr George Hitchcock (Tamaki Drive Protection Society); John Banks (Auckland Mayor).
The Week in Parliament: the National Party's Annual Conference, the election of Tariana Turia as a Maori Party MP. Duncan Garner (3 News - live); Don Brash (National Party leader); John Banks (Auckland Mayor).