ONE NEWS. 16/12/2004
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Three TVNZ board members offered their resignations today over the Judy Bailey pay scandal, but the resignations were not accepted. Craig Boyce (TVNZ Chairman); Steve Maharey (Broadcasting Minister); Murray McCully (National, State Services); Rodney Hide (ACT Leader); Mark Sainsbury (Political Editor).
A ceiling collapse onto an international check in area at Auckland Airport has left at least one person in hospital and at least a dozen others nursing injuries. Ed (Construction Worker); Don Huse (Auckland International Airport Chief Executive).
A man accused of an axe attack on Helen Clark's Auckland office has appeared in court accused of inciting rebellion against the state. Timothy Selwyn (Accused); Bill Hodge (Law Lecturer).
A bus hijacking in the Greek capital has come to a peaceful end after 18 hours.
The Pitcairn Islands is in the news again, as opponents to the recent sex abuse trials have come out winners in local elections. Leslie Jaques (Pitcairn Island Commissioner); Ewart Barnsley (Pacific Correspondent).
Air accident investigator have spent the day investigating the light plane crash in Cable Bay, Northland, in which a Swiss Businessman died. André Chatelain (Rescuer); Ken Matthews (Transport Accident Investigation Commission); Trish Burton (Witness).
David Blunkett announced his resignation as British Home Secretary today following a series of scandals involving his former lover and allegations of fast tracking a Visa application for her nanny. David Blunkett (Former Home Secretary); Lisa Owen (Europe Correspondent, London).
Campaigning for the Iraq election is underway despite fears of violence intended to undermine the campaign. Abdel Montather (Iraqi Shi'ite); Abu Noor (Iraqi Sunni); Nawzat Abdul Qader (Iraqi Kurd).
A Ghanaian man who lied about his HIV status to gain residence in New Zealand has been sentenced to jail for six months.
Invercargill says the future of its airport may be in jeopardy if it has to pay the full cost of border security. The concern has been raised due to the Government introducing a new 'user pays' system. Barry Bouton (Invercargill Airport); Tim Shadbolt (Invercargill Mayor); Norman McRae (Airport Chairman).
Schools will no longer get extra funding based on how many Maori or Pacific Islands students they teach. Trevor Mallard (Race Relations Minister).
An investigation into the police shooting of a Pakuranga man earlier this year has found the shooting was justifiable.
Students of a Christchurch school hit by two recent arsons are ending the year on a sombre note. Caroyln Breach (Teacher); Mark Scown (Principal).
The uncertainty of the future of the Western Springs Speedways is sending shockwaves far beyond New Zealand. Mark Cooper (Australian Midget Team Member); Brett Morris (Australian Midget Team Member).