TV3 NEWS. 27/03/2005
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An Iwi have made the first claim for control of a long stretch of beach under the new Foreshore and Seabed Law, which the Maori Land Court have agreed to hear. Claude Edwards (Whakatohea Claimant).
A protest outside Australia's Baxter Centre where refugees are detained has turned violent. Gary Burns (Deputy Police Commissioner).
The parents of Terri Schiavo have given up on their fight to have their daughter's feeding tube reconnected. But protests continue. Bob Schindler (Schiavo's Father); George Felos (Husband's Lawyer).
There has been a bombing in the Lebanese capital of Beirut, in a predominantly Christian area. The country has been in turmoil since the assassination of a former Prime Minister and massive protests that saw Syria withdraw from the country.
Former British Prime Minister James Callaghan has died on the eve of his 93rd birthday.
Those working with the elderly are blaming underfunding for the crisis in aged cared, with many rest homes shutting down. Jill Bradbury (Patient's Wife); Anne Savage (Principal Nurse); Martin Taylor (Health Care Providers); Sue Bradford (Green MP).
Suggestions a National led Government would curb DOC's power to make Marine Reserves have been greeted with delight in one part of the country. Nelson Cross (Reserve Opponent); Jeff Connell (Department of Conservation); Peter White (Paua Diver); Bill English (National MP); Chris Carter (Conservation Minister).
A Government owned research company has helped create a gel that may block the sexual spread of HIV. Richard Furneaux (Industrial Research Head); Brian Ward (NZBio).
Opponents of the Tangimoana spy station have protested outside of it today, angry that New Zealand helps America to spy on other countries. Rod Donald (Green Party Co-Leader).
More than 3 months after the Boxing Day Tsunami, a survey by Oxfam has found that more than 4 times as many woman died as men.