ONE NEWS. 25/10/2005
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Police say they are struggling to curb a youth gang culture pervading parts of Auckland and are pleading for public help. Sue Schwalger (Inquiry Head); Panama Le'au'anae (George Naea's Lawyer); Matthew McFarland (Local Teen); Martin Seumanu (Local Teen); Donna-Marie Lwever (TVNZ reporter - live from Flat Bush); Jeremy Stewart (Auckland Central Police); Peter Sykes (Mangere East Family Services Centre).
Three suicide bombers have staged a coordinated attack on a Baghdad hotel complex. Western contractors and foreign journalists appear to have been the targets but it was ordinary Iraqis who suffered most, with 20 reported killed.
Hurricane Wilma has left a trail of destruction after a four hour rampage across Florida. Plus, half a million Cubans were forced from the coast as the sea invaded land.
It has been revealed that a man found guilty of bashing a toddler to death had his home detention extended just two prior to the murder. Kim Matete (Mother); Michelle Ngaira (Grandmother); Shona Kilisper (Aunt).
The Exclusive Brethren election leaflet drop during the election campaign will be investigated by the police following a complaint from the Greens. Police are also investigating a National Party complaint about Labour's pledge card. Rod Donald (Greens Co-Leader).
Some Pacific Island nations want NZ to allow in more temporary workers. Report from the Pacific Forum where the spread of HIV/Aids is also high on the agenda. Richard Steele (AngliCare Papua New Guinea); Helen Clark (PM - Labour); Guyon Espiner (TVNZ Political Reporter - live from Port Moresby).
The Waitangi Tribunal is to conduct an urgent hearing to see whether the Government breached an agreement with Te Wananga O Aotearoa.
A controversial plan to lock prisoners in prison vans outside Mt Eden because of overcrowding inside the prison is to be abandoned. Peter Williams (Howard League for Prison Reform); Barry Matthews (Corrections Department Chief Executive); Bevan Hanlon (Corrections Associations).
Prominent Maori artist Paratini Matchet has been charged with date rape. Emmet Lynch (Napier Police).
The US President has picked Ben Bernanke to take over as Chairman of the US Federal Reserve. Ben Bernanke (Federal Reserve Chairman Nominee).
A tribute to US civil rights campaigner Rosa Parks, who died today aged 92.