TV3 NEWS. 07/03/2006
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A Waikato man has handed back a medal awarded to him by the Queen because ACC will not compensate him for a road accident. Bruce Gardiner (Former Fonterra Milk Truck Driver); Angus Barclay (ACC); Quentin Mines (Gardiner's Lawyer).
One of the investors who made millions out of the sale of TradeMe has suggested most shareholders will invest the money in new ventures rather than splurge it. Gareth Morgan (TradeMe Founder's Father); voxpop.
New research shows the number of New Zealanders testing positive for HIV/Aids is on the rise. Damien Moore (HIV Positive); Rachael Le Mesurier (NZ Aids Foundation).
Legal abortion in the USA is facing its greatest challenge in 30 years with a the South Dakota Governor signing a Bill banning abortion. This will force the US Supreme Court to reconsider the issue.
The Government has announced there is to be a review of the Police Act. Annette King (Police Minister); Greg O'Connor (Police Association).
NZ's jails are already bursting at the seams but a new report predicts the number of inmates will soar by 20% over the 4 years.
The Conservation Minister has vetoed proposals for the controversial $10 million Whangamata marina project despite the Environment Court giving it the go-ahead. Chris Carter (Conservation Minister); voxpop; Mick Kelly (Whangamata Marina Society); Martin Williams (Environment Court Lawyer); Paul Shanks (Whangamata Surfer).
The only suspect to be charged in connection with the September 11 terrorist bombings has gone on trial in Virginia and the jury must now decide whether he lives or dies.
The Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency says a deal to defuse the stand-off over Iran's nuclear programme could still be possible.
Tonight is Census night. However, some people believe the Census does not go far enough because it does not include Kiwis living overseas. Celine Cao (Census Collector); Brian Pik (Government Statistician); Ross McConnell (Kea NZ).
Concern is growing in Christchurch over the City Council's plan to allow a Hong Kong businessman have control over the day-to-day activities of Lyttelton Port. Keith Locke (Green MP); Murray Horton (Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa); Bob Lineham (Christchurch City Holdings Ltd).
A group of disgruntled oyster farmers are suing the Far North District Council for $12 million after their businesses were forced to close four years ago. Bill Guest (Northland Federated Farmers).