ONE NEWS. 30/08/2006
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Labour MP Taito Phillip Field has made a statement today saying he has done nothing illegal after fresh allegations made against him. His statement is being seen as thumbing his nose at the Prime Minister. Francesca Mold (Deputy Political Editor); Dover Samuels (Labour, List); Taito Phillip Field (Labour, Mangere); Helen Clark (Prime Minister); Lockwood Smith (National, Immigration); Luamanuvao Winnie Laban (Labour, Mana); Guyon Espiner (Political Editor).
Freed hostages Olaf Wiig and Steve Centanni have spoken on Fox News on their kidnapping and captivity in Gaza. Olaf Wiig (Freed Hostage/New Zealand Cameraman); Steve Centanni (Freed Hostage/Fox News Reporter); Anita McNaught (Olaf Wiig's Wife/Journalist).
A prisoner in the same van as Liam Ashley when he was killed has appeared in court to testify against the alleged murderer. Plus hundreds gathered for Ashley's funeral on the North Shore of Auckland. Ali Ikram (One News); Harneet Singh (Indian Overstayer); Senior Sergeant Alisdair MacMillan (Porirua Police).
Zimbabwean refugees may be allowed to remain in New Zealand even if they are HIV positive. Sonya Wilson (One News); David Cunliffe (Immigration Minister); Pete Hodgson (Health Minister); Peter Brown (New Zealand First Deputy Leader); Rachael Le Mesurier (NZ AIDS Foundation); Kudakwashe Tuwe (African Health Promotion Programme).
A new health initiative is offering middle aged men cut price gym memberships to help fight heart disease, but there is a catch - only Maori are eligible. The National Party claims the policy is racist. Hannah Hodson (One News); Roger Taylor (Western Bay of Plenty Health); Tony Ryall (National, Health); Pete Hodgson (Health Minister); Hone Harawira (Maori Party MP).
Petrol prices have fallen for the third time in two weeks.
It is exactly a year since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in America, and many are saying the ongoing recovery efforts are as much of a disaster. Tim Wilson (American Correspondent); Ray Nagin (Mayor of New Orleans); George W. Bush (US President); Mary Landrieu (Senator); Nikkisha Napolean (New Orleans Resident); Ashton O'Dwyer (New Orleans Resident).
National MP Bob Clarkson is holding a meeting this evening for real Kiwi jokers following recent criticism for his comments regarding Muslims and homosexuals. Ben Tornquist (Political Reporter, Wellington); Bob Clarkson (National, Tauranga); Ashraf Choudhary (Labour MP); Georgina Beyer (Labour, List).