TV3 NEWS. 30/08/2006
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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 (Journalist).
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. Duncan Garner (3 News, Parliament); Taito Phillip Field (Labour MP); Helen Clark (Prime Minister); Lockwood Smith (National MP).
Petrol prices have fallen for the third time in two weeks.
Around 600 Progressive Enterprises distribution staff are on strike, and supermarkets are beginning to run out of stock. Karl Andersen (National Distribution Union); Laila Harre (National Distribution Union).
Zimbabwean refugees may be allowed to remain in New Zealand even if they are HIV positive.
National MP Bob Clarkson is holding a meeting this evening for real Kiwi jokers following recent criticism for his comments regarding Muslims and homosexuals. Bob Clarkson (National MP); Don Brash (National Leader).
A dispute over enrolments at Auckland Grammar appears to be drawing to a close following the Government overturning the decision by the school in half the cases of removing zoning cheats. Robert Kirkpatrick (Board Chairman); Sharon Newey (Property Guide Editor).
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. Hameet Singh (Crown Witness).
Police are eager to calm public fears about their taser trial. Paul Woods (Porirua Mongrel Mob); Superintendent John Rivers (Police Commissioner's Office); Gareth Seymour (Porirua Against Taser Use Anywhere).
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. Pamela Logan (New Orleans Resident, 2005); Herbert Gettridge (New Orleans Resident); Ray Nagin (New Orleans Mayor).