A small but determined group of protesters gathered on the
steps of Parliament in Wellington this afternoon ahead of the
expected passing of legislation that will allow the partial
sell-off of state assets.
A receptionist who fled the collapsing Canterbury Television
building in last year's February 22 earthquake sprinted out
the front door and across the road, turning around to see was
building was "completely down".
The Government will allow mining exploration in marine mammal
sanctuaries that protect rare dolphins, whales and seals in a
decision which has been criticised by an Otago scientist who
says his advice was ignored.