National News Brief, Tuesday October 14

Bank deposit guarantee could lead to problems; Labour promises universal student allowance; Louise Nicholas investigation cost $4 million; Wendy's to double NZ presence; Carisbrook Stadium on track; and more

  • The investigation into historic rape complaints against police officers brought by Louise Nicholas cost $4 million, reports the Dominion Post. The rape allegations led to a commission of inquiry which cost a further $4.8 million. Nicholas said yesterday that if her complaints had been investigated in the 90s when she made them it would not have cost so much, but added, "They did a great job and I don't care if it cost $50 million, I'm glad they did it. They really had four trials to investigate and the more they delved the more they found out."