October 2006 in Oceania


October 2006 in Oceania
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October 1, 2006 (Sunday)
October 3, 2006 (Tuesday)
October 6, 2006 (Friday)
October 7, 2006 (Saturday)
October 8, 2006 (Sunday)
October 11, 2006 (Wednesday)
October 12, 2006 (Thursday)
  • The New Zealand Auditor-General's report into 2005 election funding is released. $1.17 million dollars was unlawfully spent during the election by seven parties, more than half of it by Labour. Labour immediately promised to repay the money. (NZ Herald)
  • Controversial new media laws are passed by the Australian Senate. (Sydney Morning Herald)
  • Both major parties in the Cook Islands election have filed petitions challenging the result. (Radio NZ)
October 13, 2006 (Friday)
  • The main access roads into Papeete are blocked by unions protesting against the high cost of living. (Radio NZ)
October 15, 2006 (Sunday)
  • A 6.6-magnitude earthquake and a series of aftershocks hit Hawaii at 7:07am local time, with an epicentre 9 miles (14 km) NNW of Kalaoa. 95% of power was lost throughout the state. Widespread structural damage on the Big Island has been reported, but no major injuries and no fatalities as of yet. (CNN) (USGS)
October 17, 2006 (Tuesday)
October 20, 2006 (Friday)
October 23, 2006 (Monday)
October 24, 2006 (Tuesday)
October 25, 2006 (Wednesday)
October 26, 2006 (Thursday)
October 30, 2006 (Monday)
  • The final appeal for six men convicted in the Pitcairn sexual assault trial is rejected by the Privy Council. The men will now serve their sentences, which range from community service to six years in jail. (NZ Herald)
October 31, 2006 (Tuesday)
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