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Dismay At Moratorium on Irradiated Food - Alliance health
spokesperson Phillida Bunkle says it’s a major step
backwards. Health Minister Wyatt Creech has signed up to a
deal in Canberra which will allow the manufacture and
importing of some irradiated products, ending a ten year
moratorium. Ms Bunkle says New Zealanders are now stuck with
the decision because it is a bilateral agreement and can
only be changed if the Australians agree to it. She doubts
whether consumers will benefit.
Revelations of Corrections
Department Plane Charter - Overcrowding in North Island
prisons means the department will fly 30 convicts to
Christchurch tomorrow. They will be housed in the second
unit to be completed in the Paparoa Remand Centre.
Canterbury Prison spokesperson says it is a fairly routine
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Gordon Campbell: On The Jami-Lee Ross Saga
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After all, even the PWC report hadn’t finally and definitively pointed the finger of blame at Ross, but had cited him merely as the most likely suspect. More>>
Press Conference Video: Jami-Lee Ross Plans By-Election, Police Complaint
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