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Three People Found Dead in Manukau - Police have revealed that a woman and two children have been killed this morning in an incident in Totara Heights, south Auckland. The bodies of the three and another critically injured man were found around 7am today after ambulance staff called police. The house has been cordoned off. Police are still trying to establish how the woman and two children died. Police hope to talk with the injured man this afternoon.

Internal Affairs Minister Enters Fires Service Row - Unpaid fire fighters claim to be the victims of gear sabotage and intimidation, a claim that Professional Fire Fighter’s Union denies. However, Jack Elder says he has seen some of the intimidation first hand. He wants the problem sorted out before something more serious happens.

Prime Minister Protects Govt. Agencies - The Prime Minister, Jenny Shipley is protecting Government agencies against attacks from the church. The Bishop of Christchurch has criticised free market policies on the back of the WINZ scandal saying social agencies should not be run like private enterprise. Mrs Shipley says changes to the state sector were necessary.



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