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Cervical Smear Inquiry - The Government’s launched a ministerial inquiry into Gisbourne’s cervical cancer smear scandal. It comes after the Health Funding Authority revealed that discredited pathologist, Richard Botchrell, botched the smear readings of 119 women. 4900 smears have been retested so far. Another 20,000 smears still have to be read.

Quake Death-toll Rises - The death-toll in Taiwan’s worst earthquake this century is expected to rise through the night. While TV One News has been on air the death-toll has been revised to 802 dead,with thousands of others injured or trapped in the rubble.

United Nations Firms Control In Dili - United Nations is tonight reasserting its control in East Timor after the first peacekeepers arrived in Dili. I Jakarta President B.J. Habibie told parliament thatIndonesia should honour East Timor’s independence referendum result.

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Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

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Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

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General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

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