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National Women's Chest Therapy Findings - An inquiry commissioned by Director-General of Health Dr Karen Poutasi into the provision of chest physiotherapy to preterm babies at National Women's Hospital has found a link between the treatment and deaths and brain damage in some babies. See… Report from Inquiry Into National Women's Neonates. The inquiry team drew eight lessons from the current inquiry. See… Findings of Cull report And MOH Response. A lawyer for the families, Peter Edwards, says he will be lobbying the Government for compensation for the families and if that is unsuccessful they will consider court action.

The Expanding Scoop - We have two new services, the Auckland wire and the Australia wire. For details seeScoop Advisory: New Services in the headlines wire.

Locust Charges - A New Zealand mine clearing worker has been accused by Iraq of releasing locust eggs to destroy their crops. The United Nations is holding talks with the Iraqi government after it demanded the recall of the man.

Power On - The last 90 household without power in the Central Otago area have had their supply restored. The four days without power has led to some political debate about whether reforms to the electricity sector have mitigated or aggravated the problem. In the Parliament wire, Max Bradford says the reforms helped, Labour says his Otago report is facile.

Flu Kills - While thousands around the country struggle with the misery of the flu, for some it is a matter of life and death. In the Auckland wire, the Scoop takes a look as Flu kills 100 in one month in South Auckland

ACC Numbers - The Department of Labour's Accident Insurance Regulator's office has released updated figures relating to the. new accident insurance market. See the business wire.

SIS Decision Disappoints - Opponents of the APEC forum were concerned and disappointed at the Court of Appeal judgement in the Choudry case released yesterday. See… Disappointment at SIS Decision.

Court Appearance For Protesters - On Monday evening a police contingent of 25 in riot gear moved onto the land in question to remove around 100 protestors. 27 were arrested and 60 were evicted from the protest camp. For a news backgrounder of the issue see...Riot Police Move In On Paraparaumu Land Protestors in the Headlines wire. The Scoop went down to the court session yesterday and saw peaceful protesters enter pleas of not guilty . See the Headlines wire.

Y2K - The Reserve Bank reports on Year 2000 Readiness in the business wire.

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