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Cycle Crash - Fantasy Outlawed - Drugs Billionaire - Murder of Child - Avgas - Paul Holmes Accident - Size Does Matter - Whaling Protest - Snorkler Left On Reef - Liam Williams Holloway

CYCLE CRASH: A spectacular crash has taken five cycles out of the tour of Wellington. Five riders hit a police motorcyle put there to direct cyclists. Five cyclists taken to hospital. Injured riders have now been discharged from hospital.

FANTASY OUTLAWED: Fantasy GHB has been classified under the Medicines Act. Five overdoses in Christchurch led to the move. The drug used to be an anaesthetic. Small amounts make you feel intoxicated and drowsy - larger quantities can put you in a coma. Possession can get you $500 fine and three months in jail now.

DRUGS BILLIONAIRE: The New Zealand Herald has had a small win in its bid to name a drug importing billionaire. In Otahuhu District Court the Herald has won the right to appeal against the suppression order.

MURDER OF CHILD: 32-year-old man appears in Henderson District court charged with murder of a three-year-old. The man has interim name suppression.

AVGAS: Civil Aviation Authority has ruled out avgas contamination as the cause of a Christmas morning Cessna crash. Mechanical failure is thought to have caused the accident. In Australia 5000 aircraft have been grounded as the avgas problem continues. The cost of the groundings is estimated at $50 million a month and Mobil may have to pay.

PAUL HOLMES ACCIDENT: Paul Holmes has taken a tumble while horse riding in Northland.

SIZE DOES MATTER: Study in Poland shows that tall men are more attractive and have more children than short men. Married men are also taller.

WHALING PROTEST: Greenpeace activists dragged up the stern of a Japanese whaling boat as they try to stop a whale being slaughtered.

SNORKLER LEFT ON REEF: A Californian woman has gone missing on a trip to the Great Barrier Reef - she went snorkeling on a cruise and when the boat arrived back a head-count found she was missing.

LIAM WILLIAMS-HOLLOWAY: Parents of Liam Williams-Holloway say they may bring their son back for more chemotherapy if his treatment in Germany fails.

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