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Chemical Spraying Laws - Dairy Mega Merger - Boy Abuser – ERA Bill - Manslaughter Charge - Probation Charge Denied - Meningitis Epidemic - War Crimes Trial - Te Anau Climbers - Government Celebrations - Gym Goers Beware

CHEMICAL SPRAYING LAWS: The Chemical Trespass Coalition has called on the government to legislate for anti spray drift laws after a court ruling that showed a man’s health deteriorated after being exposed to a chemical spray.

DAIRY MEGA MERGER: The future of the dairy industry’s mega merger deal lies with farmers after the countries two biggest dairy companies failed to merge. The two companies failed to agree about the size of their respective assets.

BOY ABUSER: Child Youth and Family says the 12-year old boy who allegedly violated a woman half conscious in an Auckland public toilet was not in the agency’s care for custodial reasons.

ERA BILL The Government has unveiled the details of it’s new Employment Relations Act, which will replace the Employment Contracts Act as the legislation which governs relationships between workers and employers.

MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE: Police have charged a Wanganui man with manslaughter after he ran a red light in a police chase and crashed into an innocent women driver killing her.

PROBATION CHARGE DENIED: The two probation officers who have been suspended for allegedly supplying an inmate with drugs, deny the charges strenuously.

MENINGITIS EPIDEMIC: The 10 year meningitis epidemic seems to be in declines with figures for the disease decreasing for the second year running.



WAR CRIMES TRIAL: The Bosnian Serb General accused of committing the worst atrocities in the Serbian war has gone on trial for war crimes.

TE ANAU CLIMBERS: The police in Te Anau fear two climbers may be dead in mountains near the town after a police fly-over yesterday revealed no trace of them or their equipment.

GOVERNMENT CELEBRATIONS: Labour and the Alliance held a joint caucus celebration after over 100 days in power today.

GYM GOERS BEWARE: The Ministry of Consumer Affairs is warning gym-goers to be beware of small print in gym membership contracts.

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