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Horror Road Smash - Drug Testing In Sport Halted - Us Says Tone Down China - Bmw Dumps Rover - Fishing Alert - Maori College Does Well

HORROR ROAD SMASH: Six people including two children are dead when a van collided head-on with a meat truck north of Invercargil. A police constable said it was the worst he had seen in 12 years working in the force. Police have mounted a homicide like inquiry into the cause of the collision. It’s more than a year since six have died in a single road crash.

DRUG TESTING IN SPORT HALTED: Drug testing in top athletes is on hold tonight following a controversial court decision which cleared Olympic swimmer Trent Bray of using performing enhanced illegal steriods despite him testing positive.

US SAYS TONE DOWN CHINA: The United States has told China to tone down it’s threats of possibility millitary action on the eve of the Taiwan elections. In national presidential elections Taiwan decides to become independent from its neighbour tomorrow if it votes for opposition candidates.

BMW DUMPS ROVER: Car maker BMW has off-loaded one of the world’s biggest car manufacturers, Rover, because of the company’s losses estimated at up to US$2 billion.

FISHING ALERT: The fishing trawler which caught fire near the Chatham Islands has sunk raising fears of an oil spill. A Department of Conservation team is going to the wreck to check for oil slicks.

MAORI COLLEGE DOES WELL: A Maori college, Huntley School has been given top marks by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority after it opted out the traditional national qualifications system. Last year over 90 per cent of its students attended university.

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