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Cave Creek Victim - Gun Theft - Thai Exploitation - Zimbabwe Violence - Ird Mistakes - Cellphone Tower - Fijian Protests - Pardons Declined - Mayor Has Cancer- Iran Newspaper - Vege Growers - Worker Killed - Chechen Ambush- Seafresh Capsize

CAVE CREEK VICTIM: A parent of a Cave Creek victim says he welcomes the Justice Minister Phil Goff’s proposal to allow government departments to be sued if their operations cause injury or death.

GUN THEFT: The police investigating the theft of hundreds of guns in Wellington fear an increase in armed holdups. The guns were stolen from a collectors house over the weekend and many were antiques.

THAI EXPLOITATION: The Labour Department says a women who exploited Thai workers and was ordered to pay her clients for compensation has told an Auckland district court she was bankrupt.

ZIMBABWE VIOLENCE: British Foreign Minister meeting with Zimbabwe officials says there would be no funding for a land reform programme in the republic until the violence against white farmers stopped.

IRD MISTAKES: The Inland Revenue Department says employers are to blame for some mistakes in documents released to them about employee’s pay.

CELLPHONE TOWER: The Mayor of Christchurch Gary Moore has found a site for a controversial cell phone tower after residents earlier complained about the site.

FIJIAN PROTESTS: Thousands of indigenous Fijians have marched through Suva this morning to show their disapproval to the Chowdry Government a regime lead by an Indian Fijian.

PARDONS DECLINED: Three men in prison for a multiple rape of a South Island women have just had their pardons requests turned down.

MAYOR HAS CANCER: The mayor of New York city Rudolph Gulianni has announced he has been diagnosed with a treatable form of prostate cancer. The announcement may affect his proposed campaign.

IRAN NEWSPAPER: The Justice Ministry in Iran has announced the closure of two more independent reformist daily newspapers.

VEGE GROWERS: The National organisation for vegetable growers Vegfed, says recent statistics show their have been low returns across the board for growers. A world onion glut is said to be a contributing factor.

WORKER KILLED: The investigation into the death of a railway worker yesterday has found that the maintenance of railway tracks may have been a contributing factor. The man was killed when a carriage containing metal scraps overturned on him.

CHECHEN AMBUSH: Another 28 Russian soldiers have reportedly been killed recently in two ambushes from Chechen rebels in the province However Russian President Vladimir Putin insists Russian troops will stay in the area indefinitely.

SEAFRESH CAPSIZE: The Managing Director of Seafresh NZ says Seafresh One, the boat which capsized near the Chatham Islands will be removed on time.

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