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Winz Management Style - Sierra Leonex2 - Health Scare Details - Maths Package Marketing - Steven Wallace Shooting - British Train Crash - Tobacco Rise - Cervical Inquiry - AI Criticism - Kids Alone - Fraud Case - Contaminated Diesel - Us Lottery

WINZ MANAGEMENT STYLE: State sector chief executives are concerned the management style of WINZ has damaged the entire public service according to a report to be released this afternoon.

SIERRA LEONE: African leaders meeting in Nigeria have warned they will use military action stop any attempt to grab power undemocratically in Sierra Leone. The nine leaders have nominated a representative to negotiate the release of 100s of UN Peacekeepers held hostage by rebel troops. Meanwhile Britain has sent in a force to evacuate foreign nationals from Freetown.

SIERRA LEONE: The Defence force say there is no concern with the safety of two New Zealand military observers in Sierra Leone.

HEALTH SCARE DETAILS: Lakeland Health is now releasing further details about the health scare affecting former patients, after equipment used was not properly sterilized.

MATHS PACKAGE MARKETING: The Principle of a Horowhenua school says he is concerned about the practices of a maths package marketing scheme which is believed to be exploiting parental fears about their children’s education.

STEVEN WALLACE SHOOTING: Police are still waiting to hear from witnesses who may have seen Steven Wallace’s movements before his shooting two weeks ago in Waitara.

BRITISH TRAIN CRASH: The father of the New Zealand man involved in a train crash in Britain says he is not surprised no charges are being taken against the train drivers both who are dead.

TOBACCO RISE: The Ministry of Customs says the rise in cigarettes of $1 from last night could fuel extra sales of black market tobacco.

CERVICAL INQUIRY: The former chief executive of Midland Health has expressed regrets that it did not follow up an “unsatisfactory reply” from former pathologist Dr Bottrill about his quality assurance procedures.

AI CRITICISM: Amnesty International has criticised the United States for increasingly violent treatment of demonstrators and other police suspects.

KIDS ALONE: The Christchurch Police say a two night operation focusing on unaccompanied young people in the city has found intoxicated youths as young as 12-years-old.

FRAUD CASE: Anita Faisandier’s lawyer has criticised the prosecution lawyer in her fraud case of unwarranted character assassination.

CONTAMINATED DIESEL: Mobil Oil is warning the public not to use any diesel fuel taken from the Otaki service station from Monday to Tuesday morning because it may be contaminated.

US LOTTERY: A lottery in the United States, which has not been struck for two months, is now worth over US$700 million.

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