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Driver Convicted - Cervical Inquiry Resumes - Flood Claims – Fiji Coup - Estate Verdict - Labour’s Crimes - Todd Allegations - Science Teachers - Lee And Whaling - Twining Gene Found

DRIVER CONVICTED: A 62 year old Wanganui man has been convicted with manslaughter and failing to stop at an accident after he struck and killed two teenagers on a bridge earlier this year.

CERVICAL INQUIRY RESUMES: There were moving scenes when a cervical cancer inquiry resumed today after a short break.

FLOOD CLAIMS: More than $5 million of insurance claims have been filed after widespread flooding damage in the upper North Island.

FIJI COUP: George Speight’s supporters in Fiji continue to enter and leave the Parliamentary complex in Suva after the military announced it has delayed plans to isolate the coup leaders.

ESTATE VERDICT: After a lengthy legal battle a woman found guilty of her husband’s death may share in half of his estate, a Maori appellate court has found.

LABOUR’S CRIMES: Labour Party President Bob Harvey has suggested the party draw up a new system for members declaring past crimes after former Maori Affairs Minister Dover Samuels resignated over sexual allegations with an underage girl.

TODD ALLEGATIONS: Eventing New Zealand and the New Zealand Olympic committee will not act on a British tabloid newspaper’s

SCIENCE TEACHERS: A national group representing science teachers says a new report which shows lower skill levels among students should not be used to blame teachers.

LEE AND WHALING: The Conservation Minister Sandra Lee and her Australian counterpart will unveil a banner proposing a southern seas whale ban at meeting next an the international whaling conference.

TWINING GENE FOUND: The gene responsible for twinning in sheep has been discovered by New Zealand Ag-Research scientists.

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