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National Breast Screening - Airways Corporation - Cervical Inquiry - Todd Allegations - Author Rejects Criticism - Floods Recede - Wimbeldon Finals

NATIONAL BREAST SCREENING: The Minister Of Health, Annette King, wants to introduce national screening programmes after problems with breast screening in Otago.

AIRWAYS CORPORATION: The acting Minister of Social Services Trevor Mallard has defended the Government’s handling of a ministerial inquiry into the Airways Corporation.

CERVICAL INQUIRY: The Health Funding Authority has told the Cervical Inquiry in Gisborne that pathologist Michael Bottrill was only investigated once his the possibility of his under reporting became known to them.

TODD ALLEGATIONS: The secretary General of the New Zealand Olympic Committee says he still wants to clarify with Mark Todd whether the allegations of cocaine taking made by the British tabloid newspaper are true.

AUTHOR REJECTS CRITICISM: The author of an Auckland student magazine article, which criticised health authorities handling of suicides, says the press council’s negative verdict is meaningless.

FLOODS RECEDE Dryer weather on the Coromandel means flood waters are receding, though locals are still watching the rains for this morning’s high tide.

WIMBELDON FINALS Only four seeded players have reached the finals in the Wimbeldon tennis tournament.

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