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Tana Umaga – Dover Samuels – Baby Taken – Baby Death – Helicopter Crash – Dog Attack

TANA UMAGA: The controversy around All Black winger Tana Umaga goes on. A youth worker in Christchurch says that Umaga was involved in an incident in Christchurch where he started to get abusive with some teenagers. Other witnesses say that Umaga was verbally abused on several occasions on the night. Umaga declined to appear in person on TV3.

DOVER SAMUELS: The PM today denied that her staff have been spreading allegations of rape against Dover Samuels. Samuels calls the Ninth Floor office Channel 9. The PM says that Mr Samuels is facing a lot of difficulties and so it is not surprising that he has lashed out. Clark does not however deny that her staff have had conversations about the allegations – just that they were not involved in spreading them. Dover Samuels will turn up tomorrow to a caucus meeting.

BABY TAKEN: Around 8am this morning a seven month old baby girl was missing. She had been recovering from a heart operation. The police were called. A taxi driver said he dropped off the baby at a bus heading south. The bus was stopped and the baby was recovered.

BABY DEATH: Police have started an investigation into the death of a two year old in Masterton.

HELICOPTER CRASH: A rescue helicopter crashes while on its way back from a mercy mission in Queensland killing five. The pilot is described as one of Australia’s most experienced.

DOG ATTACK: A 10 year old boy remains in intensive care in hospital following an attack by two dogs on him in a Rotorua park. The boy has received 200 stitches. One of the dogs has been destroyed. The other is still missing.

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