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Dr Bottrill Appears At Cancer Inquiry x 2 – Baby Bashing – Concorde – White Island Eruption – Tax Inquiry – ERB – Spectators Tackle

DR BOTTRILL APPEARS AT CANCER INQUIRY: Dr Bottrill blames the after affects of a heart bypass operation in 1990 for the under-reporting of cervical smears. Distinct blueness to Dr’s face as side-effect of pills he is taking. Asked if he accepted that he was to blame for misread smears, he replied, “regretfully yes”. He said he had been devastated at the discoveries over the last few days. He says he was left with attention deficit or a lack of concentration after the bypass operation. He says that when he found he had made the mistake it was a very distressing circumstance. Why hadn’t he given up? “I liked cytology”.

DR BOTTRILL APPEARS AT CANCER INQUIRY: Back in April former patients turned their backs on the doctor. Today they did not. There is some sympathy for the Dr now that he is sick too. Women want assurances that it will not happen again. Q&A: There were a number of times when he appeared to be losing his name. He came across as an intelligent man, determined to tell his story. An Auckland surgeon has confirmed the “post bypass syndrome” complained of by

BABY BASHING: Adults face charges over three children assault incidents.

CONCORDE: Several Concorde’s face mishaps around the world including one in Canada turned back over concerns about a fuel leak. A major fuel leak is now thought to be the cause of the crash of the Concorde last week

WHITE ISLAND ERUPTION: Vulcanologists have landed on White Island today and observed a new crater. The biggest eruptions for 20 years. Scientists says more activity could occur with little or no warning.

TAX INQUIRY: Unveiled with a promise of no new taxes this term of Government.

ERB: Richard Prebble has flouted Parliament’s rules and released content from the new ERB today before the bill has been tabled. Richard Prebble faces a possible breach of privilege charge. National is unimpressed in the changes to the bill. Prebble claims the sky is already falling. The PM scoffed at the stunt – “In a few months time people will be wondering what the fuss is about”.

SPECTATORS TACKLE: A spectators tackle leads to a 13-all draw in a Horowhenua/Kapiti rugby clash. Amateur video shows the tackle. An opposing team member says the try wouldn’t have been scored anyway. After the tackle the crowd turned on the spectator and beat him. The Spectator had previously played for both teams but was banned last year.

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