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Bottrill Admits Under Reporting - Northland Grandmother Charged - Toddler’s Death Investigated - Erb Changes Revealed Early - Policeman Charged In Nudity Offence - Drunk Fan Joins In Levin Game

BOTTRILL ADMITS UNDER REPORTING: The man at the centre of the Gisborne cervical cancer inquiry has admitted an unacceptable level of under reporting, saying he is devastated by the evidence which has surfaced in the inquiry. Retired pathologist Dr Michael Bottrill says he believes an form of attention deficit disorder, rather than a deficient checkup process or lack of training, led to his under-reporting.

- NORTHLAND GRANDMOTHER CHARGED: A Whangarei grandmother is in custody after appearing in court charged with the assault of her two-year-old granddaughter. Doctors say the toddler could be brain damaged from her injuries. Child Youth & Family confirmed today it approved the placing of the child in the hands of her grandmother.

- TODDLER’S DEATH INVESTIGATED: Police investigating the death of 23-month-old Carterton toddler have found traces of blood at two of the properties she visited before her death.

- ERB CHANGES REVEALED EARLY: ACT leader Richard Prebble has defied Parliament and revealed changes to the Employment Relations Bill, before they were due to be tabled in the House tommorrow.

- POLICEMAN CHARGED IN NUDITY OFFENCE: A Gore policeman has been fined by his bosses for misusing a police vehicle for his near-nude participation in a “nude day” video.

- DRUNK FAN JOINS IN LEVIN GAME: A Levin rugby team is crying foul after a drunken spectator tackled a player in what could have been a match winning try.

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