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STEVEN WALLACE: Waitara Maori are warning that the policeman cleared of blame for killing Steven Wallace could be in danger if he returns to the Taranaki town.
The warning last night followed comments from Police Commissioner Rob Robinson that the constable was "intensely relieved" and apparently committed to continuing his career after a police investigation found he had acted lawfully.

STEVEN WALLACE: 17.08.2000 - The official police report on the shooting of Steven Wallace in Waitara in the early hours of April 30 gives graphic details of confrontation that led to the 23-year-old's death. ALISON HORWOOD reports.
As fatally injured Steven Wallace gasped for air and struggled to get to his feet, the police gunman returned his Glock pistol to its holster and reached for his cellphone.

ERB: Prime Minister Helen Clark thrust her arm upwards with a quick wave then a victory sign to a jubilant gallery full of unionists after Parliament passed the Employment Relations Act yesterday.
One woman tried to begin a chorus of the union song Solidarity Forever.

ERB: New rulebook governs the way we work: 17.08.2000 - What the Employment Relations Act will mean to workers and employers ... AUDREY YOUNG looks at the basics of the new law passed yesterday in Parliament.

WINZ: Bo Hendgen is appalled that a young woman almost missed out on a job with her company because Winz and Workbridge failed to talk to each other and did not turn up to a scheduled appointment.
She says the agencies are setting a poor example for young job-seekers.

UNLAWFUL SEARCH: A former mental patient who had an alleged 16-year obsession with a woman has accepted a cash offer from the Crown after police unlawfully searched his car.
Aucklander John David McVeagh sued police for $90,000, claiming an officer unlawfully searched his car during a routine traffic stop in December 1998.

POLICEMAN CONVICTED: A Whakatane police constable moonlighting as a Japanese car importer has been convicted of dealing in unlicensed motor vehicles.
Constable Peter Sidney Sandle, who had name and occupation suppression lifted at sentencing, was ordered to pay $1500 in fines and $5000 costs after pleading not guilty to the charges in the Whakatane District Court last week.

OLYMPICS: Something other than pride will be in the air at the Sydney Olympics - and at least a third of our athletes will be keen to avoid it.
During what will be only the second Olympics to be held in spring, pollen levels are expected to affect large numbers of hayfever sufferers.

RUTHERFORD SENTENCING: A former Citibank manager who conned five friends out of $7 million and lost it all in a Nigerian investment scam has been sentenced to a jail term of 6 years and 5 months.
Graeme Kenneth Rutherfurd won the respect of his clients before he quit as the bank's investment manager in late 1995 - then began a series of what prosecutors called slick, ruthless, cold-blooded swindles.

CANCER CHILD: : Questions were raised yesterday in the Tovia Laufau cancer boy trial as to why the Starship hospital did not seek to have him made a ward of court.
It was also suggested that it was "unfair" that,while the hospital had all the "brilliance and knowledge" to predict what would happen to the 13-year-old, it was the boy's "shattered, distraught and confused" parents who faced criminal charges.

TROUT: Trout from Lake Rotorua are weighing in with Fish and Game New Zealand staff this winter to help let anglers know what coming fishing seasons will be like.
The size and weight of trout now swimming up the Ngongotaha Stream to spawn are being measured by staff who hope to learn what effect the quality of Lake Rotorua's water is having on the trout population.

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