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Immigrants Wanted – Restoring Sporting Pride – Rain And Wind – Online Gardeners – Raiding Pokies For Racing

- IMMIGRANTS WANTED: Immigration Minister Liane Dalziel is looking at granting residency to thousands more immigrants in a move that could go some way towards counteracting the brain drain.

- RESTORING SPORTING PRIDE: Mums, dads, uncles and aunties – restoring New Zealand’s sporting pride is in your hands. That was the message from Sport, Fitness and Leisure Minister Trevor Mallard as the Kiwi Olympians arrived home last night with a disappointing medal haul.

- RAIN AND WIND: Torrential rains and gale force winds continued to blast the lower North Island yesterday causing widespread flooding and the closure of some roads.

- ONLINE GARDENERS: The Conservation Department has pleaded with anyone thinking of buying plants over the Internet to think again, fearing that on-line shoppers may be buying plants that are banned from sale in New Zealand because of their threat to native plants and animals and farming.

- RAIDING POKIES FOR RACING: Tapping into the gaming machine market is considered the most likely source of income to prop up the ailing racing industry, according to a Government report.

Inside Political Headlines:
- Clark vows tough stance on super;
- Tribunal faces staff claims, says Prebble;
- Cullen’s office gets its fax wrong;
- Checkup time for doctors;
- Sutton pushing for $2 trillion trade deal;
- Cloudy start for dawn of new jobs’ act;
- Police chiefs tackle crime;
- Act not to blame for hiring ban – MP.

Editorial: Widening the gaps.

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