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Electricity Package – Teachers Banned – Test-Tube Baby- Waxeyes Dying – Disk Demolition – A Duet To Bring The House Down

- ELECTRICITY PACKAGE: Tens of thousands of small power customers should see “significant” savings as a result of the Government’s power package announced yesterday, with fixed line charges potentially cut in half.

- TEACHERS BANNED: Twenty-four bad, incompetent or deviant teachers were banned from the classroom last year, four of them for sexual offences, the Teacher Registration Board says.

- TEST-TUBE BABY: An American couple has used genetic tests to create a test tube baby that would have the exact type of cells desperately needed to save their six-year-old daughter.

- WAXEYES DYING: An unusual strain of Salmonella being linked to the death of large numbers of sparrows could be connected to the deaths of waxeyes, the Conservation Department said yesterday.

- DISK DEMOLITION: Thousands of pirated CDs were destroyed by a roller in Auckland’s Aotea square yesterday. The event was organised by the Internet Software Association of New Zealand to begin a school holiday campaign against piracy.

- A DUET TO BRING THE HOUSE DOWN: (Jane Clifton’s About The House) There are times when the public needs to be protected from its politicians, and yesterday brought a particular such emergency: Margaret Wilson was proposing to sing. In Parliament.

Inside Political Headlines:
- Wilson’s the wingeing minister, says English;
- Act may help fire contract settlement;
- Tribunal expects a lean birthday;
- Multi-party Treaty accord urged;
- Wilson gives nod to code;
- Burton defends Hercules decision as humanitarian;
- National undecided over super.

Editorial: Going down a wrong road.

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