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Law Firm Row – Cage Fighting – Pig Attack – Women Live Longer – Middle East Violence

- LAW FIRM ROW: The Government has paid law firm Buddle Findlay nearly $1 million for legal advice this year, prompting opposition claims that the firm is being used as a political tool by agreeing to host a government forum for businesses later this month.

- CAGE FIGHTING: Police admit that cage fighting in Taita, Lower Hull, on Saturday was nowhere near as violent as they had expected.

- PIG ATTACK: A Dunedin woman feared for her life after her daughter’s pet pig knocked her down and then apparently tried to eat her.

- WOMEN LIVE LONGER: New Zealand women can expect to live six years longer than New Zealand men – and the gap shows few sign of lessening.

- MIDDLE EAST VIOLENCE: Palestinian violence continued to escalate last night despite an ultimatum from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak that if it continued he would view peacemaking as dead and crack down hard.

Inside Political headlines:
- Clark outspoken, but hard words can divert for only so long;
- Officials ‘too scared to speak out’;
- Chain e-mail led to name in ad;
- Discrimination a big factor in jobs – study;
- NZ troops shoot militia member;
- Angry Greens ‘insulted by Singapore free trade deal.

Editorial: Lessons for labour.

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