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Lump Sum Compo – Mad Cat Disease – Civilian Police Backup – Killer To Live In NZ - Rail

- LUMP SUM COMPO: Victims of serious injuries, including sexual abuse, will be eligible for lump sum payments of up to $100,000 under new accident compensation laws unveiled by the Government yesterday.

- MAD CAT DISEASE: Pet food from Germany could soon be banned from New Zealand, as the Agriculture Ministry moves to protect cats from contracting a form of mad cow disease.

- CIVILAN POLICE BACKUP: Police are to consider improvements to their use of civilian backup for rural officers when no other staff are nearby.

- KILLER TO LIVE IN NZ: A teenage killer who took his inspiration from the Yorkshire Riper will be deported from Australia in two weeks to start a new life in New Zealand.

- RAIL LEASE: Tranz Rail has to pay the Government $1 a year to lease the 3904 kilometres of rail corridors used by its trains.

Inside Political headlines:
- Row looms over ‘flawed’ Maori TV plan;
- Ministry chief defends gaps policy;
- No one taken for a ride over chits, says Hide;
- Changing face of compensation;
- Chocolate goes into diplomacy;
- Kindergarten teachers to vote on pay offer.

Editorial: The whale is not a deity.

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