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DNA Backlog – Army Peeping Tom – Hayfever Season – Not Guilty Of Drug Rape – Overstayer Amnesty

- DNA BACKLOG: Crime fighting scientists have been swamped by police requests for DNA tests from 120 serious crimes, creating a backlog of 670 other cases.

- ARMY PEEPING TOM: The army dismissed an officer yesterday for secretly filming a female colleague while she was having a shower.

- HAYFEVER SEASON: Grass flowers are starting to bloom and the pollen season will peak at Christmas in the North Island, bad news for allergy sufferers.

- NOT GUILTY OF DRUG RAPE: Wellington software developer Glenn William Hooker was found not guilty of drugging and raping a 35-year-old woman.

- OVERSTAYER AMNESTY: Fewer than one in eight of the up to 7700 overstayers eligible to remain in New Zealand under a ‘last chance’ amnesty have applied, figures from the Immigration Service show.

Inside Political Headlines:
- Minister calls for scrapping of Skyhawks;
- Tax boss eager to change culture;
- Sir Michael ‘amazed’ by Chinese reception;
- Old battle lines drawn for safety laws;
- King gives assurance NZ not at risk of BSE;
- Hard-pressed CYFS to get extra $5.48m;
- 2000 vie for doctor scheme.

Editorial: Flaws in the Family Court.

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