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Children’s Drug Tests – Possum Parasite – Psychiatric Unit Security – Drug Runner In Tonga

- CHILDREN’S DRUG TESTS: Children as young as 10 who are battling drug habits are being sent to doctors for regular drug tests to allow them to stay in school.

- POSSUM PARASITE: Groundbreaking research into how genetically modified parasites can be used to stop possums breeding has identified a parasite that is “absolutely specific” to possums.

- PSYCHIATRIC UNIT SECURITY: Security at Porirua Hospital’s forensic psychiatric unit is being reviewed after the second prisoner escaped within a month.

- DRUG RUNNER IN TONGA: Escaped New Zealand drug runner Brian Curtis is said to be living in Tonga.

Inside Headlines:
- Ratana puts Clark on notice;
- Valuation boosts dairy merger plan;
- Defence boss builds big travel bill;
- Weed now the pest in virus areas;
- Nuclear waste notification;
- Tainui chief negotiator forced aside by ill health;
- Union calls for review of case for new bank.

Editorial: The whiff of whitewash.

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