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Smacking Review – Smoking Endangered – ACC Double Charging – Valentine’s Day Spy

- SMACKING REVIEW: The Government is to review anti-smacking laws and will consider raising the age children can be prosecuted for murder and manslaughter from 10 to 14 or older.

- SMOKING ENDANGERED: Health Minister Annette King is pushing ahead with plans to clamp down on smoking in cafes and bars after winning support from the Alliance.

- ACC DOUBLE CHARGING: ACC admitted to a Parliamentary select committee yesterday that it might have reaped up to $100 million in extra premiums after some people and businesses were forced to pay twice for cover in the 1998-1999 year.

- VALENTINE’S DAY SPY: Wellington private eye Michael Campbell’s business boomed in the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, with people suspicious that their partners were cheating using his services to spy on them.

Inside Political Headlines:
- Bunkle, Hobbs face Electoral Act test;
- Bank at the Kiwi bank, Peters urges Government;
- Government sorry for waiting list cuts error;
- National homes in on record student debt;
- Jane Clifton about the house: MPs play along with Winston;
- Review wants ERO to stay independent;
- Parliament put on notice.

Editorial: KO’d by the style police.

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