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Emergency Department Review – Fletcher Energy Sale – CITIC – War Criminal – Australian Welfare – Foot And Mouth – Caregivers Investigation – Israel – Smaller Bins – Ferry Hazard

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT REVIEW: The Ministry of Health is promising a review of emergency departments following a report into the death of a 19-year-old man in Taranaki Hospital. The Ministry says the review is part of a long running project.

FLETCHER ENERGY SALE: Shell NZ says that rumours that a Fay Richwhite company is considering making an offer for Fletcher Energy is making the sale process difficult.

CITIC: The Chinese half of the Central North Island Forestry Partnership with Fletcher Forestry is to mount a legal challenge claiming $155 million in damages from Fletcher Forestry.

WAR CRIMINAL: A former Bosnian Croat political leader has been convicted of war crimes and sentenced to 25 years in jail. He was convicted of persecuting, detaining and killing Bosnian Muslims. This is the first political figure convicted by the War Crimes Tribunal.

AUSTRALIAN WELFARE: The Government appears to have the support it needs to bring the Australian welfare agreement into force. The Greens Sue Bradford says that she will be recommending her party support

FOOT AND MOUTH: Germany and the Netherlands have begun slaughtering 1000s of animals imported from the UK as fears that foot and mouth disease may have spread into Europe mount.

CAREGIVERS INVESTIGATION: The Department of Child Youth and Family is investigating several of its caregivers in two homes.

ISRAEL: Israel’s former PM Shimon Peres has made an impassioned plea to the Labour Party to join a government of National Unity.

SMALLER BINS: The Auckland City Council is planning to reduce the amount of rubbish in the city by replacing wheely-bins with half size bins.

FERRY HAZARD: Police say a 90-year-old ferry recovered off the coast of Canterbury by Coastguard was a navigation hazard. The ferry was found with four people on board having a party.

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