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The Christchurch Press

Business booming - National party muck-raking - Cave Creek survivor - Organised crime

BUSINESS BOOMING Increased commodity prices have resulted in retail spending to rise strongly. This has put South Island business spirits into a high.

NATIONAL PARTY MUCK-RAKING Shipley, Carter, Wong, Neill, Brownlee walked though the Avon river yesterday collecting rubbish to highlight Volunteer Awareness Week.

CAVE CREEK SURVIVOR Stephen Hannen, who was put in a wheelchair after the Cave Creek tragedy has married a 20 year old student.

ORGANISED CRIME Chch police are saying that organised crime is going largely unchecked as they do not have the manpower to deal with it.

Inside political stories:
- Electoral clearance for Hobbs
- MP backs Maori seats

World: Akram turns focus to English tour
Sport: Two die after school shooting
Editorial: At odds on smog

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