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Ruinous Debts – Election Bill – Hospital Drugs – Sutton’s Socks

- RUINOUS DEBTS: A group of grandparents who took custody of their grandchildren after the children’s parents failed them say they face ruin because the legal aid system is billing them for their troubles.

- ELECTION BILL: Voters will no longer have to completely re-enrol every three years and the reporting of political polls in the run-up to elections will be banned if a Government bill introduced yesterday becomes law.

- HOSPITAL DRUGS: Allegations that a former senior staff member in Capital Coast Health’s alcohol and drug unit was an addict and used hospital drugs on site have been met with silence from the new district health board.

- SUTTON’S SOCKS: The Quarantine Service laundered Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton’s dirty socks, which were accidentally put in a plastic bag with shoes he’d worn on a Japanese farm, at Auckland Airport border control.

Inside Political Headlines:
- More funds set to boost border control;
- Ambassador finds his paradise;
- Leading names miss invite to Maori forum;
- Decision time today on Ellis pardon plea;
- Crunch time for integrity bill;
- Prebble says evict Hobbs, Bunkle;
- Clark wants to update human cloning ban laws.

Editorial: Sliding into tyranny.

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