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Former Defence Chiefs Speak - Cat Saves Woman - Kiwi Smugglers - Army Water Torture - US Spy Plane

- FORMER DEFENCE CHIEFS SPEAK: Seven former defence chiefs are calling for a public debate on defence policy before the Government scraps combat air capability and scales back maritime surveillance.

- CAT SAVES WOMAN: An elderly Carterton woman says her pet cat saved her life by dislodging a pill stuck in her throat as she gasped for breath.

- KIWI SMUGGLERS: More than 12,000 New Zealanders tried to smuggle risky food products in the last half of 2000, Biosecurity Minister Jim Sutton said yesterday.

- ARMY WATER TORTURE: Australian army personnel are being investigated over the alleged water torture of New Zealand officer cadets during a training exercise.

- US SPY PLANE: American officials were being denied contact with the crew of a US spy plane more than a day after a mid-air collision forced it to land in China, the US ambassador to China said last night.

Inside Political Headlines:
- Enrolmentboss unhappy about ruling;
- Baby care unit runs out of room;
- Cancer services concerned at lack of voice;
- Report shows rising demand for teachers;
- Clark to visit Japan, China and Hong Kong;
- Arguments for Anzac defence strategy;
- Army inquiry into shooting begins;
- Single sex schools assured.

Editorial: Public’s right to know.

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