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Mayor gutted by CIT closure - GPs confident about labs smear-reading - Lahar threat a time-bomb - People's Bank too risky, Govt told - People risking lives on tracks - Tranz Rail - Inside headlines - Sports lead - Editorial

Mayor gutted by CIT closure: Upper Hutt Mayor Rex Kirton is "gutted" over the news that the Central Institute of Technology will, close, causing about 80 people to lose their jobs.

GPs confident about labs' smear-reading: Wellington women can be confident the region's two community laboratories are accurately reading cervical smears, local doctors say.

Lahar threat a time bomb: A catastrophic mudslide from Mt Ruapehu may be as close as next year as scientists race to install an early warning system on the mountain.

People risking lives on tracks - Tranz Rail: People are risking their lives by using railway lines as footpaths, say Tranz Rail staff.

People's Bank too risky, Govt told: Treasury and the Crown Company Monitoring Advisory Unit warned the People's Bank was too risky a venture and should not be given the go-ahead.

Inside headlines
- But's who's to blame, ask cancer victims;
- Part two of doctor's shocking life story;
- Appeal on cell strip search;
- "Tiny" Social Ministry merge defended;
- Cyclone Sose 'very small';
- Hutt Maori progress to be monitoried;
- Rings gets promo debut at Cannes;
- 'Major victory' for Old Coach Road

Sports lead
Top form hurts NZ chances: Former Wellingtonian Vaughan Coveny, the All Whites' most experienced striker, is in danger of being left out of NZ's World Cup soccer squad.

Editorial: Inquiry report silent on crucial issues;
Dairy move troubling.

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