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Rapist Constable – Lamb Decision – Star Wars – Air Wars

- RAPIST CONSTABLE: Convicted rapist Constable Colin McLean is sitting in jail awaiting sentence on full police pay. Last night Police Minister George Hawkins said last night he could not be discharged from the force, but today there has been an about face. The Police Association say they can’t see why Constable McLean wasn’t stood down without pay as soon as he was convicted.

- LAMB DECISION: The United States is considering its next move after the WTO ruled that American tariffs on our lamb violates WTO trade rules. American farmers warn they won’t give up the fight against cheap NZ lamb, but the New Zealand industry says there’s no limit to how much lamb could be sold to the Americans.

- STAR WARS: George W. Bush relaunched Americas controversial Star Wars missile defence system today. The project is coming under fire from at home by experts who say it won’t work, and is angering other world powers like Russia and China.

- AIR WARS: Air NZ’s Australian subsidiary Ansett claims Qantas is driving it to the wall in Australia. Meanwhile, a small New Zealand operator says it will be hooking up with Qantas in providing domestic services. Meanwhile, many of the 1100 workers left out of a job by the collapse of Qantas NZ are still unemployed. One News investigated how easy it is to get a budget flight now. It has found cheap fares come with caveats. There are bargains providing you are willing to compromise.

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