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Skyhawks Grounded - Jane Clifton: Wriggling Out Of A Rat Hole - Maritime Surveillance - School Cannabis Testing

- SKYHAWKS GROUNDED: Six hundred air force jobs have been axed in a massive shakeup of the armed forces announced yesterday.

- JANE CLIFTON ABOUT THE HOUSE: WRIGGLING OUT OF A RAT HOLE: Despite popular opinion, there are important differences between rats and politicians…

- MARITIME SURVEILLANCE: Inadequate surveillance has left New Zealand’s $1.5b a year fishing resource exposed to plunder, a maritime patrol review has found.

- SCHOOL CANNABIS TESTING: A school principal has rejected random drug testing of students because he says too many would be positive through passive smoking – breathing in cannabis smoke from adult smokers.

Inside Political Headlines:
- Government ot end Enza monopoly;
- ‘Disappointment’ as air force told of defence cuts;
- Air combat decision criticised;
- Ohakea’s future looks secure;
- Poor schools becoming ghettos, says Act;
- Skyhawks fired once in anger;
- King ‘rolled’ over health card.

Editorial: Cutting the defence cloth.

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