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Bars have five years to corral smokers - Teen rapist's new sex crime charge - Sorenson switches sports focus - Down to the wire - Porirua cops tougher on drug laws - Inside headlines - Sports lead - Editorial

Bars have five years to corral smokers: Bars and restaurants will have 5 1/2 years to comply with new restrictions on smoking under the Government's proposed changes to smokefree laws announced today.

Teen rapist's new sex crime charge: A teenage rapist responsible for a brutal central Wellington rape two years ago has again been accused of a sex crime.

Sorenson switches sports focus: Softballing legend Mark Sorenson won his last two trophies as a player last night, and is now putting his energy into following daughter Jaimee's sport.

Down to the wire: The front page pic shows Mt Hutt's new bungy jump platform.

Porirua cops tougher on drug laws: Get caught with a cannabis joint in Lower Hutt or Wellington and you can expect to avoid conviction if it's your first offence, but don't count on the same treatment in Porirua and Kapiti.

Inside headlines
- Assault victim: I wonder if I'm safe;
- Disgraced doctor wins case;
- Drug turned his life upside down;
- The kids are all right - aren't they;
- Rankin vows to tell her story;
- Maligned Vienna ochestra says thanks, but no thanks;
- Dash 8 crash jury still out;
- Company fined for selling underweight meat packs;
- Freezing temps see cars slide;

Sports lead
Dugdale rejects call for Rufer: All Whites coach Ken Dugdale has rubbished suggestions he should have recalled veteran Wynton Rufer for the World Cup campaign following the shock withdrawal of Manchester City striker Chris Killen.

Editorial: Kapiti growth needs good management

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