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Michael Bottril – Health Bosses – Ben Thorne – Insolvent Developer – CYF – Super Fund – Tiger Woods

MICHAEL BOTTRIL: Dr Michael Bottril, the man at the centre of the Gisborne cervical cancer inquiry, has today won an appeal preventing a former patient, known as ‘Patient A’, suing him. Phillida Bunkle says Dr Bottrill has gotten off scot-free. The decision comes as more than 50 women are seek comp from Government for misread cervical smear tests.

HEALTH BOSSES: Health Minister Annette King is defending opposition claims she is trying to gag health board chiefs. Some health bosses say they feel they have effectively been gagged.

BEN THORNE: Meanwhile, a settlement has been made in the case of Ben Thorne, who died in knee operation, although the hospital denies any wrongdoing.

INSOLVENT DEVELOPER: Property Developer Graham Raymond, who lived high life and gambled his money away while his business went bust, has been convicted of contributing to his own insolvency.

CYF: Child Youth and Family has today revealed how it plans to cut back the list of needy children not getting help and lure back social workers. Mick Brown heartened

SUPER FUND: The Government’s plan to put money aside to fund national superannuation looks set to go ahead, after a meeting with NZ First. National Finance Spokesman Bill English says National is still undecided about whether it will vote for the bill or not.

TIGER WOODS: Golfing #1 Tiger Woods in due at the NZ Open in January, and he talked about it today. He said he and his caddy are going to have a great time. NZ #1 Michael Campbell says its his job to make it difficult for Tiger and promote the open and New Zealand.

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