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Earthquake – Health Elections – Aged Sex – Insurance Staff

EARTHQUAKE: The central North Island rocked at 6.52pm last night with an earthquake measuring seven on the Richter Scale 420 kilometres northeast of Gisborne and 33 kilometres deep.

HEALTH ELECTIONS: Millions of dollars more have been spent on health board elections than have been put into increased hospital funding this year, yet a lack of interest may mean candidates will be elected unopposed or health Minister Annette King will continue to hand-pick appointments.

AGED SEX: According to Britain’s Help the Aged, pensioners are abandoning safe sex and becoming more promiscuous.

INSURANCE STAFF: New Zealand’s second biggest general insurer, New Zealand insurance, will shed 100 staff in the next few months in a management and head office revamp.

Inside Political Headlines:
- Air NZ told to sort out its own mess;
- Cannabis seed dealer gets legal approval;
- Education cash ‘not a slush fund for unions’;
- Top Kiwis to be screened for racist comments;
- Drink-drive limits ‘archaic’.

Editorial: Lee’s veto a bad call.

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