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Arthritis Drugs – Cullen Recall – Zimbabwe Aid – Anti-vivisection Protests

ARTHRITIS DRUGS: More than 1000 arthritis patients in New Zealand are missing out on new drugs that could improve their condition by up to 90 per cent because they are not government-funded, a leading specialist says.

CULLEN RECALL: Christian Cullen is not sure if he is being recalled to the All Blacks as a fullback or a first five-eighth.

ZIMBABWE AID: Expatriate Zimbabweans believe New Zealand’s foreign aid to Zimbabwe – more than half a million dollars a year – is being diverted into the coffers of the regime.

ANIT-VIVISECTION PROTESTS: A gathering of the world’s leading biomedical scientists has opened in Christchurch amid tight security and round-the-clock protests by animal rights activists.

Inside Political headlines:
- Wilson runs a red in giving apologetic Henry the green light;
- ‘Double-dip’ appointment criticised;
- Turia defends polytech course;
- Gene screen for test-tube embryos ‘still six years away’;
- Further shots fired in army vehicle row;
- ACC proposes levy for hearses, ambulances;
- National MP vows to fight South Island health funding threat.

Editorial: Stoned out of their minds.

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