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SEX SLAVES: There are fears in Auckland that immigrant sex workers are being held as virtual sex slavesand are helping spread the HIV virus.

TRAFFIC CHAOS: Twenty three people were injured over the weekend in four major car crashes, including multiple car pile-ups.

TARARUA MURDER: Police say the body of Terri King, found murdered in the Tararuas, was found on top of a folding spade and an assault rifle.

POLICE SHOOTING: The Auckland man police shot dead near Helensville last week was seriously injured three years ago after he crashed another stolen car.

SNOW: The heaviest snow in recent memory created havoc in Central Otago over the weekend, cutting power and roads.

GREAT BARRIER DEATH: The suspicious death of a Great Barrier Island man could be linked to the drugs underworld say police and locals.

LEGAL AID: Lawyers struggling to make a living are astounded at the legal aid payments given to some of their colleagues. Auckland lawyer Peter Kaye received the most money from legal aid receiving $416,645.

CRIMINALS RENTING: Criminals and drug dealers are increasingly renting property to avoid having their homes seized under the Proceeds of Crimes Act.

NATIONAL CAMPAIGN: The National Party will begin campaigning for the election this week with billboards going up in the three main centres.

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