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TAX CUTS DASHED: Treasurer Bill English has dashed hopes of big tax cuts for most wage earners until the economy builds up a good head of steam.

HATE GROUPS: Hate groups are using the internet to recruit disciples as young as nine or 10 years old.

PROTEST ARRESTS: Maori elders tried to end the occupation of Paraparaumu airport yesterday before police arrived and arrested 24 people.

SERVICE THREAT: The future of Keneperu Hospital’s emergency department is in doubt, pending a review.

ACT ON CRIME: ACT say only one in four criminals convicted of threatening to kill or threatening to cause grievous body harm over the last five years was sent to prison.

PM ON SUNDAY SALES: Prime Minister Jenny Shipley supports liquor sales on Sundays but cannot guarantee how parliament will vote on liberalising liquor laws.

HOSPITAL INSURANCE: Hospitals are expected to make big savings as a result of the new employers’ accident insurance system.

THREE TEENAGERS DIE: Three teenage girls died when their car collided with a truck in the Bay Of Blenty yesterday.

COMMISSIONER GIVES NOTICE: Health and Disabilities Commissioner Robyn Stent yesterday said she would step down from the job in six months time.

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