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TARIFFS: The US today slapped heavy tariffs on imports of New Zealand and Australian lamb. The move essentially means New Zealand lamb producers will be paying $24 million in tax to the US.

AMBASSADOR SUMMONED: US Ambassador Josiah Beeman has been summoned to parliament to explain his government's decision. He was unrepentant saying the impact on New Zealand would be negligable.

FARMERS: Farmers across the country are outraged at the move. Economists estimate the move will cost farmers $1 per lamb or on average $2,000 per farm.

METEOR: US Meteor collectors are offering up to NZ$50,000 for the recovery of the meteor which buzzed New Zealand yesterday afternoon.

HIV GUIDELINES: The government set down new guidelines on how schools are to deal with pupils who have HIV or other communicable diseases.

WATSON: Olivia Hope was very angry that the bed she paid for on the yacht Tamarack was taken by gatecrashers the Wellington High Court was told today. The Court was also told that Olivia Hope had her period at the time - the relevance of which is not yet known.

FERRY: Twelve hundred people have been plucked off a burning ferry off the coast of Sweden.

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