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AMBULANCE OFFICER: Two female ambulance officers were badly hurt in a prolonged attack by three people – including a patient – in Porirua yesterday.

TAX CUTS: The tax cut package announced by Tresaurer Bill English will give $10.50 to anyone earning over $40,000 and less to those earning less.

POLE DROP: A daring sortie to deliver medical supplies at the South Pole was completed successfully by US Airforce staff in the dark and in the middle of a snow storm.

PHARMAC PARTY: The government’s drug buying agency Pharmac is spending $6,0000 for a party for doctors and nurses.

GAY ROBIN: England’s legendary outlaw Robin Hood was homosexual according to a leading English Literature Professor.

CRIME IDEAS: National’s ideas on crime such as longer custodial sentences and electronic monitoring are useful said the Chief Youth Court Judge yesterday.

BRAIN DRAIN: Fashion designer Karen Walker has urged the government to nurture talented young Kiwis to prevent them moving to Australia.

POLITICAL WEEK – With Victoria Main: Shipley’s Turn To Face Political Rivalry At Conference.

KIWI LIFE SPAN: Australians are living longer than New Zealanders, according to a Wellington expert.

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