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The New Zealand Herald

MAGIC MUSSELS: The Herald leads today with a report that the geenshell mussel extract offering hhope to cancer sufferers may be banned from New Zealand shops indefinitely after a ruling yesterdat that sales may be illegal.

MAGIC MUSSELS: An accompanying story quotes a cancer patient saying he wants the choice to buy Lyprinol if he wants to. Just hours after ordering Lyprinol from his pharmacist, cancer sufferer Dr Ross Macleord felt the rug had been pulled from under his feet. Dr MacLeod is a trainee specialist at Starship Children's hospital and he says the Ministry of Health is being paternalistic.

Also on the front page:

- INDIAN TRAIN SMASH: a report that more han 500 people were last night thought dead and 1000 injured when two trains collided at a rail station in eastern India;

- SCOTT WATSON TRIAL: a report that a man Scott Watson relied on for his alibi has changed his story on the whereabouts of the murder accused on New Year's Day 1998;


- PM ON ECA: a report that the PM swung into classic election mode yesterday with danger warnings about a power struggle for control of the union movement and the Employment Contracts Act being under threat;

- FISHER AND PAYKEL: a report that an era of industrial peace ended ysterday for Auckland-based appliance maker Fisher and Paykel when 1300 to 1500 workers went on strike for 24 hours;

- NZ ON AIR: a report that local content on New Zealand television and radio could soon fall further according to NZ On Air;

- ELECTRICITY: a report that NZ First has pulled the plug on the Government's stalled energy reforms, and is accusing the minister responsible for energy, Max Bradford, of breaching good faith in talks aimed at salvaging the reforms.

- BOAT PEOPLE: a report that the boatload of Chinese migrants that spurred politicians to rush through legislation appears to have disappeared off the map.

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