BOY RAPIST: A 14-year-old boy faces possible imprisonment after he was handed over to Wellington District Court for sentencing for a violent rape in central Wellington.
ALTERNATIVE CANCER TREATMENT ANGER: Cancer patients seeking alternative treatments have been found seriously ill in Rotorua by hospice workers.
GE LABELLING: NZ and Australian health ministers are under fire for their watered-down stance over labelling of genetically modified food.
CHILD SUPPORT: Parents will no longer be able to dodge their child support responsibilities by crossing the Tasman from next year as the Australian Government has agreed to pass laws allowing it to extract payments from New Zealanders living there.
CLOSER ECONOMIC RELATIONS AGREEMENT: NZ and Australia are to explore the possibility of widening their closer economic relations agreement to take in such trading partners as Chile, Singapore and the United States.
TAXPAYER “BURDEN OF PROOF”: Taxpayers should no longer be subject to the “guilty till proven innocent” rule of the IRD because it puts them in “intolerable positions”, the Law Society said yesterday.
FIRE DISPUTE: An out-of-court agreement between the Professional Firefighters Union and the Fire Service Commission meant an Employment Court hearing scheduled for yesterday was adjourned without being heard.
HASTINGS BLIND BOY’S FUNDING: A Hastings bilingual school has been criticised for misusing money meant for a partially blind, boy, leaving him without the teacher-aide help he was entitled to.
IRRADIATION STANDARD ADOPTED
LABOUR CONSIDERS PRIVATE TOLL ROADS
ANTI-SMOKING CHANGE SOUGHT