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SPEEDING: An average of one in four driverswere caught speeding in the year to June.

FRIGATE: The former frigate Waikato will be used as an artificial reef for divers to boost tourism in Northland.

FIRE SERVICE: The Fire Service may have lost three appeals against Employment Court rulings in favour of the fire fighters union but it had still won key concessions, the service said.

SUPERBUG: Shani Dickson of Wellington said she had to live without a hip for six months after becoming infected with a superbug four years ago.

PETROL: The four main petrol companies dropped petrol prices by three cents per litre yesterday as the price of crude dropped sharply.

ARMY: 123 army personnel were receiving benefits as well as their pay, which amounts to ripping off the system.

BACKDATE: The doubling of pay for Kiwi peacekeepers would be backdated to September.

TROOPS: 200 Canadian troops are expected to attach to the Kiwi battalion in East Timor.



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