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LOGGING: The new coming government is taking advice over plans by the SOE Timberlands to go through resource consent hearings over beech logging plans on the West Coast. Clark says the beech scheme will not be proceeding.

EDUCATION: Only five of 320 schools tested had water of acceptable safety with some supplies containing diluted animal faeces.

PROZAC: A judge has ordered an alleged teenage child sex offender to take Prozac, against the wishes of his mother.

LIQUOR: New liquor laws are catching out some over 20 years of age because they do not have suitable identification. The liquor industry is vigilant as the penalties for serving underage drinkers has doubled.

CLINTON: President Clinton has joined the EU in criticising Russia’s threats to the inhabitants of the Chechnyan capital of Grozny.

MAORI: The principal of a school with a high Maori roll says he is not surprised to learn that Maori in schools with high Maori rolls do worse than those in schools with a low Maori roll.

POLICE: A police programme designed to keep at risk youth out of the criminal justice system has had astounding results. The programme which costs $1 million per year to run will run until 2001.

TRIAL: The murder trial of a teenager charged with shooting a farm worker near Whangarei is under way today.

REPORT: A new report shows that asbestos levels in the Auckland suburb of Flat Bush pose almost no risk to residents.

PAEDIATRICS: An American council of Paediatrics has advised against oral vaccines for polio.

BOATS: The boating industry says new GST interpretations could see NZ miss out on hundreds of millions of dollars worth of business.

LEVIN: Levin police say they will review their investigation into the death of a publican in the area.

TATTOO: Bringing the Edinburgh Military Tattoo to NZ is so popular that another show has been scheduled.

BEATLEMANIA: Thousands of people are desperate to see Paul McCartney play again in a one off concert in Liverpool.

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