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WINZ Criticised - Auckland Riot - Venezuelan Floods - Q Dies - Tory Quits - Car of the Century

WINZ CRITICISED: Criticism continues of WINZ for calling in consultants to prepare the post election briefing notes.

AUCKLAND RIOT: Auckland Mayor Christine Fletcher says there will be a rethink of arrangements for New Years Eve following a near riot involving a group of youths pelting police with bottles.

VENEZUELAN FLOODS: Death Toll in Venezuela's flooding has passed 1000 and is expected to climb much higher. The search for survivors continues as recconnaissance motorbikers are dispatched to assess roads.

Q DIES: British Actor who played Q in 17 James Bond films - Desmond Llewellyn - has died in a car crash.

TORY QUITS: Sean Woodward a Tory MP in the UK has quit the Tory Party to join the Labour Party on the ground that the Tories have lurched to the right.

CAR OF CENTURY: The Model "T" Ford has been announced "car of the century".

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