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NZ Refuge – Australia Defiant – Ealsie Fever – RU486

NZ REFUGE: New Zealand is expected to accept some of the 460 refugees stranded on a freighter off Christmas Island, after a plea for help from Australia.

AUSTRALIA DEFIANT: Australia ignored growing international criticism and stood by its refusal to allow a Norwegian ship to offload hundreds of asylum seekers on Australian territory.

EALSIE FEVER: Sydney is in the grip of John Eales retirement fever in the countdown to tomorrow’s tri-nations deciding rugby test between New Zealand and Australia.

RU486: Controversial abortion pill RU486 is available in New Zealand.

Inside Political Headlines:
- Officer on leave as letter investigated;
- Jane Clifton: Sacrificial lamb lost on the farm;
- Pornography and sexism ‘accepted in department’;
- Car fraud blamed on ‘bum paper’;
- Ministry website linked to offensive material;
- Alliance to refund brochure postage costs;
- Close scrutiny on Maori initiatives questioned.

Editorial: Health plan sadly skewed.

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