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GAYS COULD ADOPT KIDS WITHIN TWO YEARS - PM: Gay and lesbian couples could get legal recognition, including the right to adopt children.

MEAT INDUSTRY CAUTIOUS AFTER IRRADIATED FOOD RULING: The Meat Industry is looking at irradiating meat in NZ following the adoption of a standard which allows the process to be used here.

PORIRUA BOY PLEADS GUILTY TO RAPE: A 14-year-old boy will appear for sentencing in the Wellington District Court following his guilty plea yesterday to eight charges including rape. The District Court is able to hand down a jail sentence.

PORTRAIT GALLERY FINDS A HOME: Parliament's temporary debating chamber - under Bowen House - was officially opened as the new home for the NZ Portrait Gallery last night.

BAY RESIDENTS OPPOSE TOWER: Oriental Bay residents are opposing plans for a 6 1/2 story apartment block on Oriental Parade.

MARTINBOROUGH WINERY TO BE SOLD: One of Martinborough's first wineries, Chifney Wines, is up for sale. Mr Chifney died in 1996 and his widow said yesterday, "now is the time to let go" of the winery.

STUDENTS CANNOT HIDE FROM STUDENT LOANS: Prime Minister Jenny Shipley has warned young Kiwis who move overseas to escape student loans the Government could soon track them down.

CER MAY GO FURTHER AFIELD - PM: NZ and Australia will consider extending their Closer Economic Relations agreement to cover other countries, Prime Minister Jenny Shipley said yesterday.






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