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Unlikely that babies seen as 'lab rats'

Officials proposing study to see whether children would get abused wouldn't have thought of them as "lab rats", ethics expert says.

Labour backflips on benefit sanction

12:14pm Labour has backed away from a proposal to withhold benefits from those who are not enrolled to vote.

Violent offender 'on knife edge'

A man who robbed and assaulted elderly women in their homes may go to jail indefinitely.

One dead after boat accident

1:25pm One person has died after a boating accident off the coast of Taranaki.

Student loan defaulters face arrest

Inland Revenue looks into 20 student loan defaulters for possible arrest if they attempt to return to NZ.

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