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Published: Sat 17 Jul 1999 06:22 PM
HORROR CRASH: Auckland police say there is nothing more they could have done to stop a horror motorway crash. Police pulled out of chasing a driver who had earlier failed a breathalyser test. Police say they couldn't have done anything else. Say no-one could have predicted his decision to use the off-ramp
AUCKLAND DROWNING: Family and friends have farewell young Chinese girl who drowned in Auckland. The girl 12 - disappeared in May - her body was later found washed up and a post-mortem discovered nothing suspicious. Mother of the dead girl does not believe it was an accidental drowning however. Police say they are keeping an open mind but that there is no evidence.
ACT AND NZ FIRST CONFERENCES: ACT and NZ First are holding conferences today. ACT says young mums should be treated as an investment. NZ First was given a rev-up by Tu Wyllie. Winston will address the conference tomorrow.
MP ASSISTS ESCAPER: NZ First MP Tukuroirangi Morgan says his office is shattered to find it assisted an escaped woman prisoner.
KAKAPO NAMES: Naming suggestions for six new Kakapo chicks unveiled. Four female two male chicks. Names include Ellie, Boomer, Trevor and Morehu. The people who came up with the names meet the chicks. There are only 62 Kakapo in the entire population.
Sport:
RALLY OF NZ: Rally of New Zealand: Tommy Makinen in the lead by more than a minute with Mitsubishi. Didier Auriol lost a wheel after hitting a rock. Kiwi Possum Bourne holds on to sixth. Focus now on the flying Finn.
GOLF: British Open: Frank Nobilo will be the only Kiwi player still in the British Open. Tiger Woods remains in contention at 4 over. Greg Norman three shots off the top. Nobilo just made the cut for the third round at 10 over. "A brutal golf course"
STEEPLECHASE: Wellington Steeplechase won by Kildary King and Tina Egan for second time,
NRL LEAGUE: Vodaphone Warriors lose to Sharks. Warriors behind 10-8 at half-time. Final score 22-20 after final try to Sharks in seventh to last minute gifts victory.
WORLD CUP CRICKET SHOCKER: Pakistan Cricket team accused of deliberately losing the Cricket World Cup final against Australia.
CRICKET: Black Caps on 423/4 and Kent on 201.
TOUR DE FRANCE: Drug allegations surrounding Tour De France leader Armstrong. Three years after being deathly ill the cyclist is according to some to be doing too well. Armstrong is six minutes ahead at present.
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