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The Dominion

Published: Mon 20 Dec 1999 11:57 AM
CENSORSHIP: The Court of Appeal has ruled that the Bill of Right must be given ‘full weight’ in censorship cases after a ruling that a book containing details of sexual activity between men and boys was incorrectly ruled objectionable.
ATTACK: Police are investigating two unrelated sexual attacks on two girls, both aged 17, in a 3 ½ hour period in Wanganui at 1am yesterday. One man has been charged with one offence and police are looking for another man.
DOWNSTAGE: Downstage Theatre artistic director Ellie Smith has resigned.
CAROLS: Picture of people singing at Newtown’s Carols by Candlelight.
FIRST SHOTS: The first shots fired in anger by Allied troops in World War Two were fired in Wellington at an Indian ship in Wellington Harbour an old gunner says.
RANKIN: New Minister of Social Services Steve Maharey says he has no confidence in WINZ CEO Christine rankin but he will give her the chance to earn it.
POLITICAL WEEK: The year in politics reviewed by Nick Venter.
HARVEY: There are moves within the Labour Party to dump flamboyant party president Bob Harvey.
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