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ACC entitlements to be cut; Aussie-owned NZ banks among world's safest; Black Caps tour canned; Pacific Brands closes factories; $50 million Dunedin windfarm project stalled; how to treat stings and bites

The Government wants to cut some ACC entitlements, including free physio and medical misadventure claims, reports the Herald. Yesterday ACC Minister Nick Smith said the Accident Compensation Corporation had liabilities of $21.87 billion and assets of $10 billion.

Taxpayers pay to dig dirt on Key; more charges for Urewera accused; business confidence takes a tumble; workers get support from Labour and National; Port Otago to become South Island's biggest; Wellington trick-or-treaters face Vomit Man

Taxpayer money was used to try to dig up dirt on National leader John Key, reports Colin Espiner, political editor of The Press.