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Former Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon has been chosen as the National Party's candidate for the Botany electorate; and a forest sector leader is welcoming the Government's enhanced free trade deal with China as a big win for exporters. 

1.Former Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon has been chosen as the National Party's candidate for the Botany electorate. Luxon won the candidacy by a vote of party delegates in the east Auckland electorate, beating current list MP Agnes Loheni, Katrina Bungard, Troy Elliott, and Jake Bezzant.

2.A University of Otago investigation has found that 15 final-year medical students used overseas work placements to go on holiday and then lied about it.The university began investigating allegations of abuse of the 12-week elective placement system in June.

3.A forest sector leader is welcoming the Government's enhanced free trade deal with China as a big win for exporters. The improvements in access to the sectors biggest market will make exporting cheaper and easier and will reduce tariffs some exporters face on some processed products.

4. The Royal Commission investigating abuse in care has heard a former gang member lost the ability to love because of the time he spent as a child of the state.The inquiry into abuse in state and faith-based care has entered the second week of its hearing in Auckland, where abuse survivors, their advocates and researchers are giving evidence.

5. The US Federal Court of Appeals has ruled that President Donald Trumps tax returns can be handed over to state criminal investigators by his personal accountant.

6. The sport betting operator TAB says a New Zealand trained horse is among its favourites to win the Melbourne Cup today.

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