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National's proposals have been panned as a leap back to 18th-century ideas of punishment; and 220,000 Genesis customers will pay more for power next year because of higher wholesale pricing. 

1. Medical staff in Samoa helping to deal with the measles epidemic say the number of children coming to the hospital infected with the disease continues to climb.The death toll now stands at 32.

2. High-decile schools in Auckland are taking in millions of dollars more in non-government funding than the rest of the country, helped in part by international students.Annual report figures show the city's high-decile state primary and secondary schools and mid-decile secondary schools made more on average per student from non-government sources than comparable schools in the rest of New Zealand last year.

3.National's proposals have been panned as a leap back to 18th-century ideas of punishment.It has released its latest discussion document - law and order - positioning the party as "tough on crime" and floating a suite of policies with the end goal of eliminating gangs.

4. The Police want banks and other money transfer providers to do more rigorous checks on their customers to help avoid  facilitating child exploitation. 

5.At least 18 people have been killed after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Albania, the defence ministry says.The quake brought down buildings and left people trapped under rubble. One man died after jumping from a window in panic after the tremor struck.

6.220,000 Genesis customers will pay more for power next year because of higher wholesale pricing. 

7.An overcrowded Christchurch school that gives Maori students a second chance has been told it cant build on old par site because they are in the red zone. With 250 students on the roll and more than 200 on the waiting list Te Pā o Rākaihautū has outgrown its Linwood building.

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