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Government agencies and police have been told to lift their game in protecting personal details after a breach in the gun buyback scheme allowed names and addresses to be viewed; and the Prime Minster says she does not support forcing parents to vaccinate their children.

1.Government agencies and police have been told to lift their game in protecting personal details after a breach in the gun buyback scheme allowed names and addresses to be viewed.The website has now been temporarily shut down.Police Deputy Commissioner Mike Clement blamed third-party German software company SAP for the breach.

2. The Prime Minster says she does not support forcing parents to vaccinate their children. Samoa is considering making compulsory vaccinations a permanent fixture with punishments for those who do not comply.

3.Strong winds in Wellington have forced multiple domestic flights to and from the city to be cancelled.The high winds are hitting the centre of the country, with a warning in place for the capital and strong wind due in Nelson, Marlborough, Wairarapa, Taihape, Whanganui and parts of Taranaki.So far, 18 flights from around the country, including Auckland, Blenheim, Tauranga, Timaru and Nelson, to Wellington have been affected.

4.The decision to scrap Mt Taranaki's English name has been described as long overdue. The official alternative name of Mt Egmont is being dropped as a result of an agreement between Ngā Iwi o Taranaki and the Crown.

5.A new report has found that if Wellington does not improve its infrastructure a big earthquake could cost New Zealand more than $16 billion in lost economic activity.

6.The family of a man found dead in a Samoan prison wont meet the country's attorney general this month because he cancelled a trip to New Zealand.

7.Frustrated carers will picket outside a retirement village in Lower Hutt today to protest at what they say are unlawful zero hour contracts.

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