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The Dominion

Waitangi Day – Swimming – Drugs Billionaire – Melissa Etheridge – Climate – Air New Zealand – Lifesaving Concerns - Drugs

WAITANGI DAY: The Dominion leads today with a report that Prime Minister Helen Clark has given Ngapuhi a warning: Treat me with dignity, or I’ll go elsewhere on Waitangi Day.

SWIMMING: The front-page photo shows a 5-year-old taking part in the sixth annual Lotto “Take The Plunge” programme yesterday.

Also on the front page:

- DRUGS BILLIONAIRE: a report that Justice Minister Phil Goff confirmed last night that he had called for a n inquiry into sentences handed out to drug smugglers;

- MELISSA ETHERIDGE: a report that one of the best kept secrets in rock and roll is out. The biological father of the two children of lesbian singer Melissa Etheridge is veteran rock star David Crosby, according to Rolling Stone magazine;

- CLIMATE: a report that Wellington was the sunniest of the main centres last year with 2173 sunshine hours, the latest climate summary shows;

- AIR NEW ZEALAND: a report that Air New Zealand may have shot down its cut-price trans-Tasman rival K2000, but its own prices are now set to take off;

- LIFESAVING CONCERNS: a report that a boy has been rescued from the surf at Himitangi Beach three times in the past few weeks, prompting concern among surf lifesavers.

DRUGS: Inside the editorial calls for open justice and for the name of the drug importing billionaire to be revealed.

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