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The Dominion

French Student Complains - Drug Smugglers – Jonah – Soldiers - Millenium Baby - Helicopter Rescue - Cricket Clean Sweep - Protocol

FRENCH STUDENT: The Dominion leads with the news that a French hahish smuggler is protesting after being convicted by the same judge who earlier let a billionare off

GOODBYE: The front-page photo also shows the student 19-year-old Ghislain Couslan saying farewell to his girlfriend Michelle Baracco before he was deported yesterday.

Also on the front page:

- DRUG SMUGGLERS: NZ could be seen as an “easy beat” for drug smugglers says Customs Minister Phillida Bunkle.

- JONAH: Hurricane Jonah Lomu wants the world record for the largest car sterio – he has the New Zealand record – and he is strengthening his car so it’s not broken in the process.

- SOLDIERS: Labour MP Mark Peck is confident he can get government backing for a full pardon for NZ soldiers executed in World War I.

- MILLENIUM BABY: Millenium baby Tuatahi Manaakitanga’s condition continues to improve, though he is still in intensive care.

- HELICOPTER RESCUE: Wellington’s Westpac Trust rescue helicopter performed its highest ever rescue picking up two women from the Kaikoura Ranges.

- CRICKET CLEAN SWEEP: NZ made a clean sweep of one-day cricket series against the West Indies with a 20-run win in the fifth match in Christchurch on Tuesday.

- PROTOCOL: The editorial supports Helen Clark’s “no-nonsense” message to Ngapuhi to sort out their protocol after Maori activist Titewhai Harewira said she would protest again if Clark spoke at their marae.


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