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The Dominion

Drug Billionaire – Frenchman – State Houses –Burgled Doctor – Russell Crowe – Cancer Boy – America One – Immigration Jitters

DRUG BILLIONAIRE: The Dominion leads with the news that a billionare who imported drugs into the country left yesterday as court proceedings started to reveal his identity.

MR ANONYMOUS : The front page photograph shows the man’s lawyer Marie Dyhrberg and a scrambled photo of her billionaire client whose identity cannot be revealed.

Also on the front page:

- FRENCHMAN: The Wellington based girlfriend of the French student deported after a drugs conviction is working with the Immigration Service to allow him to catch a plane from Auckland to Paris.

- STATE HOUSES: The government has imposed a freeze on all state house sales while it investigates changes to housing policy – Housing Minister Mark Goche.

- BURGLED DOCTOR: A Doctor at a Wellington Hospital knew his home had been burgled when he recognised he owned property in possession of a badly cut and bleeding man.

- RUSSELL CROWE: Three men tried to use security camera footage of a brawl involving NZ-born actor Russell Crowe to extort A$200,000 from him – an Australian court was told on Wednesday.

- CANCER BOY: Young cancer patient Liam Williams-Holloway is being treated in Germany after the closure of the Mexican clinic he had been attending.

- AMERICA ONE: Skipper Paul Cayard says America One will race against Stars and Stripes today as it is in the best interests of the America’s Cup.

- IMMIGRATION JITTERS: The Dominion editorial calls for Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel to take a hard line on illegal immigrants in the light of a reports from the department that more boatloads of illegals are expected.

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