Drug Outlawed – Clark Responds To Whalers – Atoll Damage – Stadium Fraudster – Holmes Breaks Leg – Cup Emotions High – Lifestyle Blocks
DRUG OUTLAWED: The Dominion leads with the story that the new designer drug Fantasy has was made illegal yesterday by health authorities fearing a boom in its use. It is now only avaliable on prescription.
Also on the front page
-CLARK RESPONDS TO WHALERS: Helen Clark has instructed foreign affairs minister Phil Goff to make strong representations to his Japanese counterpart about the treatment of Greenpeace activists who were dragged part way up the storm ramp of a Japanese whaling while protesting Japan’s “scientific whaling.”
-DRAGGED UP: The Dominion’s photograph shows the Greenpeace activists being hauled up the ramp of the Japanese whaling ship after attaching their boat to a line towing a whale.
-STADIUM FRAUDSTER: Gate security at Wellington’s Westpac Trust Stadium included a recently convicted fraudster despite instructions to Armourguard to screen applicants for honesty.
-ATOLL DAMAGE: The commander of French forces in Polynesia said that cracks in Mururoa atoll’s coral reef could cause a tsunami.
-HOLMES BREAKS LEG: Broadcaster Paul Holmes has broken his leg and badly bruised his pelvis when he fell and was run over by his horse yesterday.
-CUP EMOTIONS HIGH: Past America’s Cup winner Bill Koch fought back tears after he tried to deflect accusations that AmericaOne threw a race against Team Dennis Conner yesterday to keep Prada out of the Louis Vuitton Cup Finals.
-LIFESTYLE BLOCKS: The Dominion’s editorial examines the trendy practice of townies shifting to rural lifestyle blocks - a topic of concern for the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.