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The Dominion

The Dominion

Road Safety Inquiry, Hepatitus Results, Lomu Puffs – Vic Payout – Shock Performers – Cook Letter – Leslie Chases Job – Private Jails

ROAD SAFETY INQUIRY: The lead story in the Dominion reports the government has announced new inquires into road safety and of gaming machines – the day National itemised 276 government inquiries, reviews, and investigations.

Other stories on the front page include:

-HEPATITIS RESULTS: A Hepatitis Foundation screening programme has detected more than 700 new carriers of the hepatitis B virus in the wider Bay of Plenty Region.

-LOMU PUFFS: The front page photo and accompanying article show Jonah Lomu managing little than a steady dawdle as he completed an incrediably slow three kilometre time trial with the Hurricanes Super 12 squad in Wellington yesterday,

-VIC PAYOUT: State Services Minister Trevor Mallard wants Victoria University to make public the payout to its former vice chancellor and chief executive Michael Irving who resigned in December.

-SHOCK PERFORMERS: The New Zealand Festival 2000 is being urged by morals campaigners to call off a show that will feature a music group of self proclaimed blasphemers – “The Tiger Lillies”.

-COOK LETTER: A letter bearing the signature of Captain James Cook and seeking permission to make his first voyage to New Zealand sold last night at an auction in Auckland for $51,000.

-LESLIE CHASES JOB: Former All Black captain Andrew Leslie has applied to be the manager of the All Blacks.

-PRIVATE JAILS: The Dominion editorial asks the Labour government to reconsider private jails and says the Minister of Correction's decision not to add private jails to the government's list of inquiries smacks of ideology.

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