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The Dominion

The Dominion

PM And Waitangi – Defensive Seduction - Police Banned – Unsafe Building - Big Power Bills – Singaporeans Buy Plaza – Turner In Doubt – Limping Tiger

PM AND WAITANGI: The Dominion lead story reports that Titewhai Harawira was unrepentant that her stand had stopped Helen Clark from attending Waitangi Day celebrations in the Bay of Islands.

DEFENSIVE SEDUCTION: The front page photo is of Air Force crews putting a new aircraft self protection through its paces providing a spectacular display over the sea north of Auckland.

Also on the front page:

- POLICE BANNED: Eight Porirua police officers have been banned from their own police bar after “foolish and stupid” millennium celebrations on the roof of Porirua police station.

- UNSAFE BUILDING: The manager of CML building in Lower Hutt, Anthony Molenaar, was fined $20,000 last week in Lower Hutt District Court for allowing his building to be used when it was not safe.

- BIG POWER BILLS: Almost 10,000 electricity and gas customers have been saddled with huge bills for power use over several months because of computer problems at Contact Energy.

- SINGAPOREANS BUY PLAZA: Singapore-based Duxton Hotels has bought Wellington’s Plaza International for $40 million.

- TURNER IN DOUBT: Tournament Favourite Greg Turner may be forced out of the New Zealand Open golf championship because of a wrist injury.

- LIMPING TIGER: The Dominion editorial examines the religious riots in Indonesia and urges support for Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid.

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