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The Dominion

Tapsell Tipped – Road Plunge – Frightened Racehorse – Fashion In Field – Police Chase – Classic Campbell – Road Tiredness

TAPSELL TIPPED: The front page of the Dominion leads with the report that highly regarded former parliamentary speaker Sir Peter Tapsell is shaping up to be the next governer-general.

-ROAD PLUNGE: The front page photograph shows more than 1000 people viewing a vehicle plunged from an Auckland flyover, where a couple of were killed and their daughter injured yesterday.

-FRIGHTENED RACEHORSE: Spectators lining the inside of the Trentham racetrack cost the owner of a Wellington Cup candidate thousands of dollars yesterday, making a racehorse stall with fright.

-FASHION IN FIELD: There are also photos of five eye-catching outfits seen at the "Fashion in the Field" show at the Trentham Racecourse

-POLICE CHASE: Two gun-wielding men allegedly stole a car from a Dannevirke service station and led armed police on a high-speed chase to the Lake Waikaremoana before finally being caught by police dogs and helicopters, early yesterday.

-CLASSIC CAMPBELL: A late thunderstorm and the challenge of 1998 winner Thomas Bjorn could not prevent Michael Campbell claiming the A$1.6 million (NZ$2.1 million) Heinekin Classic in Perth yesterday.

-ROAD TIREDNESS: The Dominion’s editorial focuses on the dangers of road weariness and calls on police to concentrate on the “worst drink-drivers”, rather than ordinary citizens.

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