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TVNZ WHAMMY: The Dominion leads with a report that the Government has halted TVNZ’s plans to introduce digital television, and says it will force the company to put public interest before profit.
NANNY DEMAND: The front-page photo features a nanny and a couple. Nanny agencies say they have been run off their feet with parents seeking a private care-giver for their children.
Also On the Front Page:
AIRCRAFT PLUNGE: An airliner crashed off the Ivory Coast yesterday, scattering corpses and wreckage in the sea, but rescuers and Kenyan airways said that at least nine had survived.
ILLEGAL FISHING: An airforce plane on maritime surveillance work for three Pacific Islands has caught 10 boats fishing illegally in Kiribati waters.
DOBBED HIMSELF: Police at a checkpoint were startled when a driver handed himself over announcing “You’d better test me, I’ve been drinking.”
NZ POST ELECTION: To avoid of last years vote-counting shambles after polling day, Prime Minister Helen Clark has floated the idea of farming out the election organisation to state-owned enterprise, New Zealand Post.
TODDLER ON ROAD: A 17 year-old girl said she was “disgusted” at finding a young child in the middle of a Lower Hutt road yesterday.
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: The chances of Wellington opening bowler Robert Kennedy playing again in the New Zealand cricket team appeared to have all but disappeared – till yesterday.
WISE WATERFRONT: The Dominion’s editorial says criticism of the more doubtful or “daffy” parts of the proposed Wellington waterfront development should not stop people realising the overall wisdom of Variation 17.