Cocaine Bust – Graf Returns Serve- Waterfront Protest – June Budget – Incis Inquiry – Rain Soaked Farmers – Petrol Passes $1 – Skipper Hit – Editorial: TVNZ Salaries
COCAINE BUST: The Dominion leads with the story that two New Zealanders are among six people who were charged yesterday with smuggling 500 kilos of Colombian cocaine into Australia on a 14-metre yacht which had sailed from New Zealand.
GRAFF RETURNS: The Dominion’s front-page photo shows tennis champion Steffi Graf, here for exhibition matches answering questions at a press conference on her love match with Andre Agassi.
Also on the Front Page:
WATERFRONT PROTEST: Wellington City Council’s waterfront plan was denounced by a former Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer at a packed town hall protest meeting last night.
JUNE BUDGET: The government is understood to be aiming for a June budget, due to the lateness of last-year’s general election.
INCIS INQUIRY: The Government yesterday scrapped a $7 million ‘Rolls-Royce’ inquiry into failed police computer Incis and replaced it with a $200,000 model.
PETROL PASSES $1: The Price of premium petrol passed $1 a litre in main centre BP service station last night when the company added three cents a litre, signaling the start of a second round of rises in a week.
SKIPPER HIT: Italian skipper Francesco de Angelis was whacked on the head with a boom and then lost control of Luna Rossa to let AmericaOne sail away and win the fifth race of the Louie Vuitton Cup.
TVNZ SALARIES: The editorial of the Dominion, focuses on the high salaries state broadcasters TVNZ pay to television news-readers.