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More Cocaine Arrests – ‘Sir’ Intrigue - Ellis Inquiry – TVNZ Legals – Art Claim – Horse Price – Samoa Confident – Editorial: Waterfront

MORE COCAINE ARRESTS: The front page of the Dominion reports arrests in New Zealand could not be ruled out after the seizure of 500 kilograms of cocaine from a New Zealand yacht in Australia, police said yesterday.

‘SIR’ INTRIGUE: A related story reports one of the more intriguing aspects of Australasia’s biggest cocaine bust is why one of the seven men arrested is called “Sir”.

ELLIS INQUIRY: The Dominion front page photo is of convicted child abuser Peter Ellis and his mother Lesley Ellis. The accompanying article states Ellis has vowed to continue the fight to clear his name as he left from prison to the news that an inquiry may be held into his case.

TVNZ LEGALS: Television New Zealand has formed a big consultancy team of public relations and legal gurus during the past week but refuses to say who they are or how much they are costing.

ART CLAIM: International art experts had been called in after directors of two Wellington companies under investigation claimed an art collection they bought last year for more than $1 million was now worth more than $7 million.

HORSE PRICE: The record price for a thorough bred yearling sold at auction in New Zealand was shattered last night when a Zabeel colt fetched $3.6 million at the Millennium Yearling Sales at Karaka South Auckland

SAMOA CONFIDENT: Samoa sevens captain Semo Sitti is confident his team can break the New Zealand Fiji stranglehold on the international sevens series in Wellington on Saturday.

WATERFRONT: The Dominion editorial says while the public opposition to Wellington’s waterfront plan is healthy, care should now be taken in finding a solution that did not give too much away to “environmental fundamentalists.”

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