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Golden Handshakes– Lifesaver Funeral – CES & Boards– Lost Gauguins – Stadium Risk – Children Die – Nash Replacement – Editorial: Waterfront Plan

GOLDEN HANDSHAKES: The front page of the Dominion reports more golden handshakes are around the corner thanks to the negligence of the previous government, Prime Minister Helen Clark said yesterday.

LIFESAVER FUNERAL: The front page photograph shows Titahi bay surf club members using oars to form a guard of honour for the funeral of young lifesaver Samuel Michael Anthony Delaney.

CES & BOARDS: In Parliament Jane Clifton looks at the distinctions between Chief Executives and Board members in State Owned Enterprises after Broadcasting Minister Marian Hobbs was momentarily confused about the issue in Parliament.

LOST “GAUGUINS”: Has a New Zealander art dealer found lost works by painter Paul Gauguin worth millions? Or has notorious art forger Karl Sim alias CF Goldie, struck again?

STADIUM RISK: Tranz Rail is concerned that hundreds of Westpac Trust Stadium Patrons risked their lives in the weekend by taking a short cut across busy tracks in the Wellington railyards.

CHILDREN DIE: Two four-year-old cousins died in a house fire in Whangarei yesterday afternoon.

NASH REPLACEMENT: Canterbury opening bowler Warren Wisneski yesterday looked the most likely replacement for all-rounder Dion Nash in the New Zealand one-day cricket team to play Australia next Wednesday.

WATERFRONT PLAN: The Dominion’s editorial says that it was right for Wellington’s council to buy extra time for their controversial Variation 17 waterfront plan so that their ideas would receive less emotive debate.

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