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The Dominion

Meo Quits – Burglary – About The House – Press Sec Charged – Crash Ordeal – Dollar Debate – Political Headlines – Editorial: Brain Drain

MEO QUITS: The Dominion leads today with a report that the hunt for a successor to Television New Zealand chairwoman Rosanne Meo took on fresh urgency yesterday after she quit, saying the Government’s attacks on the company had made her situation untenable. The front pahe picture shows Meo.

Also on the front page:

- BURGLARY: a report that an empty ministerial house in Wadestown was burgled at the weekend;

- ABOUT THE HOUSE: a parliamentary sketch from Jane Clifton beginning: “Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our new broadcasting minister.”

- PRESS SEC CHARGED: a report that Conservation Minister Sandra Lee’s Press Secretary will face charges of assaulting police, resisting arrest and driving while forbidden, after an incident near Marton on Sunday;

- CRASH ORDEAL: a report that a 16-year-old lay with a broken rib and leg for 24 hours as his uncle died metres from him after their car crashed of the road and went undiscovered;

- DOLLAR DEBATE: a report that interest rates would be lower if New Zealand adopted the United States dollar, a leading economist who is studying the merits of monetary union said yesterday.

Political Headlines:

- Mallard mum on “incompetent” claim
- Dairy industry in race to merge;
- ACC needs more time, says NZ Post
- Wilson wants to replace vow to Queen
- Te Papa’s gain provinces’ loss says Napier MP
- They came from the islands to hear maiden speech
- King promises end of golden handshakes
- NZ will keep greenhouse gas promise, says Hobbs

EDITORIAL – BRAIN DRAIN: On the merits of some people leaving to live in Australia.

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