Referendum Confusion – Tigers – Air New Zealand – Truck Accident – Nandor Tanzsos – WINZ Bungle – Sharemarket – Phone Bill – Inside Political Headlines – Editorial: ACC
REFERENDUM CONFUSION: The Dominion leads today with a report that the referendum question at the last election on violent offending was confusing and it was difficult to tell exactly what voters voted for Justice Secretary Colin Keating said yesterday.
TIGERS: The front-page photo shows three Sumatran tiger cubs born at Wellington Zoo last month.
Also on the front page:
- AIR NEW ZEALAND: a report that Air New Zealand looks poised to become the world’s 20th biggest airlines after its imminent merger with Ansett Australia, creating a $7 billion trans-tasman airline employing 24,000 staff;
- TRUCK ACCIDENT: a report that a logging truck driver lost his legs and was in a critical condition in Waikato Hospital last night after his truck tipped over on a remote Kaingaroa Forest road yesterday and he was hit by a log;
- NANDOR TANZSOS: a report that Green MP Nandor Tanzsos accused some fellow MPs yesterday of “being drunk in charge of a country”;
- WINZ BUNGLE: a report that the student loans and allowance buck stopped with Work and Income New Zealand’s boss, Christine Rankin, Cabinet Minister Steve Maharey said last night.
- SHAREMARKET: a report that the value of the sharemarket jumped $1.3 billion to $51.6 billion yesterday, after a mixed reaction to generally good profit results;
- PHONE BILL: a report that a Parliamentary secretary has admitted notching up nearly $10,000 in phone calls to her partner in the United States on an MP’s telephone calling card.
Inside Political Headlines:
- Clark wants board to “crack whip”;
- Hard-up student wants action on Winz delays;
- Wilson student now adviser
- PARLIAMENTARY SKETCH: When love thwarted a folder fiasco;
- Minister’s aide stood down.
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