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Winz Bungle – Press Sec’s Trouble – Paul Holmes – Hawkesby – Peter Snell – Brian Edwards – Defence Women – Wellington Rail – Inside Political Headlines – Edtorial: Justice Referendum

WINZ BUNGLE: The Dominion leads today with a photo story showing a grumpy looking Christine Rankin opening a door. The story reports that Work and Income NZ CEO Rankin is refusing to follow the resignation path of Police Commissioner Peter Doone and Television New Zealand chairwoman Rosanne Meo, despite mounting pressure to do so.

Also on the front page:

- PRESS SEC’S TROUBLE: a report that trucking companies are alleging special treatment for Conservation Minister Sandra Lee after she got back her ministerial car after it had been impounded for only two days;

- PAUL HOLMES: a report that Broadcaster Paul Holmes has bought a $1 million-plus secluded mansion in rural Hawke’s Bay;

- HAWKESBY: a report that the $5.2 million payout awarded to sacked Television New Zealand newsreader John Hawkesby must be put in an interest bearing trust account until an appeal into the case is heard, the High Court at Auckland ruled yesterday;

- PETER SNELL: a report that Peter Snell was named New Zealand’s sportsperson of the Century at the Halberg Awards in Auckland last night;

- BRIAN EDWARDS: a report that Brian Edwards has rejected a $2600 fee for his four hour Top of the Morning Saturday National Radio programme as not enough, Radio New Zealand said yesterday;

- DEFENCE WOMEN: a report that women can become Special Air Service troopers or navy divers as the last restrictions in the Defence Force have been lifted;

- WELLINGTON RAIL: a report that at least two overseas transport agencies and one from New Zealand are poised to take over urban and passenger rail services in Wellington if Tranz Rail pulls out or is pushed, according to Wellington Regional Council.

Inside Political Headlines:

- Third frigate taken off Defence Force agenda;
- Samuels staff member quits after three months;
- Maharey mislead Parliament – claim;
- Health commissioner cops early criticism;
- Tanzsos refuses to name MPs seen “drunk in charge”;
- Private prison gets go-ahead;
- Employers upset by ACC proposal;

EDITORIAL – REFERENDUM: Weasel words from Secretary of Justice.

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