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The Dominion

Cullen on the Sharemarket – Rachel Hunter - Aussie Anger – Telecoms Wars – Political Sabotage – Waka Tow – Inside Political Headlines – Editoral: US Elections

CULLEN ON THE SHAREMARKET: The Dominion leads today with a report that Finance Minister Michael Cullen has expressed serious concern about the poor state of the NZ sharemarket and hit out at the “complacency” of those who run it.

RACHEL HUNTER: The front-page photo shows Supermodel Rachel Hunter at the Viaduct Basin with a tattoo reading Black Magic 2000 on her arm.

Also on the front page:

- AUSSIE ANGER: a report that New Zealand’s often fierce rivalry with Australia appears to have boiled over in the past few days.

- TELECOMS WARS: a report that two overseas telecommunications giants are taking a $1 billion battle to Telecom New Zealand;

- POLITICAL SABOTAGE: a report that Prime Minister Helen Clark has accused two National MPs of trying to sabotage her pivotal talks with Australian Prime Minister John Howard in Sydney next week and undermine the Government;

- WAKA TOW: a report that a double masted, double hulled waka on its way to Wellington as a guest of the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa, had to be towed into the harbour yesterday for the third time.

Inside Political Headlines:

- TVNZ “sucks up” funding for Maori language;
- McKinnon urges wider debate on foreign affairs;
- Ministry asked about role in Tainui spending;
- F16s not peacekeepers – Annan;
- Maori mutiny claims not true, says PM;
- Doctors question IRD access to files;
- Loan policy backfiring, says National;
- Winz bonuses queried;
- Clark putting TVNZ in jeopardy, syas Creech;
- Hunt rejects complaint about Maharey.

EDITORIAL – US ELECTIONS: Fans of political upsets will be pleased that Senator John McCain has done it again.

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