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The Dominion

Maori Affairs – Leap Twins – F16s – Gavin Dash – Super Fleeze – Hawkesby – Emergency Mistake – Inside Political Headlines – Editorial: English Language

MAORI AFFAIRS: The Dominion leads today with a report that the government will cut bonus payments to state sector bosses if they do not meet objectives for Maori development, Prime Minister Helen Clark said yesterday;

LEAP TWINS: The front-page photo shows two eight-year-old twins, Annette Hubbard and Rose Hubbard-Waitere, born in 1968, celebrating their birthday on leap day yesterday.

Also on the front page:

- F16S: a report that Prime Minister Helen Clark has been told that the US will not charge much if she cancels the F16 fighter jet contract it negotiated with the previous government;

- GAVIN DASH: a report that police investigating the disappearance of student Gavin Dash have increased the inquiry team for a second time and begun searching Wellington bush and farmland for his possessions;

- SUPER FLEECE: a report that a courtly octogenarian from the Southern Alps has headed off the Australians to win what is shaping up to be one the the fashion world’s most coveted trophies – the Loro Piana World Challenge Trophy for the finest merino wool on the globe;

- HAWKESBY: a report that the fallout from Television New Zealand’s sacking of John Hawkesby continued yesterday with TV3 filing a High Court claim seeking up to $4 million from TVNZ;

- EMERGENCY MISTAKE: a report that emergency services were shocked yesterday by a tourist operator who drove a man with a broken neck to hospital by four-wheel drive vehicle and car rather than call 111.

Inside Political Headlines:

- PM expects Aussies to take soft line over F16s;
- Clarks popularity hits all time high in polls;
- British support for spy network;
- King rejects timeframe trouble claim;
- Budget Policy Statement next week;
- IRD medical file request “justified”;
- Amputee service complaint upheld;
- Burton calls for tourism strategy;
- Gene=food inquiry countdown.

EDITORIAL - ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Falling standards of English language usage bemoaned.

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