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The Dominion

Americas Cup - Rainbow Warrior - PM In Oz - Employment Law - Smoking In Parliament - Reading In Schools - Maori Spectrum - WINZ - Editorial: Americas Cup - Adverts Of Victory

AMERICAS CUP: The Dominion leads today with the banner headline "A MAGIC DAY!" and a huge picture of celebrations in the viaduct basin. Below the headline "Corks pop for clean sweep" is followed by a report saying New Zealand started partying last night after Team New Zealand's 5-0 clean sweep in the Americas Cup against Prada of Italy. Another picture shows Russell Coutts and Dean Barker with the Auld Mug while a cartoon shows a man in suit asking "Does this mean I don't have to wear red socks anymore?"

Also on the front:

- RAINBOW WARRIOR: a report that a judge has ruled that film of the two French agents entering their guilty pleas in the Rainbow Warrior sabotage and murder case will not be released.


- PM IN OZ: a report that PM Helen Clark yesterday to "keep our end up" on regional security after hearing her Australian counterpart, John Howard, urge New Zealand to spend as much as possible on defence;

- EMPLOYMENT LAW: a report that the Government's Employment Relations Act would be the antithesis of the ECA's idealogical approach, Labour Minister Margaret Wilson said yesterday;

- SMOKING IN PARLIAMENT: a report that Speaker Jonathan Hunt has stopped short of declaring Parliament smoke-free, despite a survey that found most people who work there wanted to ban smoking;

- READING IN SCHOOLS: a report that Parliament is to hold an inquiry into the teaching of reading in schools;

- MAORI SPECTRUM: a report that Maori groups said yesterday they were weighing up whether or not to take legal action after the Government announced the sale of valuable radio spectrum without consulting them;

- WINZ: a report that Social Services Minister Steve Maharey would not confirm or deny yesterday whether the State Services Commission had warned him that criticism of WINZ boss Christine Rankin could result in her taking a personal grievance case against the Government;

- ABOUT THE HOUSE COLUMN: The opposition has a new hobby - Phillida Bunkle.

EDITORIAL - AMERICAS CUP: The world's best yachtsmen in the world allowed themselves to cut loose and show their joy.

ADVERTS: Also in the paper today a series of victory adverts from Team NZ's Americas Cup sponsors.

Telecom - A flag atop a sail looking a lot like Mt Everest - "New Zealand tops the world again".
Toyota - Buggerini (in Italian colours)
Moet - "*@*#!*!! brilliant" excuse our French
Steinlager - 1 Zip, 2 Zip, 3 Zip, 4 Zip, 5 Zip
Compaq - All Wrapped Up - with a picture of Italy in a red sock

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