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Super Fund – Americas Cup – Joke Turns Sour – Press Secretaries – Escape – Inside Political Headlines – Editorial: BPS

SUPER FUND: The Dominion leads today with a report that Labour will start a special state pension fund next year which will rake in about $550 million in its first year.

AMERICAS CUP: The front-page photo shows a Americas Cup parade in Wellington yesterday.

Also on the front page:

- JOKE TURNS SOUR: a report that Wellington businessman Hayim Nachum says he experienced “a day in hell” after he joked that his friend could be carrying a bomb was taken seriously by Auckland airport authorities;

- PRESS SECRETARIES: a report that job contracts offered to Beehive press secretaries might be unlawful, according to employment lawyer Peter Cullen;

- ESCAPE: a report that a woman who was involved in a murder in which the victim’s body was never found is on the run from Arohata Women’s Prison after being allowed to attend a family funeral in Lower Hutt yesterday;

Inside Political Headlines:

- Ambassador expects quick progress in Chile free trade deal;
- “Unsustainable growth” may force interest hike;
- New Lotto chief for half salary;
- Public service told to rebuild integrity;
- McCully criticises idea on Maori seats;
- Hercus on peace panel;
- Gosche visits east coast houses;
- Winz paid $12,000 for self-help courses;
- Loss puts NZ On Air $40 million in debt.

EDITORIAL – BPS: Spendthrift cabinet ministers are warned not to fritter away the benefits of the economic recovery by spending up in the upcoming budget.

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