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The Dominion

CEO Salaries – Thespian Mice – Bank Fees – Sharemarket – Pig Politics – Aborting Girls – Moas – Inside Political Headlines – Editorial: Zimbabwe

CEO SALARIES: The Dominion leads today with a report that CEO’s of big companies often receive generous salaraies bearing little relationship to the sharply lower returns they generate for shareholders, research by ANZ Bank shows.

THESPIAN MICE: The front-page photo shows a group of thespian mice from the children’s play Town Mouse, Country Mouse, visiting the PM in her office.

Also on the front page:

- BANK FEES: a report that WestpacTrust has backed down on a plan to charge $2 for customers to pay their credit card accounts at a branch or through a manual atm transaction;

- SHAREMARKET: a report hat the continuing meltdown of technology shares in the US has rocked the NZ Market, wiping $1.3 billion off its value yesterday and battering market leader Telecom;

- PIG POLITICS: a report that Greens MP Sue Kedgley learned an obscure political lesson yesterday, she who hogs the pig pen will have her snout put out of joint at the earliest opportunity;

- ABORTING GIRLS: a report a Third World practice of couples aborting baby girls has spread to New Zealand the Medical Association says;

- MOAS: a report that the possibility of recreating giant moas from salavged ddna is being researched by Otago Uni molecular biologists.

Inside Political Headlines:

- Tamihere sorry over “thieves” remark;
- Tax rise may be needed for super – English;
- Ex-teacher takes top prize at children’s book awards;
- Reprieve won’t set precedent says Dalziel;
- Swain returning to hospital;
- Help for women in cancer inquiry;
- Debate begins on tougher smokefree bill;
- Trout ban risks WTO action.

EDITORIAL – ZIMBABWE: Don McKinnon must act over the situation in Zimbabwe now.

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