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Cancer Inquiry – Diamond – Rotorua Stabbing – Bee Mite – Police And Guns – Cricket Fixing – Bank Fees – Air New Zealand – Inside Political Headlines – Editorial: Red Tape

CANCER INQUIRY: The Dominion leads today with a report that former Gisborne pathologist Michael Bottrill will talk publicly tomorrow for the first time about his alleged misreading of thousands of cervical smears.

DIAMOND: The front-page photo shows a woman who has won a $25,000 diamond in a competition.

Also on the front page:

- ROTORUA STABBING: a report that a woman is dead and her husband seriously injured after they were stabbed in their Rotorua home last night;

- BEE MITE: a report that a honey bee mite that kills hives has been found on a South Auckland property, MAF said yesterday;

- POLICE AND GUNS: a report that police say their firearms database cannot provide reliable information on who has handguns and military style rifles;

- CRICKET FIXING: a report that South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje was sacked last night after he admitted dishonesty in connection with the biggest betting scandal in cricket history;

- BANK FEES: a report that ANZ Bank will increase some fees and add new ones from May 1, including a 50 cent charge to use another bank’s automatic teller machine;

- AIR NEW ZEALAND: a report that travellers are expected to benefit as competition on trans-Tasman and Asian air routes hots up.

Inside Political Headlines:

- Tariffs on textiles and shoes defended;
- Honoured sports stars disappointed;
- Nats pledge to bring back knights;
- Don’t call me prime minister;
- TVNZ split an option says Hobbs;
- Single seat MMP rule “anomalous”;
- Mixed blessing as Europe cuts hoki tariffs;
- One cannabis death recorded.

EDITORIAL - RED TAPE: Government’s often over-look the fact that NZ is a nation of small businesses.

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