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Bee Mites – Joes Toes – Cancer Inquiry – Company Tax Cut Mooted – Inside Political Headlines – Editorial: Sports Fans

BEE MITES: The Dominion leads today with a report that the beekeeping industry was under threat last night after a commercial beekeeping operation that sells honey bees throughout NZ was found to be contaminated with a bee-killing mite. The report is accompanied by pictures of the mite, a beekeeper and bees and beekeeper Ian Berry.

Also on the front page:

- JOES TOES: a report that French rower Jo Le Guen who was forced by foot injuries to abandon his attempt to row across the Pacific from New Zealand to Chile, has had eight toes amputated, a spokesman at his base in Paris said last night;

- CANCER INQUIRY: a report that a senior health official blamed two former governments yesterday for decisions he believed undermined the national cervical screening programme;

- COMPANY TAX CUT MOOTED: a report that less than two weeks after putting up taxes for top earners, Finance Minister Michael Cullen says he wants to cut company tax rates.

Inside Political Headlines:

- Cabinet axe over Privy Council;
- Banks should tell customers more – Anderton;
- RSA seeks pardons for other soldiers;
- Dope death figures grossly misleading;
- Broken leg can’t keep MP down;
- Government to pursue trade deal – Goff;
- West Coast beech trees poisoned, say activists.

EDITORIAL – SPORT: Thumbs down to rowdie fans who are returning to the days of gladiatorial involvement in their sports.

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