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Cancer Inquiry – Child Support – Bee Mites – Rachel Hunter – Earthquake – Rakiura National Park – Inside Political Headlines – Editorial: Constitution

CANCER INQUIRY: The Dominion leads today with the banner headline “Bottrill gets cold shoulder – I am very sorry this has happened”. Dr Bottrill is pictured looking pensive and 13 women and a man are pictured with their backs turned as he delivered his apology. The rport says some women turned their backs, some clapped, many wept, but those at the heart of the Gisborne cervical screening inquiry got an apology at last from the man who allegedly misread their cervical smears.

Also on the front page:

- CHILD SUPPORT: a report that the Government hopes to collect up to $12 million a year in child support from errant parents living in Australia;

- BEE MITES: a report that an official now suspects bees carrying the mite that threatens NZ agriculture and horticulture was deliberately introduced;

- RACHEL HUNTER: a report that NZ model-turned-actress Rachel Hunter, who had a lump removed from under an arm last month, has revealed other ailments she has suffered, including a heart problem;

- EARTHQUAKE! - a report that an Earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale jolted Gisborne for about 15 seconds yesterday afternoon;

- RAKIURA NATIONAL PARK: a report that the Conservation Authority is recommending that Conservation Minister Sandra Lee make Stewart Island the first island national park in New Zealand.

Inside Political Headlines:

- Cancer risks “might have been exaggerated”
- Statement to inquiry;
- Bottrill warned of workload;
- Trust cleared of misusing HFA funding;
- Give public a say on sentences – National;
- Locally elected health boards “risk being hijacjed”;
- Nurse shortage “at crisis point”
- We got it wrong, says Blumsky.

EDITORIAL – CONSTITUTION: New Zealand has the luxury of time on its side when considering constitutional reform.

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