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The Dominion

West Coast Rift - Flaxville - Siamese Twins - Prison Escapers - Mile High Club - About The House - Wheelchair Assault - Everest Women - Inside Political Headlines - Editorial: Immigration

WEST COAST RIFT: The Dominion leads today with a report that rifts have emerged at the top of the Government over the compensation package offered to the West Coast for the cancellation of beech milling plans.

FLAXVILLE: The front-page picture shows Helen Pratt of Shannon with a model of an early NZ village called Flaxville.

Also on the front page:

- SIAMESE TWINS: a report that Siamese twins Faith and Hope Emberson born at Auckland's National Women's hospital yesterday morning, share a heart and lungs;

- PRISON ESCAPERS: a report that surrounded by dozens of police snipers, armed Prison escaper Travis Burns found himself at a crossroads yesterday. In the end it may have been an emotional phone call to the mother of his child that convinced the man to choose peaceful surrender;

- MILE HIGH CLUB: a report that a mile-high club operating on South African Airways jets on International flights has led to the suspension of nearly 100 cabin crew and prompted a police investigation into whether they are also involved in drug smuggling;

- ABOUT THE HOUSE: Like the artist formerly known as Prince the National Party, in its new incarnation as Conservative Radicals, looked pretty much unchanged to the untutored eye when Parliament resumed yesterday;

- WHEELCHAIR ASSAULT: a report that a wheelchair bound sex offender was punched repeatedly when he arrived at Christchurch District Court for sentencing yesterday;

- EVEREST: a report that a NZ woman who is part of a three-women climbing team all aged in their 50s has left base camp in her attempt to become the oldest female to climb Mt Everest.

Inside Political Headlines:

- Mallard Leading on Hunn, claim Nats
- Maori death rate problem for HFA;
- Throat surgery tops list;
- Hobbs jeered during question-time muddle;
- Meurant to do work for NZ First;
- Spectrum plan has potential - Mallard;
- Burgernomic signs that Kiwi dollar is too low.
- Death threats for Waitara police gunman;
- NZ cancer deaths "exceptionally high";
- Anderton migrant call welcomed.

EDITORIAL - IMMIGRATION: The Government's statements and actions on immigration do not compute.

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