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The Dominion

Rotorua Gas Death – Barbershop – Budget Skeletons – Waitara Shooting – WINZ Bonuses – TB In Lambton Quay – – Inside Political Headlines – Editorial: Waitara Shooting

ROTORUA GAS DEATH: The Dominion leads today with a report that an Austrian man says his mother was killed by sulphur fumes in a Rotorua motel room in February and he will sue the Government and Rotorua District Council over her death.

BARBERSHOP: The front page photo shows Faultline barbershop chorus members dressed in red showing the style the displayed to win second place at a national competition in Christchurch.

Also on the front page:

- BUDGET SKELETONS: a report that the Government says it will be forced to scrap or postpone some of its spending plans after finding “skeletons in the cupboard” left behind by National;

- WAITARA SHOOTING: a report that the Waitara police station was evacuated yesterday after staff received a death threat, the second against police in the town since the fatal shooting of Steven Wallace;

- WINZ BONUSES: a report that Work and Income NZ staff were paid $4.36 million in performance bonuses last year;

- TB IN LAMBTON QUAY: a report that up to six workers in Wellington are believed to be infected with TB caught from a colleague who died of the disease. The man, 50, worked at Farmers Lambton Quay;

- BIZ.COM: a report that the Dominion has introduced a new section in each Thursday’s business section.

Inside Political Headlines;

- Cullen Anderton face logging defeat;
- Shipley labels Clark as disloyal and autocratic;
- Government to vet Sealord bids;
- ABOUT THE HOUSE: From bishops to Helengrad watermelons;
- Beneficiaries to get incentive plan;
- CTU calls for balanced approach to immigration;
- PM refuses to apologise for “feral” remarks;
- Coroner warns on decriminalising drugs;
- Gene claims worry Green MP.

EDITORIAL – POLICE SHOOTING: The police are doing themselves no favours in clamming up on the circumstances surrounding the death of Steven Wallace.

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