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The Dominion

PM and Waitara Shooting – Cerebral Palsy Student – ERMA – Gay/Defacto Property Rights – Petrol Prices – Prince Andrew and Fergy – Inside Political Headlines – Editorial: Zimbabwe

PM AND WAITARA SHOOTING: The Dominion leads today with a report that PM Helen Clark came under attack yesterday for alleging that poor police relationships with Maori had a bearing on the shooting of Waitara man Steven Wallace.

CEREBRAL PALSY STUDENT: The front page photo shows Jenna Burn and her mother at Makuri school. An accompanying report says four-year-old cerebral palsy victim Jenna Burn will mix with other children at Makuri Scholl next team thanks to the determination of her mother, Wendy, and the sole teacher Margaret Hyslop.

Also on the front page:

- ERMA: a report that the Environmental Risk Management Authority has suspended all the delegated authorities it had given to research institutions to make their own approvals of low risk genetic engineering;

- GAY/DEFACTO PROPERTY RIGHTS: a report that a conscience vote in Parliament yesterday backed the inclusion of gay and de facto relationships in proposed matrimonial property legislation;

- PETROL PRICES: a report that petrol prices increased yesterday with BP, Shell and Caltex raising prices three cents a litre;

- PRINCE ANDREW AND FERGY: a report that Prince Andrew and the former Sarah Ferguson may remarry, he says.

Inside Political Headlines:

- Unemployment climbs to 6.4%;
- O’Connor trheatens to rebel;
- Employers make plea for key changes to bill;
- ABOUT THE HOUSE: Brief words get briefs in a twist;
- Voting on the Matrimonial Property Bill;
- Industry NZ bill introduced.

EDITORIAL – ZIMBABWE: The Commonwealth should stop pussy-footing around on the issue of land occupations an intimidation in Zimbabwe.

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