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The Dominion

Brierley’s Fish – Karen Walker – Tobacco Tax – Hurricanes Baby – WINZ Report – Doug Graham and the WCC – Inside Political Headlines – Editorial: Waitara Shooting

BRIERLEY’S FISH: The Dominion leads today with a report that a Japanese company is understood to be pairing up with Maori Fishing Interests in an attempt to get around the Government’s rejection of overseas bids for Sealord, New Zealand’s biggest fishing company.

KAREN WALKER: The front-page photo shows the crowd applauding Karen Walker after her collection parade at Sydney’s Fashion Week. Walker and Wellingtonian Collette Dinnigan have proved a hit at the fashion showcase.

Also on the front page:

- TOBACCO TAX: a report that the Government has cleared the decks for a good news Budget by jacking up tobacco excise from midnight;

- HURRICANES BABY: a report that the first of the impending Hurricanes babies arrived yesterday when prop Gordon Slater’s wife Debbie gave birth to an 8lb 4oz girl, Olivia, in Taranaki hospital;

- WINZ REPORT: a report that a final report into the Department of Work and Income puts less heat on its CEO Christine Rankin than a draft which the Government has been accused of leaking;

- DOUG GRAHAM AND WCC: a report that Former Attorney General and justice minister Sir Douglas Graham was paid $1700 a day to run a four-day workshop for Wellington City Council, it was confirmed last night.

Inside Political Headlines:

- Media training “should go to tender”;
- Clark faces Waitara accusation;
- Sharemilkers, estate agents “not employees”
- ABOUT THE HOUSE: No ciggies but plenty of hot air;

EDITORIAL – WAITARA SHOOTING: Even the New Zealand Herald wisely backed off publication of the name of the police officer.

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