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Airways Golden Handshakes – Dutch Explosion – Spilt Milk – Genitals Caught – Rimu Contracts – Political Week: Clark And The Third Way – Editorial: WINZ

AIRWAYS GOLDEN HANDSHAKES: The Dominion leads today with a report that Airways Corporation paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars to executives who were removed from the state owned enterprise.

DUTCH EXPLOSION: The front-page photo shows a scene from the site of the explosion in Holland looking like a war zone. An accompanying report says rescue teams searched yesterday for survivors of a blast at a fireworks warehouse that devastated a residential area of the Dutch city of Enschede, killing at least 20 people and injuring more than 300.

Also on the front page:

- SPILT MILK: a report that up to 600 litres of thick cream spilled over an eight kilometre stretch of State Highway 3 in Taranaki at 8.15am yesterday seriously disrupting traffic for several hours;

- GENITALS CAUGHT: a report that an Auckland home handyman had an excruciating half-hour when his genitals became caught in a belt-sander at the weekend;

- RIMU CONTRACTS: a report that the Government is expected to drop the axe on Timberlands West Coast rimu logging contracts today, signalling that Deputy PM Jim Anderton and Finance Minister Michael Cullen have lost their battle with Cabinet colleagues;

Inside Political Headlines:

- POLITICAL WEEK: Clark to join elite puzzle over which way is the third way: In roughly a fortnight Prime Minister Helen Clark will be rubbing shoulders with a select group of world leaders at a Berlin summit on “third way” policies;

- Poll dip may embolden Alliance;
- Lee details plan to boost kokako numbers;
- Relationships stir Nats;
- Police deny racism claim

EDITORIAL – WINZ: Winz is safe on the road but needs a substantial refit – says Don Hunn.

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