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The Dominion

We’re In The Money – Rich List – London Murder – East Timor – Kite Strike Warning – Inside Political Headlines – Editorial – Employment Bill

WE’RE IN THE MONEY: The Dominion leads today with the headline “PM: We’re In the Money” and a report that the PM Helen Clark signalled a bigger budget surplus than the $400 million officially forecast in March for this financial year. The PM is pictured conducting the NZSO and another story says Clark has urged the Arts Sector to use the $146 million granted it wisely.

RICH LIST: Also on the front page a report that the rich got $1.4 billion richer last year, taking their collective fortunes to $11.2 billion, boosted by some newly rich computer software tycoons. Pictured are Doug Meyers - $545 million – Michael Fay $500 million, Steve Outtrim $200 million and Chris Jones on $125 million.

Also on the front page:

- LONDON MURDER: a report that a London man who stabbed dead former Lower Hutt man Ian Tarr, 31, in London last year after one of this friends vomited in his garden has been jailed for life;

- EAST TIMOR: a report that NZ troops return home from East Timor in the next few days may be delayed by flooding that has killed at least 50 people in neighbouring West Timor.

- KITE STRIKE WARNING: A report that Aviation authorities warned pilots yesterday of the increasing danger of a “kite strike” bringing down an aircraft along New Zealand’s coastline.

Inside Political Headlines:

- a report that Airways executives offered about $30m – Burton;
- Film makers in the frame for $22m bonanza;
- O’Connor crosses floor to vote;
- Politicians front for Telecom Netday;
- Criminals could act as agents under new law, says Bradford;
- Search alert may be a TV blooper;
- Women leaders ‘too few’
- Most NZ children in two-parent families;
- Overseas aid to be reviewed.

EDITORIAL – EMPLOYMENT BILL: Legislators are hearing no evil against the ERB. This bill is seriously flawed.

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