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Fiji Coup – Children’s Day – Mobile Phone Cancer – Farm Deaths – Overseas Investment – Business Confidence – Fire –Inside Political Headlines – Editorial: Govt Loses Plot

FIJI COUP: The Dominion leads today with a report that rebel leader George Speight last night turned on Fiji’s military ruler, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, saying he is a “lost cause”. Speight now wants the scalp of the commodore. The report is accompanied by pictures of George Speight and Bainimarama.

Also on the front page:

- CHILDREN’S DAY: a report that NZ children will get their own national day on the last Sunday in October.

- MOBILE PHONE CANCER: a report that NZ mobile phone users will soon know if the phones increase the chances of head and neck cancer;

- FARM DEATHS: a report that a man and a young boy were killed in a fram accident at Canvastown, 51 kms northwest of Blenheim yesterday;

- OVERSEAS INVESTMENT: a report that the Government has instructed the Overseas Investment Commission to take a more neutral stance in assessing applications from foreign investors;

- BUSINESS CONFIDENCE: a report that business confidence has just suffered the biggest monthly drop in the 12-year-history of the National Bank survey and it could get even worse;

- FIRE: a report that a luxury hotel in the Marlborough Sounds has been badly damaged by fire.

Inside Political Headlines:

- Airways bosses inquiry ordered;
- Put a gag on Anderton says Shipley;
- Changes only minor – Harre;
- ABOUT THE HOUSE: War declared on a black skivvy;
- Cabinet papers reveal digital TV risks;
- Totting up Maori spending may be impossible task;
- Henare handpicked for Zimbabwe.

EDITORIAL – POLITICS: Labour loses the plot. When it came to power it the Labour government had everything going for it. Now it looks ominously similar to the one term 1972-75 Labour Government.


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