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Public Service CEO Pay Hike - Fiji Coup: Breakthrough – Icy Weather – Standard And Poors – King Apology – A Great Drop - Inside Political Headlines – Editorial: Dr Fahey

PUBLIC SERVICE CEO PAY HIKE: The Dominion leads today with a report that Public Service CEO’s will get an average salary boost of between 6 and 7 per cent for the financial year ending June 30 – excluding performance bonuses and other perks.

FIJI COUP – BREAKTHROUGH: The front-page photo shows the hostage that got away temporarily – Adi Ema Tagicakibau – attending the funeral of her sister. An accompanying report says hostages held by rebel leader George Speight could be freed on Monday, after an agreement was reached last night.

Also on the front page:

- ICY WEATHER: a report that icy weather has been forecast for Queen’s Birthday weekend;

- STANDARD AND POORS: a report that the government’s handling of the economy was dealt another blow yesterday when credit rating agency Standad and Poor’s said its “interventionist” policies could harm NZ’s growth prospects;

- KING APOLOGY: a report that Health Minister Annette King has apologised for her use of swear words last week while venting her anger at allegations by ACT NZ MP Rodney Hide;

- A GREAT DROP: a report that champagne drinkers may have been pouring away money ,according to a British survey that suggests cheap sparkling wines from NZ are often a better drop.

Inside Political Headlines:

- Alliance vows to keep fighting for mothers and babies;
- Samuels backs PM’s Maori welfare moves;
- Main points of disparity in Closing The Gaps report;
- Health strategy identifies key areas of need;
- Unions put Fiji sanctions on hold;
- Airlines reduce number of Fiji flights;
- Maori affairs committee drops Waipareira inquiry;
- Green MPs may face disgruntlement at party conference;
- Post fraud alleged by Peters.

EDITORIAL – DR FAHEY: The jailing of Dr Fahey raises one critical question - why did it take so long?

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