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The Dominion

Restorative Justice – Christian Marchers – Lotto Jackpot – Euro 2000 – Snowboarder Found – Murder Arrest – Lewd Shane Warne – Solomon Islands – Inside Political Headlines – Editorial: Possums

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE: The Dominion leads today with a report that serious criminals could avoid jail if they took part in a $4.9 million “restorative justice” pilot programme announced by the Government yesterday, Courts Minister Matt Robson said.

CHRISTIAN MARCHERS: The front-page photo shows the faithful holding a Christian rally at Parliament on Saturday.

Also on the front page;

- LOTTO JACKPOT: a report that the Lotto marketing machine has gone into overdrive after being caught out at the weekend by the first jackpot in more than three years when no one won division one;

- EURO 2000: a report hat two men who stole tickets for the opening Euro 2000 soccer championship match in Brussels yesterday made it easy for police to catch them…. by being the only dark-haired men sitting among the Swedish supporters;

- SNOWBOARDER FOUND: a report that Japanese police discovered the body yesterday of the second of three NZ snowboarders buried in an avalanche in Nagano in February, officials said;

- MURDER ARREST: a report that Lower Hutt police arrested a 10-year-old Paeroa man yesterday on the day his alleged murder victim – Taxi driver Mohamed Fuard Raafi – was buried;

- LEWD SHANE WARNE: a report that a 22-year-old nurse said she received phone calls from Australian cricket-player Shane Warne after she spurned his advances in a British nightclub, the Mirror newspaper said at the weekend;

- SOLOMON ISLANDS: a report that Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff arrived triumphantly home from the Solomon Islands yesterday after negotiating the rescue of 150 people from the strife-torn Pacific Island country.

Inside Political Headlines:

- POLITICAL WEEK COLUMN: Clark shows she can do business but can she sell the budget?
- No state action likely over trauma ruling;
- Rent cuts upset solo mum;
- What gets young vote? It’s a personality thing;
- More Treasury debate on ANZAC dollar;
- Dalziel announces migrant programme;
- Saudi Arabia lures top Kiwi jet pilots

EDITORIAL – POSSUMS: At last instead of writing more reports about the pests, the money is putting up money to deal with them.

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