People’s Bank – Gavin Dash – Woman Attacked – Bob Harvey – Stokes Valley Fire – Petrol Prices – Jenny Shipley – Inside Political Headlines – Editorial: ERB
PEOPLE’S BANK: The Dominion leads today with a report that “Mum and Dad” investors will be asked to stump up with more than $60 million to set up the People’s Bank.
GAVIN DASH: The front-page photo shows police searching in Karori with ground penetrating radar for the body of missing – feared murdered – Wellington law student Gavin Dash.
Also on the front page:
- WOMAN ATTACKED: a report that a woman who was attacked by a man lay unconscious on the doorstep of her home in Lower Hutt for almost two hours in freezing temperatures yesterday;
- BOB HARVEY: a report that controversial Labour Party president Bob Harvey has announced he is standing down, but denies he was asked to fall on his sword by PM Helen Clark;
- STOKES VALLEY FIRE: a report that police are looking for a woman who they thought had died with her partner in a fatal house fire in Stokes Valley yesterday;
- PETROL PRICES: a report that Mobil pumped up its petrol prices 2 cents last night and its rivals look set to follow;
- JENNY SHIPLEY: a report that the immediate attention given to Jenny Shipley in Wellington Hospital has upset other heart patients who say they were forced to wait more than a year for similar treatment.
Inside Political Headlines:
- Job Group split from
- NZ listed for “abuse of rights”
- Solomons “must find solution”;
- Despite the soft pedal it’s a big day for Cullen;
- ABOUT THE HOUSE: All het up over stone cold issues;
- Speight wants amnesty extended;
- Minister wants third way.
EDITORIAL – ERB: It is good that changes are to be made to the ERB. But it is unfortunate that the bill will remain largely intact.