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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 department;
- 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.

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