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Dover Samuels – Army Deserter Arrested – Social Worker’s Commuting Costs – Missing Trampers – Rugby Captain Sent Home – Inside Political Headlines – Editorial: Fiji Trade Ban

DOVER SAMUELS: The Dominion leads today with the headline “IT’S BLACKMAIL – Samuels speaks out on sex claim”. The report says that Maori Affairs Minister Dover Samules said last night that he would resign if criminal allegations against him – that he had sex with a teenage girl – were proven. The front-page photo shows a security officer clearing a space for Dover Samuels to make his way to his office inside Parliament.

Also on the front page:

- ARMY DESERTER ARRESTED: a report that an army officer was arrested yesterday for desertion. The officer had been in the army for 16 years and says he resigned in early March;

- SOCIAL WORKERS COMMUTING COSTS: a report that Social Services Minister Steve Maharey came under fire yesterday over revelations that he was allowing a senior worker from the Children, Youth and Family Services to commute to work in Wellington from Christchurch at a cost of $2000 a month;

- MISSING TRAMPERS: a report that searchers looking for missing trampers Carron Forster and Gregory Ross heard three rifle shots yesterday in the hills near the Akatarawa saddle;

- RUGBY CAPTAIN SENT HOME: a report that the captain of the Tongan under 21 rugby team was sent home yesterday after complaints of harassment by a woman during her stay at the City Life Apartments in Auckland on Monday;

Inside Political Headlines:

- Samules 15th leader to face claims, says Harawira;
- Good old Maori boy leapfrogs to parliamentary prominence;
- Firefighters say letter leaked fro political ends;
- Review of PCA announced by Goff;
- State services chief feels sorry for Rankin;
- Elections easily rigged in NZ, says Prebble;
- Asset tests to go - Dyson

EDITORIAL – FIJI TRADE BAN: Everyone agrees the trade ban is illegal. At the very least the public expects parliamentarians to respect the laws they impose on everyone else.

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