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Dover Samuels – RSA Banning – Dangerous Patient – Missing Tongan – Mars Water – Nurse Investigated – About The House – Inside Political Headlines – Editorial: Lange Decision

DOVER SAMUELS: The Dominion leads today with a report that a little-known clause of the Crimes Act may determine the political future of Maori Affairs Minister Dover Samuels.

RSA BANNING: The front-page photo shows a medal wearing veteran – Joe McNamara, 82 – who has been banned from his RSA for three months for verbal abuse.

Also on the front page:

- DANGEROUS PSYCH PATIENT: A dangerous psychiatric patient – who top mental health officials believe should be kept in highly secure custody- is due to be freed from the Mason Clinic in Auckland on Monday;

- MISSING TONGAN: A report that the captain of the Tongan under-21 rugby team, who was ordered home after he allegedly made sexual advances to a woman, has gone missing in the Auckland;

- MARS WATER: a report that NASA scientists have found visual evidence of water on the surface of Mars that, if verified, would have strong implications for the search for life beyond earth, it was reported today;

- NURSE INVESTIGATED: a report that British Police are investigating a nurse in connection with the deaths of 18 children in her care.

Inside Political Headlines:

- ABOUT THE HOUSE: An awkward post-Dover silence settled on Parliament yesterday – but into the breach rode Winston Peters, to make sure it didn’t last.
- Teenage sex “not unusual”;
- Samuels against easing abortion laws;
- Clark accused of failing to act on complaint;
- Gay MP seeks harsher hate crimes line;
- Airways’ air traffic system tendering questioned;
- Concern at health care ranking;
- Firefighters have “cushy” job, says MP.

EDITORIAL – LANGE DEFAMATION DECISION: A small step towards enabling the robust political political discussion that is a hallmark of the mature democracy.

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