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Charlie Dempsey x2 – Hastings Hat Trick – Mark Todd – US Trade Deal – INCIS Costs – Inside Political Headlines – Editorial: Reviews

DEMPSEY: The Dominion leads today with a report that Charlie Dempsey was allowed to resign from the Coeania Football Confederation yesterday after his colleagues rejected his explanation for not voting for the 2006 World Cup venue as instructed.

DEMPSEY: Dempsey is pictured holding up a finger through the window of his car. An accompanying report says the South African press continued to sling mud at Charlie Dempsey yesterday, alleging he had been sympathetic to a white apartheid-era football body.

Also on the front page:

- HASTINGS HAT TRICK: a report that a Hastings police constable scored a hat trick early yesterday morning – three drunk and disqualified drivers driving one car;

- MARK TODD: a report that Eventing NZ insists it is not handling the Mark Todd affair with kid gloves, despite ignoring the subject at its 3.5 hour annual meeting in Wellington yesterday;

- US TRADE DEAL: a report that the US has revived the prospect of a five-country trade deal that would boost NZ’s export earnings;

- INCIS: a report that costs generated by the failed Incis police computer continue to mount, with hundreds of thousands of dollars being paid to consultants since it was dumped.

Inside Political Headlines:

- POLITICAL WEEK: Business carries on despite the political muckraking;
- Spot fines possible for employers;
- Dole plan “wishful thinking”;
- Judge tipped for governor general;
- Drink driving ruling could have wide ramifications;
- Beyer gets queer of the year award;
- Crime work recognition for pair.

EDITORIAL – REVIEWS: If there is anything that isn’t being reviewed at present by the Government please phone the PM urgently.


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