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Fiji Coup – Wimbledon – Rugby Tickets – Charlie Dempsey – Tranzrail – Lunar Eclipse – Queen Liz – Inside Political Headlines – Editorial: Dempsey

FIJI COUP: The Dominion leads today with a report that Fijian villagers supporting nationalist rebel leader George Speight burned down a Masonic lodge, took over a cannery and tried to overrun a police station on a small island yesterday;

WIMBLEDON: The front-page photo shows the girlfriends of the Wimbledon finalists Pete Sampras and Pat Rafter, one happy the other not so happy.

Also on the front page:

- RUGBY TICKETS: a report that Wellington Rugby Union’s allocation of tickets to next month’s Bledisloe Cup test at WestpacTrust Stadium has upset some grassroots supporters. The last 2000 tickets went on sale at 9am yesterday and were gone 20 minutes later;

- CHARLIE DEMPSEY: a report that Charlie Dempsey insisted yesterday that he had been given a free hand to act in the best interests of Oceania before his World Cup non-vote;

- TRANZRAIL: a report that the removal of railway sleepers above the railway line at Pukerua Bay has been described by Tranz Rail as “particularly” stupid and dangerous;

- LUNAR ECLIPSE: a report that a full lunar eclipse will be visible from just before midnight on Sunday;

- QUEEN LIZ: a report that Queen Elizabeth, once the wealthiest woman in the world, now ranks 19th, with her 1.9 billion pound fortune not even making her the wealthiest royal.

Inside Political Headlines:

- Deported couple’s case likely for review;
- OECD begins its homework on the NZ economy;
- WINZ in audits of effectiveness;
- Service aims to help Maoris build businesses;
- New prison for women expected at Auckland;
- Lee wants more input from public;
- Free condoms already in some schools, say officials;
- The longer in debt, the more resentful – study;
- Bill seeks dissolution of quake body;
- Paid Kapiti firefighters decision on hold.

EDITORIAL – CHARLIE DEMPSEY: Charlie is probably not enjoying his big moment on the world’s stage.



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