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Cancer Inquiry – Tranzrail Inquiry – NZ Honours – Baby Bashing – Nude Cop – White Island – Inside Political Headlines - Editorial

CANCER INQUIRY: The Dominion leads today with a report that the Gisborne Pathologist who misread hundreds of high-grade cervical cancer smears admitted yesterday that he had made mistakes but did not really know why he made them.

TRANZRAIL INQUIRY: The front-page photo shows a former Tranzrail employee – Iosa Iuni describing an accident that cost him his leg. An accompanying report tells how Iuni broke down describing the accident. Another report says that excessive overtime and a shortage of staff were affecting the safety of workers and the public, according to a locomotive driver.

Also on the front page:

- NZ HONOURS: a report asking has anyone done you a favour or surprised you with an act of kindness lately? If so, forget traditional acknowledgments such as flowers or chocolates – why not nominate them for the NZ Order of Merit?

- BABY BASHING: a report that Maori Children are about five times more likely to be abused that Pakeha children, according to figures issued by the Departmenmt of Child Youth and Family Services;

- NUDE COP: a report that police bosses have fined Gore’s G-string cop $650 for his part in a skit to celebrate world nude day;

- WHITE ISLAND: a report that a new crater was formed on the White Island volcano in last week’s explosive eruption.

Inside Political Headlines:

- I’ll expose gagging, vows Prebble;
- Inquiry fund not enough, says expert;
- Self-check benefits available online soon;
- Opposition fired up over union;
- Tax review no “Trojan Horse”;
- Suspects questioned in hunt for soldier’s killer;
- Apology sought for mining destruction;
- Confusion over fine loophole.

EDITORIAL: Big job ahead for Horomia.

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