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Local Government NZ – Family Clears Son – Petrol Prices – Hooliganism – Crash – Pigeon Shooting – Inside Political Headlines – Editorial: Timekeeping

LOCAL GOVERNMENT NZ: The Dominion leads today with a report that Wellington Mayor Mark Blumsky quit his executive role at Local Government New Zealand in protest at the way CEO Carol Stigley was being treated and agrees she was forced out of her job.

FAMILY CLEARS SON: The front-page photo shows a Wellington family who have won a three-year battle to clear the name of their son, who died when his Mack truck crashed near Marton, in September 1997.

Also on the front page:

- PETROL PRICES: a report into petrol price rises;

- HOOLIGANISM: a report that WestpacTrust Stadium has dobbed in three alleged bottle throwers to the police following an incident in the Bledisloe Cup test;

- CRASH: a report that a Wellington man died and another was seriously injured in a crash at Papakowhai last night;

- PIGEON SHOOTING: a report that two men hired to shoot pigeons caused an armed offenders call-out in Wellington yesterday.

Inside Political Headlines:

- PM Retreats on golden handshake pledge;
- Greens try to change employment bill;
- More breast screening files found;
- Ousted Fiji PM criticises lack of Pacific support;
- McKinnon admits being politically incorrect;
- JP should lose jail warrant report;
- Maori Council fears stalling tactics;
- Cullen to meet Costello

EDITORIAL: Rugby timekeeping time for a rule change.

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