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The Evening Post

Tuesday August 8 2000

Desperate mums-to-be plead for midwives - Woman in court on tot-assault charges - Sightseers view impalement - Mail bungle leaves red faces - Fiji rebels kill two, wound three - Inside Headlines - Sports lead - Editorial

Desperate mums-to-be plead for midwives: Desperate expectant mothers in Wellington are tearfully pleading for midwives.

Woman in court on tot-assault charges: A woman appeared in Masterton district court Tuesday charged with assaulting murdered Waiarapa toddler Hinewaioriki Karaitiana-Matiaha.

Sightseers view impalement: The front page pic shows what appears to be Gandalf the wizards impalement in the Wgtn filming of Peter Jackson's adaptation of Tolkein's classic Lord of the Rings.

Mail bungle leaves red faces: A mail-out bungle has left Hutt Mana Energy Trust and Power retailer First Electric with red faces and bills of tens of thousands of dollars.

Fiji rebels kill two, wound three: A policeman and a soldier were killed and three soldiers wounded in an apparent ambush by nationalist rebels.

Inside Headlines:

- Work-dole provisions to resurface in new guise;
- $50 or$3 for a peach;
- Win to IRD in tax details battle;
- Chaudhry pushes case for refugees;
- Jobs bill to be fought clause by clause;
- Motorist rescues boy from dog attack;
- Fighters may fly over Wgtn;
- Stigley the best, says angry Clark;
- Motorist begin to feel pinch of petrol price hikes;
- Residents will get care no matter what, says Dyson;
- Taxing role enhances Rosneath actor;
- Porirua man killed in crash;
- Vic candidates on show.

Sports lead:

Fleming a firebird - In a move inspired by lifestyle changes NZ cricket captain will play for Wellington for the next two seasons.

Editorial: In a fix over the Mark Todd affair.


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