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Russian Sub – Ministers Warned – Maori Camping Ground – Shell Won’t Swallow Challenge – Women Do it Themselves

- RUSSIAN SUB: Norwegian divers entered the Russian submarine at the bottom of the Barents Sea last night. They now believe there is no one left alive on the submarine Kursk.

Russian authorities are certain to face recriminations for their reluctance to ask for outside help when the Kursk sank.

- MINISTERS WARNED: Prime Minister Helen Clark issued a stern warning to ministers yesterday to tread carefully with independent organisations, after a “robust” exchange of views between the Maori Affairs Minister and the head of Women’s Refuge.

- MAORI CAMPING GROUND: Conservation Minister Sandra Lee has asked Urewera National Park managers to set up exclusive Maori camping grounds and spend $260,000 upgrading a no-exit road to land owned partly by the family of Maori activist Tame Iti.

- SHELL WON’T SWALLOW CHALLENGE: Global energy conglomerate Shell has vowed not to swallow petrol retailing newcomer Challenge – even if it does make an offer for Challenge’s parent company Fletcher Energy.

WOMEN DO IT THEMSELVES: Women don’t mind handing the dishes and vacuuming over to others, but when it comes to the laundry, they prefer to do it themselves to ensure it gets done properly.

Inside Political Headlines:

- War and peace inseparable says US envoy;
- Clark rebuffs National’s offer on super accord talks;
- Labour stays ahead but Clark gets hit in survey;
- Cannabis review strikes hitches;
- ACT NZ cancels $90-a-head grand ball;
- Union giants seal merger deal;
- Trade pact may go to ‘symbolic’ vote;
- A bill for doctors;
- Donald vows to fight proposed road link.

Editorial: Cannabis law change danger.

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