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Mother and child murdered – Turia Unrepentant – McCahon For Museum – Maori Curse

- MOTHER AND CHILD MURDERED: A mother and daughter were found bludgeoned to death in Palmerston North, bringing to five the number of homicide investigations in New Zealand over the past six days.

- TURIA UNREPENTANT: Associate Maori Affairs Minister Tariana Turia stands by her comments comparing the European colonisation of New Zealand to the Nazi Holocaust.

- MCCAHON FOR MUSEUM: Te Papa has paid $1.78 million for a Colin McCahon painting, which last sold for $20,000 in 1980.

MAORI CURSE: New Nelson Marlborough health board director Mere Wetere is frightened for herself and her family after a traditional Maori curse was placed on her.

Inside Political Headlines:
- Surplus at risk from ‘recession’;
- Full marks for bulk funding, says Smith;
- Plan to cut animal burps;
- Qualified support for ‘colonial stress’;
- Clark warned not to ignore South Pacific;
- MPs’ secretaries want more pay;
- Fisheries decision deferred.

Editorial: Fuelling the excise debate.

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