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Conference Cancelled – Tait Flag Bearer – Adopt US dollar – Algal Bloom - Holmes’ Salary

- CONFERENCE CANCELLED: A conference on family violence featuring New Zealand and international experts has been cancelled after objections by a Taranaki Maori Women’s Refuge that it clashed with the anniversary of the 1881 invasion of Parihaka.

- TAIT FLAG BEARER: Blyth Tait was named captain and flag bearer of the New Zealand Olympic team at a function at the New South Wales State Parliament last night.

- ADOPT US DOLLAR: New Zealand should consider adopting the United States dollar rather than entering into a monetary union Australia, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton has suggested.

- ALGAL BLOOM: The toxic algal bloom poisoning shellfish along the North Island’s West Coast has crossed the Cook Strait.

- HOLMES’ SALARY: Presenter Paul Holmes has escaped salary hatchet plans pledged by TVNZ chairman Ross Armstrong – for the time being.

Inside Political Headlines:
- NZ-US military freeze over, says Goff;
- Big surplus wont last long say economists;
- Self governance ‘not separatist’;
- Taiwan Accepts NZ standards;
- Leaders collude to outwit Prebble;
- Labour seeks ban on anonymous donations;
- Jane Clifton about the hose: A riddle with no answer.

Editorial: Get this deal off the ground.

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