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EPOST News Monitor, Saturday, 16 September, 2000

The Evening Post, Saturday, 16 September, 2000
Article:Mathew Loh

Stunner in Sydney - Fire, water tears as Freeman lit cauldron - Nikki flies to stardom - Ozone hole threatens searing summer - Inside headlines - Sports lead - Editorial.

STUNNER in Sydney: The front page pic shows Nikki Webster, 13, in her starring role at the Olympic 2000 opening ceremony.

Fire, water, tears as Freeman lit cauldron: Wellingtonians agree - Sydney organisers delivered on pre-Olympic Games hype to present a fantastic opening ceremony at Stadium Australia.

Nikki flies to stardom: Sydney schoolgirl Nikki Webster became one of the most-watched faces in the world last night when she appeared as Hero Girl, the biggest non-sporting star of the Olympics opening ceremony.

Ozone hole threatens searing summer: More New Zealanders than ever face sunburn risk this summer with the massive ozone hole redeveloping over Antarctica, an atmospheric scientist says.

Inside headlines:
- Scrap laws , says sex workers;
- UN orders new probe into journo deaths;
- Changes for rail, bus commuters;
- Amnesty a chance to get rid of derelict cars;
- Members of The Few recall the air battles;
- Lundy murdrer-arrest rumours wasting time, say police;
- Porirua takes step towards Gully route;
- Death prompts SH2 cycle lane to be reopened;
- Sensitive info on second-hand PCs;
- Catchpool valley pines to go;
- Army bids farewell to troubled tanks;
- $3.17m to put new barriers on straight.

Sports lead.
Carter and co ready to go: Very little will be said by the three NZ medal hopes in the hours leading up to Sunday's Olympic men's triathlon.

Editorial: A code for dissension.

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