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Maori Oil Claims Futile – Ricky Martin Delayed – Less Costs More – Blue-Collar Brain-Drain – Kiwi Cyclist Wins

- MAORI OIL CLAIMS FUTILE: Maori claiming ownership of New Zealand’s gas and petroleum resources are wasting their time with a Treaty of Waitangi Tribunal hearing this week, according to the Government, because the Tribunal’s recommendation will not affect it’s policy.

- RICKY MARTIN DELAYED: It may have been worth the wait to see Latin pop sensation Ricky Martin perform in Auckland last night, but dedicated fans remain less than impressed with promoters of the postponed show.

- LESS COSTS MORE: Consumers’ Institute chief executive David Russell has confirmed what supermarket shoppers have thought for years – we’re getting less product for our dollar.

- BLUE-COLLAR BRAIN-DRAIN: It might be the young, highly paid white-collar workers leaving New Zealand who get the most publicity but the quiet exodus of young tradespeople and blue collar workers could be just as serious a loss, according to industry sources.

- KIWI CYCLIST WINS: Hastings road cyclist Jeremy Yates was given a hero’s reception in France yesterday when he won the world junior men’s road cycling championships.

Inside Political Headlines:
- Victoria Main Political Week: Overseas travel a risky business in political musical chairs;
- Anxieties and anger linger for Government partner;
- Clark has open mind on tertiary funding;
- Parental leave next year;
- Securing a safer future;
- National gets biggest margin since 1998, but Shipley down.

Editorial: Escaping responsibility.

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