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EPOST NEWS MONITOR, 31 01 01

The Evening Post, Wednesday 31 January, 2001
Article: Mathew Loh


Waterfront bill may hit 25m- Kids keen on longer day for sport - Wider blood ban eyed in mad cow wake - Creech stands aside, backs English - Stats show drop in home burglaries - Inside headlines - Sports lead - Editorial


Waterfront bill may hit 25m: The estimated cost to ratepayers of developing more public space and fewer buildings on Wellington's waterfront has tripled.


Kids keen on longer day for sport: The front page pic shows kids keen an extra half hour of school for sport.


Wider blood ban eyed in mad cow wake: Govt officials have considered banning blood donations from Kiwis who've been to Europe as incidents of mad cow disease spreads.


Creech stands aside, backs English: Former Wairarapa MP Wyatt Creech was to step down as National's deputy leader today and intends retiring from politics at next year's election.


Stats show drop in home burglaries: Latest crime figures show a big drop in burglaries reported in Wellington.


Inside headlines
- TV 'dog' costs public $1m;
- I was raped in office - waitress;
- New cricket graphics on TV;
- Airport vandalism cost thousands;
- Two arrested after bashing;
- Threat to kill trial begins;
- Extra money for police on the cards;
- Council weighs tunnel, flyover to ease Basin traffic;
- Guarantees needed on train services - Kelly;
- WCC backing of water trust recommended;
- Army needs $100m more - Dodson


Sports lead
Cricket hits levies for six: NZ Cricket has rejected recommendations from the govt taskforce on sport and leisure that it be made to pay levies on TV rights money and big-match gates.


Editorial: Tragedy, aftermath highlight SH1 horror;
Supression fever.

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