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Air Force Resignations – Fighter Pilot Mistake – PM Calls Truce – Iti Road – Mining Merger

- AIR FORCE RESIGNATIONS: The resignation of more key air force pilots could limit New Zealand’s air capability, including search and rescue.

- FIGHTER PILOT MISTAKE: An air force fighter pilot had a narrow escape yesterday after slicing a power line in two while flying low in the Buller Gorge.

- PM CALLS TRUCE: Prime Minister Helen Clark yesterday called for a truce on attacks on politicians’ families and spouses, including her husband, Peter Davis.

- ITI ROAD: A plan to spend $339,000 to upgrade a no exit road leading to land partly owned by the family of Maori activist Tame Iti is back on Conservation Minister Sandra Lee’s agenda.

- MINING MERGER: Mining and energy conglomerate BHP will merge with London based minerals group Billiton to create a $NZ68 billion global resources giant.

Inside Political headlines:
- US foot and mouth report angers Kiwis;
- Dead soldier ‘won’t be replaced in Kuwait’;
- Hemp trials about to start;
- Sneak preview due on Hobbs-Bunkle report;
- Breakthrough anticipated in Treaty claim;
- Research could be extended.

Editorial: Voters’ right to know.

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