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Match Fixing – Mallard Apology – Judges Superannuation – Sophie Entrapment – Survival Story

- MATCH FIXING: Allegations by dumped Pakistan Cricket coach Javed Miandad that his team fixed matches on the recent tour of New Zealand have been described as a “kick in the guts” for the team.

- MALLARD APOLOGY: Prime Minister Helen Clark says Trevor Mallard was acting appropriately as a minister on making comments about the wife of a Nationals MP, and had simply made “an honest mistake.”

- JUDGES SUPERANNUATION: Judges have been quietly given a boosted retirement package – taxpayers now give judges $5 for every $1 saved under their superannuation scheme.

- SOPHIE ENTRAPMENT: The Queen’s daughter-in-law, Sophie Rhys-Jones, said yesterday she was standing down as chairwoman of a public relations firm after being caught out by what she called newspaper “entrapment.”

- SURVIVAL STORY: A 76-year-old farmer who suffered serious injuries when his four-wheel bike rolled on him, limped and crawled for three hours through dense bush near the Upper Whanganui River yesterday afternoon before he was rescued.

Inside Political Headlines:
- National president grows edgy as challenger nips his heels;
- Curb Robson call by angry Clark;
- Horomia fishes for solutions;
- Management consultants feel the pinch;
- Toymaker’s use of Maori draws flak;
- Clear rules needed on company email use;
- Support for PM increases.

Editorial: Keep Kiwi Qnatas flying.

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