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EVENING POST NEWS MONITOR, 08 06 01


No money, no movies: Film New Zealand is chronically underfundedand its urgent overhaul is vital if New Zealand wants to lure more rich overseas filmakers, a report says.


Is there life after Rings: There may be life in Wellywood beyond hobbits, elves and orcs.


Lessons for Clark in Blair landslide: Prime Minister Helen Clark says British Prime Minister Tony Blair's decisive leadership style and governments prudent money management are key factors in his 'well-deserved' victory today.


Scheme to get kids home safely: Parents of teenagers on the loose in central Wellington can now sleep more easily - a taxi voucher scheme to take kids to their front door, without cash changing hands starts this weekend.


The bird had flown long before alarm was raised: Rimutaka prison authorities did not raise the alarm for more than three hours yesterday after security van robber Kevin Joseph Polwart escaped, although prison procedure should have picked up the fact he was missing within 30 minutes.


Inside headlines
- Brush with the luck of the Irish;
- 'Dr Death' clinics for Capital;
- Burglaries spur free alarms, locks;
- Booze boutique closes doors;
- Mother shocked at son's crimes;
- Pleasure and pain in the inner-city;
- HCC worst hit by rates bungle;
- Clark's presence at party a done deal;
- Back pain relief a clinic away;
- Blobby painter may be on international trail


Sports lead
Williams quits Hurricanes: Bryan Williams will not seek reappointment as Hurricanes Super 12 assistant coach.


Editorial
Airline pilots: A protected species?
A predatory rat

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