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The Dominion

Semi-Automatic Guns – Fire Engine Smash – Police Compo – On Energy – Inside Headlines – Editorial

SEMI-AUTOMATIC GUNS: The Dominion leads today with a report that at least 4000 NZers are registered to own 6864 military style semi-automatic weapons.

FIRE ENGINE SMASH: The front-page photo shows the scene of a Fire-Engine smash near Foxton in which a volunteer fireman died.

Also on the front page:

- POLICE COMPO: a report that a former police sergeant has been awarded $250,000 compensation after stress-related ill-health forced him to retire early;

- ON ENERGY: a report that On-Energy’s big-business customers will escape the company’s price rise of up to 20% because they are on fixed contracts;

Inside Headlines

- Lessons to be learned as National digests Tories’ fate;
- Qantas NZ charges welcomed by staff;
- Farmers vote on mega-merger;
- Lawyer begins campaign for nomination;
- Heat homes of poor with power profits – Fitzsimons;
- Shipley counts on polices to boost Nats poll ratings
- Judge quit over his behaviour, says Goff

EDITORIAL: The editorial – concerning the debate over lahar remediation work on Mr Ruapehu - asserts that most people would assume that it makes sense to avoid a natural disaster wherever possible rather than let it rip.

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