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House Tax – Rankin For Mayor – Hospital Boss Bonuses – Baby In Fireplace – Accidental Deaths

HOUSE TAX: Family homes and residential investment properties would be taxed as part of a radical overhaul of the tax system promoted by a Government appointed independent review team yesterday.

RANKIN FOR MAYOR: Dumped Work and Income boss Christine Rankin is being pressed to run for the Wellington mayoralty.

HOSPITAL BOSS BONUSES: An “embarrassed” Government is demanding an explanation for bonuses paid to hospital bosses that appear to have breached Government guidelines.

BABY IN FIREPLACE: A young Auckland mother is being questioned by police after her baby was rescued from a fireplace last night.

ACCIDENTAL DEATHS: More than 1020 people in black filed into Wellington Cathedral yesterday to represent the number of New Zealanders killed in accidents in the year to June 30, 2000.

Inside Political Headlines:
- Wellington: capital place to live;
- Jane Clifton About the House: It popped up like a pimple;
- Hirer and firer loses position;
- Maori an ‘endangered’ language;
- SOE ticked off over ad;
- Power shortage risk remains.

Editorial: Sickening pay rises.

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