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The Dominion

Afghan Standoff – AB Coaches – NZ First Conference – River Rescue – Gang Battle

AFGHAN STANDOFF: A solution to the Afghan standoff was on hold last night pending the outcome of a Federal Court hearing in Melbourne.

AB COACHES: Wayne Smith and Tony Gilbert could know by the end of the month if they will coach the All Blacks through to the 2003 World Cup.

NZ FIRST CONFERENCE: At NZ First’s homecoming conference in Tauranga at the weekend, it was white-haired couples dancing rock ‘n’ roll to the Beatles.

RIVER RESCUE: New Wanganui policeman Aaron Bunker put his competitive swimming past to good use when he pulled a woman from the Whanganui River on Saturday.

GANG BATTLE: A simmering 15-month gang feud erupted into a street battle in central Taupo early yesterday leaving police powerless to act and tourists frightened to leave hotels.

Inside Political headlines:
- Minister marooned but measuring ‘gaps’ eludes MPs;
- Government gives in to party-jumping bill;
- Don’t move them, talk – judge;
- Kindness may bring burden says Peters;
- Alliance turns up heat on GM ban;
- Clark’s accessibility credited with freeing of refugees;
- Maori language radio quotas rise.

Editorial: On a wing and a prayer.

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