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Sunday Star Times

Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star Times leads with a report that parents have threatened to withdraw their children from a school in an exclusive Auckland suburb after and HIV-infected child bit two people.

Also on the front page:

One of the most dangerous and daring escaped prisoners, murderer Michael Bullock was recaptured on Friday in trendy Wellington bar after nearly six years on the run.

Tax loophole schemes reminiscent of the Winebox deals are being promoted again, backed by some of the country's most reputable law and accounting firms.

A man using fat blocking drug Xenical lost weight equivalent to 184 blocks of butter after a year.

Inside:

Ruth Laugesen reports that the Prime Minister, Jenny Shipley, may go the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in what would be the traditional election period of early November, putting a possible election date back to early December.

Sir Thaddeus McCarthy, former president of the Court of Appeal and a member of the 1972 Royal Commission on Social Policy, has reacted angrily to Richard Prebble's accusation that he was a "holy fool" and "the individual who has most damaged New Zealand" for his work which led to the introduction of the DPB. Sir Thaddeus said Mr Prebble's version of events was quite wrong and said Mr Prebble and the Governments he was part of did more to create the explosion in benefit numbers.

Radio New Zealand staff are considering legal action against their Government appointed board if news services continue to be put under threat.

In the political column, Ruth Laugesen, looks at the prospects for National and in particular Jenny Shipley and her brat-pack turning around lagging polls and ongoing blunders before this year's election.

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