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The Dominion

IRD INQUIRY: The Dominion leads this morning with a report that allegations against the Inland Revenue Department were eroding public confidence in the tax system and could cost tens of millions of dollars in lost revenue, commissioner Graham Holland said yesterday. He also said a preliminary investigation into allegations concerning an IRD officer and five suicides had found no evidence of the claims.

MONEY: The front page page photo shows Reserve Bank currency manager Brian Lang holding a new plastic $10 note.

Also on the front page:

- SURVEY: a report that new Zealanders are generally optimistic about the future , though concerned about the gap between rich and poor according to a new survey.

- DIET PILLS: a report that people who took the diet pills Ponderax or Adifax for three months or more have been told to see their doctor after studies showed the pills may cause heart murmurs;

- FIRE: a report that the parents of two three-year-olds fought in vain to stop a fire that killed a girl and badly burned her brother after they were left to play in a car in Auckland yesterday;

- PHONE CENSURE: a report that a doctor has been disciplined for leaving a message on a woman's answerphone telling her she had to have a lung removed.

Inside Politics

- NZQA: More payouts to NZQA staff claimed
- RADIO: Broadcasting minister considers cultural quotas
- ENERGY: Bradford says he is an energy expert
- WTO: Shipley still backs Moore for WTO job
- LAMB TARIFFS: US official hints at tough lamb tariff
- INTERFERENCE: Bradford denies interfering in Terrence O'Brien non-appointment

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