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The Dominion

The Dominion leads with a report that that a woman whose claim that she was raped by a serial sex attacker, Peter Howse , was rejected by a jury has been told by police that a DNA re-test show it is a 3000 million to one certainty that he was the man.

The front page photo shows pop band True-Bliss.

On other stories on the front page:

ECSTASY - The Customs Service has seized nearly as much of the drug ecstasy in the past six weeks as it has in the past three years.

NZQA Woes - THE NZQA is said to have run up a travel bill of up $200,000 flying staff to work in Wellington.

HIP SLIP - A surgeon at a private hospital replaced the wrong hip joint of an elderly Auckland man.

Inside -

WTO - The paper reports that Mike Moore may come back for an APEC meeting to lobby in his hunt for the top job at the World Trade Organisation.

POWER REGULATION - ACT has reiterated that it will not support price control on line companies.

FAMILY VALUES - Jenny Shipley says parents must take responsibility for wayward teenagers.

IRD CLAIMS - The man who claimed he was driven to bankruptcy by the IRD and then wrote the book 'Be Very Afraid' has come under attack himself by MPs in a select committee inquiry into practices of the Department.


CLEAR - British Telecom to buy up all of Clear Communications.

RETAIL - James Weir writes in a column that cold weather is forcing people into shops and retailers are smiling as business booms. He says warehouse retailer Cost U Less looks to be an interesting rival for The Warehouse, but in general retailers are not looking forward to the approaching election.

DOLLAR DOWN - A worse than expected current account deficit lead to a fall in the dollar.

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