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The Dominion

ACC MURDER: The Dominion leads today with a report that a woman working for ACC was stabbed to death by a client demanding $350 in Auckland yesterday, according to a witness. The front-page pictures show scenes from the murder investigation scene.

Also on the front page:

- HAWKESBY ROW: a report that a flippant remark by Prime Minister Jenny Shipley after a television programme has led to the Labour Opposition threatening to lay a breach of parliamentary privilege complaint against her;

- ANIMAL RESEARCH: a report that a big increase in the number of animals used in research experiments last year is shown in the National Animal Ethics Committee's annual report issues yesterday. During the year, 308,562 animals ranging from fish to horses were used in research;

- SCOTT WATSON TRIAL: a report that the Wellington High Court jury that will decide if Scott Watson murdered missing Blenheim friends Olivia Hope and Ben Smart will visit the Marlborough Sounds on Monday;

Inside political headlines

- NZQA: Blackmur out of job "till investigations completed";
- MAORI: Banks harder on Maori businesses says Henare;
- Column - Nats yearn to do the time warp again;
- APEC: Moore keeping clear of APEC
- FIJI: New Fiji leader confident government will survive
- US LAMB: Smith fears tariffs despite US assurances

PAYMENTS ROW: The editorial argues that the golden handshake "mess" needs fixing.

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