SHIERS' CANNABIS BUST: The Dominion leads today with a report that deported German couple Petra and Guenther Shier were charged with possession of cannabis for supply in New Zealand, Immigration Minister Tuariki Delamere revealed yesterday.
RUGBY: The front-page photo shows the All Blacks running out on to Athletic Park for the final test on the hallowed ground - the photo is headed, "Thanks for the memories…"
Also on the front page:
- BUSH MURDER: a report that police in the Wairarapa, Lower Hitt and Wellington have begun a homicide investigation after the discovery of a body in the Tararua forest park;
- ROYAL DISTANCE: a report that Prince Edward, and his new bride, Sophie, have decided to live apart for half of the week to ease into their marriage;
- BOY SHOT: a report that a 14-year-old boy was in a serious condition in Wanganui hospital last night after being shot in the face while hunting with friends in the Waitotara Valley yesterday;
Inside political headlines:
- HAWKESBY ROW:
(Political Week Column) Contradictions under stress catch
Shipley in crossfire;
- WTO: Supachai hoped for NZ support in top job bid;
- HAWKESBY ROW: Shipley's chance of facing privileges committee 50-50 says Helen Clark;
- ALCP: "Dope deals" decided - in which ALCP will not stand against supportive MPs.
WELLINGTON AIRPORT: The editorial
argues that the benefits of competition - particularly the
arrival of Ansett - are shown in the new Wellington Airport