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The Dominion

PRVILEGE COMPLAINT: The Dominion leads this morning with a report that a complaint of breach of privilege lodged by the Prime Minister Jenny Shipley has been rejected.

SCOTT WATSON TRIAL: The front-page photo shows Justice Heron looking over Scott Watson's yacht in Waikawa Bay yesterday. The accompanying story says the jury deciding whether Scott Watson murdered missing Blenheim friends Olivia Hope and Ben Smart inspected Watson's yacht Blade.

Also on the front page:

- APEC: a report that the US deputy trade representative Richard Fisher yesterday defended his country's stance on New Zealand and Australian lamb;

- ACC: a report that the High Court has ruled that ACC must pay a woman a backdated sum of about $150,000 for the care of her brain-damaged son, and a legal expert says the judgment could cost the corporation millions of dollars;

- METHANE: a report that a dramatic buildup of atmospheric methane gas has been recorded over New Zealand;

- FREE TRADE: a report that New Zealanders have mixed feelings about free trade with many welcoming the chance to buy cheaper and better imported goods but concerned about job losses, according to findings from an international marketing study.


Inside political headlines:

- BENEFIT FRAUD: Campaign finds $17 million in benefit fraud;
- MAORI: Maori culture under threat - Henare;
- WTO: Supachai says he won the WTO job;
- ONE NEW ZEALAND: Fledgling party still all for One New Zealand;
- EDUCATION: Buck up education and ideas - English;
- MFAT: Senior diplomats named for top ministry posts.

The editorial argues the benefits of free trade.

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