TEM MORRISON INCIDENT: The Sunday Star Times leads with a report that Once Were Warriors star Temuera Morrison rammed a teenagers head into a fence post in a late night Jack the Muss-style assault. The youth Sam Sweetman is pictured as is Morrison in a still from the movie Once Were Warriors. Morrison chased a group of youths who had set fire to a real estate sign outside his house but apparently biffed around the wrong kid.
Also on the front page:
- CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE: a report that a Tauranga primary school teacher taped student's mouths shut and attacked others with rulers in a case the school tried to hush up;
- DRUNKEN SMASH: a report that a teenager wants answers to why his brother was seriously injured in a road smash in which a suspected drunk driver was killed after being chased by police;
- CONCERT TROUBLES: a report that rock star David Bowie's millennium concert could move form Gisborne to Auckland following poor overseas ticket sales;
NZ FIRST AND ACT CONFERENCE: Wyllie has deputy's job in sights - ACT wants teen mums in schools.
GREENSTONE TV RATINGS: Why Greenstone Couldn't Win - a report into why a local drama ended its seven week run on a low 9% rating - Peter Hawes comments the series was smothered by a cloak of "approved" history.
TRANZRAIL: a report that the American boss of TranzRail lost his job in a Brutus-like boardroom coup - says his wife.
TV LEGAL BATTLES: A report that TV broadcasters are taking legal action to delay the BSA from investigating three complaints.
AMERICA'S CUP: A report that a dispute over the ownership of a $250,000 yacht between two America's cup skippers is set to end up in court.
CROWN ENTITIES: The editorial observes that new rules for the contracts of those in Crown Entities are just the first steps on a long road.
COMMENT: In Focus Ian Templeton writes about inflation - Ruth Laugeson about the prospects of National winning a fourth term -Ron Palenski comments on the debate over Maori in the public service and Frank Haden says there is a cult of ugliness all around.