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The Dominion

WINZ: The Dominion leads today with a report that the CEO of WINZ, Christine Rankin, has admitted approving part of a $165,000 travel bill, including chartered flights for staff to attend a training course at an exclusive hotel near Taupo last month.

JFK JUNIOR: The front-page photo story shows Rory Kennedy and Mark Bailey who were to have been married but whose plans have been delayed by the aircraft accident involving JFK Junior. The accompanying story says ships and divers prepared to resume an intensive search at first light today for the wreckage of the plane in which JFK Junior is presumed to have died with his wife and sister.

Also on the front page:

POLICE COMMISSIONER LEAVES WIFE: A report that Police Commissioner Peter Doone, 51, has told his staff that he has left his wife for another woman.

WANGANUI HOMICIDE: A report that Wanganui police have begun a homicide inquiry after a boy, 14, was found bleeding to death.

LAWYER'S HAIRCUT: A report that a Wellington lawyer, Rosanna Dalziel, 24, has had her hair cut off to play a nurse called beanie in the television soap Shortland Street.

TELECOM WAGES: A report that Telecom CEO Roderick Deane picked up a $200,000 pay rise in his latest salary package - worth $1.88 million.

NAVAL HIDEAWAY: A report that the New Zealand navy has rumbled a secret hideaway for Melbourne dockyard workers helping build the Anzac frigate Te Mana - the hideaway contains a microwave, fridge, TV, radio, tea and coffee-making facilities five chairs and a bed and was found behind a hidden entrance.

Inside:

ASSASSINATION: A report that New Zealand police have joined the hunt for a Samoan Minister's assassin.

ELECTRICITY REGULATION: A report that Bradford is hopeful of a rethink from NZ First on electricity industry regulation.

TE REO: A report that the Maori Language Commission says it is a "natural progression" for Maori to be spoken in Parliament without translation.


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