WINZ AND GLITZY BUSINESS SEMINAR: The Dominion leads today with a report that seven government agencies, including WINZ, booked $675-a-head corporate tables at a glitzy business seminar held in May, leaked papers show.
BOOK AWARDS: The front-page photo shows Wellington author Elizabeth Knox who won the top fiction prize at the Montana New Zealand book awards last night, crowning a "vintage year" for New Zealand literature.
Also on the front page:
- LIQUOR DEBATE: a report that Parliament will this morning begin debating changes to liquor laws, starting with a proposal to drop the minimum drinking age to 18;
- WILLIAMSON AT HEATHROW: a report that Air New Zealand has apologised to Cabinet minister Maurice Williamson over "lapses in service" during a delay at London's Heathrow Airport;
- SCOTT WATSON TRIAL: a report that details of the last reported sighting of alleged murder victim Olivia Hope were given in the High Court at Wellington yesterday;
- BIG SNOW: a report that snow brought down trees and power lines, and blocked roads in parts of Wairarapa yesterday in the heaviest falls in 30 years, but was a blessing for the Turoa ski-field which plans open today.
Inside Political Headlines
- Dairy chief [John
Storery] removed from mega-company board;
- F16 fighter jets deal an "attempt to revive Anzus" - Helen Clark;
- WINZ hui still on despite costs row;
- Deal signed to protect forests;
- Maori commission changes policy on mixed languages;
- Questions raised over Millennium Office appointments.
MURDERER IN NEST: The editorial
discusses the Stokes Valley Kohanga Reo