LIQUOR: The Dominion leads today with a report that lobbyists on alcohol, health and children’s issues are planning a fresh campaign to get MPs to change their minds over lowering the drinking age to 18.
STADIUM: The front-page photo story shows a group of Stadium trustees having lunch in one of the recently completed corporate boxes at the new Wellington Stadium.
Also on the front page:
- MANSLAUGHTER: a report that a Paeroa dairy farmer, Howard Jonathon Hare, was found guilty of manslaughter in the High Court at Hamilton last night following an accident in which he crashed a het-ski into a dinghy;
- MILLENNIUM: a report that a man who signed away the exclusive rights to the Chatham Islands sunrise for 15 years – including those of the millennium dawn – has been sacked;
- LOVE: a report that Romeos and Juliets share more than just passion, they both suffer a degree of mental illness – a group of Italian researchers have found that falling in love is similar to the obsessive compulsive mental disorder.
- BOYS AND SCHOOL: a report that future employment opportunities for some boys are extremely limited because of poor academic performance, a new study says;
- RISK: a report that horse riding is more dangerous than bungy jumping, a Massey University study has found.
Inside Political Headlines;
- MPs advised Elder against school grant;
- Maoris economic potential beyond doubt – Henare;
- Tamihere’s Jeep damaged;
- Jail considered for 10-year-old thieves;
- Alliance wants big changes to tax regime;
- Hercus resigns from UN post
- Cooks get new leader.
The editorial argues that it is time to help