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The Dominion

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 foreign doctors.

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