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The New Zealand Herald

INCIS: The New Zealand Herald leads today with a report that the jobs of up to 200 IBM staff may be on the line after the collapse of three big computer contracts in New Zealand this year. An accompanying story reports that of the INCIS computer shambles finally reaches the courts, NZ will not have quite the bottomless pit of cash to fight the battle that IBM will be able to call on.

GE MAIZE: The front page photo shows an anti-GE Maize protestor dressed up as a butterfly. An accompanying story reports that a multinational seed company plans to grow genetically engineered maize in the Waikato.

Also on the front page:

- AUCKLAND HEALTHCARE: a report that Auckland Healthcare may turn patients away from its hospitals when the bulk of its laboratory workers go on strike next Tuesday;

- BRITOMART: a report that a legal oversight which left copyright for the Britomart project in the hands of a firm of Sydney architect could prove expensive for Auckland ratepayers.

Inside Political Headlines

- Government studies legal options in INCIS case;
- Minister steps in to help Cinderellas from allegedly voluntary school fees;
- Funds soar but mental health still at risk;
- Winz big advert spender;
- IRD family trust stance defended;
- Henare under pressure on fisheries jobs.

INCIS: The editorial seeks to find lessons in the INCIS debacle.

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