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New Zealand Herald

EMPLOYERS AND THE MILLENNIUM: The New Zealand Herald leads today with a report that employers are buckling under pressure from staff demanding extra money for working during millennium celebrations, with payments of up to $500 a shift.

ZOO CD: The front-page photo shows a monkey having a gander at a new CD Rom being produced by the Auckland Zoo as a promotional/educational resource.

Also on the front page:

- INCIS: Prime Minister Jenny Shipley has stunned her colleagues by calling for an inquiry into the Government’s disastrous Incis police computer project;

- FLU CRISIS: a report that Rotorua Hospital had to turn away patients needing emergency surgery during a five-day crisis sparked by a flu epidemic;

- SOCCER WORLD CHAMPS: a report that soccer supremos have demanded that the New Zealand organisers of the world under 17 championship slash costs to the bone.

Inside Political Headlines:

- Capital gains tax off Alliance agenda – Anderton pushes for development ministry;
- Vetting not needed for firefighters – Organisers say existing checks adequate;
- Group calls for baby blood rules;
- Corruption inquiry called for;
- Taxpayer interests must come first: Upton.

TVNZ: The editorial discusses political interference in the decision to pull an Assignment documentary on Munchausen’s disease by proxy and cot deaths.

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