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New Zealand Herald

WOMEN SCARED: The New Zealand Herald leads today with a report that most women are too afraid to walk alone in the neighbourhoods at night, and feel some degree of threat in their everyday lives.

JOCK BARNES: The front-page photo shows former unionist Jock Barnes, 92, who told Metrowater "what they were" when confronted with wastewater charges.

Also on the front page:

- SCOTT WATSON TRIAL: a report that direct questions about Scott Watson's involvement in murder were mixed with talk of how pretty his ex-girlfriend's toes were, during intimate conversations aired to the High Court at Wellington yesterday as the prosecution closed its case;

- DOUBLE TRAGEDY: a report that Jo Winter-Mebus's world was ripped apart three years ago when her husband, Jason, was shot dead in the Port Arthur massacre in Tasmania. Now another gunman has taken another friend her bridesmaid who was found dead near Tauranga last week.

Inside Headlines

- Public hospital plans private cousin - Northland health predicts more efficiency;
- Row continues over murder move as bill fails;
- TVNZ reschedules documentary pulled two weeks ago;
- We're waxing fat on health grub;
- Labour won't back secondary strikes;
- Cultural values at risk in gene changes;
- Official credit at last for Mahon's "brilliant work"
- AA wants inquiry as petrol jumps 2 cents;
- Fishers angry over levies;
- Peters insults tax official;
- Thuggery complaint as MPs clash [Henare and Mallard].

RIGHT TO SILENCE: The editorial comments on the right not to give evidence against ones spouse.

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