East Timor – Rugby – Lotto Wages – Inside Headlines – APEC – ECA – Karla Cardno
EAST TIMOR: The Sunday Star Times leads today with a report from Pattrick Smellie in Dili East Timor. He reports that tension in East Timor remains high amid fears a fresh wave of violence and intimidation will be unleashed to mar tomorrow’s historic independence referendum. In another report inside Smellie reports on the experience of East Timorese at the hands of violent anti-independence militia including the story of a woman who believes two young men have been kidnapped and are to be executed – but there is no-one to complain to. If you tell the police you are just likely to make yourself a target, Smellie reports.
RUGBY: The front-page photo shows Andrew Mehrtens scoring the All Black’s only try during last night’s Bledisloe Cup clash. The headline above the photo reads in very large type “BUGGER”. An accompanying report quotes All Black coach John Hart saying the loss to the Wallabies was a “major reality check”.
Also on the front:
- LOTTO WAGES: a report that the government is demanding answers from its pay watchdog about the $400,000 plus salary paid to Lotto boss David Bale.
- Oil giants will face charges on pricing;
- Improve of face defeat – John Banks tells Jenny Shipley
- A feast fit for a president – the APEC dinner menu;
- 100% pure NZ tourism’s fake Moko picture;
In the focus section:
- APEC: Helen Clark and Jenny Shipley exchange views on APEC.
- ECA: Ruth Laugeson reports that the Nats have slurred Labour’s union policy in a sweet revenge move;
- KARLA CARDNO: Frank Haden argues that he would like to help Mark Middleton kill the killer of his stepdaughter.
EAST TIMOR: The editorial argues that the East Timorese deserve democracy and that NZ and Australia ought to help them.