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The Evening Post

The Evening Post leads with a report that has Tranz Rail saying the Cook Strait ferry Aratere is safe despite a leaked report which raises concerns about the ship's electrical systems. Another story on the same ferry says the Maritime Safety Authority is launching an investigation after an emergency at sea yesterday.

The photo story shows military supplies and equipment being loaded onto a freighter destined for East Timor. The paper also says the Government is thinking over taking Timorese refugees.

Also on the front page:

Nine of the 12 Nicholson's bottle stores in Wellington are being sold, the rest are being closed

Labour is promising a $750 million spend up on tertiary education, but student fees will remain unchanged.

Inside:

Richard Prebble launches an attack on Labour's Marion Hobbs on Wellington issues.

The Maternity Services Review has found one five women say their experiences with the service was not ok.

The Editorial argues that teachers "howls of anguish" over the Government's attempts to reform education are predictable and misguided.

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