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The Dominion

Raurimu Killer’s Leave – Going Dutch – East Timor – World Cup Hopes – Endeavour Refit – Political Week – Act and the Treaty – Number of MPs – Provincial Tax Breaks – Retirement – Bougainville

RAURIMU KILLER’S LEAVE: The Dominion leads today with a report that the man who killed six people at Raurimu has been allowed out of Porirua’s psychiatric hospital on special leave less than two years after he was detained as a special patient.

GOING DUTCH: The front-page photo shows a little girl in clogs admiring the tulips in Wellington’s botanic gardens.

Also on the front:

- EAST TIMOR – NZ TROOPS: a report that New Zealand’s infantry company has detained five pro-Indonesian militiamen and found a huge cache of weapons during its first patrols in Dili, East Timor’s capital;

- WORLD CUP HOPES: a report that New Zealanders had every reason to demand success from the All Blacks at the World Cup, rugby union CEO David Moffett said yesterday;

- ENDEAVOUR REFIT: a report that the Endeavour, a replica of the ship in which Cpatain James Cook explored New Zealand, is to have a major refit in Wellington next year;

Inside:

- POLITICAL WEEK COLUMN: Poll Date may mean a more solemn than silly season;

- ACT AND THE TREATY: a report that ACT NZ’s plans to disband the Waitangi Tribunal have been dismissed as “unrealistic” by Treaty Negotiations Minister Sir Douglas Graham;

- NUMBER OF MPS: a report that New Zealand’s academics have come out against proposals to reduce the number of MPs from 120 to 99;

- PROVINCIAL TAX BREAKS: a report that NZ First has promised to give provinces tax breaks;

- RETIREMENT: a report that the government taskforce changed with coming up with a long-term retirement policy everyone is happy with is to ask schoolchildren for ideas;

- BOUGAINVILLE: a report that the 20 NZ peacekeepers stationed on Bougainville as part of the peace monitoring group could be back home by the end of next year, PM Jenny Shipley said yesterday.

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