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Super Taskforce To Be Scrapped – Model Exploitation – Hold-up – Lange – Police Numbers – Political Headlines – Hutt Mana Energy Trust Editorial

SUPER TASKFORCE TO BE SCRAPPED: The Evening Post leads tonight with a report that one fo the first acts of the new Government will eb to scrap the Super 2000 taskforce. The front-page photo shows an elated Jill Pettis being reunited with her leader PM-Elect Helen Clark.

Also on the front page:

- MODEL EXPLOITATION: a report that an international model agency executive exposed in a documentary highlighting underage sex and drugs among models in Europe was in NZ last year scouting for talent;

- HOLD-UP: a report that an Upper Hutt service station was held up at gunpoint today, the second on Fergusson Drive to be hit this month;

- LANGE: a report that former PM David Lange, who has revealed he as a drinking problem, says people at Alcoholics Anonymous pretend they don’t recognise him when he goes to AA meetings;

- POLICE NUMBERS: a report that the number of police authorised for Wellington City has been steadily eroded over the past five years, with 88 fewer allowed now than in 1995;

Inside Political Headlines:

- Fast-track plan for coalition talks;
- No mood to oust leader or deputy – Nats;
- Maori MPs may target commission;
- Alliance factions seek cabinet role;
- Sammuels eyes Maori portfolio;
- 120 Parliamentary jobs up in the air;
- Top jobs will boost Labour MPs pay;
- Poll chief blundered with e-mail vote advice;

The editorial concerns developments at the Hutt Mana Energy Trust

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