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Maori In Schools – Battle of Seattle – Immigration – Savings Lost – Mystery Victim – Political Headlines - Editorial

MAORI: The Dominion leads today with a report that Dover Samuels, who is set to become Maori Affairs Minister, wants Maori language taught in primary schools to break down cultural barriers.

BATTLE OF SEATTLE: The front-page photo story shows protestors being gassed on the streets of Seattle. An accompanying report says thousands of protesters fought running battles with police in Seattle yesterday, throwing the start of global trade talks into disarray and prompting worried city officials to declare a civil emergency and call in the National Guard.

Also on the front page:

- BREATH TESTERS: a report that police will continue to use breath-testers at the centre of a legal row and have no plans to withdraw drink-driving prosecutions based on their use;

- IMMIGRATION: a report that New Zealand could lose a deal worth at least $40 million a year and a small town will lose its only doctor if a South African couple are forced to leave the country, their supporters say;

- SAVINGS LOST: a report that a retired Otago couple have lost their life-savings of $79,000 in a Canadian lottery scam;

- MYSTERY VICTIM: a report that a pedestrian run over in Wellington yesterday cannot or will not tell police of nurses who he is;

Inside Political Headlines:

- Anderton to get economic development job;
- Newcomers learn way around house;
- Blonde key to Harvey case;
- Deal makes Ngai Tahu biggest private landowner;
- Latest crop of MPs older and better educated.

EDITORIAL: Editorial – Expectation and Realism, discusses the new government and what it may do.

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