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Water Quality – Coalition Signing – Real Estate – Escalator Accident – Waka Row – Leap Year Ahead – Political Headlines – Editorial

WATER QUALITY: The Dominion leads today with a report that drinking water in many hospitals and schools remains unsafe despite work by the Health and Education ministries during the past three years to improve its quality and monitoring.

COALITION SIGNING: The front-page photo shows a jubilant Helen Clark and Jim Anderton after the coalition signing agreement yesterday. An accompanying story says there was not a pair of Dirty Dog sunglasses in sight at the ceremony.

Also on the front page:

- REAL ESTATE: a report that a new clause in standard property sale agreements is costing people hundreds of dollars, according to an Auckland law firm;

- ESCALATOR ACCIDENT: a report that a three-year-old Ashurst girl who trapped her hand in an escalator in Palmerston North shop yesterday was flown to Hutt Hospital by Tranzrail rescue hospital for microsurgery;

- WAKA ROW: a report that controversy that has dogged the giant Ngati Kahungunu waka continued yesterday with a tribal leader accusing Ngati Kere of breaching marae protocol by snatching the war canoe’s carvings from a Wairoa marae;

- LEAP YEAR AHEAD: a report that the things going askew in the year 2000 may not be just mechanical or electronic. Single men should remember that the year 2000 is also a leap year;

Political Headlines:

- Sentencing, bail to be scrutinised – Goff;
- No secret agenda on tax or anything else – Clark
- Logging hearing to go ahead
- Time to honour dead peacekeeper
- No time for small voices at the WTO – Ken Douglas

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