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Govt boss tipped for Porirua _ Swinging 60s had the answer - Banks creaming it, survey shows - Publican punts for hatrick - Speight, rebels appear in court - Rings theme gold-plated - Inside headlines - Sports lead - Editorial.

Govt boss tipped for Porirua: Controversial Internal Affairs boss Roger Blakeley has been offered the job as Porirua City Council Chief Executive.

Swinging 60s had the answer: Wellington's transport woes could be solved by building the Transmission Gulley motorway and a new airport south of Eastborne according to Wellington City Council planners.

Banks creaming it, survey shows: If your business is having a rough time, here's something to warm the cockle soft your heart - the big banks are doing quite nicely.

Publican punts for hatrick: The front page pic shows a Lower Hutt publican who will gun for his third major TAB success during today's Bledisloe test.

Speight, rebels appear in court: Fiji coup leader George Speight and 12 henchmen appeared in Suva magistrate's court today under tight security.

Rings theme gold-plated: The Lord Of The Rings number is up - at least when it comes to personalised number plates.

Inside headlines:

- There's an Angel at my Babel;
- Homeowners small spenders;
- Testing time for people's car-sharing;
- Victim pleaded for life, friend told by accused;
- Prospective hunks need apply;
- Forum on,local music;
- Nurses filling in for doctors at birth ops.;
- Hands-free phones safer;
- Psych patient has third taste of freedom;
- Review overturns prison punishment;
- Witness slams Ministry Attitude;
- Ambulance bosses may appeal;
- Kiwi dies in beer bar fall;
- Supermarket lose credit card facility.

Sports Lead:

Lions not up to scratch: The Wellington Lions remain well short of the standard needed to start next weekends National Provincial Championship and demonstrated this with a mediocre 22-21 win over a below-strength Otago team on Friday night.

Editorial: Nostalgic yearnings.

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