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The Dominion

Australia Condemns Amnesty – No Medals – Alzheimer’s Murder Trial – Algal Bloom – Good Trevoring – Wearable Art

- AUSTRALIA CONDEMNS AMNESTY: Australia has condemned an amnesty that will allow long-term overstayers to live legally in New Zealand, saying it opens the back door for undesirables to move to Australia.

- NO MEDALS: New Zealand’s Olympic Games trophy cabinet is still bare after five days of competition in Sydney – but team chief Les Mills is not in despair at the lack of medals.

- ALZHEIMER’ MURDER TRIAL: An elderly wheelchair-bound rest home resident with Alzheimer’s disease, clutching a child’s doll, faced a murder charge at a special District Court sitting in Christchurch yesterday.

- ALGAL BLOOM: The potentially fatal toxic algal bloom has been found on the east coast of the North Island.

- GOOD TREVORING: In Jane Clifton’s About The House: associate Finance Minister Trevor Mallard answered pointy questions on behalf of three other ministers who were either genuinely or fortuitously absent.

- WEARABLE ART: The 2000 Montana Wearable Art Show opens in Nelson tonight, with 141 garments entered.

Inside Political Headlines:
- No threshold for Maoris – lobby group;
- Kiwi Bank costly for NZ Post, says national;
- MMP critics call for another referendum;
- Government undecided over clauses;
- Government forced to sell 182 state houses;
- Europe still likes us – Cullen.

Editorial: Trotting round the same track.

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