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The Dominion

Dollar Plunge – Murder-Suicide – Telecommunications Authority – Assaulted Teenager

- DOLLAR PLUNGE: Financial markets went into a spin yesterday with the dollar falling below US40 cents for the first time ever and the share market diving to its lowest level in almost two years.

- MURDER-SUICIDE: No one could have foreseen that Rosemary Perkin would kill her three daughters and take her own life, the lawyer acting for the girls’ father said last night.

- TELECOMMUNICATIONS INQUIRY: Kiwis could save $328 million a year in telecommunications costs if the Government adopted a regulatory regime proposed by the ministerial inquiry into communications.

- DAMAGED VEHICLES TO NZ: Flood damaged vehicles, many contaminated with raw sewage, were on their way to New Zealand from Japan, the Independent Motor Vehicle Dealers Association said yesterday.

- ASSAULTED TEENAGER: A Levin teenager assaulted at the weekend underwent emergency surgery in Wellington Hospital yesterday.

Inside Political Headlines:
- PM tells of Mob payments fax;
- ‘Benefits’ in four-year fixed term;
- NZ may train Timor force;
- Tougher conditions now for serious criminals;
- Airways bid not suitable – Peters;
- Caught in the old poverty trap (Jane Clifton About The House);
- SPUC ready for abortion law fight;
- Treaty clause ‘divisive’.

Editorial: A winning formula.

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