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EVENING POST, OCT 14

The Evening Post, Saturday, 14 October, 2000
Article: Mathew Loh


Mayor's bust firm cost's city $30,000 - Yes - Helicopter found but no trace of lost Kiwi - UN hopes for peace summit - Brash backer ejected from Porirua meeting - Inside headlines - Sports lead - Editorial


Mayor's bust firm cost's city $30,000: Wellington ratepayers will never recoup the $30,000 they're owed by a company Mayor Mark Blumsky helped set up.


Yes: The front page pic shows a beer soaked Jonah Lomu bathing in the elation of Wellington's win over Auckland.


Helicopter found but no trace of lost Kiwi: A helicopter used in the kidnapping of at least 10 foreign oil workers, including Kiwi Dennis Corrin, has been located minus any sign of the hostages.


UN hopes for peace summit: United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says there will be a summit within 48 hours to put an end to Middle East violence, but doesn't seem to have the agreement of Israel.


Brash backer ejected from Porirua meeting: A financial backer of Porirua Mayor Jenny Brash vowed to withold all future support after he was kicked out of a city council meeting yesterday.


Inside headlines
- King lured by money, court told;
- Tip-offs lead to bikes return;
- Kidnapped plot resourceful - cousin;
- Hammond death probe nearing completion;
- Ministry blocks police inquiry into racism claims;
- CCH makes dent in operations backlog;
- Tasman art looks headed for Te Papa;
- Davies shows her fighting spirit;
- MMP now safe, Anderton tells Alliance conference;
- End of military era for Petone;
- Screwdriver stabbing


Sports lead
The Party's Just Begun: The skipper shouted lunch on Tuesday and everyone had a party last night as a result.


Editorial: Council spat: who's right

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