LIQUOR REFORM: The Dominion leads today with a report that the drinking age is unlikely to be lowered to 18, with Parliament appearing ready to reject the change when the Sale of Liquor Amedment Bill goes before the house next week.
MOVIE STAR BULL:The front-page photo shows Big Red - a giant bull which is destined to become a movie star.
Also on the front page:
- FOOD LABELLING: a report that some other biggest food companies in New Zealand including Heinz Wattie and Sanitarium, are preparing to label their products as free of GMOs;
- KOHANGA REO: a report that the Education Ministry is to investigate reports that a woman convicted of a bizarre, ritualistic killing has been working at a Stokes Valley Kohanga Reo - language nursery;
- WINZ ROW: a report that WINZ defended yesterday its "danger zone" video presentation to a manager's conference earlier this year starring yachtsman Sir Peter Blake and WINZ boss Christine Rankin;
- WTO: a report that Labour MP Mike Moore;s appointment as head of the WTO confirmed in Geneva last night will mean a significant pay rise - last year the WTO boss was on a salary of $471,000 a year;
- SUPERANNUATION; a report that politicians will get a sharp reminder of public dissatisfaction with politicking over superannuation today when the results of a superannuation poll are announced.
- WTO: a report that Moore is ready to roll up sleeves for a three year trade round;
- STATE HOUSING: a report that State Houses sell for an average of $49,600;
- DOG CONTROL: a report that the pit-bill law will be hard to enforce;
- COMMONWEALTH: a report that Carribean countries are backing Don McKinnon into the job as Secretary General of the commonwealth.