INDEPENDENT NEWS

The Dominion

Published: Mon 28 Feb 2000 09:25 AM
Gang Intimidation - Kupe Statue - Tourism Boom - Domestic Killing - Passports for Dogs - Echelon And Mother Theresa - Inside Political Headlines - Editorial: TVNZ
GANG INTIMIDATION: The Dominion leads today with a report that Justice Minister Phil Goff wants a full report on the gang killing of a Tongan man in Gisborne, after court documents revealed witnesses were too frightened of the Mongrel Mob to testify.
KUPE STATUE: The front-page photo shows a statue of Kupe being prepared for installation on Wellington's waterfront.
Also on the front page:
- TOURISM BOOM: a report that New Zealand is attracting more tourists, who are spending more than ever before;
- DOMESTIC KILLING: a report that a woman who had gone to the police in fear of her estranged husband on Saturday went back home to her death - with police officers close behind;
- PASSPORTS FOR DOGS: a report New Zealand and Australian guide dogs will be eligible for British Passports under a new scheme starting today;
- ECHELON AND MOTHER THERESA: a report that the international eavesdropping Echelon system, which has a listening post near Blenheim, has monitored calls by Princess Diana, Mother Theresa and Pope John Paul, former intelligence officers say;
Inside Political Headlines:
- POLITICAL WEEK: Predators tread softly knowing honeymoon can't last forever;
- National ex-ministers "honourable";
- Clark says Kiwi exodus shameful;
- Government to review pay for inquiries;
- 50th birthday operat moves Clark to tears;
- Genetic trials could get interim approval;
- Assent for marine park.
EDITORIAL - TVNZ: Getting TVNZ back in focus.
Alastair Thompson
Scoop Publisher
Alastair Thompson is the co-founder of Scoop. He is of Scottish and Irish extraction and from Wellington, New Zealand. Alastair has 24 years experience in the media, at the Dominion, National Business Review, North & South magazine, Straight Furrow newspaper and online since 1997. He is the winner of several journalism awards for business and investigative work.
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