INDEPENDENT NEWS

The Dominion

Published: Mon 22 May 2000 11:44 AM
Fiji Coup - Milk Obsessed - Jeff Wilson - Team New Zealand - Inside Political Headlines - Editorial Section: Arts, Dollar and George Who?
FIJI COUP: The Dominion leads with a report that Fijian coup attempt leader George Speight denied last night that he had threatened to execute his hostages one by one. The front-page is dominated by a picture of armed men standing outside the Suva Parliament.
Also on the front page:
- MILK OBSESSED: a report that a man with an apparent craving for calcium was arrested yesterday after his penchant for the white stuff drove him to make off with a milk truck;
- JEFF WILSON: a report that Rugby Union officials were hopeful last night that one of the game's greatest players, Jeff Wilson, would eventually return despite his shock decision to take an indefinite break;
- TEAM NEW ZEALAND: a report that the new Team New Zealand is relying on a pile of contract offers on the table this week to stop the flow of crew losses to rival America's Cup syndicates.
Inside Political Headlines:
- Government struggles to harness the power of perception;
- PM rules out military role in Fiji;
- NZ "played big role" at meeting to dump nuclear weapons;
- Business as usual for NZ judges in Suva;
- Kiwis escape gas blast at resort;
- Youngsters taste of power in Parliament;
- Breach of privacy costs IRD $5000 in damages.
EDITORIAL SECTION:
- Editorial rebuilding our heritage;
- Craig Howie on the falling dollar;
- George Who? - a profile of George Speight
Alastair Thompson
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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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