INDEPENDENT NEWS

The Dominion

Published: Fri 14 Jul 2000 12:01 AM
Fiji Coup – Suva Shootout – Anna Pacquin – Gisborne Health – Rape Rescue
FIJI COUP: The Dominion leads today with a report that Deposed Fiji PM Mahendra Chaudhry – held hostage for 56 days – walked free from the seized parliamentary complex yesterday and refused to concede that his political career was over. The front-page photo shows Chaudhry and Speight walking together out of the Parliamentary Complex.
Also on the front page:
- SUVA SHOOTOUT: a report that 15 people were injured in a shootout during a prison riot outside Suva last night;
- ANNA PACQUIN: a report that former Wellington actress Anna Pacquin made an impact when she arrived at the world premiere of special effects thriller X-men in New York yesterday;
- GISBORNE HEALTH: a report that the jobs of the chief executive and two senior managers at Gisborne’s Tairahiti Healthcare were understood to be hanging by a thread after the axing of the Tairawhiti board, sources said yesterday;
- RAPE RESCUE: a report that three boys on bikes saved a pregnant South Auckland woman from possible rape at knifepoint in a daylight park attack;
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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