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The Dominion

Published: Tue 17 Oct 2000 09:30 AM
Young Criminals – Triumphant Cricketers – Plan To Free Sex Attacker – Elderly Immigrants – Gloomy Businessmen
- YOUNG CRIMINALS: A quarter of New Zealand’s young people have committed a criminal offence by the time they reach 19, a report into the youth offending prepared for the Government says.
- TRIUMPHANT CRICKETERS: The Black Caps are jubilant after winning one-day cricket’s ICC Knockout Trophy in Kenya, and overall prize money of $865,140 yesterday. They beat India with two balls to spare in the final.
- PLAN TO FREE SEX ATTACKER: Serial sex attacker Steven Staynor was to stay in jail at least a further six months after a “comprehensive release plan” fell through, the Parole Board says.
- ELDERLY IMMIGRANTS: Pensioners might hold a key to reviving New Zealand’s economy, an immigration impact paper says.
- GLOOMY BUSINESSMEN: Business confidence is falling, the economy is stalling, and annual inflation is at its highest for five years. A business survey out today shows that companies are as pessimistic as they were during the Asian financial crisis two years ago.
Inside Political Headlines:
- No guarantees from gene-food giants;
- Kiwis expected to join Solomons peace force;
- Crises question interests Clark;
- Scholarships to be targeted says Maharey;
- Kiwis in Middle East safe;
- Bid to give cannabis to PM;
- Lying accusations ‘serious and rare’;
- Bunkle call raises fears over pokies;
- Aussie warning on refom;
- PM rules out levy to fund parental leave;
- Parole offences targeted.
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