INDEPENDENT NEWS

The Dominion

Published: Tue 14 Nov 2000 09:32 AM
Murder Laws – Indonesian Police Shirts – Athletic Scholarships – Leg Stretcher – Southern Traverse
- MURDER LAWS: Vicious murderers who torture, sexually abuse or kill their victims could face longer jail sentences under sweeping law changes being considered by Justice Minister Phil Goff.
- INDONESIAN POLICE SHIRTS: Police have been criticised for buying their shirts from Indonesia when unemployment contributes to crime rates in New Zealand.
- ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS: A multimillion-dollar scholarship fund has been set up to help young athletes study while pursuing their sporting careers.
- LEG STRETCHER: A 16-year-old girl who was too short to become an air hostess had had and operation on both legs in a bid to gain a few inches and fulfil her dreams, her family said.
- SOUTHERN TRAVERSE: Fifty seven teams competing in the Southern Traverse set off on the six-day race from Mt Cheeseman in the Craigieburn range in Canterbury yesterday.
Inside Political Headlines:
- Clark changes Cabinet to put house in order;
- Prebble lends weight to super scheme plan;
- Y2K witch-burning a waste – Sir Gil;
- Marine invaders may be in hot water;
- Policeman’s databank use ‘an error’;
- Shipley plugs role of entrepreneurs.
Editorial: Wrong signals for bludgers.
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