INDEPENDENT NEWS

The Dominion

Published: Fri 24 Aug 2001 11:51 AM
Power Crisis – Rugby – TVNZ Golden Parachutes – Fathers Day – Dick Hubbard – Inside Political Headlines - Editorial
POWER CRISIS: The Dominion leads today with a report that hospitals could be next to face huge electricity bills as a growing number of schools and businesses report being hit by high prices in the power crisis.
RUGBY: The front page photo shows South African Archbishop Ndungane passing a rugby ball - he predicts a Springbok win in at Eden Park tomorrow.
Also on the front page:
- TVNZ GOLDEN PARACHUTES: a report that a group of top TVNZ executives have $5 million worth of “golden parachute” payments written into their contracts according to National MP Murray McCully;
- FATHERS DAY: a report that gift suggestions for Father’s Day on Sunday week are becoming personal;
- DICK HUBBARD: a report that cereal king Dick Hubbard has given 116 employees bonuses averaging out at more than $800 each;
Inside Political Headlines:
- King warned on health funding changes;
- Criticism prompts defence shakeup – Key Ministry man doubts report will have impact
- Sparky (the lamb) leaves staff looking sheepish;.
- Ministers spending to be reviewed;
- Radio NZ bumper stickers “a waster of money”
- Racism accusation backfires
EDITORIAL: The Race Relations conciliator is out hunting racism.
Alastair Thompson
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