INDEPENDENT NEWS

Evening Post

Published: Mon 26 Jul 1999 08:28 PM
MURDERER IN KOHANGA: The Evening Post leads tonight with a report that a woman who killed her husband in a ritualistic ceremony threatened and bullied parents and used "jailhouse tactics" at a Stokes Valley kohanga reo, a parent says.
CRICKET: The front-page photo shows Black Caps batsman Matthew Bell celebrating victory in the test against England at Lords.
Also on the front page:
- ROBBERIES: a report that police are hunting six criminals after a string of violent by unrelated aggravated robberies in Wellington at the weekend involving a massage parlour, a restaurant and a dairy;
- WINZ AND PM: a report that PM Jenny Shipley ploughed into the row over extravagant spending by Work and Income today saying she was infuriated" about the damage done to the image of the public service;
- YOUTH CHOIR: a report that winning the Choir of the World title in Wales and an international competition in Slovakia was fantastic says Tim Jackson of Melrose, a tenor in the triumphant National Youth Choir;
Inside:
- SEA CAT CREDITORS: a report that creditors of Sea Cat Ferries are $700,000 out of pocket;
- POLICE BRUTALITY: a report that the Police Complaints Authority is to investigate how a Carterton man has his jaw broken, his tounge partially severed and four teeth broken while in police custody;
- DRINKING AGE: a report that Wellington region MPs are not keen on a lower drinking age;
- CITY YOUTH: a report that Wellington Mayor Mark Blumsky's plan to set up a community police kiosk in the central city is likely to be extended to include a youth drop-in centre or "chill-out" space.
Alastair Thompson
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