INDEPENDENT NEWS

The Dominion

Published: Tue 3 Aug 1999 11:26 AM
MAGIC MUSSELS: The Dominion leads today with a report that distribution of a pill tipped to fight cancer has been stopped as the Health Ministry begins an investigation into what it calls "cynical marketing ploys".The story is accompanied with a picture of a Wellington City New World's Mihi Gray serving the final remaining green lipped mussels - they sold out yesterday.
Also on the front page:
- DAD POWER:L a report that dads are doing a better job than they are sometimes given credit for, a new report shows.
- INDIAN TRAIN SMASH - a report that two trains collided head-on in eastern India yesterday, with hundreds feared dead;
- WESTPACTRUST: a report that Westpactrusts's 1.3 million customers will get first shot at buying $800 million worth of shares in their bank when it floats on the Stock Exchange later this year;
- ELECTRICITY: a report that the government has abandoned proposed legislation to control electricity prices after NZ First joined Labour, the Alliance and ACT NZ in vowing to oppose it in Parliament;
- TEENAGE BREAKFASTS: a report that one-third of teenagers go to school having skipped breakfast, a study by five food manufacturers has found.
Inside:
- Insurers seek action from Elder;
- Problems in defence policy advice - review finds;
- Officials work on Apec agenda;
- Tax not top election issue - Cullen;
- Pay talks to resume;
- WINZ setup "stressful to staff";
- A report that Labour is questioning Immigration Minister Tuariki Delamere's;
- A former Northland teacher could still teach in New Zealand despite being under investigation after being sacked for holding allegedly bogus qualifications.
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