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The Dominion

Published: Fri 3 Sep 1999 08:19 AM
TIMOR: The East Timor capital of Dili was under mob rule last night. Pro-Indonesian militia ruled the streets a day after opening fire on fleeing refugees near the UN compound which left five people dead.
AIR NZ RAT: The body of Air New Zealand’s mystery rat has been discovered under the floor of the aircrafts cockpit. MAF have appropriately farewelled him.
ABOUT THE HOUSE: “It’s just a coincidence that the National Party have lots of friends over at the Lotteries Commission. Heck, the National Party has lots of friends everywhere, Deputy Prime Minister Wyatt Creech told parliament."”
DAFFODIL DAY: This years Daffodil Day was the most successful yet with $2.8 million raised.
IMPORT CARS: Buyers of Japanese cars face a five to 12 per cent increase in their price after the NZ dollar trade weighted index slumped to a six year low yesterday.
PERMISSION: Teenagers should give permission before their parents can get information about them according to CYPFA.
DAIRY: The Dairy Group reconfirmed its support for a giant merger and said it could take the first step alone.
THOMPSON: The fate of Lottery Commission chair Geoff Thompson’s job could be known in a few days as the Prime Minister moves to shut down the escalating row over salaries at the Commission.
PRIVACY: The Privacy Act did not prevent mental health workers from divulging details about patients, the Privacy Commissioner said yesterday.
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