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Published: Thu 14 Oct 1999 08:17 PM
1. ELLIS - Peter Ellis has failed in his second attempt at the Appeal Court to clear his name as a convicted child molester. His supporters say they will fight, his lawyer says they will seek a commission of inquiry. Supporters say they will publish all their documents if they don't get a hearing. The court of appeal said in upholding the convictions there were other matters which could be best looked at by Commission.
2. SUPER - Compulsory superannuation savings are back on the political agenda. NZ First says their super policy is not negotiable if they are to join any coalition. Winston Peters proposes savings starting at 3% rising to 8% with a matching drop in income tax. Both National and Labour trashed the ideas.
3. SUPER - The Superannuation 2000 taskforce says the public are sick of super being a political football and they want certainty and there is a need for a policy that will work in 40 years time.
4. BEECH - Logging is looming as an election issue. National says Timberlands had signed contracts to log beech before Labour announced its policy to end all logging. Labour is suspicious of the announcement and says it will not honour the contracts.
.5. BRADFORD - Christchurch police are still deciding whether to charge Max Bradford after a student involved in a tussle laid an assault charge. Helen Clark visited the same campus to a friendlier welcome today.
6. RUGBY - In London they are admiring a NZ star and it isn't Jonah Lomu. It is a portrait of warrior with moko, part of the wo
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