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CULLEN & PENSIONS: The Dominion leads with the report that the Government’s decision to put an extra $684 million into pensioners pockets during the next four years will push interest rates up, economists have warned.

WATERFRONT MEETING: A Meeting called by opponents of Wellington City Council’s waterfront redevelopment had to be postponed after hundreds of people crammed into the venue.

ELLIS SET FREE: Convicted child abuser Peter Ellis, to be freed from Paparoa prison on Wednesday, was “as nervous as a kitten,” his mother Lesley said yesterday.

CIVILIAN BACKUP: Police minister George Hawkins wants civilian backup for lone police patrols to prevent further attacks on officers.

HAWKESBY COMPO: Dumped newsreader John Hawkesby has won his battle for compensation from Television New Zealand.

DRUNK WOMAN: A woman lost her driver’s license and her car yesterday when she was stopped in Hastings for drink-driving twice in 15 hours.

AGASSI RULES: World No 1 Andre Agassi weathered a Pete Sampras storm in a brilliant match to force his way into the Australian Open Men’s singles final.

USE DNA: The Dominion editorial looks at the pros and cons of using DNA evidence.

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