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EPOST NEWS MONITOR, 26 01 01

The Evening Post, Friday, 26 January, 2001
Article: Mathew Loh


Detectives forced to catch cabs - $550,000 compo for 'ruined' couple - Rowing machine - Murder accused a boxing champ - Firefighters rescure man trapped in mud - Bonuses ruled OK, Mallard not so sure - Little pat on bottom OK - Inside headlines - Sports lead - Editorial


Detectives forced to catch cabs: Wellington will have at least 50 fewer police this year as a budget blowout forces cops to cut costs.


$550,000 tax compo for 'ruined' couple: A couple who claimed the tax department ruined their business and health and left them penniless have been awarded $550,000 in compensation.


Rowing machine: The front page pic shows rower Rob Hamill practicing on Wgtn harbour.


Murder accused a boxing champ: The man charged with the murder of a Masterton toddler is former middleweight boxing champ Hugh Gordon Bryant, the oldest of four brothers who created NZ boxing history in the mid-90s.


Firefighters rescue man trapped in mud: A 77-year-old Paraparaumu man who was trapped up to his hips in mud was saved by firefighters at Waikanae estuary.


Bonuses ruled OK, Mallard not so sure: The State Services Commission says performance bonuses are a legitimate way of rewarding public servants.


Little pat on bottom OK: Italy's Supreme Court has decided that a little unexpected pat on the bum at work isn't sexual harrassment - as long as it's only occasional.


Inside headlines
- Ministers may face prosecution;
- Judge hints at reversing liquor ruling;
- Ministers head for Antarctica;
- Vicious beating almost kills young man;
- Australia snubs NZ nuclear waste protest;
- Unionists complete merger;
- Tranz Rail rejects monopoly claims;
- Territorials forced to quit departmental jobs;
- Plan for toxic waste disposal;
- Dare to be different on raceday;
- Lease deal cuts cop patrols;
- NZ pinot future rosy - expert


Sports lead
Coach issues late pass: NZ rugby sevens players will out latw tonight to adjust body clocks to Argentina time for the first the world series tournaments.


Editorial: Cold school choices for Wainui families;
A rock and a hard place.

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