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Refuge boss confident she can do the job - Knox in the money with $250, 000 advances on book - Boy, 11, found behind wheel - Tiger Woods has Kapiti in a whirl - Inside headlines - Sports lead - Editorial

Refuge boss confident she can do the job: Women's Refuge head Merepeka Raukawa-Tait is the surprise possible contender to fill the "yawning gap" left in Wellington's mayoral race by the withdrawal of incumbent Mark Blumsky.

Knox in the money with $250,000 advances on book: Award-winning Wellington writer ELizabeth Knox has struck the jackpot with a recently completed novel that's already earned her more than $250,000 in publishers' advances.

Boy, 11, found behind wheel: Police were shocked to find an 11-year-old behind the wheel of a car stopped for erratic driving in New Plymouth this morning.

Tiger Woods has Kapiti in a whirl: Tiger Woods would be embarassed if he knew of the local stir he has created by his proposed Kapiti appearance.

Inside headlines
- Acquittal brings tears, relief;
- Voice recorder a key to the case;
- Karori should be 'proud' of centre;
- Weekend buzz for capital;
- Mayoral hopeful to air concerns;
- $1.2m health contract under investigation;
- Suspicions roused by floppy fish, court told

Sports lead
No underarm - Aussies: Australian sevens rugby coach Julian Gardner has dismissed talk that his side will throw a pool match at Cardiff this weekend to do New Zealand out of the world series as "sensationalism'.

Editorial: Mayoral race wide open

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