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LUNDY MURDERS: A key witness in the depositions hearings of Mark Lundy, who is accused of killing his wife Christine and daughter Amber with a tomahawk axe, has come under fire because she claims she is psychic. The woman, who claims she saw a man dressed as a female jogger wearing a blonde curly wig, alleged to be Mark Lundy, claims she suppressed her special powers to keep her evidence kosher. She says she saw fear in the man’s face and remembered other details, although she only saw the jogger from a car. She says she has a photographic memory. A member of the public was escorted from the Palmerston North District Court after yelling abuse to Mark Lundy.

PEPPER SPRAY: Accusations of brutality are being aimed at the police after the death of Russell Hamilton, an intellectually disabled man who was subdued by Hamilton police using pepper spray. Witnesses say police used excessive violence.

OUTBACK ORDEAL: Police in Australia say there is virtually no chance of finding a missing British tourist, thought to have been shot dead, alive in the outback. Northern Territory police are still searching for the alleged killer. The British tourist’s girlfriend survived an ordeal where she was held captive by the alleged killer.

SUPERANNUATION: Best way to pay for our future retirement looks set to become an election issue again, with National rejecting the Government’s superannuation prefunding proposal, saying the costs of the plan outweigh the benefits. National say they will support maintaining the current level of super for married over-65s. The Government say National don’t have a proposal of their own. The Government does have the numbers to get the superannuation bill through the house, after doing a deal with NZ First.

PAY SPORT: Sky TV is to charge its digital viewers an extra fee to watch David Tua’s next fight, and sports fans worry its only a matter of time before we have pay-per-view All Black tests. The decision is being seen as the thin edge of the wedge, and that free-to-air sport’s days are numbered in New Zealand.

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