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Power Bonuses – Power Use – Paraglider Accident – Golden Handshake – Hapless Bus Driver

POWER BONUSES: Energy Minister Pete Hodgson wants power retailers to come up with schemes that pay consumers for saving more than the 10 percent target for 10 weeks.

POWER USE: Electricity use was cut by 5.4 percent on Monday – just over half the 10 per cent saving demanded by the Government to avert a power crisis.

PARAGLIDER ACCIDENT: Adventure tourism operators are defending their safety record after 12-year-old girl Nicola Collins was seriously injured after falling out of her paraglider harness.

GOLDEN HANDSHAKE: Rob MacIntyre, boss of Wellington tourism organisation Totally Wellington, has been a golden handshake of up to $100,000 to leave the organisation at ratepayers’ expense.

HAPLESS BUS DRIVER: The driver of a bus that ploughed into five cars and a block of flats last week was in another accident this year after he took a wrong turn.

Inside Political Headlines:
- Plan to pay beneficiaries who get jobs;
- Jane Clifton: Bad-hair day beats blackouts;
- Hunt begins for Post ‘saboteur’;
- Alliance joins call for GM freeze;
- Law-change critics say police losing power to politicians.

Editorial: Tiptoe through the GM tulips.

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