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The Dominion

HAWKESBY: The Dominion leads today with a report that PM Jenny Shipley apologised last night after getting a letter from broadcaster John Hawkesby's lawyers, for incorrectly claiming Mr Hawkesby had received a $1 million payout from TVNZ.

KARATE FOR OLDIES: The front-page photo shows karate and self defence pupil Joan Erlich with an instructor.

Also on the front page:

- NZQA: a report that a senior manager from the Qualifications Authority commuted from Christchurch to Wellington for six years;

- PARENTHOOD: a report that almost one in four children have no parent in paid work, a new report says;

- LEVIN BEATING: a report that three teenage girls have been arrested after a Levin woman was held hostage and continually beaten while her two young children were locked in their rooms;

- COPTER CRASH: a report that the pilot of a helicopter thought to have been deliberately shot down while inspecting power pylons near Geraldine, in Canterbury, has said he had no warning when his aircraft "just tried to disintegrate" on May 3.

Inside politics

- TAX CUTS: Bill English rules out big tax cut election "bribe";
- TOURISM BOARD: Lockwood Smith signals part payout to tourism directors;
- RACE RELATIONS: Tony Ryall plays up treaty's role after Tau Henare's criticism;
- WINEBOX: Peter's defends $1.45 million cost of winebox proceedings;
- HOME INVASION: Home Invasion bill expected to be passed this week.

TAX CUTS: The editorial asks for clarity on the issue of tax cuts.

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