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WINZ: The Dominion leads today with a report that Work and Income NZ Boss Christine Rankin could lose up to $30,000 of her $250,000 a year salary package because of the chartered planes debacle, sources close to the State Services Commission said yesterday.

SCOTT WATSON TRIAL: The front-page photo shows Amelia Hope fighting off tears as she gives evidence in the Scott Watson Trial. An accompanying story reports that the last time Amelia Hope saw her sister Olivia she was boarding a water taxi on January 1 last year with a lone man and a young couple, the High Court at Wellington was told yesterday.

Also on the front

- WINZ: a report that Work and Income NZ employs a senior manager to travel New Zealand checking whether pot plants are sitting in their correct place in the office, an employee says;

- PETROL: a report that Shell is increasing petrol prices by another 3 cents a litre – the second rise in a fortnight, and more increases are not ruled out;

- BIG COLD: a report that a Southerly front caused waterspouts and a hailstorm in Wellington as it moved up the North Island yesterday.

- ROBBERY: a report that a routine cash collection by a father and son security team turned to terror in a packed West Auckland shopping centre yesterday when a robber shot the son in the leg;

- BODY ON BEACH: a report that police say the unidentified woman whose body washed up on a Waiheke Island beach yesterday had leapt from the Super Flyte ferry on Sunday night;

Inside:

F16S: Cabinet signs $362 million jet fighter deal
FISHERIES COMMISSION: Privatise fisheries body – Puketapu
EDUCATION POLICY: Labour to set up homework centres
POLLS: NZ First could hold balance of power – poll
WTO: McKinnon confident on Thai links after WTO wrangle
GMOS: Greens hit at modified foods
CENSORSHIP: Christian party wants censor’s job blocked
WOMEN’S REFUGE: Women’s Refuge appeal launch

- FAISANDIER TRIAL: A report that a Lower Hutt housewife and mother of two charged with fraud involving more than $40 million led a double life, a Wellington District Court was told yesterday.

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