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SON NO KILLER: The mother of a man who admitted killing a mystery woman called Stacy says her son is no killer.

SHOOTING: A man shot a woman during a domestic incident in Nelson last night, knocked down a pedestrian as he fled the scene and then shot himself. Nobody died however – the woman and pedestrian in a stable condition and the man’s injuries describes as “not life threatening”.

CLARK REJECTS HARVEY CLAIMS: Labour leader Helen Clark has strongly advised Party President Bob Harvey to not continue with his claims that the CIA killed Norman Kirk.

ACC PAYOUT: After a 15 year battle a former accountant was finally paid out for medical misadventure by ACC. The payment was eventually made after a man was injected with a dye during an X-ray of his spine but was crippled by the procedure. He was originally awarded $340,000 but after repayments and adjustments he was left with just $64,000.

LOTTERY SALARY: Acting State Services Minister Maurice Williamson has said he was “extremely disappointed” that he was not told of Lottery Commission Boss David Bale’s salary of $400,000.

AIR NZ RAT: A woman flying Air New Zealand business class will be offered compensation after finding a rat in her lap.

APEC COPS: A third of Wellington’s police will be working in Auckland for next weeks APEC conference.

DUNNE DEAL: National has stood aside to give Peter Dunne a clear run in the seat of Ohariu Belmont.

TAX CUTS: The government has abandoned the idea of trying to get tax cuts through before the election.

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