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