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EVENING POST, OCT 24

The Evening Post, Tuesday, October 24, 2000
Article: Mathew Loh


Customers pull plug on "rude" Transalta - Wellington a pleasure in every way, LA - Back where it belongs - Business forum makes a start - Boy unlocks the secret of the next Harry Potter - Inside headlines - Sports lead - Editorial


Customers pull plug on "rude" Transalta: Wellington region MPs are being inundated with complaints about power company Transalta's failures, delays and alleged rudeness by staff.


Wellington a pleasure in every way, LA: Wellington has got the thumbs up as a great place to visit and live and is much better than 'heartless' Auckland, The Los Angeles Times says.


Back where it belongs: Lions captain Norm Hewitt with the NPC trophy on the steps of Parliament.


Business forum makes a start: Ministers began their meeting with business leaders in Auckland today hoping it would revive the Govt's relationship with business.


Boy unlocks the secret of next Harry Potter: A 'cute' little boy has uncovered one of literature's great secrets - the name of the next Harry Potter book.


Inside headlines
- Rednecks made gay teacher quit, says supporter;
- Law move on gay, lesbian relationships within a year;
- Council welcome sign not welcome;
- Tougher monitoring legislation put back;
- Phone book errors anger;
- Researchers slam bars on gene-based technology;
- Budget crisis cuts front-line cops - union;
- Happy capital enjoys sun;
- Games repairer run off his feet;
- War of the supermalls as firms compete;
- WRC surplus way ahead of budget.


Sports lead
Styris on outer for tests: Northern Districts all-rounder Scott Styris could join the Black Caps one-day specialists and crocks on flight home from South Africa next week.


Editorial: US out of step with Cuban embargo Bill

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