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Legal battle looms over sleaze law - Easter scorcher melts down big chill - Air NZ bid fails to arrest share dive - Neil the Copper says bye to Bill the Burglar - Inside headlines - Sports lead - Editorial

Legal battle looms over sleaze law: The battle for the virtue of Courtenay Place is set to be played out in court.

Easter scorcher melts down big chill: Wellingtonians who were stoking their fireplaces to keep warm on Good Friday were wearing their swimsuits to keep cool by Sunday.

Air NZ bid fails to arrest share dive: Air New Zealand shares plunged nearly 10 percent today, following the pre-Easter grounding of planes belonging to its Australian operation, Ansett.

Neil the Copper says bye to Bill the Burglar: It was an old-timer known as Burglar Bill that brought Detective Neil Murphy to Paraparaumu to work 20 years ago - and for that the retiring policeman will be eternally grateful.

Inside headlines
- Most SSC staff receive bonuses;
- Cabbies copping unfair fines, says driver;
- Japanese obstinate over trade, whaling;
- Action call from first global Greens meet;
- Health board wants to sell off city leases;
- League player farewells his wife;
- Amnesty jeopardised transtasman access;
- Police aware of risk to informants

Sports lead
Capital's Waldrom proves world-class: Promising Wellington rugby player Thomas Waldrom announced his arrival on the international rugby stage in style yesterday.

Stand by for more tough times in health

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