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Icy blast grips Wellington - Maori coach keen on annual Aussie match - It's judgement day for McVeigh - and a town - Inside headlines - Sports lead - Editorial

Icy blast grips Wellington: Snow in Karori and on Rimutaka Hill. bone-chilling temperatures, ferry sailings disrupted and vicious winds lashing Wellington - yet the capital got off lightly compared with the South Island.

Maori coach keen on annual Aussie match: If the Aussies want to make it an annual match, the Maori are ready to play. And their fans are likely to love it.

It's judgement day for McVeigh - and a town: On the day Timothy McVeigh's execution, a local priest called him "a very good man" and a shopkeeper decided in the interests of good taste to take down his signs advertising a $2 McVeigh execution special - shish-kabob.

Inside headlines
- ERO failures likely to fail second review;
- Kelburn couple say I do to free church wedding;
- Anderton clash over , says Jackson;
- Super investments overseas OK - PM;
- Couple put the boot in;
- Rings exec jets in cash donation for schools;
- Advertising scam hits capital;
- Pressing ahead with Powhiri;
- Escaped prisoner may have gone bush;
- Marriage Act off limits in same-sex law changes

Sports lead
And then there was one - Umaga: All Black centre Tana Umaga was happy with his physical condition but disappointed with his skills after he returned to the rugby field for the first time in a month on Saturday.

Editorial: It's Labour, but not as we know it;
Winners - all of them

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