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HARRE: Alliance Cabinet Minister Laila Harre has attacked the Government’s economic direction, saying it must wake up to the perils of free market economics before New Zealand becomes a cot case.

YOUTH DENIED: An 18 year old youth won a car from Sky City casino after his family were given entry forms while dining in the casino restaurant but was denied the prize when it was discovered he was 18 instead of 20.

AMBASSADOR: New US Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun arrived at her new posting in Wellington yesterday.

MILLENIUM SWITCH: Electricians are warning people not to switch off appliances on mass before midnight new years eve as a power surge could develop that could fry computers and a range of other appliances.

COSTS: A five year battle between an Oriental Bay couple and a multi story apartment developer has ended with a couple being ordered to pay $116,488 to the developer.

F-16s: Max Bradford says scrapping the F-16 deal and keeping our aged skyhawks flying could cost $275 million.

BLUMSKY: Wellington Mayor Mark Blumsky is advocating street security cameras and fines for littering after returning from a rate-payer funded trip to the US. Council support the measures.

GREENS: the Greenshave said they will not support an urgency motion next week unless the government drop anti-party-hopping legislation which the Greens will not support.

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