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WITNESS INTIMIDATION: Police are investigating another breach of the security of witnesses after a South Auckland woman was threatened by an Auckland Street Gang.

PIT BULLS OUT: The government has passed legislation forcing them to be neutered and muzzled, and any imports blocked.

SKY TOWER BLASTED: The Sky Tower was struck by lightning 16 times in 30 minutes yesterday in a fierce thunderstorm yesterday. Great front page photo.

SPELLING: New Zealand children have poor spelling skills.

WINZ: WINZ have brought in consultants from two PR firms to handle the overspending fallout. Chief executive Christine Rankin said the costs of these consultants may be available later.

EDEN PARK FOOD: Mobile food vendors will service Eden Park for Saturday’s rugby test.

Y2K BUG: The Y2K Bug may disrupt essential services for up to three days says the Y2K Readiness Commission.

NAME SUPPRESSION: The former Tauranga schoolteacher accused of assaulting pupils asked yesterday for her identity to be made public. She is 24 year old Anahera Willena Rolleston.

TETRAPLEGIC IN PRISON: A tetraplegic in Mt Eden prison was neglected for days, left on the floor and left to defecate in his wheelchair.

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