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The Evening Post

COURT: An Australian finance company that funds court cases for clients in return for a share of their winnings hopes to set up in New Zealand.

SECRET WITNESSES: The Scott Watson prosecution has called two secret witnesses to give evidence today.

ABBA: ABBA impersonators lost $8000 in cash, wallets and passports to a thief while performing in Invercargill yesterday.

TATTOO SEATS: There is the possibility of more seats to the Edinburgh Tattoo if the set is redesigned.

QUAKE: Families of people touring Turkey should not be worried if no contact has been made since the quake as communications are down in many places.

BSE SCARE: Ten per cent of the country’s blood donors will be banned if New Zealand follows North American efforts to try and keep mad cow disease out of their blood supply.

WIND: Gale-force winds lashed Wellington today, reaching up to 100km/h. They were forecast to reach 120km/h later this afternoon.

TIMORESE: The government is flying 16 Timorese to Sydney to vote in the East Timor referendum after efforts to have a polling booth in New Zealand failed.

KAPITI COUNCIL: Kapiti District Council PR Manager Peter Burke has resigned and received a payout – the second senior staff member to do so in as many months.

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