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The Evening Post

AQUARIUM: Plans are under way to build a $15 million aquarium on Wellington’s South Coast.

KARLA’s DAD: A child has been removed from the care of his father after the man threatened to kill his stepdaughters murderer if he was released from prison.

BLEDISLOE CUP: Many Australians are oblivious to the Bledisloe Cup, so intrigued are they by swimming sensation Ian Thorpe.

CLOSE CALL WITH TRAIN: An injured man lay unnoticed for an hour next to railway tracks after being hit by a train at Naenae early this morning.

MOOSE: US rescue workers lured a moose to safety after it jumped from the woods into a family’s back yard swimming pool.

TIMOR: Jailed East Timorese rebel leader Xanana Gusmao has made a final call for armed peacekeepers to be called into his homeland before Mondays ballot.

SIS APOLOGY: The government has paid out an undisclosed amount and apologised to Aziz Choudry over the SIS illegally breaking into his house three years ago.

LABOUR ON INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS: Labour’s Michael Cullen has said the Employers’ Federation has been misrepresenting Labour policy and called on it to stop.

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