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DROWNINGS: Two men drowned when they tried to rescue their daughters in heavy surf at Piha Beach yesterday. The two girls made their own way back to shore.

PARADE: Wellingtonians are being asked to pass a rugby ball from Athletic Park all the way to the new stadium.

WINZ MAN: The smiley man on the WINZ ads is planning on running for Parliament for Mauri Pacific in the Mana seat.

DEATH: There is more to the death of a 19 year old Auckland girl than meets the eye say her grieving parents who reject that alcohol poisoning was solely to blame.

De BEER: South African rugby player Jannie De Beer says his record five drop goals against his side’s victory against England was due to his new Christian faith.

ALL BLACKS: The odds on the All Blacks winning the World Cup have shortened to 4 – 7 after their unconvincing victory against Scotland in the weekend.

GREEN CAMPAIGN: The Green Party launched their election campaign at the weekend and announced it looked likely that they were going to be required in parliament.

POLITICAL WEEK – With Victoria Main: Nats Must Pay With Shipley’s Head on a Platter Mutters Peters.


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